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Bepple expected to seek nomination

August
25
,
2016
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Another NDP candidate is expected to join the campaign to defeat the Christy Clark Liberals next spring. Former City councillor Nancy Bepple intends to officially announce her candidacy for the NDP nomination in Kamloops-South Thompson. Bepple...

Electrical motor forced hotel evacuation

August
25
,
2016
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Smoke that forced the evacuation Wednesday of Hotel 540 was caused by a faulty motor on a service elevator. The smoke set off fire alarms before 5 p.m. and triggered a rapid response by Kamloops Fire Rescue. Victoria Street between 5th and 6th...

'I call this a disrespectful planting'

August
24
,
2016
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A newly planted garden surrounding the Battle Street cenotaph doesn’t do justice to the monument or to the memory of Kamloops soldiers who died in battle. That’s the view of a local arborist and landscaper, who was disappointed by the...

More infill, higher density favoured

August
23
,
2016
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Public input provided for the second phase of the City’s official community plan (OCP) update is now available. The report presents key themes and results on two draft land use scenarios as well as on goals and policy directions under ten...

Maybe next time for Royal visit

August
22
,
2016
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The Royal itinerary is chock-a-block full for a visit to B.C. next month by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but Tourism Kamloops will continue to invite them via social media. Additional details were released Monday on the week-long visit by...

Owner reunited with 22 seized Labs

August
19
,
2016
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Twenty-two Labrador dogs seized earlier in the week out of concern for their welfare have been returned to the owner. The canines, including 14 puppies and a pregnant dog, spent a few days at the City pound before officials were able to reconnect...

Unstoppable advocate 'swims all the Wai'

August
19
,
2016
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And he’s off — “swimming all the Wai.” Wai Hung Ma, a self-advocate who has never allowed cerebral palsy to limit his ambitions, slipped into the YMCA-YWCA pool Friday to raise funds for the Kamloops Y by going the...

Fire started with explosion, neighbours say

August
19
,
2016
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Neighbours of a home heavily damaged by fire in Westsyde Friday afternoon said it started with an explosion before flames erupted through the roof. No one was home when the fire started at 4307 Karindale Rd. around 2:30 p.m. The owner and his...

Seized Labs to be returned to owner

August
18
,
2016
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Twenty-two Labrador dogs seized Wednesday by bylaw enforcement remain at the City pound for the time being. Kamloops RCMP confirmed that the dogs, including 14 puppies, never went to the SPCA as initially indicated. Instead, bylaws has kept them...

Council backs Barrier-Free campaign

August
17
,
2016
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City council gave unanimous support Tuesday to a campaign calling on the province to ensure equal rights for people with disabilities. A request for support for the Barrier-Free B.C. campaign came from Vern Short of the Kamloops White Cane Club,...