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Kamloops man dies of drug overdose

September
29
,
2016
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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. By CASTANET STAFF KELOWNA — A Kamloops man who overdosed at a weekend event in Kelowna has since died. Edmond Paul Adkin died Tuesday after using cocaine, likely laced with fentanyl. Tributes poured in on social...

Wave of Green support grows, candidate says

September
29
,
2016
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Dan Hines is the official candidate for the B.C. Green Party in the Kamloops North Thompson Electoral District. The Anglican priest and counsellor was acclaimed by the B.C. Greens and his candidacy was confirmed at Reubin's a popular...

Victim of fatal Vernon crash identified

September
28
,
2016
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A Kamloops woman killed in a collision near Vernon last week has been identified as Susan Louise Delrose. B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Wednesday, Sept. 27, that Derose, 55, died in the crash at the intersection of Hwy. 97 and Westside Road on...

Milobar joins mayors applauding LNG approval

September
28
,
2016
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Mayor Peter Milobar added his voice Wednesday to those applauding the federal government’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project. Milobar said in Victoria, where a gathering of mayors from northeastern B.C. was held on the steps of...

McLeod invites input on Budget 2017

September
27
,
2016
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It’s not too soon for the public to give input on next year’s federal budget. MP Cathy McLeod is asking everyone in her riding to share their ideas on the Trudeau government’s second fiscal plan, coming down the pipe in 2017. ...

Expect delays on Hwy. 1 near Revelstoke

September
27
,
2016
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Drivers can expect the following delays on the TransCanada Highway, 19 km west of Revelstoke, as crews work to install remote avalanche control systems. Extended closures will be in effect on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m to 11 a.m., and on...

Greens to confirm election candidate

September
26
,
2016
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Another provincial election candidate will be confirmed Thursday when the Green Party introduces its Kamloops-North Thompson candidate at Reubin’s Diner. The announcement takes place at 10 a.m. at the dinner, 204 Tranquille Rd. Dan Hines...

Dual winter fairs underway, north and south

September
23
,
2016
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Thrills and spills are in store for the 78th Provincial Winter Fair in Kamloops through the weekend. The fair, one of two being held in the region this weekend, takes place at Circle Creek Equestrian Centre, tucked in behind McGowan Park and...

Merritt mill closure costs city 200 jobs

September
23
,
2016
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Tolko Industries is permanently closing its Nicola Valley mill, putting more than 200 employees in Merritt out of work as of mid-December. CEO Brad Thorlalkson said the closure results from a drop in the Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) as the mountain...

Quake felt from Vernon to Lumby

September
22
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. A magnitude 2.9 earthquake shook portions of the North Okanagan Thursday afternoon. The small quake hit 15 kilometres east of Vernon at a depth of 10 km. According to emails received by Castanet, the...