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19 Labs found in woman's van

August
17
,
2016
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Nineteen dogs, most of them puppies, were seized by City bylaw enforcement Tuesday night. Late Tuesday, Aug. 16, RCMP received a report from a concerned citizen who saw a van parked at a local hotel with numerous full grown dogs in it. Puppies...

Free parking granted for Alive After Five

August
16
,
2016
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Free parking is more than a square on a Monopoly board. On a request from Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, City council approved free downtown parking from 5-8 p.m., Aug. 22-Sept. 2, in support of a tourism development...

Peterson Creek path takes shape for 2017

August
16
,
2016
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A multi-use path to connect Sahali with the downtown will stand a better chance of receiving provincial funding support with a detailed design. Council unanimously approved a contract Tuesday with Urban Systems to cover design of the Peterson...

Three-car accident takes out storefront

August
16
,
2016
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UPDATE A downtown collision Tuesday morning destroyed a salon storefront when one of three vehicles involved jumped the sidewalk, almost hitting a pedestrian. Around 10:30 a.m., two vehicles collided at 4th Avenue and Seymour. The driver...

No crush at the gate for hen registration

August
15
,
2016
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Here come the hens, or at least an indication of hens already here and not registered. The City is set to begin its online registration of urban hens later this week, one of the initial steps in implementing new rules that allow residents to rear...

Canada Games Pool reopens

August
15
,
2016
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The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is back open for business after two weeks of annual maintenance work and cleaning. Swimming lesson programs are back in session starting Monday, Aug. 15, and public swimming is also available daily. For current...

Downtown piloting Alive After 5

August
12
,
2016
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Alive After 5, a tourism initiative to attract business to the downtown, will have a two-week trial before the summer season draws to a close. Focus Downtown, a committee representing the City, chamber, KCBIA, Venture Kamloops, Rocky...

City steps back to review arming officers

August
12
,
2016
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After considering the idea of arming bylaw officers with defensive weaponry, the City has opted to put the brakes on to ensure all implications are weighed. David Duckworth, community safety director, said the decision was made to delay the...

Poultry slaughter rule frustrates grower

August
11
,
2016
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Local growers face no shortage of hurdles as they seek to fill rising demand for locally grown foods, not the least of which is a lack of poultry processing capacity in Kamloops. With a number of abattoir operators in outlying areas retiring from...

Accused to enter plea on attempted murder

August
11
,
2016
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Charged with the attempted murder of a Savona teen, Kristopher Teichrieb appeared briefly by video in Kamloops court Thursday. Teichrieb’s next court appearance was set for Thursday, Sept. 15, when he will be arraigned on the charge and is...