Kamloops News

United to pursue the truth

Jun 15, 2021 / 6:35 am

An extraordinary gathering of Indigenous family leaders occurred in the days following the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of 215 children at...

Mixed feelings on motel

Jun 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

Some Kamloops city councillors say they were taken by surprise late last week by news the provincial government had purchased the Fortune Motel with plans to...

Cops seize $60K stolen boat

Jun 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

A $60,000 boat has been seized by police in 100 Mile House after inquiries made by a potential purchaser showed it had been stolen years earlier. Mounties in...

High-speed chase nets jail

Jun 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops-area man who led police on a dangerous high-speed chase hours after being released from jail has been ordered to spend another five months in prison....

Two years for raping friend

Jun 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man with no prior criminal history has been ordered to spend two years in federal prison for a 2019 rape that left his former friend wishing she were...

Road rage near school

Jun 14, 2021 / 7:00 pm

A road rage altercation that occurred near Mile 108 elementary school was stopped by an off-duty police officer, according to the RCMP. In a statement, 100 Mile...

Summer bus schedule starts

Jun 14, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Kamloops residents can expect changes to a number of bus schedules starting in late June, as seasonal service reductions begin. According to BC Transit, over...

Theatres reopen on Tuesday

Jun 14, 2021 / 11:04 am

Movie lovers across B.C. will be allowed to return to theatres this week, including cinemas in the Tournament Capital. The Cineplex theatre at Aberdeen Mall is...

Lions officially set to return

Jun 14, 2021 / 10:28 am

It’s official — the BC Lions will be returning to the Tournament Capital. The Canadian Football League’s board of governors on Monday voted...

Firefighters head to Ontario

Jun 14, 2021 / 9:01 am

A crew of firefighters based in 100 Mile House is in Ontario to help crews in that province battle wildfires. On Sunday, 20 firefighters and one support staff...

TteS to build new homes

Jun 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Tk’emlups te Secwepemc will soon be home to dozens of new affordable housing units — 28 townhouses and a 30-suite apartment building. TteS Chief...

Paddlers petition for safety

Jun 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

The organizer of an online petition calling for more safety signage on the South Thompson River says paddling groups are hoping to work collaboratively to make...

Highway 24 reopen

Jun 13, 2021 / 9:14 pm

UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 24 is now open. The highway was closed for several hours due to a vehicle fire. UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. DriveBC reports...

Valleyview police presence

Jun 13, 2021 / 6:36 pm

There is a large police presence in Valleyview on Sunday evening. At least six police cars and three ambulances could be seen speeding eastbound on Highway 1...

Jade boulder back in place

Jun 13, 2021 / 9:08 am

An iconic 3,000-pound jade boulder is now back on display in front of a gift shop in Cache Creek. The boulder made provincial headlines when it was stolen from...

50 km toward healing

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Hundreds of people embarked on a three-day, 50-kilometre walk toward healing the pain caused by residential schools over the weekend. Participants left on...

Motel to become housing

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The provincial government has purchased a North Kamloops motel for $3.6 million with plans to create 40 temporary supportive housing units. The Fortune Motel,...

Kamloops' most wanted

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

The following individuals were wanted by Kamloops RCMP as of the time of publication. Troy Hamilton Amos Manfield Michael Teichreb

Traffic tickets plummet: cops

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Enforcement of traffic infractions on Kamloops streets has taken a big dip in recent months, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is to blame. That’s what...

TRU honours former Pres.

Jun 12, 2021 / 6:00 pm

TRU is honouring its former President for his exceptional service to the university. Next Thursday, Thompson Rivers University will honour Dr. Alan Shaver with...