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Stolen truck found in river

Sep 26, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Police pulled a stolen truck from the North Thompson River beneath the Halston Bridge. According to Mounties, an older-model white GMC Sierra pickup was located beneath the bridge on the east side of the river on the

Gas prices approach $2/litre

Sep 26, 2022 / 1:45 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Gas prices in Kamloops are on the rise, once again approaching $2 per litre. While most retailers in the Tournament Capital remain in the $1.70s and $1.80s on Monday afternoon, a handful of gas stations have upped their

Injured in crash with semi

Sep 26, 2022 / 11:36 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A driver who suffered serious injuries when the vehicle he was driving collided with a lumber truck in Rayleigh was not wearing his seatbelt, police believe. Emergency crews were called to a report of a two-vehicle

Jail for driving while DQ'd

Sep 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A Kamloops woman with a history of driving while prohibited has been ordered to spend six months in prison after police caught her behind the wheel four times in a nine-month span. Mary Louise Angela Lindbergh, 46,

Jail for pulling knife in store

Sep 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A Kamloops man who pulled a knife on employees at a downtown liquor store while stealing a bottle of rum has been ordered to spend four months in jail. Christian Andrew Richard, 35, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial

Blazers shut out in opener

Sep 23, 2022 / 9:59 pm

Photo: Allen Douglas/Kamloops Blazers Dylan Ernst tracks the play Friday as Logan Bairos (2) battles Luke Schelter (77) in front of the net. The Portland Winterhawks beat the Kamloops Blazers 3-0. UPDATE: 9:59 p.m. Despite some good chances

Pride crosswalk on reserve

Sep 23, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Tk'emlups te Secwepemc The Tk’emlups te Secwepemc band has installed a permanent Pride crosswalk on one of the reserve’s most high-profile streets. The crosswalk has been painted in Pride colours at Powwow Trail and

Hwy. 8 finally reconnected

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:13 pm

Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Residents living along the Highway 8 corridor between Merritt and Spences Bridge once again have access to their properties — a “major milestone” in the recovery following

Hit by truck on purpose?

Sep 23, 2022 / 3:08 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Police are investigating an incident in which they believe a man was struck with a pickup truck as part of an assault. Mounties said they were called to the 1600-block of Lac le Jeune Road just after 4:30 a.m. on Sept.

Supportive housing opens

Sep 23, 2022 / 9:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A supportive housing facility inside a converted motel on Fortune Drive has welcomed its first residents. According to a news release Friday morning from the provincial government, the 28-unit facility in the former



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