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Bepple zeroes in on poverty, GP shortage

August
30
,
2016
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Using a playground as a backdrop and child poverty as motivation, former City councillor Nancy Bepple confirmed her candidacy Tuesday for the NDP nomination in Kamloops-South. On the surface, Kamloops may appear to be OK, but people don’t...

Water temperatures mean no fishing

August
29
,
2016
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Nicola River, Coldwater River and Spius Creek were temporarily closed to recreational fishing Monday, Aug. 29. Steve Maricle, fisheries biologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, said the closure is necessary...

Mother, three kids reported missing

August
26
,
2016
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UPDATED RCMP have reported that the missing mother and her children have been located. Police are requesting public assistance to help locate a mother and three children who went missing from the Coldwater reserve near Merritt. Monica Jacob...

Hefty ICBC rate hike averted, Stone says

August
25
,
2016
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B.C. drivers will see their ICBC premiums rise by almost five percent next year if a rate increase is approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission, but it could have been three times that, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone said...

Housing outlook remains stable, strong

August
24
,
2016
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No cooling is expected in B.C.’s hot housing market over the next couple of years, according to the latest forecast by Central 1 Credit Union. In Kamloops, meanwhile, the fall outlook is strong and the median price is expected to continue...

Mystery ashes reunited with family

August
24
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN The daughter of a woman whose urn showed up at a local recycling depot was more than a little surprised to learn about the whereabouts of her mother's ashes. Last Tuesday, a box of electronics was dropped off at...

Hydro vehicle, copper cable stolen

August
23
,
2016
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A B.C. Hydro emergency vehicle together with more than $4,000 worth of copper wire were stolen from a substation near the Logan Lake area over the weekend. Logan Lake RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating the unique van — an...

Sockeye return dips lower still

August
23
,
2016
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From an initial estimate of 2.3 million, the projected run size for Fraser River sockeye this season has sunk to 853,000, which would make it the poorest return since record keeping began, 113 years ago. The rockbottom return — which has...

Geopark group applies for federal list

August
23
,
2016
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A group hoping to see the North Thompson granted special recognition for its geological heritage has decided to apply for inclusion in a new federal government list of potential UNESCO world heritage sites in Canada. “We feel that this is...

Ombudsman taking appointments

August
22
,
2016
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A mobile complaint clinic with the Office of the B.C. Ombudsperson swings through the region next week, offering an ear to anyone treated unfairly by the provincial government, local government or any B.C. public body. Confidential appointments...