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Ready receives honorary degree, shares wisdom with TRU grads

By Jill Sperling
June 9, 2016 - 4:57pm Updated: June 9, 2016 - 6:03pm

KAMLOOPS — With a career spanning more than 40 years, Vince Ready has had little time to pursue post-secondary education. 

Today, June 9, the man responsible for mediating thousands of labour disputes was given an honorary degree from Thompson Rivers University. 

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Kamloops drug overdose deaths already more than double 2015 total

By James Peters
June 9, 2016 - 11:24am Updated: June 9, 2016 - 1:06pm

KAMLOOPS — New statistics from the BC Coroners Service show Kamloops has been one of the hardest hit communities in the entire province by the explosion in drug overdose deaths.

From January through the end of May, 18 people have died in Kamloops after overdosing on illicit drugs.