• Above and Beyond Awards recognize those who responded to wildfires, floods

    By: Kamloops This Week The B.C. government has created the Above and Beyond Awards program to recognize people who helped in their communities during 2017’s floods and wildfires. “People deserve to be recognized for going above and...

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  • Kinder Morgan ordered to stop installing fish spawning deterrent mats

    The National Energy Board (NEB) has ordered Kinder Morgan to stop installing mats, which discourage fish from spawning in streams its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is slated to cross. Numerous conditions have not yet been met by...

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  • Winter tires required next week

    Police are reminding motorists to have winter tires on their vehicles, and Old Man Winter is already making them necessary. As of Sunday (Oct.1), B.C. motorists wishing to travel on most highways will be required to have...

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  • Police warning residents to be wary of gifting scam

    The local RCMP detachment is warning residents of a gifting pyramid scam that has yet to hit Merritt, but has been seen in the Lower Mainland. This summer the BC RCMP released a warning about the scheme,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • B.C. NDP to consult public on how legal pot is sold

    By: Cam Fortems (Kamloops This Week) The NDP has pledged a five-week consultation period to come up with a made-in-B.C. model to sell retail marijuana in this province. Attorney General Mike Farnworth told reporters Monday that system...

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  • ALR reforms ahead for NDP

    Getting rid of the two-zone Agricultural Land Reserve is just one of the changes in the works for the NDP government, along with serving B.C. produce in hospitals and restoring a provincewide Buy B.C. marketing program. The...

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  • Fire season winding down, but danger remains

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) The lengthiest provincewide state of emergency in B.C.’s history ended on Friday, and the final regional evacuation orders were rescinded on the weekend, but officials caution British Columbians are not quite...

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  • Election spending totals tallied

    Their tabs have been tallied with Liberal Jackie Tegart spending the most of the four Fraser-Nicola candidates en route to winning her second term, followed by NDP candidate Harry Lali. Tegart spent a total of $107,834 compared...

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  • UPDATED: Wildfires chewing into timber supply

      Editor’s note: An older version of this story stated that wildfires had burned through an amount of timber equivalent to four times B.C.’s annual allowable cut. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural...

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  • Contracts awarded for Kinder Morgan pipeline, but construction start date still unclear

    Kinder Morgan has announced it has hired six general contractors to doll out work on each section of the route for its $7.4 million Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Surerus Murphy Joint Venture has been named the general contractor...

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