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NDP's Nederpel attacks Liberal track record

August
22
,
2016
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With health care as her primary platform, nurse and advocate Barbara Nederpel confirmed her candidacy in Kamloops-North Thompson Monday, criticizing the incumbent, Health Minister Terry Lake, for his track record. “I am truly standing here...

Bat biologist urges community conservation

August
19
,
2016
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A fungus endangering bats across much of North America could arrive in B.C. within the next two years, says a biologist specializing in the mammals. “We thought we had 10 years,” said Doug Burles during a natural history talk in Kenna...

Labour council leader signals candidacy

August
19
,
2016
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An NDP candidate is expected to announce her intention Monday, Aug. 22, to run in Kamloops-North Thompson in next spring’s provincial election. Barb Nederpel, president of Kamloops and District Labour Council, stated in an email Friday that...

MP sounds warning over softwood talks

August
19
,
2016
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The Trudeau government is leaving the forestry sector vulnerable to another punitive trade dispute with its inability to secure a new softwood lumber agreement, MP Cathy McLeod said Friday. B.C.'s forestry sector is particularly at risk. More...

Drought threatens chinook salmon stock

August
18
,
2016
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In a move reminiscent of last summer’s widespread drought conditions, the provincial government urges conservation by those drawing from the Coldwater River. Low flows on the Coldwater are threatening chinook salmon, which are...

Crematorium urn turns up at bottle depot

August
17
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN Employees at the Columbia Bottle Depot in Kelowna had a bit of a surprise Tuesday after someone dropped off a full urn at the bottle return station. A box full of electronics was brought in for recycling by someone in...

Crew battle blaze at East Barriere Lake

August
15
,
2016
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A crew of 14 firefighters was battling hot weather and flames Monday, Aug. 15, trying to build a hand guard around a wildfire at East Barriere Lake. Estimated to be a hectare in size, the fire is believed to have been started by lightning on...

Finance committee consults Sept. 20

August
15
,
2016
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Anyone who wants a say in how the province spends may wish to take note of Tuesday, Sept. 20, when the select standing committee on finance and government services consults in Kamloops. The committee holds annual provincewide public consultations...

Don’t take the car, take the cart

August
12
,
2016
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Two B.C. municipalities, including Chase, are testing viability of golf carts on low-traffic roads. A new pilot project will now allow golf carts to operate on certain local roads in Chase and in Qualicum Beach, providing drivers with more...

Yellowhead upgrades completed

August
12
,
2016
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Improvements along a stretch of the Yellowhead Highway in the North Thompson have been completed ahead of schedule. The project to pave 48.5 km of Hwy. 5 between the North Thompson Bridge in Avola and Whitewater Bridge was undertaken by Anderson...