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The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River
The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River Image Credit: Kent Simmonds / CFJC Today

North Thompson water restriction could last a week

By James Peters
January 19, 2017 - 11:34am Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:51pm

VAVENBY, B.C. — An Interior Health order to not use water from the North Thompson River near the site of a crash could be in place for at least the next week.

The semi crash Monday resulted in as much as 800 litres of diesel fuel dumping into the water.

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Kamloops reacts to NYT article calling BC 'Wild West' of political cash

By Adam Donnelly
January 17, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 4:14pm

KAMLOOPS — It was first brought to the attention of the BC public last April;  the $50,000 stipend Christy Clark receives from the BC Liberal party was just part of a New York Times article that came out last Friday, which called British Columbia “the ‘Wild West’ of political cash”.

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Douglas Lake Ranch locked up gates after increase in vandalism, theft on property

By Chad Klassen
January 17, 2017 - 5:24pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:33am

KAMLOOPS — The long-time general manager of the Douglas Lake Cattle Company took the stand on Tuesday at B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops, providing some insight into the history of the company and why it locked up the gates to Minnie and Stoney Lakes near Merritt. 

The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River
The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River Image Credit: Kent Simmonds / CFJC Today

Semi crash dumps diesel in North Thompson River

By James Peters
January 17, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

AVOLA, B.C. — Vavenby residents are being offered free bottled water in response to a fuel spill that has put the water quality of the North Thompson River into question.

TNRD Director of Environmental Services Jake Devlin says it comes after diesel was detected in the river yesterday.

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