Tim Petruk
[email protected]
Latest Articles from Tim Petruk

Contractor busted windows

May 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A Kamloops contractor who smashed the windows of a former client as part of an ongoing dispute has been ordered by a judge to pay more than $2,300 in restitution. Jaspal Grewal, 46, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial

Attack lands man in hospital

May 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Charges are expected following a serious beating in Sorrento that landed a man in hospital. Emergency crews were called to a report of a serious assault at a business in the small community on Shuswap Lake about 2:30

Rivers FC's victorious debut

May 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Altitude FC/Instagram A trio of Rivers FC players fight for a loose ball Sunday at Hillside Stadium. RFC's men played to a 1-1 draw with Altitude FC of North Vancouver, while the RFC women blanked Altitude 2-0. Rivers FC is undefeated

Vandals at work in Shuswap

May 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Residents in the Anglemont area on Shuswap Lake are being asked to keep an eye out for suspicious activity following a series of vandalizing break-ins believed to be related. According to police, the burglaries took

Cause of fire still not known

May 23, 2022 / 3:56 pm

Photo: Dan Thiessen Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that has destroyed part of Quaaout Lodge Sunday. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire Sunday that appears to have destroyed a significant portion of Quaaout

Stabbing kills 19-year-old

May 23, 2022 / 1:30 pm

Photo: Contributed A 19-year-old man is dead following a stabbing in Vancouver early Monday morning, police say. Vancouver Police Department Const. Tania Visintin said emergency crews were called to a report of a fight in Marpole, near SW

No damage done to airport

May 23, 2022 / 11:29 am

Photo: Rick Vanderhoek A small, single-engine plane landed on its belly at Vernon Regional Airport Sunday afternoon. No injuries or significant damage to infrastructure were reported following a rough emergency landing Sunday at Vernon Regional

'Fluids' damage jail cell

May 23, 2022 / 11:17 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Police say a Scotch Creek man is expected to face mischief charges after he used “his own biological fluids” to damage a jail cell in Chase. Mounties were called to an address in Scotch Creek just before

Trudeau in Kamloops today

May 23, 2022 / 6:46 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Tk'emlups Chief Rosanne Casimir sat next to Justin Trudeau on Oct. 18, 2021, as the two took questions from reporters on the Kamloopa Powwow Grounds. UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. A memorial to mark the one-year anniversary

Downtown business burgled

May 22, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Police are working to determine what was stolen from a downtown business following a burglary last weekend. Mounties said they were called to a business in the 700-block of Victoria Street just before 5 a.m. on Monday


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Member of the RTNDA