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After a brief COVID-19 hiatus, the ‘Week That Was’ returns highlighting some of the most interesting news stories of the week.

COVID-19 related stories will be mostly excluded from these articles (for the latest COVID-19 stats click here).

This week Merritt was talking about an open fire ban, the WE Charity scandal, the back to school plan, and not so ‘Rockin’ weekend.

Open Fire Ban Takes Effect Today at Noon

Effective at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as other equipment and activities will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.  This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

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Albas Backs Calls for Trudeau to Resign Ahead of Testimony

The Prime Minister will be discussing his role in the controversy surrounding the WE Charity and the decision to hand them the sole-sourced contract for a $912 Million student grant program.

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BC Announces Back to School Plan

Enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school on Sept. 8, 2020, with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.'s Education Restart Plan.

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A Silent Rockin’ Weekend

The BC Day long weekend in the Nicola Valley is synonymous with one thing, Rockin’ River Music Fest.

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