Kamloops News

City BC SPCA branch seeing influx of cats, not enough adoptions

Oct 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

Kamloops has plenty of cats looking for homes but not enough residents looking to adopt, according to the local BC SPCA branch. Kamloops BC SPCA branch manager...

Shuswap grow-op nets Surrey man one-year prison sentence

Oct 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

A man whose 1,400-plant marijuana grow-op was busted by Mounties in 2018 has been ordered to spend one year in prison. Trong Nguyen, 40, was sentenced Tuesday...

Flashing beacons installed at four intersections will help increase pedestrian safety, city says.

Oct 19, 2021 / 8:30 pm

The City of Kamloops is installing new flashing beacons at three intersections on the North Shore and one in Sahali to help increase pedestrian safety....

City of Kamloops to bolster snow, ice removal at transit stops

Oct 19, 2021 / 5:52 pm

Kamloops city council has authorized city staff to move forward with plans to enhance snow and ice clearing at transit stops and adjacent sidewalks starting...

City of Kamloops to require staff, contractors, volunteers to prove vaccination status by mid-December

Oct 19, 2021 / 3:43 pm

The City of Kamloops will be requiring all employees, contractors and volunteers to prove their vaccination status, according to a release from the city. David...

Win lunch for four from Harvest Restaurant by Nandi

Oct 19, 2021 / 2:37 pm

Harvest Restaurant by Nandi is giving Castanet Kamloops readers the chance to win lunch for four. Click here for more information or to enter.

Kamloops Crime Stoppers' weekly wanted list

Oct 19, 2021 / 12:44 pm

The following individuals were wanted by Kamloops RCMP as of the time of publication. Nathon Doucette Chelsea Enns Ernest Hollis

Tk’emlúps open letter sets steps for PM to make good on pledge for action

Oct 19, 2021 / 11:56 am

Senior members of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc have issued an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that offers seven immediate steps he could take to show...

DNA tests match remains found in river to missing city man

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:34 am

Human remains found in the South Thompson River over the summer belong to a Kamloops man reported missing a year ago, police say. Mounties do not suspect foul...

National chief wants UN intervention at Tk'emlups grave site

Oct 19, 2021 / 9:48 am

Assembly of First Nations Chief RoseAnne Archibald says she wants all the children identified from unmarked graves at Tk’emlúps to be named and...

Trudeau says feds have turned over all residential school records

Oct 19, 2021 / 9:43 am

The federal government has already turned over all records it has pertaining to residential schools, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday during a visit to...

Chiefs emphasize actions over words in meeting with Trudeau

Oct 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

The importance of actions over words was a recurring theme throughout an event held at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc powwow arbour on Monday, marking Prime...

WorkSafeBC, coroners investigating Kamloops workplace death

Oct 18, 2021 / 5:26 pm

WorkSafeBC and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a death at a Kamloops workplace. An employee died following an incident at River City Fibre on Mission...

Trudeau says Catholics disappointed in church's side-stepping

Oct 18, 2021 / 3:58 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had harsh words Monday for the Catholic Church, calling on the institution to “practice what it preaches” and take...

Chiefs tell Trudeau they expect solid action on reconciliation

Oct 18, 2021 / 3:15 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. “Kumbaya” time is over, according to the national chief of Canada’s Assembly of First Nations, who called on Prime Minister...

'We're so frustrated': Lytton resident questions why rebuild is taking so long

Oct 18, 2021 / 1:28 pm

A Transportation Safety Board investigation that found a train was not to blame for the fire that consumed Lytton has sparked dozens of villagers to protest...

Fireworks probed as cause of Sunday grass fire in Batchelor

Oct 18, 2021 / 9:27 am

Kamloops Fire Rescue put out a grass fire Sunday night in Batchelor Heights, with crews reporting it may have been sparked by fireworks. The fire, which burned...

Sun, clouds and slightly above average temperatures this week

Oct 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

The coming week will bring a mix of sun and clouds for Kamloops, with temperatures hitting highs that are slightly above average for this time of year,...

Aim to boost salmon returns by adding nutrients to Adams Lake

Oct 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

The final water samples for this year were taken from under the choppy surface of Adams Lake on Tuesday, a process the team working on the Upper Adams Salmon...

Probation for city man who 'chased down' teens pranking his son

Oct 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man who “chased down” a group of teens that rang his doorbell, pushing one of them up against a parked truck, will spend the next year on...