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

Suspicious item near bridge

Sep 24, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Castanet A police officer last weekend near the scene of a suspicious package found near the Overlanders Bridge. A potential bomb was the reason behind a series of road closures last weekend near the south end of the Overlanders Bridge. According

Downtown business burgled

Sep 24, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Nothing was stolen, but a burglar caused a significant amount of damage Monday morning during a break-in at a business on Victoria Street, police say. Mounties were called to a business in the 200-block of Victoria Street

Man apprehended on bridge

Sep 24, 2023 / 10:00 am

Photo: Castanet A man in the midst of a mental health crisis was apprehended by police last weekend on the Overlanders Bridge. According to Mounties, officers were called to the north side of the bridge just after 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. RCMP

Pipeline protesters sue TMX

Sep 24, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet The Tiny House Warriors are taking their fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline to the courtroom, with two protesters filing lawsuits against the Crown corporation and a contractor alleging they were beat up by a security

Valleyview smash and grab

Sep 23, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public will help them track down a suspect in an early-morning smash and grab at a business in Valleyview. According to police, officers were called to a business in the 100-block

Choking charge laid

Sep 23, 2023 / 10:00 am

Photo: Castanet A Kamloops man is facing serious charges after allegedly choking someone last weekend inside a home in Aberdeen. According to police, Mounties were called to a home on Howe Road just after 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 for a report

Guilty verdict in store attack

Sep 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Despite his denial, a Kamloops man has been convicted on a charge he attacked the manager of a downtown store “forcefully and without warning” after being asked to leave. Tristan Fernandez, 27, was found guilty

Blazers fall 5-4 in overtime

Sep 22, 2023 / 9:54 pm

Photo: Allen Douglas/Kamloops Blazers Two penalties late cost the Kamloops Blazers on opening night Friday at Sandman Centre, where they failed to complete the comeback and fell 5-4 in overtime to the Spokane Chiefs. Andrew Thomson, Shea

CLBC inks Secwepemc deal

Sep 22, 2023 / 6:22 pm

Photo: CLBC Carmen Hance, vice-president of Secwepemc Child and Family Services board of directors and Community Living BC CEO Ross Chilton signed an agreement on Sept. 15. A Kamloops First Nations service provider has signed a unique agreement

$265K for wildfire relief

Sep 22, 2023 / 11:40 am

Photo: Contributed This gas station was destroyed by the Bush Creek East wildfire in the North Shuswap. Realtors from across the Interior have donated more than a quarter of a million dollars toward B.C. wildfire relief efforts. Association



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