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
No jail for Kamloops man who levelled two bloody attacks weeks apart

No jail for Kamloops man who levelled two bloody attacks weeks apart

Feb 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man has avoided jail after levelling two violent assaults a few weeks apart — a bloody attack outside a Halloween party followed by a harrowing...

Sun Peaks on to next round of voting in Mackenzie Top Peak contest

Sun Peaks on to next round of voting in Mackenzie Top Peak contest

Feb 20, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Sun Peaks Resort has cracked the Top 10 in a contest looking to award Canada’s most engaged ski community with $100,000 toward a sustainability project....

Stankoven sent back down to AHL after brief call up Tuesday by Dallas Stars

Stankoven sent back down to AHL after brief call up Tuesday by Dallas Stars

Feb 20, 2024 / 4:15 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Logan Stankoven will not make his NHL debut Tuesday in the Big Apple, after all. The 20-year-old Kamloops product was sent back to the AHL by...

Jail for Kamloops man who violated no-contact order by leaving 'love note' for ex

Jail for Kamloops man who violated no-contact order by leaving 'love note' for ex

Feb 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man who violated a court-ordered no contact condition by leaving a “love note” outside his ex’s home has been sentenced to three...

Thief targets iPads in smash-and-grab burglary at downtown Kamloops business

Thief targets iPads in smash-and-grab burglary at downtown Kamloops business

Feb 19, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Expensive electronics were among the items targeted by a thief last weekend during a smash-and-grab burglary at a downtown Kamloops business, police say....

Probation for Kamloops teen who handcuffed support worker to steering wheel

Probation for Kamloops teen who handcuffed support worker to steering wheel

Feb 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops teen who handcuffed a support worker from his group home to the steering wheel of her own vehicle has been ordered to spend the next 18 months on...

Two guns and ammunition seized by Kamloops RCMP from home on McGill Road

Two guns and ammunition seized by Kamloops RCMP from home on McGill Road

Feb 18, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Two firearms and ammunition were seized last weekend from a home on McGill Road after Kamloops Mounties responded to a report of a burglary. According to...

Kamloops lawyer to stand trial in September on first-degree murder charge

Kamloops lawyer to stand trial in September on first-degree murder charge

Feb 18, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Trial dates have been set for a Kamloops lawyer charged with first-degree murder in the 2022 death of a Thompson Rivers University professor. Butch Bagabuyo,...

Elderly driver fined $2K for causing Highway 1 collision that killed motorcyclist

Elderly driver fined $2K for causing Highway 1 collision that killed motorcyclist

Feb 18, 2024 / 4:00 am

A driver who caused a collision two summers ago that killed a motorcyclist on Highway 1 just west of Kamloops has been ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. Gerhard...

Kamloops man Tasered during violent outburst amid mental-health crisis, police say

Kamloops man Tasered during violent outburst amid mental-health crisis, police say

Feb 17, 2024 / 6:00 pm

A man in mental-health crisis was Tasered by Kamloops Mounties after jumping on the hood of a police cruiser. According to police, officers were called to...

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