Kristen Holliday
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Kristen Holliday is a graduate of Langara College?s journalism program, and moved to Kamloops to start working with Castanet in January 2021.

She most often covers city hall and all things related to municipal politics, but also writes about courts, police and crime, fires and floods, and community happenings.

When she isn?t in council chambers or in the newsroom, she enjoys travelling and being outdoors, visiting one of the many trails or lakes near Kamloops.
Latest Articles from Kristen Holliday

Bringing issues to ministers

Sep 22, 2023 / 3:36 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday Delegates at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas says council members attending this week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention spoke with provincial ministers

Millions in new funding

Sep 22, 2023 / 1:36 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday Premier David Eby speaks at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention on Friday, Sept. 22. B.C. Premier David Eby announced millions of dollars in provincial funding will be allocated to support housing, rural firefighting

Support for Build Kamloops?

Sep 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: City of Kamloops A rendering showing the proposed performing arts centre prior to a scuttled referendum in April of 2020. A Kamloops councillor says he’s seeing a “groundswell” of support for the city’s ambitious

Call for mental health funds

Sep 21, 2023 / 2:15 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday UBCM delegates prepare to vote on a number of resolutions brought forward to the convention on Wednesday. Local government representatives at the Union of BC Municipalities convention put their support behind a resolution

Housing resolution no-go

Sep 21, 2023 / 12:57 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday Delegates at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver. The convention runs until Friday, Sept. 22. Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates have voted down a resolution from the City of Penticton suggesting

Emergency hub proposed

Sep 21, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Evacuees from flooding in Merritt line up at an ESS centre set up at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre in November 2021. Kamloops city council would like to see a dedicated facility for emergency support services

City drug bylaw still needed

Sep 20, 2023 / 4:24 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press A Kamloops councillor whose motion kickstarted the creation of a local bylaw restricting public drug use says she appreciates the province’s recent decriminalization policy amendments, but said they don’t

Crisis teams free up police

Sep 20, 2023 / 2:02 pm

Photo: Castanet Teams of mental health professionals and trained civilians are providing care for people in distress while freeing up police and other emergency resources, according to the head of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s

City, TteS, TNRD recognized

Sep 20, 2023 / 12:21 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday Tk'emlups te Secwepemc and the City of Kamloops received an award at the UBCM convention Tuesday for their work to further reconciliation. The City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc were honoured at

Ranchers helped during fire

Sep 20, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Kristen Holliday A panel discussion on preparing for wildfires during the Union of BC Municipalities convention on Tuesday. A Thompson-Nicola Regional District director says people with agricultural expertise were brought into the



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