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Tim Petruk

Tim Petruk

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Tim Petruk has been covering news in Kamloops since 2007 and is Castanet's news director for the region.

A recipient of the Jack Webster Award for community reporting, he joined Castanet in 2021 following more than a dozen years as a newspaper reporter.

When he's not working, Tim enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Latest Articles from Tim Petruk
Suspect in jail after alleged arson attack on Merritt home sends two people to hospital

Suspect in jail after alleged arson attack on Merritt home sends two people to hospital

May 22, 2024 / 11:54 am

Two people are in hospital after suffering serious injuries in an intentionally set house fire in Merritt, police say. According to Mounties, emergency crews...

Tk'emlups band closing offices Thursday to reflect on three-year anniversary of residential school discovery

Tk'emlups band closing offices Thursday to reflect on three-year anniversary of residential school discovery

May 21, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The Tk’emlups te Secwepemc band offices will be closed on Thursday to honour the probable remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian...

Emergency department at Clearwater hospital closing temporarily due to staffing shortage

Emergency department at Clearwater hospital closing temporarily due to staffing shortage

May 21, 2024 / 3:49 pm

The emergency department at the hospital in Clearwater will be closed overnight due to staffing shortages. According to Interior Health, the emergency...

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....

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...

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...

Five years in prison for man who stabbed worker during botched robbery at Kamloops laundromat

Five years in prison for man who stabbed worker during botched robbery at Kamloops laundromat

May 18, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man has been ordered to spend five years in prison for stabbing a worker at a Sahali laundromat during a botched robbery three years ago. Tristan...

Man charged in connection with armed holdup at Merritt store set to appear in court

Man charged in connection with armed holdup at Merritt store set to appear in court

May 17, 2024 / 1:51 pm

A man charged in connection with an armed holdup last week at a Merritt convenience store is expected to appear in court next week. Timothy Cole Pierre is...

Kamloops Mounties not yet sure whether firebombing linked to violent gang conflict

Kamloops Mounties not yet sure whether firebombing linked to violent gang conflict

May 17, 2024 / 1:28 pm

Police say it’s not yet clear whether a firebombing Monday at a North Kamloops business is related to an ongoing gang conflict that has included at least...

Documentary about Logan Lake and 2021 Tremont Creek wildfire now streaming on YouTube

Documentary about Logan Lake and 2021 Tremont Creek wildfire now streaming on YouTube

May 17, 2024 / 9:06 am

A locally-produced documentary film about the heroic efforts to save Logan Lake from the 2021 Tremont Creek wildfire is now streaming for free on YouTube. The...

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