Cold weather shelter beds now available

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With cold weather approaching the province is funding 28 additional safe, warm shelter beds in Kamloops this winter. The overnight spaces will be available for people in need of temporary shelter when a winter weather alert is activated by the city. The beds are in addition to the more than 46 permanent, year-round shelter beds already available in the city. Overall, the province is providing more than 12 hundred extreme weather spaces in approximately 70 communities this winter.

Government to launch consultations on oil pipelines

Environment Minister Terry Lake says his government isn't trying to push any pipelines through, even though it's developing plans to respond to potential land based oil spills. Lake says he will begin face to face consultations in January with the oil and pipeline industries, and web based consultations with aboriginals, local governments and environmentalists.

New Public Works boss in Kamloops

The city of Kamloops has a new Director of Public Works and Sustainability. Tracy Kyle, takes over the position vacated by David Duckworth who became director of corporate and community services when Len Hrycan retired last month. Tracy Kyle comes from Abbotsford where she was the Director of Water and Solid Waste for the past five years.

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