News from Kamloops

July 6, 2012

South Thompson River Remains Closed

Kamloops, B.C. - The RCMP river closure on the South Thompson River from the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers to Lafarge remains in effect. Although the river is open west of the confluence, residents are reminded to exercise caution due to navigational hazards and respect that boating activity can have an impact on private property erosion.

The Pioneer Park and Thompson Drive boat launches remain closed due to safety concerns. The McArthur Island boat launch is open to the public.

Sandbag pick up will begin July 9th. The City of Kamloops will pick up sandbags similar to garbage collection. Residents must place the sandbags in the same curbside location where they would typically place their garbage containers. Sandbags will be picked up the business day following regular scheduled garbage collection as per the City of Kamloops collection schedule. All sandbags must be placed at the curbside location by 7:00 am the day of the sandbag pick up.

Alternatively, residents may drop sandbags off at the Mission Flats or Barnhartvale landfills at no charge. Where sandbags have not been picked up after five business days, residents are asked to call Public Works at 250-828-3461 and provide their address so that arrangements can be made for pick up.

Gabion flood baskets are expected to be removed beginning Tuesday, July 10th, starting with the baskets on Schubert Drive.

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Media Contact:
Len Hrycan, EOC Director
City of Kamloops