City council listens to speakers at public meeting.

New Kamloops casino is in the cards

NEWS/ CITY HALL — A new casino is in the cards for Kamloops as City council approved a plan Tuesday night to move the Lake City Casino from downtown to Aberdeen. Gateway Casinos and Entertainment wants to renovate the former Rona building supply store into a new casino-lounge-restaurant complex to replace its current casino at the Hotel 540 on Victoria Street. The new facility would include restaurants and an outdoor theatre as well as an enlarged casino area at a cost of $34 million. City staff recommended rejecting the proposal based on the City Centre Plan that encourages retention of entertainment facilities that attract people downtown. More than 200 people attended a two-hour standing-room-only public hearing in the nearby Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre to … [Read More...]


Walt Disney welcomes you to Disneyland.

Dreams come true at Disneyland

James Gjaltema writes on travel for The Armchair Mayor News. COLUMN — Going to Disneyland is the dream of many children. I grew up watching the Wonderful World of … [Read More...]

Colette Holmes-Smith (Badger), Shael O’Brien (Mr. Toad), Alex Mittlesteadt (Mole), and
 Jane Harestad (Rat) rehearsing musical number "Off-a-Bashing."

WCT Stage One class presents musical

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT — The Western Canada Theatre's Stage One production class will present The Adventures of Mr. Toad on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the … [Read More...]

Left to right, Quartette members Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, Cindy Church
and Sylvia Tyson at Sunday's outdoor concert.

Quartette and sunken garden nice combo

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT — The gods looked kindly upon Ray Nyuli and Entertainment Management Associates Sunday, and the result was an afternoon of sweet music in a lovely … [Read More...]

Owl Road landfill as seen from Juniper.

Answer Man — Dust from landfill

Dear Answer Man, Why is there so much dust allowed to blow at the dump between Valleyview and Juniper Ridge? On windy days, the dust will blow and cover half of … [Read More...]

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Farmers Market

Farmers Market will get its wine and beer

NEWS/ CITY HALL — The Kamloops Farmers Market can allow local wineries and breweries to sell their products at its Saturday markets for the rest of … [Read More...]

Tournament Capital Centre began with an idea.

Leaks will be fixed at Tournament Capital Centre

NEWS/ CITY HALL — Eight hundred and thirteen thousand dollars "is quite a sum of money," as one councillor put it, but the Tournament Capital Centre … [Read More...]

B.C. Coroners Service

Merritt cowboy dies after fall in rodeo

NEWS — The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a fall at the Redstone rodeo near Alexis Creek on Sunday. He … [Read More...]

Jon Wilson.

Help on way for dogs in hot cars

NEWS/ CITY HALL — Saving a dog locked in a hot car isn't as simple as breaking a window. Kamloops City council got a lesson in the law on the topic … [Read More...]

Kiosks are still there, but now you pay by phone.

Smartphone parking now available downtown

Smartphone parking has arrived in downtown Kamloops, for a price. Months behind schedule, the parking app is available as of today (Tuesday). It … [Read More...]

Artist's conception of new casino.

Crowd expected for casino hearing

NEWS/ CITY HALL — A sizeable crowd is expected for tonight's (Tuesday's) rezoning hearing on a proposal for a new casino at the former Rona building … [Read More...]

Tyler Carpentier

Candidates for Liberal nomination to square off in panel talk

NEWS/ POLITICS — The public will get a chance Aug. 28 to hear candidates seeking the Liberal nomination for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo … [Read More...]


Cyclist taken to hospital after collision in Brocklehurst

NEWS/ POLICE — A cyclist was taken to Royal Inland Hospital today with non-life threatening injuries after a collision with a motor vehicle at the … [Read More...]

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Task force will crunch the numbers on pay hikes for City council. (Daily News photo)

Editorial — Good for council, but what about dogs in trucks?

WEDNESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — Let us hope the provincial government acts quickly on Kamloops City council's request to expand the authority of municipal bylaws officers to break into automobiles when a dog's … [Read More...]

Car Free Day - Stocking up at the Farmers Market.

Editorial — Stop making beer and wine sales at farmers’ market so complicated

TUESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — There's such a thing as too much consultation after all. The attempt to get approval from City Hall for the sale and sampling of craft beer and wine at the Farmers' Market is a … [Read More...]

Justin Trudeau in Montreal on weekend. (

Editorial — Political leaders deserve protection, don’t they?

MONDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — If any ordinary person's home had been broken into on the weekend — and, no doubt, thousands of them were — it wouldn't have been cause for more than a few words, if that, in most … [Read More...]

Rogers, Mark

Rogers — Robin Williams tragedy shows media’s desperation

Mark Rogers writes a column about social media and hosts a blog at COLUMN — Here's the bad news about how the media treated Robin Williams' suicide: Everything wrong with modern … [Read More...]

Jack Knox

Knox — Talking about amalgamation as hard as doing it

Jack Knox is a former city editor at The Kamloops Daily News who moved on to Victoria many years ago to write for the Time-Colonist. This week's column, about the possible amalgamation of Greater Victoria … [Read More...]

From the Raeside archives, 2010.

Raeside — The big sockeye salmon run

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