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Environment Canada forecast damp and cool weather, temperatures to rise

Environment Canada forecast damp and cool weather, temperatures to rise

Thompson-Okanagan Mar 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

The coming week is expected to start off damp and cool before warming across the Thompson-Okanagan region. Environment Canada meteorologist David Wray said...

City of Kamloops applies for $150K grant to help fund two new development positions

City of Kamloops applies for $150K grant to help fund two new development positions

Mar 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Kamloops is applying for a $150,000 grant to partially fund two staff positions intended to help speed up the municipality's development...

Violent Kamloops man gets bail after allegedly violating his house arrest conditions

Violent Kamloops man gets bail after allegedly violating his house arrest conditions

Mar 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

A violent Kamloops man who is alleged to have violated the terms of his house arrest has been granted bail while prosecutors work to put him back behind bars....

City of Kamloops looks to establish collaborative initiative to help at-risk residents

City of Kamloops looks to establish collaborative initiative to help at-risk residents

Mar 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Kamloops will be applying for a grant to establish a situation table — an ongoing initiative where local groups collaborate to help quickly...

Vehicle fire closes Highway 5A south of Kamloops

Vehicle fire closes Highway 5A south of Kamloops

Mar 3, 2024 / 8:02 pm

A vehicle fire has closed Highway 5A in both directions about 4 kilometres south of Kamloops. According to DriveBC Highway 5A is closed between Jackson Road and...

Snow base below average at Sun Peaks as spring skiing underway

Snow base below average at Sun Peaks as spring skiing underway

Sun Peaks Mar 3, 2024 / 6:00 pm

There’s still plenty of snow and activities to be had in the remaining weeks of the Sun Peaks skiing season, according to the resort. Sun Peaks received a...

Free First Nations awareness event at TRU this week

Free First Nations awareness event at TRU this week

Mar 3, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Kamloops residents are invited to visit Thompson Rivers University for an event-filled week promoting Indigenous heritage, history and diversity. TRU is...

TRU to host events highlighting sustainable initiatives, goals

TRU to host events highlighting sustainable initiatives, goals

Mar 3, 2024 / 1:30 pm

Two events highlighting sustainability will be hosted on Thompson Rivers University's campus in honour of Sustainable Development Goals Week in Canada. In a...

Day One Society bursary honoured with national award for community contribution

Day One Society bursary honoured with national award for community contribution

Mar 3, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Day One Society says its Out of the Ashes bursary has been honoured with a national award for providing educational support to youth in Kamloops. The bursary...

Charges laid after suspect caught stealing from downtown Kamloops store, police say

Charges laid after suspect caught stealing from downtown Kamloops store, police say

Mar 3, 2024 / 10:00 am

A Kamloops man is facing theft and breach charges following an incident last weekend at a downtown store. According to Mounties, officers were called to a...

Kamloops councillor calls for more equality in four pillar approach to drug addiction policy

Kamloops councillor calls for more equality in four pillar approach to drug addiction policy

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops city councillor says the provincial government needs to inject more resources and long-term investments into drug treatment and recovery rather than...

Kamloops author celebrates launch of new book sharing stories of resilience

Kamloops author celebrates launch of new book sharing stories of resilience

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops author is celebrating the launch of her latest book, which aims to inspire people struggling through tough times with stories of resilience —...

One year in prison for Kamloops man who led Mounties on dangerous chase, crashed near hairpin

One year in prison for Kamloops man who led Mounties on dangerous chase, crashed near hairpin

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man has been ordered to spend a year in prison after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed an SUV into a concrete barrier...

Drug crisis off to bad start in Kamloops, with 11 OD deaths recorded in January

Drug crisis off to bad start in Kamloops, with 11 OD deaths recorded in January

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

Kamloops had the fifth-most drug overdose deaths among B.C. cities in the first month of 2024 with 11, putting the city on pace for its worst year yet of the...

Thieves steal tablet, till full of cash from downtown Kamloops store, Mounties say

Thieves steal tablet, till full of cash from downtown Kamloops store, Mounties say

Mar 2, 2024 / 6:00 pm

A tablet and cash from a till were among the items stolen in a burglary last weekend at a business on Victoria Street, police say. According to Mounties,...

Small fire near Chase knocked down quickly

Small fire near Chase knocked down quickly

Chase Mar 2, 2024 / 5:00 pm

Firefighters made quick work of a small wildfire that popped up off Highway 1 near Chase Saturday morning. The fire was an estimated 0.009 hectares in size and...

BC Interior Community foundation chips in to help Brock school band reach nationals

BC Interior Community foundation chips in to help Brock school band reach nationals

Mar 2, 2024 / 3:00 pm

The BC Interior Community Foundation has chipped in a sizeable sum to help the Brocklehurst middle school band attend MusicFest Canada in Toronto, a national...

Kamloops CanGo Grannies hosting commemorative AIDS quilt

Kamloops CanGo Grannies hosting commemorative AIDS quilt

Mar 2, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Tournament Capital residents are being invited to check out an anniversary quilt celebrating 20 years of partnership with African grandmothers. The Kamloops...

Suspects sought after downtown Kamloops store hit by smash and grab

Suspects sought after downtown Kamloops store hit by smash and grab

Mar 2, 2024 / 10:00 am

Kamloops Mounties are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary last weekend that saw purses and jewelry stolen from a downtown store. According to police,...

Alleged Kamloops arsonist accused of using child's stuffed toy, road flare to spark van fire

Alleged Kamloops arsonist accused of using child's stuffed toy, road flare to spark van fire

Mar 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

A child’s stuffed animal was used to set a van ablaze last week outside a downtown Kamloops home, a judge has been told. Police have said Troy Mitchell...