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Embleton fire 'being held'

Aug 1, 2021 / 3:45 pm

The Embleton Mountain wildfire is now classified as being held, with no fire growth beyond its current perimeter expected, according to the BC Wildfire Service....

Lytton Creek now 50,944 ha

Aug 1, 2021 / 1:00 pm

According to new mapping from the BC Wildfire Service, the Lytton Creek wildfire has now burned about 50,944 hectares of land, with increased smoke and fire...

Ignition at Young Lake fire

Aug 1, 2021 / 9:30 am

A planned ignition to help contain the growing Young Lake wildfire was a success, according to the BC Wildfire Service. In a statement posted Saturday, the BC...

Arena shelter extended

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

The city is extending supports at the Memorial Arena for the Kamloops homeless population. Kamloops said it is supporting BC Housing to continue to provide...

Early retirement for winner

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Sorrento man said he’s starting his retirement early after winning a lotto max prize. Michael Hewlett won $500,000 playing the Extra in the Lotto Max...

Issues with Voyent app

Jul 31, 2021 / 9:22 pm

UPDATED: 9:22 p.m. The District of Logan Lake issued a press release together with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District on Saturday, stating that they have...

Increased fire activity

Jul 31, 2021 / 3:34 pm

The Flat Lake wildfire that has caused the evacuation of hundreds of homes, is excepted to see higher fire activity. According to BC Wildfire Service, the blaze...

Sparks grows again

Jul 31, 2021 / 2:00 pm

The massive Sparks Lake wildfire located 15 kilometres north of Kamloops Lake continues to grow. The still out-of-control fire is now estimated at 65,484...

City spread can be halted

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

While rising coronavirus case counts are concerning for Kamloops’ medical health officer, she says recent measures implemented in Kelowna show health...

Kamloops kid entrepreneur

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

A young Kamloops artist has found her calling as an entrepreneur— and she’s not even a teenager yet. Every Saturday at the Kamloops Farmers Market,...

Memory study needs seniors

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

Thompson Rivers University is looking for seniors to participate in an online study. Dr. Claudia Gonzalez, a researcher at TRU, is conducting a study looking...

Drunk driver hits light post

Jul 30, 2021 / 7:00 pm

A Kamloops man won’t be driving for three months after crashing his pickup into a light post, police say. Mounties were called to the intersection of...

House fire on Salish Road

Jul 30, 2021 / 6:07 pm

Fire crews made quick work of a house fire on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc reserve on Friday evening. Crews were called to a home in the 1200-block of...

Sparks continues run north

Jul 30, 2021 / 5:48 pm

B.C.’s biggest wildfire remains at its most active along its north flank. The Sparks Lake wildfire northwest of Kamloops is now 65,000 hectares in size....

Crash closes Trans-Canada

Jul 30, 2021 / 5:21 pm

A crash on Highway 1 has traffic stopped south of Ashcroft. According to DriveBC, a semi truck rolled over and spilled debris onto the road near Highway 1 and...

Evac alert for Logan Lake

Jul 30, 2021 / 5:14 pm

UPDATE: 9:33 p.m. An evacuation alert has been issued for Logan Lake. Residents in the area have been advised to be prepared to leave at a moments notice, as...

New fire is human-caused?

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:55 pm

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m. A new fire that sparked Friday west of Savona is believed to have been human-caused. The Oxbow Lake fire is small, according to the BC...

One hurt in Seymour crash

Jul 30, 2021 / 3:43 pm

At least one person was taken to hospital on Friday afternoon following a three-vehicle collision in downtown Kamloops. Emergency crews were called to the...

Man arrested on sex charges

Jul 30, 2021 / 3:30 pm

Mounties are hoping additional complainants will come forward after a Kamloops man was arrested Friday and charged with a number of serious sexual allegations....

Lytton Creek fire gets bigger

Jul 30, 2021 / 2:41 pm

The deadly Lytton Creek wildfire has once again grown significantly in size, and crews are expecting it to get even bigger in the coming days. According to new...