Kristen Holliday
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Latest Articles from Kristen Holliday

'Impossible' to find a rental

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops woman and her elderly mother worry the city’s hot rental market might leave them homeless after being asked to leave their rental house — a place they’ve called home for the past 18 years. She said the surging housing

Family needs funds after fire

Apr 12, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: GoFundMe A fundraiser has been set up to help a Vavenby family find permanent accommodation after a fire destroyed their newly purchased heritage home. The GoFundMe page for the Miller family, organized by Joanne Laderoute, has raised

Suspicious fires investigated

Apr 12, 2021 / 6:04 pm

Photo: Kristen Holliday A KFR crew member stands in front of the fire, located near Kootenay Way. Police say they have deemed Monday morning’s grass fire on Kootenay Way suspicious. Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said the Tk’emlups

Mount Paul fires suspicious?

Apr 12, 2021 / 11:51 am

Photo: Kristen Holliday A member of the Tk'emlups Natural Resources crew works to control the fire near Kootenay Way Monday morning UPDATE: 11:51 a.m. Fire crews are still battling a blaze in the Mount Paul area, working to cool it

Portland Loos in Kamloops?

Apr 12, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Kristen Holliday City staff are asking council to consider approving a grant application that would fund a number of social services in Kamloops, including washroom facilities and a new outreach program. The grant is available through

Hot Nite a go, for now

Apr 11, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff The organizer of Hot Nite in the City says he is continuing to plan the popular summer event — but whether it actually runs is dependent on the pandemic and provincial health guidelines. Ron Popove told Castanet

Sun Peaks cluster growing

Apr 11, 2021 / 1:10 pm

Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons Sun Peaks As COVID-19 cases increase at Sun Peaks, a local doctor has recommended community members isolate as much as possible, according to Mayor Al Raine. The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre said

Virus at two more schools

Apr 11, 2021 / 12:25 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Two more Kamloops schools have been added to Interior Health’s list of school COVID-19 exposures. Valleyview secondary is reporting a potential virus exposure event on Thursday, April 1. According to the health

Breeder disputes dog seizure

Apr 9, 2021 / 12:15 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Marisa Panter, pictured with dachshund Avery, in a 2018 file photo. A Kamloops-area dachshund breeder is speaking out against the BC SPCA’s move to seize dozens of dogs from her property, saying she is devastated

Homeowner describes blast

Apr 8, 2021 / 7:40 pm

Photo: Heath Kangas Kamloops Fire Rescue crews doused a blaze Thursday on Linden Avenue in North Kamloops. UPDATE: 7:40 P.M. A series of explosions knocked a Kamloops man to the ground on Thursday as fire tore through his detached garage. No


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