Kristen Holliday
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Mayor tried to hire supporter

Mar 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson tried to get one of his supporters and campaign workers a high-ranking job with the City of Kamloops — including taking on some of the CAO’s tasks. Castanet Kamloops asked the mayor whether

Appointees defend changes

Mar 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Some citizens who were asked by embattled Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson to sit on standing committees say they hope to see communications improve among council members. Hamer-Jackson’s unilateral changes saw him

$200K for Memorial Cup?

Mar 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Allen Douglas/Kamloops Blazers Kamloops council has been asked to consider approving $200,000 to fulfill additional Memorial Cup building requirements. With about two months to go until the Memorial Cup, Kamloops city council has

Council unable to give proof

Mar 24, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson asked city councillors for proof after they alleged last week he has subjected them to "belittling" and disrespectful behaviour, but one councillor says discussing details would breach

Learn about bats with TNRL

Mar 23, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The Thompson-Nicola Regional LIbrary is offering a new program to help patrons learn more about bats and what the winged mammals contribute to local ecosystems. In a news release, the TNRL said patrons can now borrow bat

$12.5M for healing centre

Mar 23, 2023 / 3:38 pm

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc is receiving $12.5 million from the federal government to construct a healing centre, which officials say will provide culturally safe mental health and wellness supports. The healing centre is one of three asks TteS

City hires new director

Mar 23, 2023 / 11:53 am

Photo: City of Kamloops / Mary Putnam David Hallinan, the city's financial planning and procurement manager, will transition into the role of corporate services director for the City of Kamloops in April. The City of Kamloops has named

Mayor's 'chaos' on display?

Mar 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet A number of Kamloops councillors say the alleged "chaotic behaviour" of the city's embattled mayor was on display Tuesday during a turbulent special meeting of council. Councillors called the meeting to address

Scratch ticket a $50K winner

Mar 22, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: BCLC Kamloops man Taylor Starling is taking home $50,000 after buying a winning scratch ticket. A Kamloops resident is taking home $50,000 after picking up a scratch ticket from a Westsyde gas station. In a news release, BCLC said

'Grave' condition after crash

Mar 22, 2023 / 11:40 am

Photo: DriveBC A vehicle incident closed Highway 33 in both directions on Tuesday night. UPDATE 11:40 a.m. BC Highway Patrol says a person reported as deceased by police on Tuesday evening in a crash on Highway 33 east of Kelowna is not



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