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Seniors housing for Merritt

May 5, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Google Maps A new subsidized housing development for seniors will be built at 2230 Quilchena Ave. in Merritt. Seniors in need of housing in Merritt will soon have additional options. The provincial government has announced a 44-unit

Kamloops cases rise slightly

May 5, 2021 / 5:38 pm

Photo: B.C. Centre for Disease Control The number of new cases of COVID-19 in the Kamloops area rose slightly last week but remains low compared to figures recorded in January and February. According to data made public on Wednesday by the

Virus at Chase secondary

May 5, 2021 / 10:01 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Interior Health is reporting a potential COVID-19 school exposure at a Kamloops-area high school. According to health officials, a virus exposure at Chase secondary took place over four days last week — April

Motel vandal sought

May 5, 2021 / 9:11 am

Photo: RCMP Police in Ashcroft are looking to speak with this man, seen in the area of a Cache Creek motel on April 8. Police west of Kamloops are looking for a suspect after a window was smashed last month at a Cache Creek motel. Ashcroft

'Random' parking lot assault

May 5, 2021 / 8:52 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Police are hoping tips from the public will help them locate a suspect in a seemingly random assault last week outside a busy Brocklehurst grocery store — possibly a case of mistaken identity. Mounties were called

KYSA, TRU form partnership

May 4, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Andrew Snucins/TRU TRU's Marisa Mendonca heads the ball in 2019 U-Sports soccer action at Hillside Stadium. Thompson Rivers University and the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association are joining forces to grow the beautiful game in

Thompson River levels rising

May 4, 2021 / 3:25 pm

Photo: Tim Petruk The Thompson River in Kamloops rose one metre in the 10 days between April 23 and May 3. The Thompson River continues its annual spring swell, rising a metre in less than two weeks. According to federal hydrometric data,

Police seek break-in suspect

May 4, 2021 / 2:51 pm

Photo: RCMP Kamloops Mounties are looking to speak with this person, spotted in the Valleyview area early Tuesday morning. Kamloops Mounties are looking to track down a suspect following a smash and grab in Valleyview early Tuesday morning. Police

Snowbirds land in Kamloops

May 4, 2021 / 2:40 pm

Photo: Tim Petruk Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets sit on the tarmac at Kamloops Airport on Tuesday. The squadron touched down briefly at Fulton Field for refuelling en route to Vancouver Island. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds made a brief

Hotel screams lead to arrest

May 4, 2021 / 11:22 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A woman screaming for help in a downtown Kamloops hotel room led police to clear two floors of suites on Monday, Mounties say, leading to the arrest of a man. Police were called to the Doubletree by Hilton, in the 300-block


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