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Liberal hopeful wheels out snow tire subsidy

September
22
,
2016
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Nine days before winter-rated tires are mandatory on B.C. rural highways, a B.C. Liberal contender for the Kamloops-North Thompson nomination is rolling out a “fresh idea,” a tire subsidy for all rural residents. Michael Grenier, who...

Hwy. 1 widening goes ahead at Salmon Arm

September
22
,
2016
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Widening of the Trans-Canada west of Salmon Arm will proceed through a $162.7 million project announced Thursday by the federal and provincial governments. The Salmon Arm West Project will extend west of the downtown core of the city and through...

More median barriers coming for Hwy. 5N

September
22
,
2016
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A stretch of highway through the city that has had too many serious, high-speed accidents is about to be divided. Almost two kilometres of median barrier will be installed on the highway corridor in Kamloops, which will help prevent traffic...

Kamloops woman killed in collision

September
21
,
2016
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A fatal crash north of Vernon Tuesday claimed the life of one Kamloops woman while another was airlifted to RIH with serious injuries. The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. when a Honda SUV turning left onto Hwy. 97 from Westside Road was...

Prescribed burns set for Lytton area

September
21
,
2016
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If smoke is visible in the Village of Lytton and along Hwy. 1 starting Thursday, it's from prescribed burning, not wildfire. B.C. Wildfire Service is planning to conduct three prescribed burns in the Lillooet Fire Zone between Thursday, Sept....

Premier needs poverty lesson, Nederpel says

September
21
,
2016
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Poverty was again a focal point for local New Democrats, honing in on the B.C. Liberal government’s track record in the run-up to next spring’s provincial election. Barb Nederpel, who was declared the NDP nominee in Kamloops-North...

Tourism dollars fuel Sun Peaks' growth

September
20
,
2016
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With B.C. experiencing some of its strongest tourism growth in years, Sun Peaks is receiving $300,000 from the province’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI). Through the RMI, Sun Peaks has received a total of $1.9 million since in the...

Two rescue efforts end successfully

September
19
,
2016
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Search and rescue volunteers had a busy weekend with two missions on opposite sides of the valley. On Sunday, Kamloops and Vernon search and rescue teams were called out to Harper Mountain to assist an injured mountain biker. The cyclist was...

Huge storm hit Shuswap 'like a tornado'

September
18
,
2016
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MAGNA BAY — Residents are cleaning up the aftermath of damage from a huge storm that hit Magna Bay Resort and other Shuiswap Lake communities on the weekend. The deluge was part of a thunder, lightning and...

Grenier touts airport's untapped potential

September
16
,
2016
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Michael Grenier has no intention of becoming an also-ran in Kamloops-North Thompson. “I want to get involved to win,” he said the day after declaring his intention to seek the B.C. Liberal Party nomination in competition with Mayor...