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Nicola Valley Hospital ER closed as of Monday morning, IH says

Nicola Valley Hospital ER closed as of Monday morning, IH says

Jul 3, 2022 / 5:06 pm

The emergency department at Nicola Valley Hospital will be closed for 24 hours starting Monday morning, according to Interior Health. In a news release, the...

Kamloops mother of three injured in motorcycle crash

Kamloops mother of three injured in motorcycle crash

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops mother of three is unable to work for months after breaking her hip and suffering a concussion in a motorcycle crash last month. Melissa Toews has...

Warrant out for Kamloops robber who no-showed for sentencing

Warrant out for Kamloops robber who no-showed for sentencing

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

A warrant has been issued for a Kamloops man who failed to show up to court for sentencing on robbery charges. Ronald Anthony Kuz pleaded guilty to one count...

Despite viral posts online, police say no reports of men in van stalking women

Despite viral posts online, police say no reports of men in van stalking women

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Despite posts making the rounds on social media, Kamloops Mounties say they received no reports in recent weeks of men in a white van stalking and attempting to...

Kamloops-wide scavenger hunt aims to raise money for BC Wildlife Park

Kamloops-wide scavenger hunt aims to raise money for BC Wildlife Park

Jul 2, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A city-wide scavenger hunt will take place later this month with money raised going to support the BC Wildlife Park. Entry for the BC Wildlife Park Scavenger...

Clearwater's emergency department is closed Saturday once again

Clearwater's emergency department is closed Saturday once again

Jul 2, 2022 / 10:00 am

Another day, another closure of the Clearwater Emergency Department. For the fourth time in the past week, Interior Health has announced yet another closure of...

City woman scared to leave home after Brocklehurst road rage altercation goes viral

City woman scared to leave home after Brocklehurst road rage altercation goes viral

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

Pippa Epp isn’t sure what to be more surprised by — the fact no one stopped to help her during a roadside altercation Tuesday in Brocklehurst, or...

Lytton internet provider opens rebuilt office on fire anniversary

Lytton internet provider opens rebuilt office on fire anniversary

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

One year after a fire razed most of the Village of Lytton, residents and government officials gathered just south of the town site, celebrating the opening of...

Kamloops cadets showcase skills at annual ceremonial review

Kamloops cadets showcase skills at annual ceremonial review

Jul 1, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A group of Kamloops cadets had the chance to strut their stuff recently in an annual ceremonial review. Cadets and officers from the 137 Royal Canadian Sea...

Kamloopa Powwow puts out call for volunteers as event approaches

Kamloopa Powwow puts out call for volunteers as event approaches

Jul 1, 2022 / 12:33 pm

With less than a month to go until the event takes place for the first time in three years, the Kamloopa Powwow is looking for volunteers. Organizers have...

Everything you need to know about the city's Canada Day festivities in Riverside Park

Everything you need to know about the city's Canada Day festivities in Riverside Park

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

It's Canada Day — and, for the first time in three years, you can celebrate alongside thousands of others at Riverside Park. The event kicks off at 7...

Amid cleanup, Lytton residents reflect on community strength one year after fire

Amid cleanup, Lytton residents reflect on community strength one year after fire

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Hollyhocks and other wildflowers are blooming between the twisted metal wreckage and rubble that still sits in Lytton’s town centre, devastated by fire a...

Two-month jail sentence for man seen swinging large pipe behind store

Two-month jail sentence for man seen swinging large pipe behind store

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man who hid in the utility room of a North Shore convenience store armed with a large metal pipe has been ordered to spend two months in jail....

One year after Juniper fire, city and residents more aware of risk

One year after Juniper fire, city and residents more aware of risk

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

It was late in the evening last Canada Day when Madyson Cavaliere, saying goodbye to some friends who had stopped by her East Juniper home to celebrate the...

Hungry contestants needed for NSBIA pizza eating competition

Hungry contestants needed for NSBIA pizza eating competition

Jun 30, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The North Shore Business Improvement Association wants to crown the Tournament Capital’s pizza champion. The NSBIA is holding a pizza eating contest on...

Watchdog to determine whether police played role in death of man at transit exchange

Watchdog to determine whether police played role in death of man at transit exchange

Jun 30, 2022 / 4:15 pm

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating whether police inaction played a role in the death of a man Tuesday at the North Shore bus loop. According to a...

Lytton will rebuild in 'safer' manner, mayor says on anniversary of deadly blaze

Lytton will rebuild in 'safer' manner, mayor says on anniversary of deadly blaze

Jun 30, 2022 / 3:15 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. One year to the day after a deadly fire tore through his community, the mayor of Lytton says it’s refreshing to see politicians of all...

Merritt Fire Rescue steps up to protect 482 properties that recently lost coverage

Merritt Fire Rescue steps up to protect 482 properties that recently lost coverage

Jun 30, 2022 / 12:06 pm

A week after hundreds of homes northwest of Merritt were left without fire services, Merritt Fire Rescue has stepped up to help. Last week, the Lower Nicola...

All Around Gamerz offering up chance to win free party for 10

All Around Gamerz offering up chance to win free party for 10

Jun 30, 2022 / 9:00 am

All Around Gamerz is giving Castanet Kamloops readers a chance to win a party for 10. The contest is open now and closes on July 27. For more information or to...

Thompson levels receding, but city's flood concern remains high with big storm in forecast

Thompson levels receding, but city's flood concern remains high with big storm in forecast

Jun 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

While the Thompson River is receding, Kamloops is still not out of the woods on the flood front. That’s what City of Kamloops utility services manager...

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