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Kamloops South MLA and B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the latest I.C.B.C. rate increase could lead to higher fines for distracted driving.

Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association planning to step up picket action following the latest breakdown in contract talks.   

You're invited.  Kamloops and District Labour Council holds annual Labour Day picnic in McDonald Park. 
B.C. News
The current labour feud between the B.C government and the province`s teachers is nothing new.  Historian Tom Fleming says over the past four decades, there have been more than 50 strikes and three lockouts.

B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair marks Labour Day with a renewed call for a thirteen dollar an hour minimum wage.

B.C. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond marks Labour Day by noting the province's growing need for skilled workers.

British Columbia's former Chief Forrester has a long list of recommendations if the B.C. government changes timber licensing formula.
National News
Prime Minister Harper will have at least two major topics on his mind when he leaves for Britain tomorrow.  The first stop is London, where he`ll try to expand trade between Canada and the U-K.  Harper will then head to southern Wales, where the NATO leaders' summit opens Thursday.  Topping the agenda there will be the crisis in Ukraine and possible further sanctions against Moscow.

Conservative M-P Rob Anders may get a chilly reception as he tries to win his party's nomination in a new rural riding east of Calgary.   After losing a bid in Calgary`s Signal Hill riding earlier this year, Anders is seeking the Tory nomination in Bow River.  Anders is running against three other candidates, who say he should leave the riding to locals.

No one was injured in a C-N derailment in northern Alberta.  Fifteen grain cars left the tracks yesterday near Hondo, 180-kilometres north of Edmonton.

World News
British Prime Minister David Cameron is due to table legislation today to crack down on terrorism.

The U-N's top human rights body may investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

A seventh body has been pulled from the rubble of a four-storey Paris apartment building that was destroyed by a massive explosion.
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