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Wanted by RCMP


Kamloops RCMP are thanking the media and the public for their assistance in identifying a male in relation to an active investigation.

The male was identified as a person of interest, he made contact with police today, and the investigation is ongoing.

There are no further details about the investigation available at this time.

Kamloops RCMP are looking for help identifying a man involved in a fraud investigation.

This photo was taken by a Royal Bank ATM in Sahali, Aug. 26. 

Anyone who can help identify the man should call Kamloops RCMP at 250.828.3000 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.


Salmon run gallery

Millions of fish swarmed Adams River near Chase this year for the annual salmon run. 

2014 was a dominant year for the run and the Adams Run Salmon Society in Kamloops coordinated the celebration known as the "Salute to the Sockeye," held Friday Oct. 3 to Oct. 26. 

Check out our gallery of reader-submitted photos, and see the full story here.

Murder trial for girlfriend's death

A six-week trial has been scheduled to start in September of next year in the case of a 22-year-old man accused of killing his teenage girlfriend in Kamloops.

A judge has set Sept. 28, 2015, as the start date for a jury trial involving Damien Taylor, who is charged with second-degree murder.

Taylor has remained in custody since being arrested in January for the death of 16-year-old CJ Fowler, whose body was discovered in a creek near downtown in December 2012.

The Crown called 16 witnesses at his preliminary inquiry — a pre-trial hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

Police said Fowler, who was from the Terrace area, was visiting friends in Kamloops when she was killed.

Investigators believe Fowler and Taylor travelled to Kamloops together.

The Canadian Press


Judge: Banishment OK

A Kamloops man who criminally harassed his former girlfriend and her family will remain banished from the city as part of his probation.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley declined an appeal by Shane Adam to have his banishment from Kamloops, B.C., declared unconstitutional.

Adam’s lawyer, Thompson Rivers University law professor Micah Rankin, argued unsuccessfully that banishment of an offender from his community violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Adam was sentenced in provincial court last year to a prison term of slightly more than four months, followed by a two-year probation term that included banishment from Kamloops.

"The sentencing judge chose not to imprison Mr. Adams for a lengthy term," Dley wrote.

"Instead, the judge addressed community safety by tying it to Mr. Adam’s rehabilitation. If Mr. Adam took no steps to rehabilitate himself, then community safety could only be served by his absence from Kamloops for the two-year term. However, it was open for Mr. Adam to return to Kamloops if he was able to show the court that he had taken the necessary steps to reduce his risk to the community."

Adam, 24, has amassed a record for breaches of court orders, harassment, assault and uttering threats. He has lived most of his life in the B.C. Interior city.

He threatened to shoot his former girlfriend’s father, as well as police officers who arrested him.

Dley said the banishment is necessary to protect the public, particularly Adam’s former girlfriend’s family. Her father is a bus driver whose job takes him across the community.

"Kamloops is not such a large city that banishment from the entire city can be said to be unreasonable or over broad," Dley ruled. 

The Canadian Press

Crash injures tourists

A car crash north of Salmon Arm sent at least one Arizona tourist to hospital Saturday afternoon.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road and Highway 1.

A red Ford Fusion appeared to get t-boned by an oncoming Honda Civic. The Ford was heavily damaged on the driver's side. 

A witness tells Castanet that an elderly tourist from Arizona was injured in the crash. 

RCMP could not immediately confirm the details of the incident.

Traffic was stopped on Highway 1 for more than an hour and was backed up eastbound for "a very long distance."

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