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Mounties seize ounce of fentanyl after responding to report of shoplifter at North Shore store

Jan 28, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A report of a shoplifter stealing items from a North Kamloops store last weekend turned into a fentanyl bust, Mounties say. Police were called to a store in the...

Mounties reminding drivers not to leave keys in ignition after multiple vehicle thefts

Jan 28, 2022 / 11:13 am

Police are reminding drivers to take their keys with them when they park after receiving multiple reports of vehicles being stolen with keys in the ignition....

Crews mopping up after Friday morning fire at Fifth Avenue house

Jan 28, 2022 / 9:35 am

Firefighters are on scene at a home in downtown Kamloops on Friday following a morning fire. Emergency crews were called to a home on Fifth Avenue near Nicola...

Environment Canada forecast calling for slightly warmer temperatures this weekend

Jan 28, 2022 / 9:28 am

Slightly warmer temperatures might be on the way this weekend for the Tournament Capital. According to the Environment Canada forecast, on Friday the clouds...

Motion to improve extreme weather shelter planning defeated narrowly by city council

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A motion presented by three city councillors suggesting an improved process for planning shelter spaces in advance of extreme weather was narrowly defeated in...

Logging truck driver fined after being busted with loaded revolver at scene of highway crash

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A trucker who was busted north of Kamloops with a loaded revolver in the cab of his truck has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. Christopher Ty Parsons, who...

New Gold says overnight electrical arc fault was behind bright flash last weekend, lighting up sky

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A bright flash that lit up the night sky in parts of Kamloops last weekend wasn’t a UFO and it wasn’t a space rock. It was an electrical explosion...

Sun Peaks ski instructor competing for spot on national team bound for Finland

Jan 27, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Dozens of highly trained ski instructors — including a Sun Peaks woman — are competing at the mountain resort for a chance to earn their spot on a...

Facebook post about 'gang' of high-tech burglars not accurate, police say

Jan 27, 2022 / 5:45 pm

Kamloops Mounties say there is not a gang of high-tech burglars at work in the city cloning garage door remotes to break into homes, despite a post making the...

Witnesses sought after stabbing on Victoria Street sends man to hospital

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:49 pm

Mounties are looking for witnesses after a stabbing Monday on Victoria Street landed a man in hospital with injuries to his hand and chest. Police were called...

Valuable large-diameter cables stolen in break-in at city pump house, police say

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:12 pm

Police are looking into a brazen burglary at a city pump house that saw valuable large-diameter electrical cables cut and stolen — causing more than...

City council approves additional $400K to complete Juniper East emergency road

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:59 pm

City council has approved an additional $400,000 of reserve funds to complete work on the Juniper East emergency access road. The emergency access project...

Man 'struck repeatedly' during baton beating on Columbia Street West, Mounties say

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:50 pm

Mounties are looking into a violent Sahali assault last weekend in which the victim was struck repeatedly with a baton. Police were called to the 700-block of...

Council approves ESS grant application, hears volunteers provided over 30,000 hours of support in 2021

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:53 pm

Hundreds of Emergency Support Services volunteers at McArthur Island provided over 30,000 hours of support to wildfire and flood evacuees throughout an...

City of Kamloops saw 100 employees absent last Friday due to COVID-19 impacts, CAO says

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

The City of Kamloops has been short-staffed due to the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, with about 100 staff calling in sick last Friday, according the...

Emergency temporary dorms at TRU ready for students to move in

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

After completion dates were delayed more than once, students are finally set to move into emergency temporary on-campus housing built by Thompson Rivers...

SD73 teachers asked for vaccination status, but still no word on potential mandate for district staff

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

School District 73 teachers and staff are being asked to disclose their vaccination status to district officials, but there is still no word on whether a...

'Get digits'; Inside a brutal Kamloops revenge beating that turned into a grisly slaying

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

WARNING: This story contains graphic details some readers may find disturbing It’s known at the Kamloops Law Courts as the “Five Guys” case...

City says CSO staff helped a dog, presumed drowned, reunite with owners

Jan 26, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A missing dog has been reunited with its owners after a Community Services Officer responded to a call from a resident reporting the scared pet. According to a...

Greyhound shelter to open soon; timeline for Kingston Avenue facility sped up

Jan 26, 2022 / 3:35 pm

City of Kamloops staff say Merit Place, a new temporary homeless shelter located in the former Greyhound bus depot in Sahali, is set to open in the coming days,...