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Powwow packs ’em in

August
2
,
2015
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Despite a delay in the opening grand entry on Friday, Kamloops Powwow made its customary entry with a swirling spectacle of dance. Thousands of spectators and hundreds of dancers wearing rainbows of regalia converged on the powwow grounds and...

Owl Road landfill plans go before public

July
31
,
2015
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Residents curious about the city’s proposed $10-million purchase and redevelopment of the Owl Road landfill will want to mark Thursday, Aug. 13, on their calendars. They’re invited to a public information meeting that day, 6-8 p.m.,...

TRU launches sex-assault task force

July
30
,
2015
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TRU is taking steps to address a deeply troubling issue on Canadian campuses — sexual assaults, sexual harassment and how institutions respond to reported incidents. The university has announced an interim sexual assault support and...

Storm cleanup bill pegged at $740,000

July
30
,
2015
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The City will tap into a reserve fund to cover the estimated $210,000 cost of the cleanup from the June 30 storm that struck Oak Hills. City council approved a staff recommendation to draw $250,000 from the past-year accumulated surplus reserve...

'Peace of mind, health of families suffering'

July
29
,
2015
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Outraged that their health concerns have been ignored, a delegation of Dallas residents confronted City council on Tuesday, pushing for action to stop particulate falling on them from a farm biosolids project located on benchland above. ...

‘Why are you treating citizens that way?’

July
29
,
2015
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Four years in, 99 per cent of Kamloops is connected to water meters and the City is coming to terms with the final one per cent. Those who have held out — including many who refused smart meters over health concerns — are facing...

Destructive, vulgar and racist

July
27
,
2015
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“Smear it, please. We’ll get there.” That’s the stock response property owners get from the City’s graffiti task force when they call to report offensive tagging. Those instances are happening more often, says Ronnie Bouvier, who heads the graffiti control effort. ...

A change in the weather

July
25
,
2015
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New watershed plans are intended to pinpoint flood mitigation measures and infrastructure improvements that would reduce property damage in such storms, says Jonathan Welke, the City’s water and sewer engineer. “We want to take a more holistic approach and look at all request for services after last year’s storm,” he told council recently. That was before another destructive storm hit Westsyde in June. ...

Better a pool rescued than a roof collapsed

July
23
,
2015
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Will Canada 150 toss a life ring to a floundering Westsyde Pool? That’s what the City of Kamloops and Westsyde Community Development Society (WCDS) are hoping after a setback season for the 40-year-old community amenity. ...