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TNRD looks at 2020

Dec 31, 2020 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Brendan Kergin The TNRD building. While COVID-19 was the over-arching challenge for essentially every organization in 2020, Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board (TNRD) chair Ken Gillis says a different issue had a greater potential

2020 tough for tourism

Dec 30, 2020 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Brendan Kergin Of all the major industries out there, tourism may be the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as all travel (with the exception of essential travel) was put on hold. For Tourism Kamloops, it was, perhaps not shockingly,

Have something to say?

Dec 22, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: City of Kamloops The city is looking for feedback from the community on the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan, which includes some big ideas for the commercial areas. The public has until Jan. 31 next year (2021, in case you forgot),

Sagmoen charged in assault

Dec 22, 2020 / 6:07 pm

Photo: Vernon RCMP Curtis Sagmoen is facing a new criminal charge. One count of assaulting a peace officer has been levelled against Sagmoen for an incident that occurred Oct. 29 in the Spallumcheen area. The charge was sworn by prosecutors

Delays on Coquihalla

Dec 22, 2020 / 6:05 pm

Photo: Drive BC UPDATE: 8:39 p.m. Both highways are once again open, according to DriveBC. ORIGINAL: 6:05 p.m. A vehicle incident south of Merritt is causing delays on the Coquihalla while a separate incident has closed Highway 8

Local worker gets vaccine

Dec 22, 2020 / 3:38 pm

Photo: Interior Health Kelsey Medhurst gets the COVID-19 vaccine. One Kamloops woman received one of the most sought-after jabs today. Kelsey Medhurst is the first person in Kamloops to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the Pfizer-BioNTech

Truck from jade theft found

Dec 22, 2020 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Cariboo Jade & Gifts Kamloops Mounties found the truck involved in this weekend's theft of a jade boulder from a Cache Creek shop, but the huge slab of green stone is still missing. The theft happened late Saturday, Dec. 19,

The Cure coming soon

Dec 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Brendan Kergin For fans of cheese, charcuterie and condiments, a new store opening up soon in downtown Kamloops should pique some interest. The Cure is a new business from Nicole Mackie, the owner and operator of the Salty Fig Catering.

Rural fire depts. get funding

Dec 21, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The site of the former Loon Lake Fire Hall. Two rural fire departments north of Kamloops are getting regional district funding. The TNRD board approved $150,000 this week for the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Department

31 impaired drivers caught

Dec 21, 2020 / 4:53 pm

Photo: Brendan Kergin The ongoing pandemic and early closure of pubs and night clubs haven't curbed the number of impaired drivers, according to the Kamloops RCMP. Local Mounties have pulled 31 drivers from local roads since Dec. 1,



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