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Canada Games Pool closes abruptly Tuesday due to fecal incident, City of Kamloops says

Canada Games Pool closes abruptly Tuesday due to fecal incident, City of Kamloops says

Feb 20, 2024 / 1:37 pm

UPDATE: 1:37 p.m. The Canada Games Pool will need to be closed for about 13 hours after someone got sick in the main pool. Andrew Smeaton, aquatics program...

BC SPCA officers seize 31 dogs from Clearwater home as part of animal cruelty investigation

BC SPCA officers seize 31 dogs from Clearwater home as part of animal cruelty investigation

Clearwater Feb 20, 2024 / 11:21 am

The BC SPCA has seized 31 dogs from a property in Clearwater as part of an animal cruelty investigation. In a news release, the agency said a variety of dogs of...

TNRD expanding fines for disposing of inappropriate materials through recycling

TNRD expanding fines for disposing of inappropriate materials through recycling

Feb 20, 2024 / 11:12 am

More fines will be on the books as of next month for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District as it expands its mandatory recyclable material bylaw. As of March,...

Kamloops group hoping to establish local car share formally incorporates co-op

Kamloops group hoping to establish local car share formally incorporates co-op

Feb 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops group has cruised past a milestone on its journey to establish a local car share — an initiative the founding directors say will drive cost...

KMHA representatives say shortage of ice sheets are causing talented youth to leave Kamloops

KMHA representatives say shortage of ice sheets are causing talented youth to leave Kamloops

Feb 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

Kamloops Minor Hockey Association representatives say a shortage of ice sheets in the Tournament Capital is resulting in less time for young players to hone...

Jail for Kamloops man who violated no-contact order by leaving 'love note' for ex

Jail for Kamloops man who violated no-contact order by leaving 'love note' for ex

Feb 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man who violated a court-ordered no contact condition by leaving a “love note” outside his ex’s home has been sentenced to three...

Thief targets iPads in smash-and-grab burglary at downtown Kamloops business

Thief targets iPads in smash-and-grab burglary at downtown Kamloops business

Feb 19, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Expensive electronics were among the items targeted by a thief last weekend during a smash-and-grab burglary at a downtown Kamloops business, police say....

Kamloops council accepting nominations for Exemplary Service Awards

Kamloops council accepting nominations for Exemplary Service Awards

Feb 19, 2024 / 3:00 pm

The City of Kamloops is once again accepting nominations for its exemplary service awards. In a news release, the City of Kamloops said the awards recognize...

City of Kamloops seeking ESS volunteers ahead of flood, wildfire seasons

City of Kamloops seeking ESS volunteers ahead of flood, wildfire seasons

Feb 19, 2024 / 3:00 pm

The City of Kamloops is looking for Emergency Support Services volunteers to help out in times of crisis. In a news release, the city said the Kamloops ESS team...

Sun Peaks resident says sentimental truck stolen from Valleyview has been recovered

Sun Peaks resident says sentimental truck stolen from Valleyview has been recovered

Feb 19, 2024 / 1:50 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. A truck with significant sentimental value which was stolen from Valleyview late last week has since been recovered, according to its owner....

Kamloops quartet raises $1,300 for local youth with Singing Valentines

Kamloops quartet raises $1,300 for local youth with Singing Valentines

Feb 19, 2024 / 1:30 pm

Kamloops a cappella group Slow No Tempo says this year’s Singing Valentines fundraiser was its most successful to date, raising $1,300 to support A Way...

Kamloops council committee to review eight supplemental budget items

Kamloops council committee to review eight supplemental budget items

Feb 19, 2024 / 12:39 pm

Kamloops council will be asked Tuesday to consider eight additions to the 2024 budget and five-year financial plan — including funding a new Kamloops Fire...

Residents invited to give feedback on City of Kamloops' draft cultural strategic plan

Residents invited to give feedback on City of Kamloops' draft cultural strategic plan

Feb 19, 2024 / 9:00 am

The City of Kamloops is inviting residents to provide feedback on its draft cultural strategic plan, which lays out goals to strengthen cultural development and...

Kamloops region forecast calls for mix of sun, cloud in coming week

Kamloops region forecast calls for mix of sun, cloud in coming week

Feb 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Kamloops region is forecast to see a mix of sun and cloud throughout the coming week, according to Environment Canada. Monday will see wind up to 15 km/h, a...

Probation for Kamloops teen who handcuffed support worker to steering wheel

Probation for Kamloops teen who handcuffed support worker to steering wheel

Feb 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops teen who handcuffed a support worker from his group home to the steering wheel of her own vehicle has been ordered to spend the next 18 months on...

SD73 data shows number of referrals for substance misuse counselling continue to fall

SD73 data shows number of referrals for substance misuse counselling continue to fall

Feb 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

Substance misuse among school-age teens in the Kamloops area appears to be on the decline, according to new data from the Kamloops-Thompson school district, but...

Two guns and ammunition seized by Kamloops RCMP from home on McGill Road

Two guns and ammunition seized by Kamloops RCMP from home on McGill Road

Feb 18, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Two firearms and ammunition were seized last weekend from a home on McGill Road after Kamloops Mounties responded to a report of a burglary. According to...

Kamloops lawyer to stand trial in September on first-degree murder charge

Kamloops lawyer to stand trial in September on first-degree murder charge

Feb 18, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Trial dates have been set for a Kamloops lawyer charged with first-degree murder in the 2022 death of a Thompson Rivers University professor. Butch Bagabuyo,...

TRU women's volleyball heading to playoffs while men fight to the end

TRU women's volleyball heading to playoffs while men fight to the end

Feb 18, 2024 / 11:58 am

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women's volleyball team clinched a playoff spot for the first time in four years, as the men's team fought to...

City of Kamloops changing public notification process for rezoning due to provincial restrictions

City of Kamloops changing public notification process for rezoning due to provincial restrictions

Feb 18, 2024 / 9:00 am

The City of Kamloops is updating its procedures for notifying residents about applications for zoning changes in response to new provincially mandated...