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Kamloops News

Truck fire on Coquihalla

Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00 pm

Witnesses tell Castanet there is a truck fire on the Coquihalla. The fire is reportedly 20 minutes west of the Inks Road exit. The tractor trailer unit was...

Chamber applauds pipeline

Jun 18, 2019 / 4:35 pm

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is cheering the Trans Mountain Expansion Project approval. “The TMX project creates opportunities for Kamloopsians, and...

Early RCMP patrols pay off

Jun 17, 2019 / 2:15 pm

Central Interior Traffic Services in Kamloops recently utilized early shifts to step up enforcement efforts. "CITS has explored new ways to conduct traffic...

Strange sight in the sky

Jun 17, 2019 / 6:31 am

A strange cloud had many looking to the sky in Kamloops over the weekend. The sight baffled people on social media, with theories ranging from the logical (some...

Missing since last night

Jun 16, 2019 / 9:11 pm

Kamloops RCMP are pleading for the public’s help locating a missing 57 year old man. Lorne Hamer-Jackson was last seen on Saturday evening and has not...

Fire spotted near Kamloops

Jun 16, 2019 / 7:41 am

A new wildfire was reported by BC Wildfire Service on Saturday south of Kamloops. The fire is near Beresford Lakes and is reportedly 1 Ha in size. The cause is...

Nice fins, dude

Jun 14, 2019 / 5:07 pm

The best things in life are free, even if they exist way outside your comfort zone, as a Kamloops man found out. After learning that models got free photoshoots...

Fire officials nervous

Jun 13, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Fire officials in the Kamloops area are urging people to be extra careful. Fire Chief Michale Adams said as the area is experiencing an increase in the fire...

Sobering centre on agenda

Jun 13, 2019 / 10:33 am

The mayor of Kamloops wants to talk about a sobering centre for the city. Ken Christian says that's one of several issues he'll bring to the Union of...

Evacuations over gas leak

Jun 12, 2019 / 7:10 pm

UPDATE 7:10 p.m. RCMP say the gas leak has been repaired and evacuations rescinded. ORIGINAL 6:30 p.m. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed they are responding, along...

McLure ferry turns 100

Jun 9, 2019 / 6:43 am

A ferry operating north of Kamloops is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The historic McLure Ferry, located about 40 kilometres north of Kamloops, first...

Wildfire now 'held'

Jun 7, 2019 / 12:22 pm

The B.C. Wildfire Service says a fire near Savona, west of Kamloops, is being held with 20 wildfire personnel on scene today. Fire Information Officer Marla...

Controlled burns at blaze

Jun 6, 2019 / 3:35 pm

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m. The fire burning west of Kamloops is now believed to be burning a 200-hectare area, after ground crews accurately mapped the blaze Thursday....

Local bands should get stake

Jun 6, 2019 / 1:15 pm

The chairman of a B.C. indigenous group seeking to buy a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline says Ottawa should favour communities along the route when...

TRU gets trades cash

Jun 6, 2019 / 11:31 am

New trades equipment will help set up students in Kamloops with the skills they need for rewarding careers, the Government of B.C. announced in a release....

Fire grows, hwy reopened

Jun 5, 2019 / 7:08 pm

UPDATE 7:10 p.m. A grass fire burning west of Savona has now grown to 100 hectares, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. "We now have skimmers...

Small fire near Kamloops

Jun 4, 2019 / 9:19 pm

A small fire is burning east of Kamloops. BC Wildfire Service said the wildfire is .01 of a hectare and is being called the Martin Prairie fire. It is believed...

City loses rights appeal

Jun 4, 2019 / 3:30 pm

B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal has declined a City of Kamloops request to throw out an alleged discrimination and harassment complaint against one of its...

Canfor closing Vavenby mill

Jun 3, 2019 / 6:00 pm

The largest employer in the tiny interior community of Vavenby is shutting down permanently. Employees at the Vavenby Mill were given the news by mill owner...

New fire seen at Stump Lake

Jun 3, 2019 / 5:12 pm

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. The estimated size of the fire was downgraded to 1.6 Ha as of Monday afternoon. ORIGINAL: 2:45 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service is responding to...

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