Threat to school galvanizes downtown residents into forming ‘a unified voice’

Stuart Wood a galvanizing force.

By MIKE YOUDS A newly formed downtown/West End residents association will have some pressing concerns to raise with City Hall but doesn’t want to be branded as a single-issue interest group. Potential loss of Stuart Wood elementary as an inner-city school along with a host of pedestrian safety concerns were issues shared at the association’s […]

Couple killed on motorcycle identified


NEWS/ POLICE — The identities of a couple killed in a motorcycle accident in Vernon on Sunday have been released. They were Carol Joyce Thor, aged 57, and her spouse Brian Thor, also 57, both from Vernon. Brian Thor was the driver and his wife the passenger on a motorcycle that collided with another vehicle […]

E. Fry conference to focus on housing needs


NEWS – The causes of B.C. families living in poverty will be explored at the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society during its 9th annual conference on May 9. The conference will focus on the housing needs of women and children, especially the lack of affordable housing in Kamloops that organizers say has led many […]

‘Safe’ Ajax jobs possible if community works together, says Steelworkers 1-417 president

Marty Gibbons. (Screenshot, CFJC)

NEWS — The president of United Steelworkers Local 1-417 says his executive is strongly in favour of the Ajax project, unlike the president of another local, 7619. And he says opponents of the mine should be willing to consider the possibility it can be done safely. Marty Gibbons said today the 1-417 executive voted unanimously […]

Everybody pitching in on KamClean Week


NEWS — Get out the rags and bags, it’s KamClean Week Along with the warmth of spring comes the urge to clean away the grime of winter. It’s KamClean Week in town, and even the politicians have rolled up their sleeves. City councillors and members of the local Communities in Bloom committee got their hands dirty […]

Kelowna’s Skate Canada gets grant money

Skate Canada logo

SPORTS — Skate Canada International will get $100,000 in provincial grant money for a competition in Kelowna this fall. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement today. “Skate Canada International will bring the world’s best skaters and our future Olympians to Kelowna for an event that will attract thousands of visitors,” said Clark. “I know that […]

TRU campus to observe Easter long weekend

TRU campus.

NEWS/ TRU — The campus at Thompson Rivers University is a busy place these days even though it will be officially closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. The Old Main study areas will remain open for study from 7 a.m. to midnight and computer labs are open 24 hours. House of Learning study areas are […]


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