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Soccer Quest offering free soccer to newcomers from Ukraine, seeking donations

Soccer Quest offering free soccer to newcomers from Ukraine, seeking donations

May 19, 2022 / 6:00 pm

In conjunction with Kamloops Immigrant Services, Soccer Quest is offering free soccer to Ukrainian children who have recently joined the Kamloops community. The...

Kamloops MP tables bill he says will help tackle street crime, free up police resources

Kamloops MP tables bill he says will help tackle street crime, free up police resources

May 19, 2022 / 12:18 pm

The Conservative MP for Kamloops has tabled a bill seeking to make it more difficult for some prolific offenders to get bail. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank...

Driver trying to flee in stolen pickup damages two RCMP vehicles, Mounties say

Driver trying to flee in stolen pickup damages two RCMP vehicles, Mounties say

May 19, 2022 / 11:48 am

Two Kamloops RCMP vehicles were damaged Thursday during a pursuit that resulted in the arrest of two people and the recovery of two stolen vehicles, according...

Police say no serious injuries reported after crash in busy Sahali intersection

Police say no serious injuries reported after crash in busy Sahali intersection

May 19, 2022 / 10:35 am

No serious injuries were reported in a collision Wednesday that slowed traffic through a busy Sahali intersection. Emergency crews were called to the corner of...

Kamloops thrift store runs Kindness Room, where items are free with no questions asked

Kamloops thrift store runs Kindness Room, where items are free with no questions asked

May 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kept well-stocked with clothes, bedding and housewares, a room inside a North Kamloops thrift store offers a barrier-free place for people to get things they...

Casimir says science, cultural protocols will guide next steps in handling unmarked graves

Casimir says science, cultural protocols will guide next steps in handling unmarked graves

May 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir says the band will be balancing science and cultural protocol as it plans next steps in regards to unmarked...

Investigators ask for dashcam footage as they investigate cause of fire between Savona and Cache Creek

Investigators ask for dashcam footage as they investigate cause of fire between Savona and Cache Creek

May 18, 2022 / 8:00 pm

UPDATE 8 p.m. Ashcroft RCMP is asking drivers to check their dash cameras as they look into the cause of the Juniper Knoll fire. Police are requesting that...

Kamloops' Coast Hotel to host long weekend bodybuilding competition

Kamloops' Coast Hotel to host long weekend bodybuilding competition

May 18, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The Tournament Capital is set to host the 2022 Natural BC Cup bodybuilding competition over the long weekend. The event will be held at the Coast Hotel and...

TRU offering domestic tuition rates to 50 Ukrainian students next school year

TRU offering domestic tuition rates to 50 Ukrainian students next school year

May 18, 2022 / 2:35 pm

Ukrainians fleeing war in their homeland will be able to study at a reduced rate at Thompson Rivers University. In a news release Wednesday, TRU said it will...

City of Kamloops and Tk'emlups recognized nationally for collaboration, relationship-building

City of Kamloops and Tk'emlups recognized nationally for collaboration, relationship-building

May 18, 2022 / 2:05 pm

The City of Kamloops and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc have won a national award recognizing the collaboration and relationship-building efforts the two...

Police use DNA to match found bone to missing city man, now believed dead

Police use DNA to match found bone to missing city man, now believed dead

May 18, 2022 / 1:33 pm

A bone found in March near Kamloops Airport belongs to a missing city man, police say, and they now believe he is dead. In a news release on Wednesday, Kamloops...

Vancouver International Film Festival holding pop up festival at Paramount

Vancouver International Film Festival holding pop up festival at Paramount

May 18, 2022 / 1:11 pm

The Vancouver International Film Festival will be popping up in the Tournament Capital. VIFF announced a new initiative to bring film festival favourites to...

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic in busy Sahali intersection

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic in busy Sahali intersection

May 18, 2022 / 12:24 pm

A two-car collision snarled traffic along Columbia Street in Sahali over the noon hour on Wednesday. Emergency crews were called to a crash in the intersection...

Collision near Monte Creek slowing Highway 97 traffic: DriveBC

Collision near Monte Creek slowing Highway 97 traffic: DriveBC

May 18, 2022 / 11:42 am

Drivers are being told to expect delays on Highway 97 just south of Monte Creek due to a crash. DriveBC said crews are en route to the collision, which is in...

Unmarked graves finding triggered Canada's year of reckoning over residential schools

Unmarked graves finding triggered Canada's year of reckoning over residential schools

May 18, 2022 / 10:06 am

Percy Casper, 73, spent 10 years as a child at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. He has spent the past year grieving. A member...

Construction begins for Tk'emlups te Secwepemc grocery store

Construction begins for Tk'emlups te Secwepemc grocery store

May 18, 2022 / 9:00 am

A Tk’emlups te Secwepemc councillor says the First Nations community is “very excited” to see construction begin on a band-owned grocery store...

Lytton-area woman calls for more healthcare infrastructure after husband suffers heart attack

Lytton-area woman calls for more healthcare infrastructure after husband suffers heart attack

May 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Lytton woman is calling on the province to re-establish more healthcare infrastructure in the village after she had to drive her husband — who suffered...

Castanet asks how high gas prices would have to go for you to stop driving

Castanet asks how high gas prices would have to go for you to stop driving

May 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Gas prices in Kamloops keep hitting record levels. On Tuesday, most local retailers were showing posted prices of 208.9 cents per litre of regular gasoline...

Police say more searches will take place soon as Shannon White probe continues

Police say more searches will take place soon as Shannon White probe continues

May 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

More searches are planned for the “near future” as investigators continue to hunt for evidence in the disappearance of a Kamloops woman who...

Annual fundraiser Walk for Alzheimer's returns to Kamloops May 29

Annual fundraiser Walk for Alzheimer's returns to Kamloops May 29

May 17, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The Walk for Alzheimer’s is making its return to the Tournament Capital, with organizers inviting community members to take part in the upcoming...