Saluting those who have fallen. (Daniela Ginta photo)

To honour and remember the fallen

By DANIELA GINTA The morning was a busy one at Riverside Park on Saturday where a couple of hundred people gathered to honour the two soldiers killed this past week. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, was killed in an intentional hit-and-run in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The second victim, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The mood was somber today, as was the weather. The cloudy morning chill saw members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP officers and firefighters, veterans, members of the Legion and public officials, as well as the general public sing the anthem and listen to a series of speeches by Lt. Col. Kevin Tyler, Mayor Peter Milobar, and Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, among others. The … [Read More...]


Noble Pig

Brews and Blues Night for art

ARTS AND CULTURE — The Noble Pig Brewhouse will host a fundraiser for the Kamloops Art Gallery on Wedenesday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Called Brews and Blues … [Read More...]

Rensch, Jenn

Get silly, get spooked

Get Happy has created the first-ever night run in Kamloops with Get Spooked, tonight Oct. 24. A family friendly fun run that has a 1 km or 5 km run/walk taking place at … [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...]

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Us, it's weeds; to them, it's a buffet. (City of Kamloops)

Weed-eating goats now working in Pineview Valley

NEWS/ CITY — After munching away on noxious weeds in the Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park, Kenna Cartwright Park, and the Tournament Capital Ranch in … [Read More...]


Arts and culture focus of candidates’ forum Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m.

NEWS/ CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — Mayoral and Council candidates will speak to arts and culture in an all-candidates forum on Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. at … [Read More...]

Colin O'Leary.

Venture Kamloops gets funding to do study on workforce

NEWS — Venture Kamloops will get more than $108,000 in provincial funding to study what's needed in the workforce over the next five years. The … [Read More...]

TRU to host 250 high school students and their parents

NEWS/ TRU — This Friday will be anything but a typical one at Thompson Rivers University when up to 250 guests descend on campus for Fall 2014 Open … [Read More...]

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...]

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 … [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...]

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Ginta — Living in fear is not an option, but something needs to change

Daniela Ginta writes for The Armchair Mayor News on Fridays. COLUMN — On the morning of Oct. 22 a storm of bad news pounded through all media outlets starting from the east, and by the time western Canada … [Read More...]


Raeside — Stealing our innocence

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Corp. Nathan Cirillo. (Facebook)

Editorial — Evil always brings forth good

EDITORIAL — Cowardice foreshadows heroism. Evil brings forth good. The cowardice — and it was that, regardless of whatever illness might have preceded it — of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in Ottawa on Wednesday was … [Read More...]


Letter — They paved paradise and still no parking lot

LETTER — A majority of neighbours living directly adjacent to Westmount elementary on Dickenson and Walkem Roads have spent more than the past year trying to respectfully collaborate with school district and … [Read More...]


Editorial — Ottawa shootings will change us

EDITORIAL — Wednesday's shootings in Ottawa will change us, even though we don't want to admit it. The murder of Corp. Nathan Frank Cirillo at the Canadian National War Memorial, followed by the shooting of … [Read More...]

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...]

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