Council speaking with Byron McCorkell.

Mobile museums, adopt-a-bus stop?

NEWS/ CITY HALL — Mobile museums and adopt-a-bus stops were among the ideas put forward by Kamloops City councillors today (Tuesday) as they looked over the annual report from Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Byron McCorkell. During a wide-ranging discussion of the report, Coun. Tina Lange suggested it might be time to “redo” the way museums are structured by taking exhibits out of the museum building and putting them on a “roving basis.” She said the $25 cost per visit absorbed for running the museum “is not sustainable.” McCorkell said the museum is changing for the better, pointing out there are a number of outreach programs and that the museum is getting “more in tune with the community. “So I have great hopes for the future of the museum,” he said. “Give us … [Read More...]

ARTS/COMMUNITY/LEISURE

'Duck Breakdance' by Valerie Ramphone.

‘Wild and Wet’ — water and us

ARTS — The relationship between water and people is the focus of a photo exhibit at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre March 12 to 14. The "Wild and Wet" exhibition … [Read More...]

Nicolo Eugelmi.

Program features music from the heart

ARTS — Kamloops Symphony's next performance Soul Music will feature music from the heart on Saturday, March 7 at Sagebrush Theatre, with guest soloist Nicolo … [Read More...]

Mary Spencer.

Mary Spencer, Photographer

COMMUNITY — A prolific photographer, artist, and pioneer, Mary Spencer is an integral part of Kamloops history. The Kamloops Museum & Archives presents Mary Spencer, … [Read More...]

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper.

American Sniper deserves award

By MEL ROTHENBURGER ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT — American Sniper didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture tonight (that honour went to the brilliant though puzzling Birdman), … [Read More...]

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CITY/ REGIONAL NEWS

RCMP cruiser

Corner store robbed by man with syringe

NEWS/ POLICE — A man threatened a clerk with a syringe and made off with some cash in a robbery at the Cornerstone Market on 12th Street today, … [Read More...]

TRU law school.

Free information service to help people navigate legal system

NEWS/ TRU — TRU’s Faculty of Law is launching a free information service that will connect people with legal information and materials dealing with a … [Read More...]

Statement from Coun. Tina Lange on dog-tethering issue.

Councillors defend dog decision

NEWS/ CITY HALL — Two Kamloops City councillors have taken to the blogosphere to defend their opposition to a bylaw that would have put limits on how … [Read More...]

IHA logo

Renos to trauma room at RIH emergency department unveiled

NEWS/ HEALTH — Two new ceiling-mounted medical booms were unveiled in the emergency department of Royal Inland Hospital today, Friday. They're part … [Read More...]

Y funding being announced Friday.

$250,000 donated to Strong Kids campaign

NEWS — The Kamloops Y is among several receiving part of a $250,000 government contribution to the Strong Kids campaign, Health Minister Terry Lake … [Read More...]

Twitter (CFJC).

Leaky envelope cause of roof problem at Westsyde pool

NEWS/ CITY — Westsyde pool is expected to re-open Monday, March 9. The pool was closed a few weeks ago after ceiling panels began leaking … [Read More...]

B.C. Coroners Service

36-year-old Clearwater pedestrian killed in highway accident

NEWS — The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Clearwater. He was Reginald Shane … [Read More...]

Murray Dobbin.

Author Murray Dobbin to speak on federal election

NEWS/ POLITICS — The Council of Canadians will host a talk by author and social activist Murray Dobbin on the idea of an NDP-Liberal coalition to … [Read More...]

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OPINION

Letter L

LETTER — Panhandling law must cover ‘captive audiences’

The following is the major part of a letter from resident James Fraser to Kamloops City council on panhandling: With regards to the complaints about panhandlers approaching people struggling with parking … [Read More...]

Forget the app, fix the screen.

ISSUES — Panhandling bans, the pros and cons

UPDATE: City council voted Tuesday to forward the panhandling letter to the Co-ordinated Enforcement Task Force. By MEL ROTHENBURGER NEWS/ CITY — If panhandling laws keep trending the way they have been, … [Read More...]

Leonard Nimoy as Spock.

ROGERS — We are living in the Age of Spock

Mark Rogers writes a column about social media and hosts a blog at http://www.newsonaut.com. COLUMN — The death of Leonard Nimoy is a reminder that the era of the original Star Trek, and its idealistic … [Read More...]

Miss P. strutting her stuff. (Screen shot, Westminster Dog Show)

KNOX — Beaglemania is here, but fad isn’t for everyone

Jack Knox was once a newspaper editor in Kamloops, where he probably had a puppy who peed in the newsroom. He now writes for the Victoria Times Colonist. COLUMN — News item: Miss P, a beagle from Enderby, … [Read More...]

MP Cathy McLeod.

IN THE HOUSE — We must get physician-assisted dying right

Excerpts from a speech in the House of Commons by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod this week. IN THE HOUSE — It is a privilege to rise today to speak to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision … [Read More...]

TRU campus.

ROTHENBURGER — The student-loan merry-go-round

COLUMN — I was lucky when I went to university — I didn’t have to go into debt up to my armpits to pay for my education. I worked summers and part of the school year, found part-time work after classes, and … [Read More...]

Steve Thompson.

LETTER — Harvest allocation fair to all hunters

LETTER — After more than 10 years of review and negotiations, it’s time to put the issue of wildlife-harvest allocation behind us and have some certainty. At the end of the day, all stakeholders want the … [Read More...]

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