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About 50 teachers rallied in front of the Victoria Street offices of MLA Todd Stone demanding a start to the school year.

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Protesting parents, and their children crowded in front of the offices of MLA Todd Stone demanding the government settle the teachers strike.

Kamloops North Thompson MLA Terry Lake says parents won't be satisfied until kids are back in school, but says the government is determined to hold to its election promise to balance the budget.

Kamloops Thompson School District superintendent warns the longer students are out of the classroom, the bigger the impact on their education.

RCMP remind drivers that speed limits remain in effect for areas around private schools, which are in session as of today.

Three adults, two children unhurt after Barnhartvale house fire on Pratt Road. 


 
Provincial
Public schools remain closed today following a breakdown in negotiations between the BC Teachers' Federation and the government's bargainers on the weekend.

Access around the massive Mount McAllister wildfire in northeast BC has been further restricted even though officials say cooler temperatures in the forecast should lower the fire danger.


An RCMP investigator says passengers aboard a tour bus that crashed south of the Coquihalla Highway last week would have suffered less serious injuries if they had worn a seatbelt.
National
The NDP is calling on Canada's director of public prosecutions to investigate whether other people should be charged in the Mike Duffy case.

The Opposition Wildrose party is organizing a petition calling for an end to mandatory school fees in Alberta.
International
There may be another large scale cyber security breach of stolen credit card information -- this time involving Home Depot stores.

An Internet video has been released, apparently showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.


The head of the US Centers for Disease Control says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spiralling out of control, and is likely going to get worse quickly.


The International Monetary Fund says if the crisis in Ukraine continues, the country will require billions of dollars in additional support.


Israel's top military commanders are holding a special meeting today to address concerns that Syria's civil war could cross its border at the Golan Heights.
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