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Investigators blame 'unclear communication, incorrect assessments' for fatal ammonia leak

Investigators blame 'unclear communication, incorrect assessments' for fatal ammonia leak

Jan 26, 2023 / 10:02 am

Technical Safety BC has concluded its probe of a fatal ammonia leak at a Kamloops ice-making facility last May, and a communication breakdown is to blame. The...

Woman pleads guilty to arson charge stemming from intentionally set wildfires

Woman pleads guilty to arson charge stemming from intentionally set wildfires

Jan 26, 2023 / 10:00 am

A Kamloops firebug who was arrested in connection with a string of intentionally set wildfires last year has pleaded guilty. Angela Elise Cornish, 43, pleaded...

SD73 honour choir, band prepare for first concert since pre-pandemic

SD73 honour choir, band prepare for first concert since pre-pandemic

Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

Practices are in full swing as the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s Honour Band and Honour Choir prepare for their first concert since before the...

Local enrolment dips at TRU, but international students pick up the slack

Local enrolment dips at TRU, but international students pick up the slack

Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

While local enrolment is declining at Thompson Rivers University, overall numbers are being buoyed by strong demand from international students. That’s...

Crown seeking lengthy prison sentence for woman caught with loaded gun

Crown seeking lengthy prison sentence for woman caught with loaded gun

Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops woman who was caught with a loaded gun in her jacket pocket could be facing a prison sentence longer than two years. Angeline Marie Morris, 44, was...

Kamloops man looks to buy truck after $100K win on scratch ticket

Kamloops man looks to buy truck after $100K win on scratch ticket

Jan 25, 2023 / 6:00 pm

A Kamloops man is looking to purchase a new truck after winning $100,000 from a BCLC scratch and win game. In a news release from BCLC, Gordon Sagar said he...

Mounties apprehend person in distress on Red Bridge, take them to hospital

Mounties apprehend person in distress on Red Bridge, take them to hospital

Jan 25, 2023 / 3:05 pm

A person was apprehended by police and taken to hospital on Monday night after a passerby reported someone in emotional distress on the Red Bridge. According to...

Ranch spokesman says Highway 5A sensors will do little to improve safety

Ranch spokesman says Highway 5A sensors will do little to improve safety

Jan 25, 2023 / 1:42 pm

A spokesman for Stump Lake Ranch who has called for a non-local commercial vehicle ban on Highway 5A says the province’s plan to install sensors along the...

Ahead of strategic planning, mayor invites election candidates to suggest ideas

Ahead of strategic planning, mayor invites election candidates to suggest ideas

Jan 25, 2023 / 12:44 pm

Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson is inviting locals who ran unsuccessfully for a mayoral or council seat last fall to share their ideas for creating a better...

Police deploy Taser to apprehend violent man in midst of drug-induced crisis

Police deploy Taser to apprehend violent man in midst of drug-induced crisis

Jan 25, 2023 / 12:05 pm

Police say they used a Taser to apprehend a man in Dufferin who was behaving in a threatening manner while in the midst of a drug-induced crisis. Mounties said...

Merritt mayor wants vax mandate lifted for healthcare workers to keep hospitals open

Merritt mayor wants vax mandate lifted for healthcare workers to keep hospitals open

Merritt Jan 25, 2023 / 11:49 am

The mayor of Merritt is calling on Victoria to abolish the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers to help keep hospitals open in smaller B.C. communities like...

Interior Health says progress made on filling RIH staffing vacancies

Interior Health says progress made on filling RIH staffing vacancies

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

Interior Health says while the staffing vacancy rate at Royal Inland Hospital still presents a challenge, there are about 60 more staff working at the Kamloops...

Jail for Kamloops man who keeps bilking Ottawa in EI scam

Jail for Kamloops man who keeps bilking Ottawa in EI scam

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

A repeat Kamloops fraudster who was “double-dipping” when he bilked the federal government in an employment insurance scam has been sentenced to...

TRU president confirms he fired former HR boss implicated in high-profile investigation

TRU president confirms he fired former HR boss implicated in high-profile investigation

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

Thompson Rivers University’s president says he fired a former senior administrator implicated in a high-profile harassment investigation, but not because...

Free menstrual products now available in some City of Kamloops buildings

Free menstrual products now available in some City of Kamloops buildings

Jan 24, 2023 / 6:00 pm

The City of Kamloops is offering free period products in some municipal buildings, a pilot initiative the city says could expand to other public washrooms in...

GoFundMe launched for young Kamloops family dealing with devastating ordeal

GoFundMe launched for young Kamloops family dealing with devastating ordeal

Jan 24, 2023 / 5:02 pm

A GoFundMe has been launched raising money for a young Kamloops family dealing with some life-changing circumstances. The family — a single mom and two...

Police looking for information after burglary on Hillside Drive

Police looking for information after burglary on Hillside Drive

Jan 24, 2023 / 4:52 pm

Kamloops police are looking for information and security video footage after a break-in Monday night at a business on Hillside Drive. In a news release,...

Jury now deliberating in case of man who claims self defence

Jury now deliberating in case of man who claims self defence

Jan 24, 2023 / 3:19 pm

UPDATE: 3:19 p.m. The 12-person jury tasked with deciding the fate of a Kamloops man charged with murder is now out for deliberations. James Sanford’s...

Suspect in custody after stolen vehicle damages four police cruisers: RCMP

Suspect in custody after stolen vehicle damages four police cruisers: RCMP

Jan 24, 2023 / 1:54 pm

UPDATE: 1:54 p.m. Four RCMP vehicles were damaged Monday as officers tried to stop a stolen van in the Heffley Creek area, police say. According to Mounties, a...

Five Little Indians was most popular adult fiction book in 2022, TNRL says

Five Little Indians was most popular adult fiction book in 2022, TNRL says

Jan 24, 2023 / 10:00 am

The most borrowed novel from the library in Kamloops last year was written by a local author. The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has released a list of the...

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