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TRU to host Thompson Okanagan Tourism Summit on Feb. 21-22

TRU to host Thompson Okanagan Tourism Summit on Feb. 21-22

Jan 29, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Thompson Rivers University is set to host the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association's tourism summit in February — an educational event for industry...

Man arrested for assault after being confronted for urinating in public, police say

Man arrested for assault after being confronted for urinating in public, police say

Jan 29, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Kamloops police say one man was taken into custody after he allegedly assaulted two people when confronted for urinating in front of a woman and a child. In a...

City council to review proposal for 141-unit building at First and Columbia

City council to review proposal for 141-unit building at First and Columbia

Jan 29, 2023 / 4:00 am

An eight-storey, 141-unit residential development could be in the works for a site at First Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Kamloops, with council set to...

Kamloops Storm netminder scores final goal of the game

Kamloops Storm netminder scores final goal of the game

KIJHL Jan 29, 2023 / 4:00 am

Kamloops Storm goaltender Cody Creasy accomplished a rare feat Friday night, scoring the final marker of the game to secure a 5-2 win against the Summerland...

Probation for man who lit fire inside Valleyview business

Probation for man who lit fire inside Valleyview business

Jan 29, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man who was caught lighting a fire inside a mini-storage facility in Valleyview has been ordered to spend the next year on probation. Steven Michael...

Merritt woman impacted by floods wins $125,000 on scratch ticket

Merritt woman impacted by floods wins $125,000 on scratch ticket

Merritt Jan 28, 2023 / 6:00 pm

A Merritt resident impacted by the November 2021 floods says she is “grateful and thankful” after winning $125,000 from a BCLC scratch and win...

City asks for cooperation as report shows high recycling contamination rates in Kamloops

City asks for cooperation as report shows high recycling contamination rates in Kamloops

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:30 pm

The City of Kamloops is asking residents to take greater care when it comes to recycling properly after a recent report showed consistently high contamination...

Car flees after crashing into a fire hydrant, flooding property and a house

Car flees after crashing into a fire hydrant, flooding property and a house

Jan 28, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Mounties are looking for witnesses to a vehicle crash that left a fire hydrant pouring water into a yard on Sunday. According to Kamloops RCMP, on Jan. 22,...

Kamloops council considers $10k contribution for TteS Indigenous games bid

Kamloops council considers $10k contribution for TteS Indigenous games bid

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

Kamloops council is being asked to consider contributing $10,000 to support a bid from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc to host the 2027 North American Indigenous...

Supervised consumption site a doorway to supports for Kamloops, IH says

Supervised consumption site a doorway to supports for Kamloops, IH says

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

People who walk through the doors of Interior Health’s overdose prevention site in Kamloops aren’t just able to access supervised consumption...

Motorcyclist who hit 230 km/h while fleeing police fined, prohibited from driving

Motorcyclist who hit 230 km/h while fleeing police fined, prohibited from driving

Jan 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops-area man who reached speeds of 230 km/h while fleeing police on a motorcycle near Cherry Creek won’t be allowed to drive for two years. Richard...

Cher themed drag show coming to downtown Kamloops' Night Shift on Fifth

Cher themed drag show coming to downtown Kamloops' Night Shift on Fifth

Jan 27, 2023 / 6:00 pm

A Cher themed drag show is coming to Night Shift on Fifth. According to a statement from production company Rebellious Unicorns, It’s Cher! will feature...

Merritt's Rockin’ River Music Fest announces cancellation due to financial struggles

Merritt's Rockin’ River Music Fest announces cancellation due to financial struggles

Merritt Jan 27, 2023 / 5:35 pm

Another BC music festival has announced that it is cancelling its event for 2023, facing financial struggles. Rockin’ River Music Fest in Merritt...

TRU partners with Shad Canada to offer program for high school students

TRU partners with Shad Canada to offer program for high school students

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:08 pm

Thompson Rivers University has partnered with Shad Canada to run a program which gives high school students from across Canada a unique, hands-on educational...

KFR says smoke may be visible from fuel reduction burns in Kenna Cartwright Park

KFR says smoke may be visible from fuel reduction burns in Kenna Cartwright Park

Jan 27, 2023 / 12:07 pm

Residents can expect to see some smoke coming from Kenna Cartwright Park over the next couple of days as crews complete fuel reduction burns in the area....

Hwy 5 north of Kamloops reopened after earlier semi rollover

Hwy 5 north of Kamloops reopened after earlier semi rollover

Jan 27, 2023 / 11:43 am

UPDATE: 11:43 a.m. Highway 5 north of Kamloops has been reopened after an earlier vehicle incident involving a semi, according to DriveBC. The route had been...

Bones found near Peterson Creek last week identified as those of missing Kelowna man

Bones found near Peterson Creek last week identified as those of missing Kelowna man

Kamloops/Kelowna Jan 27, 2023 / 10:55 am

Bones discovered last week near Peterson Creek have been identified as belonging to a Kelowna man who went missing in November, according to Kamloops police....

Jury returns guilty verdict on lesser charge of manslaughter following motel murder trial

Jury returns guilty verdict on lesser charge of manslaughter following motel murder trial

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man charged with second-degree murder following a fatal stabbing outside a downtown motel was found guilty Thursday of the lesser included offence of...

IH CEO says childcare, parking solutions eyed as morale boosters for RIH staff

IH CEO says childcare, parking solutions eyed as morale boosters for RIH staff

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

The head of Interior Health says the health authority is looking at securing a childcare arrangement for healthcare workers at Royal Inland Hospital in a bid to...

Tk'emlups unveils Tesla supercharger stalls on Shuswap Road

Tk'emlups unveils Tesla supercharger stalls on Shuswap Road

Jan 26, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc’s new eight-stall Tesla supercharger station is now open in the parking lot of the Petro Canada on Shuswap Road. The band cut...