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TRU Law school looking to partner with communities for practical experience

TRU Law school looking to partner with communities for practical experience

May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

As Thompson Rivers University’s inaugural law class celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its graduation, the school says it’s still working to...

TNRD CAO says regional district is prepared for fire season as wildfires rage in B.C., Alberta

TNRD CAO says regional district is prepared for fire season as wildfires rage in B.C., Alberta

May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is ready for wildfire season, according to its chief administrative officer, who’s been reflecting on wildfires in...

Kamloops director says report coming to council regarding peace officer status for CSOs

Kamloops director says report coming to council regarding peace officer status for CSOs

May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Kamloops’ director of protective services says a report will be coming to council that will start to lay the municipal groundwork for...

Free legal clinic aims to increase awareness of services in Kamloops

Free legal clinic aims to increase awareness of services in Kamloops

May 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

A new legal clinic has opened its doors in Kamloops and Kelowna. The Okanagan Thompson Legal Clinic, located on the third floor of then Kelson Building in...

Outage leaves nearly 1,000 properties without power Monday afternoon

Outage leaves nearly 1,000 properties without power Monday afternoon

May 20, 2024 / 6:11 pm

UPDATE 6:11 p.m. Power has now been restored to the area. UPDATE 5:44 p.m. According to BC Hydro, a power outage affecting nearly 1,000 BC Hydro customers in...

Kamloops residents invited to attend city's family friendly Civic Operations open house event

Kamloops residents invited to attend city's family friendly Civic Operations open house event

May 20, 2024 / 6:00 pm

A free open house event showcasing the City of Kamloops' civic operations division will include an interactive archaeology activity and tours of the city...

Evacuation alert rescinded as BCWS holds wildfire near Carpenter Lake

Evacuation alert rescinded as BCWS holds wildfire near Carpenter Lake

Gold Bridge May 20, 2024 / 3:54 pm

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District rescinded an evacuation alert Monday morning as the BC Wildfire Service says the 183-hectare Truax Creek Wildfire is now...

Upcoming Kamloops Symphony Orchestra season to see array of performances

Upcoming Kamloops Symphony Orchestra season to see array of performances

May 20, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will be kicking off its 48th season this fall, and under the leadership of music director Dana Gilbert, the symphony will be...

TRU puts two high priority buildings out to market, to be built

TRU puts two "high priority" buildings out to market, to be built

May 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

Two “high priority” buildings set to be constructed on Thompson Rivers University’s campus are now out to market and in search of a...

Environment Canada calls for rain, overcast skies over coming week in Kamloops region

Environment Canada calls for rain, overcast skies over coming week in Kamloops region

May 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

Environment Canada is calling for showers and overcast skies over the coming week. Monday will see mainly sunny skies with a daytime high of 20 C. Cloudy...

Driver jailed after crashing stolen pickup truck while trying to flee Kamloops Mounties

Driver jailed after crashing stolen pickup truck while trying to flee Kamloops Mounties

May 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

A homeless Kamloops man who crashed a stolen truck while driving dangerously in an effort to evade police has been ordered to spend six months in prison....

TRU community radio station to hold record fair at Sahali Mall later this month

TRU community radio station to hold record fair at Sahali Mall later this month

May 19, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The annual CFBX Record Fair is returning for its 26th edition later this month. The campus radio station located at Thompson Rivers University will hold the...

Police seek tips after man assaulted with weapon along riverbank in downtown Kamloops

Police seek tips after man assaulted with weapon along riverbank in downtown Kamloops

May 19, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public will help them figure out what happened to a man who was injured in an assault last weekend along the...

TNRD board approves new fire and library contracts, doles out grants

TNRD board approves new fire and library contracts, doles out grants

TNRD May 19, 2024 / 10:00 am

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has approved a fire service agreement in Merritt, library deliveries and six grants at the latest board of directors...

BC Lions FanFest delivers food, fun, smiles and signatures in downtown Kamloops

BC Lions FanFest delivers food, fun, smiles and signatures in downtown Kamloops

May 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

Charlie Marren was taking his daughter to the library when they ended up at a football party. The Kamloops residents were among the dozens of fans who...

Kamloops councillor says ministers seem 'agreeable' to community court but require more information

Kamloops councillor says ministers seem 'agreeable' to community court but require more information

May 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops councillor says an application for a Kamloops community court has been sent back to the project proponents as the province, while...

TNRD approves $1M contract for new firehall in Monte Creek

TNRD approves $1M contract for new firehall in Monte Creek

Monte Creek May 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

Work on a new firehall in Monte Creek is expected to break ground this fall at the site of a house fire that claimed the life of a man in 2021. Tthe...

Kamloops Model Airplane Society hosting annual Fun Fly at its Heffley Creek runways

Kamloops Model Airplane Society hosting annual Fun Fly at its Heffley Creek runways

May 18, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The Kamloops Model Airplane Society is hoping for a big turnout for its 20th annual Summer Fun Fly next weekend. The event will take place from Friday, May 24,...

Kamloops ice cream thief arrested after returning for seconds, Mounties say

Kamloops ice cream thief arrested after returning for seconds, Mounties say

May 18, 2024 / 12:00 pm

A hungry thief will not face charges after spending the night in jail last weekend, according to Kamloops Mounties. Police said they were called to a business...

First-ever block party to highlight BC Lions' FanFest in Kamloops

First-ever block party to highlight BC Lions' FanFest in Kamloops

May 18, 2024 / 11:16 am

The 300-block of Victoria Street is closed to traffic Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the annual BC Lions FanFest Block Party. The first-ever event runs...