New festival gets Kamloops city councils backing
Kamloops city council has voted to provide up to 75 thousand dollars towards the creation of a new signature summer event. The Kamloops Thrive festival will include everything from music to cooking classes. B.C. Living Arts artistic director Alan Corbishley made the pitch for the money so he could begin booking artists and getting the festival rolling. Council voted 7 to 3 in favour of providing the money. The festival is slated for June 21 to 23 and would primarily take place at Thompson Rivers university. For more information click here
B.C. Budget update not looking good
Finance Minister Mike de Jong is expected to reveal details of the province's economic status Wednesday. The information is part of the second-quarter economic update, and Premier Christy Clark says the picture doesn't look very pretty. Clark says global economic uncertainty has put huge pressures on the province's commodity prices and those numbers have certainly affected the budget.