Kristen Holliday
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Shelter motion defeated

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A motion presented by three city councillors suggesting an improved process for planning shelter spaces in advance of extreme weather was narrowly defeated in council on Tuesday. Councillors Sadie Hunter, Dale Bass

Ski instructor vies for place

Jan 27, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Sun Peaks Resort / Corry Hall Dozens of highly trained ski instructors — including a Sun Peaks woman — are competing at the mountain resort for a chance to earn their spot on a national instructor team, bound for a prestigious

$400K more for Juniper exit

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:59 pm

Photo: Contributed Juniper Ridge residents have been calling for the completion of an emergency access road after an aggressive wildfire threatened homes in Juniper and Valleyview on Canada Day. This photo was sent in to Castanet by reader Mike. City

30,000 hours of support

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:53 pm

Photo: Tim Petruk Evacuees from Merritt line up at an Emergency Support Centre on McArthur Island after an atmospheric river event caused severe flooding in mid-November. Hundreds of Emergency Support Services volunteers at McArthur Island

City short-staffed by virus

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff The City of Kamloops has been short-staffed due to the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, with about 100 staff calling in sick last Friday, according the city. In a council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Ken Christian

Dog reunited with owners

Jan 26, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: City of Kamloops A small dog, presumed drowned, was reunited with its owners thanks to a Kamloops resident and responding Community Services Officers, the City of Kamloops said. A missing dog has been reunited with its owners after

New shelters to open soon

Jan 26, 2022 / 3:35 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff City of Kamloops staff say Merit Place, a new temporary homeless shelter located in the former Greyhound bus depot in Sahali, is set to open in the coming days, and the timeline for completion of a controversial North

New affordable rentals open

Jan 26, 2022 / 12:52 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday The six-storey Sunrise Centre is located at 167 Sixth Avenue, and includes 112 homes — a mix of studios, one and two bedroom units — created for residents with low to moderate incomes. A housing development

City a complex care priority

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff David Eby says he has identified Kamloops as a possible location for a future complex care facility — a site that would provide specialized care and treatment to people struggling with an addiction or mental health. B.C.’s

Council approves day space

Jan 25, 2022 / 6:31 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Kamloops city council has voted in favour of allowing The Gathering Place, a day space for people experiencing homelessness, to continue operating on West Victoria Street for a second year. Council approved the staff


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