A city resident and a former resident are among the 2012 recipients of B.C. Community Achievement Awards. Roger Barnsley, former president and vice-chancellor of TRU, and Ambo Dhaliwal, a lifelong volunteer with more than 40 years of service behind her, were among recipients named by Premier Christy Clark on Friday. Barnsley, who now resides in Parksville, is honoured for his leadership in guiding the transition of TRU through expansion into an internationally recognized university and "the recognition of Kamloops as a modern university city." Dhaliwal has been a volunteer with the Evening Auxiliary to RIH, Kamloops Multicultural Society, Kamloops Cariboo Regional Immigrant Services and the Sikh Cultural Society.
Chamber picks new board of directors
Maurice Hindle will head up the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce for the next term. He and the new board were sworn into office Thursday night at the chamber's annual meeting. Members include first vice-president Bob Dieno, Second vice-president Aleece Laird, treasurer Brent Ashby, secretary Steve Earl, past president Peter Aylen, and directors Dale Found, Jennifer Harbaruk, Jeremy Heighton, Rick Heney, Neil Leonard, Dan Lockwood, Paul Ross and Ryan Scorgie. Brant Hasanen represents the B.C. chamber on the board; Coun. Tina Lange and Nancy Bepple are City appointees.