Jim Iker at media conference. (screen grab)

Few details, but Iker recommends deal

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — A tired looking B.C. Teachers Federation president Jim Iker told a media conference today (Tuesday) teachers are being asked to vote yes on a tentative six-year ontract settlement so teachers and students can get back in classes "doing what they love doing, teaching and learning." Iker refused to release details of the deal, saying that would have to wait until after teachers vote on Thursday, but he said concession language was taken off the table by government negotiators, that new teaching positions will be created, the controversial article E80 is gone, and there will be improvements in salary, health and dental. He wouldn't confirm the agreement includes a 7.5 per cent pay increase as rumoured in the media. Iker said teachers' gain won the courtroom are being … [Read More...]

ARTS/COMMUNITY/LEISURE

Pvt. George McLean.

Looking for Pvt. George McLean — and honoring a hero of Vimy

A little over a year ago, Kamloops Daily News reporter Jason Hewlett called me to ask about Pvt. George McLean. I’d included a chapter about him in my 1993 book The Wild … [Read More...]

WW1

Museum exhibit on Great War

ARTS/ COMMUNITY — A new exhibit on the Great War opens Thursday at the Kamloops Museum & Archives. Called Into the Fray, the exhibit will run from Sept. 18 to Dec. … [Read More...]

'The Three Muses,' by Lorel Sternig.

Nominations open for 2015 Arts Gala

ARTS —Nominations are now being accepted to recognize artists, and arts supporters, in three award categories at the eighth annual Mayor's Gala for the Arts. Awards … [Read More...]

Symphony

Symphony’s sub deadline near

Contributed ARTS — If you are looking to experience the power and passion of classical music, the energy of rock meets orchestra, or the intimacy of the symphony's … [Read More...]

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CITY/ REGIONAL NEWS

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Lions extend stay in Kamloops through 2017

SPORTS — The BC Lions Football Club has extended its training camp partnership with the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University through … [Read More...]

From left, Sandra Yest, Sandy Blacquiere, and Terry Hanson on picket line
at David Thompson elementary on Tuesday.

‘Tired and tattered’ after long strike

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — "Tired and tattered." That's how teachers on the picket lines were describing themselves Tuesday morning after hearing that a … [Read More...]

Lloyd George on picket line Friday.

Teachers, government have a deal

UPDATE — Striking teachers have reached a tentative deal with government negotiators. Mediator Vince Ready announced the good news shortly after 4 … [Read More...]

RCMP

Rising sun may have been factor in car-pedestrian accident

NEWS/ POLICE — A rising sun may have been a factor in a pedestrian being hit while crossing Battle Street at 12th Avenue on Monday morning. The … [Read More...]

RCMP cruiser

RCMP cracking down on cellphones and other driving do-nots

NEWS/ POLICE — Kamloops drivers tempted to use their cellphones illegally or engage in other driving no-nos might want to take a lesson from a short … [Read More...]

Mike O'Reilly.

Mike O’Reilly joins race for Kamloops City council

CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — The redevelopment of the North Shore, making Kamloops the "Business-Friendly Capital of Canada, and attracting more family … [Read More...]

John Tod.

Speed-up on John Tod Centre proposed

NEWS/ CITY — Kamloops City council will be asked Tuesday to rethink an earlier decision to split the John Tod Community Centre project into two phases … [Read More...]

(Screen grab, Black Creek Ranch video, TRU)

Project uses drone to monitor health of cattle

By TRU Newsroom “When winter arrives, about 85 per cent of the cattle return, but the rancher must track down the remainder, which can be a time … [Read More...]

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OPINION

From left, Sandra Yest, Sandy Blacquiere, and Terry Hanson on picket line
at David Thompson elementary on Tuesday.

Editorial — Not a perfect deal, but good enough

WEDNESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — When teachers on the Kamloops picket lines called themselves "tire and tattered" Tuesday despite the good news about a tentative settlement of their months-old strike, they looked … [Read More...]

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Evans — Internet is no place to find medical advice for children

Kara Evans writes on parenting for The Armchair Mayor News. COLUMN — There are endless things you can look up on the Internet. Whether it is a recipe for the perfect pulled pork sandwich filling or complete … [Read More...]

John Franklin.

Editorial — Franklin discovery is worth a smile, not a frown

TUESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — It's quite amazing how finding an old wooden ship at the bottom of the sea can create such controversy. You'd think, OK, we found an old boat. That's nice. But no, the … [Read More...]

Duart Castle.  (Mel Rothenburger photo)

Editorial — Heart sides with Scotland’s ‘yes’ side but…

MONDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — Scots go to the polls Thursday to vote on independence, and the hearts of many around the world are with those in Scotland who want to become a "free" country, shedding political ties … [Read More...]

CBC says this photo of Collin gordon appeared on Facebook about a year ago.

Letter — ISIS incorrectly labeled as political Islam

LETTER — ISIS is a criminal gang pretending to be a group of Islamic fundamentalists. It is not an example of "fundamentalist Islamic terror" since it is not Islamic in the first place. Slavoj Zizek … [Read More...]

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Letter — Public has a right to comment on changes to Ajax plan

LETTER — Re: Response to Scott Bailey saying “No” to a new public comment period on the Ajax mine project. The refusal by Scott Bailey of the B.C. EAO to hold a public comment period on the changes to the … [Read More...]

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