Kristen Holliday
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Cafe 'all about community'

Apr 21, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Instagram/He Brew's Ahava Coffee House The owner of He Brew’s Ahava Coffee House said she has felt welcomed and supported by the community since opening the cafe’s doors for the first time last week. Janelle Seelal

Budget funds not enough?

Apr 20, 2021 / 8:46 pm

Photo: Pexels Tourism-related investments announced as part of the province’s 2021 budget are welcomed by the industry, but these measures may not be enough to save some businesses, according to the BC Hotel Association. In a statement,

Work fatalities recognized

Apr 20, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said in council Tuesday that flags outside city hall and in city buildings would be lowered to half mast on April 28 to commemorate a day of mourning for workplace fatalities. Flags at city

Police swarm Sahali motel

Apr 20, 2021 / 4:39 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday There was a heavy police presence on Tuesday at the Star Lodge motel on West Columbia Street. UPDATE: 4:39 p.m. A man has been taken to hospital as a result of a stabbing that occurred near the Star Lodge, according

SD73 votes for public input

Apr 20, 2021 / 10:38 am

Photo: Kristen Holliday The Kamloops-Thompson school district's board voted unanimously Monday to begin a public consultation process for the reopening of Ralph Bell elementary school and associated changes to catchment areas for Juniper

Lyme disease walk is virtual

Apr 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Jen Meers Participants in the 2019 Lyme Disease Awareness walk head through Downtown Kamloops. This year, the walk is going virtual, with participants encouraged to walk around their own neighbourhoods on May 1. A walk to raise awareness

TNRD to send test alert

Apr 19, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is planning a test of its emergency alert notification system, encouraging residents to subscribe before flood and wildfire seasons present problems. The test emergency notification,

TteS, TRU renew partnership

Apr 19, 2021 / 3:32 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and Thompson Rivers University have renewed an agreement to increase access to education for Indigenous students and align programs with TteS values. According to a statement from the university,

Wildfire still at 100 hectares

Apr 19, 2021 / 2:25 pm

Photo: BC Wildfire Service UPDATE: 2:25 p.m. The Petit Creek wildfire remains at 100 hectares in size, as dozens of crew members work to create a perimeter around the area, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Gagan Lidhran, fire information

Wood fibre to electricity

Apr 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

Wood fibre normally burned in forests as slash piles is being used to produce electricity, thanks to grant money funding a project proposal from Valley Carriers’ Merritt-based division. The trucking company, which specializes in grinding


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