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Tobiano developer runs for nomination

September
15
,
2016
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Tobiano developer Mike Grenier has emerged as the latest B.C. Liberal seeking what will be a well contested nomination in Kamloops-North Thompson. At Kamloops Airport Thursday, Grenier announced his intention to seek the party nod, his first...

Fire restrictions partially lifted

September
15
,
2016
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Burning restrictions in place for much of the summer in the Kamloops Fire Centre will be eased on Friday, Sept. 16. Category 2 and Category 3 open burning bans in the Clearwater and Salmon Arm firezones will be rescinded. Category 2 and Category...

New Democrats set to acclaim Nederpel

September
15
,
2016
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New Democrats in Kamloops will acclaim Barb Nederpel as their candidate for the May 2017 provincial election this Saturday in one of three nomination meetings held across the constituency. "Barb Nederpel is an exceptional person,...

Family wins $1 million after losing home

September
12
,
2016
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A family from Lumby that suffered a major setback recently has won something of a consolation prize. Sarah Ross was in Kamloops Monday morning, Sept. 12,  to claim her $1-million Lotto 6/49 prize. She was the previously unidentified...

Majority support cited for electoral reform

September
12
,
2016
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Organizers of a town hall on electoral reform are hoping for a solid turnout at St. Paul’s Cathedral tonight, Monday, Sept. 12, after promoting the event over the course of the summer. Organized by the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo electoral...

Weeding out invasive plants

September
9
,
2016
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A $1.16-million job creation partnership is putting people to work weeding out invasive plants and species in the southern Interior. The year-long Invasive Species Skills Development Program, a joint effort by the province and the B.C. Invasive...

Choppers not at issue in region, IHA says

September
9
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE  Problems that have plagued helicopter landings at some hospitals in B.C. are not affecting Interior Health hospitals. Helijet International Inc. was ordered to stop flying to some hospitals in the...

Cavers runs for Greens on anti-Ajax platform

September
8
,
2016
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Placing Ajax Mine squarely in his crosshairs, Coun. Donovan Cavers confirmed he’s seeking the Green Party nomination in Kamloops-South Thompson. Cavers also told a crowd of about 30 supporters at Zack’s Coffee Thursday morning that if...

Vernon kitty turns up in Anglemont

September
7
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH Rocky the cat has quite a story to tell. At not even a year old, the wayward feline spent weeks on his own after disappearing from his Vernon home. Chelsea Temple said Rocky went missing July 12, but on Tuesday morning,...

Lack of softwood deal a sour note

September
6
,
2016
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A prolonged commodities downturn has put a crimp on economic growth in the Thompson-Okanagan region, but there’s another, potentially greater challenge waiting in the woods. In its latest economic briefing, B.C. Central 1 Credit Union...