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Residents rally for pool reversal

April
12
,
2016
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Hoping to convince council to change its mind about replacing McDonald Pool with a wading pool and spray park, a group of neighbourhood residents rallied at City Hall Tuesday. The residents managed to catch the ear of Coun. Donovan Cavers during...

Recreational storage planned for Brock site

March
14
,
2016
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A vacant site in Brocklehurst could become a storage facility for recreational vehicles and boats if council approves a temporary use permit. The parcel, located across from Kamloops Airport at 2973 Tranquille Rd., is zoned for service commercial...

Association urges council to fix pool

March
9
,
2016
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Westsyde’s neighbourhood association is strongly urging the City to repair the community pool, which needs a new roof with an estimated price-tag of $3 million. A letter to council from Steve Delaney, president of Westsyde Community...

Ice is nice but neighbourhood needs an issue

December
17
,
2015
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“Picture yourself here, a volunteer,” reads the Thrift Cellar sign, a direct appeal from the Afternoon Auxiliary to Royal Inland Hospital. “Fun, satisfying, rewarding, even angelic,” the sign beckons from beneath a mirror in...

Humble hall quietly passes first century

November
5
,
2015
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Most neighbourhoods have historical roots, but few wear their history as prominently as Knutsford. Knutsford Hall hasn’t always stood next to 5A, at the corner of Long Lake Road and Old Merritt Highway, it only looks as though it has. The...

AGM also a fundraiser for Syrian families

November
3
,
2015
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Aberdeen Neighbourhood is counting on a good turnout Thursday to help raise funds for Syrian families as part of its AGM. The meeting and fundraiser take place fro 7-9 p.m. at Plura Hills United Church, 2090 Pacific Way. All Aberdeen residents...

'The conversation is the goal'

October
22
,
2015
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Down at the Red Beard on Tranquille, Cameron MacQuarrie filled me in on the North Shore Central Neighbourhood Association, the conversation taking a few interesting turns around a cup of coffee. The group is small — half a dozen people...

NEIGHBOURHOODS: Two words for the DNA

October
7
,
2015
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It’s a neighbourhood with a past, a past with certain people-centred values that neighbours would dearly like to protect. The Downtown Neighbourhood Association was born of a common desire to save City-owned Stuart Wood as an elementary...

Old neighbourhood acquires new identity

September
16
,
2015
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Four years ago, there was a Kamloops neighbourhood with a lengthy history, three schools, two historic cemeteries and a performing arts theatre but no name and no community association. This instalment of Neighbourhoods features Sagebrush, a...

Heffley Creek hall gets new, energy-efficient lease on life

September
2
,
2015
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You can tell a lot about a neighbourhood with a visit to its community hall. Be careful where you sit, though. One spring day 35 years ago, a friend and I were hiking in the Gulf Islands when we stopped for a break at North Galiano Community Hall...