September 29, 2013 - 11:39 AM
KAMLOOPS – Rainbows, crashes, debates and security were among some of the top stories this week.
On the weekend we looked at how Thompson Rivers University leads the way in recognizing Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer rights when they installed a permanent rainbow crosswalk on campus and later in the week School District 73 said they were moving ahead with research into an anti-homophobic harassment policy by surveying schools, students and parents.
Saturday afternoon a small plane crashed at Kamloops Airport and while the pilot and passenger were able to walk away the wreckage and investigation left the airport shut down for several hours.
We also looked at the art of tattooing and what goes into preparing to apply a tattoo to a body through a photo feature and later in the week we turned our cameras onto donkeys to showcase the love between an animal and his owner at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge.
School District 73 spoke about security gaps this week and what steps can be taken to ensure uniform safety across all schools and the pending negotiations with the school support workers union after a provincial framework was agreed upon.
City councillors took part in a pro-life pro-choice debate over whether a street banner was infringing on women's rights. Council also discussed how much to spend on the John Tod Community Centre conversion and whether moving a longboard training facility to an area south of Pacific Way Elementary was a good idea. The day was not done without a conversation about whether non-farm uses should be permitted on agriculture land to help farmers stay afloat.
The New Life Mission faced a couple bad days with a fire breaking out at the back of Thrift City Monday and vandalism at the front of the Seymour Street thrift store Tuesday.
In court a 60-year-old man tried honesty about his role as a cocaine dealer but failed as a judge handed him 10 months in jail while a man who killed his father by stabbing him 31 times decided to enter a guilty plea, which the judge accepted after some deliberation.
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