City's tipping fees should be similar to TNRD's, says report.
(TNRD photo)

City looks at boost in landfill fees

NEWS/ CITY — Tipping fees at the two City landfills will go up dramatically, and so will fines for illegally dumping garbage on public lands if Kamloops council approves recommendations from staff on Tuesday. A report from public works and utilities director Jen Fretz says Kamloops has gotten behind in what it charges for disposal at its landfills and needs to boost rates 33 per cent for household garbage and construction waste more than two and a half times. "It is clear that the tipping fees at Mission Flats landfill are no longer comparable to surrounding areas and could therefore be a target for less expensive waste disposal from customers from out of region," Fretz says in her report. MSW, or municipal solid waste, would go from $60 to $80 a tonne, while DLC, or … [Read More...]


Kamloops Marathon 2014

Great day for the Kamloops Marathon

  SPORTS —  It was a great day for a race as more than 400 took part in Sunday's third running of the Kamloops Marathon. The weather smiled upon the event … [Read More...]

Agricultural Research Centre main building.

Answer Man — Agriculture research centre

Dear Answer Man, We were Daily News subscribers from when we arrived in Kamloops in 2003 till the paper shut down this year. I really miss the paper, however, I'm … [Read More...]

Rensch, Jenn

Project X, Marathon and Music Jam

Project X Theatre is on now, running until Aug. 9. This year the classic Alice in Wonderland comes alive on stage with all your favourite characters from Lewis Carroll’s … [Read More...]

Car Free Day - Fun at Big Little Science Centre booth.

Photo Gallery — Car Free Day

Traffic was a little crowded on surrounding streets and rain was on the way Wednesday as Car Free Day got rolling in the 200-400 blocks of Victoria Street but nobody … [Read More...]

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South end of Westsyde Road reconstruction project.

Westsyde Road to get $1.6-million reconstruction from Halston to Franklin Road

NEWS/ CITY — Westsyde commuters will be in for a smoother ride this fall after a $1.6-million facelift of a piece of Westsyde Road that has been … [Read More...]

Evacuation alert removed from Botanie Creek wildfire area

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — The evacuation alert for the Botanie Creek wildfire north of Lytton will be lifted effective 8 p.m. today (Sunday). The alert was … [Read More...]

400 runners expected for Kamloops Marathon on Sunday

SPORTS — More than 400 runners are expected to be at the starting line Sunday for the annual Kamloops Marathon. The run includes 3K, 8K, half … [Read More...]

10th Avenue underpass was flooded.

Homeowners may be able to get help for storm-damage costs from disaster program

City guestimating $1 million to $3 million damage to public infrastructure NEWS/ CITY — Homeowners out of luck in having storm damage covered by … [Read More...]


Exhibition centre, water park broached for second phase of TC Ranch

NEWS/ CITY — An exhibition centre and a destination water park are among the possible additions to the Tournament Capital Ranch lands north of … [Read More...]

B.C.’s minimum drink prices updated, pitcher now $12

NEWS — The provincial government has updated B.C.’s minimum drink prices. When the government introduced happy hours and minimum pricing in June, … [Read More...]


Wildfire danger down but campfire ban still on in Interior

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — Despite the heavy rainfall this week and a drop in the fire danger rating from high to low, the campfire ban will continue in all … [Read More...]

Spencer Asuchak, pictured here with the Allen Americans,
will attend the Boston Bruins’ rookie camp. (photo courtesy Spencer Asuchak)

A phone call, and a chance at the NHL

By GREGG DRINNAN Spencer Asuchak had waited most of his 22-plus years on this earth for THE phone call. It came last month, and now he’s preparing … [Read More...]

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Boost in tipping fees cancels benefit of higher fines for illegal dumping

MONDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — City Hall is once again being tempted by a contradiction in policy as it looks at increasing both landfill tipping fees and penalties for illegal dumping. A report to City council … [Read More...]

Rogers, Mark

Rogers — How much longer can newspapers compete in a digital world?

COLUMN — The journey I have taken away from newspapers is summed up well in this blog post by Kevin Sablan at Almighty Link: "I’ve found a platform that fulfils my news-reading needs. My Internet-powered … [Read More...]

Jack Knox

Knox — Re-enactment of Pig War recalls conflict full of posturing, not much else

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jack Knox writes for the Times-Colonist in Victoria. He used to write for a newspaper in Kamloops. COLUMN — As historical re-enactments go, San Juan Island’s recreation of the Pig War isn’t … [Read More...]

(Vancouver Aquarium website)

Drawing the line on keeping wild creatures in captivity

SUNDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — The Vancouver Aquarium is going through its never-ending appointment with the dentist, that is, another public discussion of whether it should keep whales and dolphins in … [Read More...]

Hand-stitched panniers from England have demonstrated the value of investing in quality.

Youds — You can have the shirt but don’t touch the panniers

Mike Youds writes about the great outdoors for A.M. News. COLUMN — “Stop, thief,” I shouted, in my dreams. As I slept, a thief was a few metres away, making off with my old mountain bike, a relic from the … [Read More...]


Rothenburger — Casino rezoning issue has its foundation in City’s commitment to downtown core

COLUMN — You can bet there were more than a few surprised City councillors when they got wind of its staff's opposition to Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd.'s plan to move its Lake City Casino from the … [Read More...]

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