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Multi-vehicle incident cleared and Highway 5 open again north of Barriere

Multi-vehicle incident cleared and Highway 5 open again north of Barriere

Barriere Nov 30, 2022 / 6:13 pm

UPDATE 6:10 p.m. The crash scene has now been cleared. DriveBC described it as a multi-vehicle incident. Highway 5 is now open again between Boulder Mountain...

Coca-Cola Caravan Tour to bring Santa Claus, elves to Kamloops and Tk'emlups

Coca-Cola Caravan Tour to bring Santa Claus, elves to Kamloops and Tk'emlups

Nov 30, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Santa Claus himself will be in the Tournament Capital for a series of festive holiday events later this week. The Coca-Cola Caravan Tour will roll into Kamloops...

Highway 5 reopens in wake of crash near Barriere

Highway 5 reopens in wake of crash near Barriere

Barriere Nov 30, 2022 / 10:19 am

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. DriveBC reports the crash scene on Highway 5 near Barriere has now been cleared. UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. DriveBC reports that Highway 5 has...

Temporary Yacht Club shelter now open 24 hours, operator says

Temporary Yacht Club shelter now open 24 hours, operator says

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

A temporary shelter at the Yacht Club will operate on a 24-hour basis through the winter. The Mustard Seed Kamloops, which stepped in to operate the temporary...

Preliminary inquiry underway for man accused in March slaying in Lillooet

Preliminary inquiry underway for man accused in March slaying in Lillooet

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

A preliminary inquiry is underway in a Kamloops courtroom for a man charged with murder following an alleged slaying in Lillooet earlier this year. Justin...

City will reopen popular West Highlands cross-country ski track this week

City will reopen popular West Highlands cross-country ski track this week

Nov 29, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A popular cross-country ski track in Aberdeen will open for the season later this week. The cross-country route at West Highlands Park enjoyed a successful...

Snowfall warning covers Kamloops, North Thompson and Cariboo

Snowfall warning covers Kamloops, North Thompson and Cariboo

Nov 29, 2022 / 1:37 pm

Kamloops is under a snowfall warning on Tuesday, with Environment Canada forecasts calling for 10 to 15 centimetres of snow between now and Wednesday morning....

Two high-end mountain bikes recovered, being reunited with overseas owners

Two high-end mountain bikes recovered, being reunited with overseas owners

Nov 29, 2022 / 12:36 pm

A high-end mountain bike stolen over the summer from a tourist visiting Kamloops is being shipped to New Zealand to be reunited with its owner, police say....

BC Interior Community Foundation looks to give $1K to 10 local charities

BC Interior Community Foundation looks to give $1K to 10 local charities

Nov 29, 2022 / 11:09 am

The BC Interior Community Foundation is celebrating Giving Tuesday by handing out $10,000. According to a news release, the foundation intends to hand out...

Mounties want residents to check sheds, outbuildings for sign of missing man

Mounties want residents to check sheds, outbuildings for sign of missing man

Nov 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

Police are renewing their call for tips in the case of an Okanagan man who went missing during a visit to Kamloops earlier this month, asking residents to check...

Creston killer cut victim's body into pieces; Crown seeks dangerous offender status

Creston killer cut victim's body into pieces; Crown seeks dangerous offender status

Kootenays Nov 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

WARNING: This story contains graphic details some readers may find disturbing. Prosecutors are seeking a dangerous offender assessment for a homeless man who...

Multi-use arts space opens in downtown building donated by Fawcetts

Multi-use arts space opens in downtown building donated by Fawcetts

Nov 28, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A new arts facility donated by a prominent local philanthropic family held an official opening on Monday. The ribbon was cut on Kelson Hall, which transformed...

Memorial Cup tickets to go on sale Thursday

Memorial Cup tickets to go on sale Thursday

Nov 28, 2022 / 11:34 am

Tickets for next spring’s Memorial Cup will go on sale later this week. Organizers for the event also released the full tournament schedule, which will...

No injuries after boy's shoe run over by Santa Claus Parade float

No injuries after boy's shoe run over by Santa Claus Parade float

Nov 28, 2022 / 10:22 am

No injuries were reported after a child appeared to have been run over Sunday by a float in the Santa Claus Parade on Victoria Street. Dearborn Ford general...

Parole for drunk driver who fled scene of 2019 crash that killed three

Parole for drunk driver who fled scene of 2019 crash that killed three

Nov 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Less than 12 months into his three-year prison sentence, a Kamloops man who fled after drunkenly causing a downtown collision that killed three young Nigerians...

Kamloops councillor suggests using contingency fund to assist social agencies this winter

Kamloops councillor suggests using contingency fund to assist social agencies this winter

Nov 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops councillor is putting forward a motion which, if approved, would see $8,000 from a council contingency fund be given as grants to agencies providing...

Three days left to purchase Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers raffle tickets

Three days left to purchase Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers raffle tickets

Nov 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers Winter 50/50 is on now! This is our second annual raffle, and it was a great success last year with the winner getting a...

Children's choir practicing for midweek performance at Riverside Park

Children's choir practicing for midweek performance at Riverside Park

Nov 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Kamloops Thompson Honour Choir is working hard this year to spread seasonal cheer. The choir is made up of about 45 students in grades three through seven...

Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport award given to Neskonlith Band endurance runner

Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport award given to Neskonlith Band endurance runner

Nov 27, 2022 / 6:00 pm

An Indigenous endurance runner from the Lower Nicola has received a provincial award for excellence in sport. Darius Sam, of the Neskonlith Band, was one of 10...

Controlled burning may occur in Kamloops' Kenna Cartwright Park Sunday

Controlled burning may occur in Kamloops' Kenna Cartwright Park Sunday

Nov 27, 2022 / 11:45 am

Kamloops residents may notice some smoke coming from the southwest Sunday, but there's no need to worry. Kamloops Fire Rescue posted to Twitter Sunday...