Chamber video

Elections, candidates and video tape

NEWS/ CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — Kamloops voters have a new way of finding out what City council candidates stand for. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has been busy interviewing candidates and video-recording their responses. Those responses are now posted on the chamber’s website for the public to view. The chamber first asked its members for feedback, with the executive deciding on three questions for candidates. “We believe that voting in a strong council is a lot more than just name awareness,” said Aleece Laird, president of the Chamber’s board of directors. “For our members, it was important to not only ask business-related questions they care about, but also to give them the convenience of being able to watch videos of the candidates at their leisure.” “We want the public … [Read More...]


$40,000 announcement.

TRU Foundation and UW team up

COMMUNITY — The TRU Foundation and the employee-led United Way campaign have joined forces as the TRUly United Campaign. TRU launched its annual United Way campaign … [Read More...]

Cycling is a great way to see a country.

Travel — Touring on two wheels

James Gjaltema writes on travel for The Armchair Mayor News. COLUMN — Do you remember when you first learned to ride a bike with no training wheels? What a great … [Read More...]

Celebrating salmon at BIG Little Science Centre.

Celebrating Salmon at Big Little Science Centre

By SUSAN HAMMOND BIG Little Science Centre COMMUNITY — We are having a fantastic month of October here at BIG Little Science Centre, as we explore the amazing … [Read More...]

Steve Kozack is in town next week. (Brant Zwicker photo)

Steve Kozak on way for Blues nights

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT — The Interior Blues Association of B.C. continues its 2014-2015 season on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, with Vancouver-based Steve Kozak and … [Read More...]

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City Hall

Residents have chance to give input on City’s budget

NEWS/ CITY — Residents will once again have opportunities to voice their opinions on how their tax dollars are spent via special budget … [Read More...]

New longboarding park officially open

NEWS/ CITY — The city's new longboarding park is officially open, marked by a Slide Jam event held by the Kamloops Longboarding Club. The off-road … [Read More...]

Roundabout is contemplated for exit from airport onto Tranquille Road.

Tranquille corridor revamp edges forward

NEWS/ CITY HALL — A report on plans to revamp the Tranquille Road corridor from the airport to Brocklehurst will be ready for City council to look at … [Read More...]

(B.C. Govt photo)

New distracted driving penalties in effect

NEWS — B.C.'s  new distracted driving penalties hit roads and highways today, Monday. Now, anyone caught talking on a hand-held electronic device … [Read More...]

Ebola virus

B.C.’s Ebola protocols under microscope

NEWS/ HEALTH — Equipment standards for dealing with a potential Ebola outbreak will be reviewed over the weekend and protocols updated next week, says … [Read More...]

No one injured as vehicle hits front of bank building

NEWS/ POLICE — No one was injured when a late model GMC Terrain was driven into the front of the Scotia Bank on Notre Dame St. just after 10 a.m. … [Read More...]

Will we ever get a new City Hall? (Daily News photo)

‘Authentic public participation’ says group

NEWS/ CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — A group of Kamloops civic-election candidates calling itself an alliance rather than a slate unveiled a five-point … [Read More...]

Terry Lake

B.C. ready for Ebola, says Lake

NEWS/ HEALTH — B.C. is ready if Ebola shows up here, says Health Minister Terry Lake. “The risk remains very low. But British Columbians can be … [Read More...]

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A sign road for a speed limit to sixty

Letter — What can we do about speeding on Westsyde Road?

LETTER — Re: speeding on Westsyde Road and conversation with City traffic technician. I contacted him initially because I didn't feel that there were enough 60 km/h signs along Westsyde Road, especially as … [Read More...]

Letter L

Letter — No place for party politics in Kamloops election

Political parties should not participate in municipal elections I feel that party politics have destroyed politics and the way people govern themselves. Our federal and provincial politicians neglect … [Read More...]


Spark — Pests find hobby farm a welcome home

The Armchair Mayor News is pleased to welcome back Dan and Jody Spark after their break. COLUMN — There is much to say about the birds and the bees, but on this farm, the discussion is more about hate than … [Read More...]

Jack Knox

Knox — Mr. Open Pitbelly would have enlivened Kamloops race

Jack Knox, who once had a respectable job writing for the Kamloops Daily News, is now, by his own description, an award-losing columnist with the Victoria Times-Colonist. COLUMN — Perennial political … [Read More...]


Rogers — Sorry, folks: turns out crabzilla doesn’t exist after all

Mark Rogers writes a column about social media and hosts a blog at COLUMN — Have you heard? The Nigerian government has a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram rebels that includes the … [Read More...]

Enviro Minister Mary Polak.

Editorial — Who’s in charge of the cargo ship emergency?

SATURDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — The B.C. Ministries of Justice and Environment issued a statement Friday afternoon on the oil-carrying Russian cargo vessel adrift off the coast of Haida Gwaii. The statement … [Read More...]

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