Image from Parents Actively Protest Facebook page.

Parents on warpath over school delay

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — Kamloops parents angry over the failure of teachers and the provincial government to settle their dispute will take it to the street in front of MLA Todd Stone’s office Tuesday, the day classes were supposed to start for the new school year. A group of parents is organizing a protest outside Stone’s office at 446 Victoria St. at 10 a.m. A Facebook page has been started to rally support, and parents are being encouraged to bring their children with them. “Parents! We want our kids in school!” says the Facebook page, called Kamloops Parents Actively Protest. “Bring your signs, bring your kids, bring your noise! It is time for action from our government!” The parents are being asked to wear orange “in solidarity with each other.” A post on the site suggest … [Read More...]

ARTS/COMMUNITY/LEISURE

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Artist’s Talk with Stephanie Patsula

ARTS — Saturday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m., free artist's talk with this year’s Curator’s Choice artist, Stephanie Patsula. Her installation, Vessel, is the 10h annual exhibition … [Read More...]

Rensch, Jenn

A weekend of entertainment ‘lasts’

This long weekend there’s a couple lasts to experience here in town. Saturday. Aug. 30 catch the final Artisan’s Square of the season at Gaglardi Park. Running during … [Read More...]

Faulkner, Danielle.

Music school back in September

ARTS — The Kamloops Symphony Music School is back in session this September with two new group classes being offered: group voice and group Suzuki violin. Danielle … [Read More...]

Lots to see and do.

First Pinantan fair a big success

PINANTAN — Great job by the folks in Pinantan at their first annual Country Fair at the school grounds Sunday. Lots to do, with crafts, food, pony rides, information … [Read More...]

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CITY/ REGIONAL NEWS

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Three still in critical condition after Coquihalla bus crash

NEWS — Eight of the passengers from the Coquihalla tour-bus crash Thursday were still in Royal Inland Hospital Saturday being treated for their … [Read More...]

Dan Brooks.

B.C. Tory leader Dan Brooks — a man on the move, to Kamloops

By MEL ROTHENBURGER NEWS/ POLITICS — Friday morning was busy in Motivo's coffee shop on Victoria Street. Dan Brooks was the only one in the … [Read More...]

Mount Polley - junk

‘Long-term monitoring plan’ needed for Mount Polley spill area

NEWS/ MOUNT POLLEY — A long-term monitoring plan is needed for sediment and water quality around the site of the Mount Polley Mine tailings-pond … [Read More...]

Accident scene Thursday. (Global screen grab).

19 bus passengers released from hospital

NEWS — Nineteen patients injured in Thursday's Coquihalla bus crash have been released from hospital but 24 others are still in Royal Inland or … [Read More...]

Left to right, Liberal-nomination candidates Nike Remesz, Peter Mutrie and Steve Powrie. (Twitter)

Liberal nomination candidates discuss issues

NEWS/ POLITICS — About 120 people listened Thursday night as three would-be Liberal candidates in the next federal election talked about why they'd be … [Read More...]

Matt McCurrach.

Home Builders announce finalists in Keystone Awards

NEWS/ BUSINESS — The Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior Thursday announced the 2014 finalists of the Tenth Annual Keystone … [Read More...]

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Mediator to hold exploratory talks

UPDATE — Mediator Vince Ready will re-enter talks between teachers and government with some exploratory discussion, though there's no guarantee he'll … [Read More...]

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Police arrest upset man who had firearms

 POLICE BLOTTER — Anger over a banking issue apparently sent a man storming from his home Wednesday afternoon carrying three firearms. RCMP found him … [Read More...]

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OPINION

Rogers, Mark

Rogers — Basic coding is fast becoming a part of basic literacy

Mark Rogers writes a column about social media and hosts a blog at http://www.newsonaut.com.  COLUMN — Moms and dads, if you were to advise your children to learn just one skill in order to have a successful … [Read More...]

Jack Knox

Knox — Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal comes clean on past doping

Jack Knox is a former Kamloops journalist who writes for the Times-Colonist in Victoria. COLUMN — Ryder Hesjedal says he stopped doping in 2004. He was going backward on mountain biking’s World Cup circuit, … [Read More...]

Seat belts for buses?

Editorial — Probe into Coquihalla bus crash should look at seat belts

SUNDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — A natural question arising out of the terrible tour-bus crash on the Coquihalla this past Thursday is — why aren't seat belts mandatory on buses as they are in other vehicles? It's … [Read More...]

Melcolhed2

Rothenburger — Thanks, ICBC, for sending me the good news

COLUMN — There’s nothing like getting a cheque in the mail without having to work for it. I received a letter from Mark Blucher, president and CEO of ICBC, a couple of days ago. “Dear valued customer,” it … [Read More...]

Elevator video captured abuse of dog.

Editorial — How is cruelty to animals ‘out of character’?

SATURDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — It's quite amazing, isn't it, that whenever people are caught on video doing something wrong, they're suddenly apologetic. Not only that, but their unacceptable actions were a … [Read More...]

Coun. Tina Lange.

Lange — If you want to make a difference, consider running

By Coun. TINA LANGE/ FROM CITY HALL/ COLUMN — It may seem like the local election signs just came down. In fact, local politicians are now winding up their three-year terms. The province will again be … [Read More...]

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