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All lanes open again following earlier fire on Yellowhead near Clearwater

All lanes open again following earlier fire on Yellowhead near Clearwater

North Thompson Jan 19, 2023 / 10:57 am

UPDATE: 10:57 a.m. DriveBC says regular traffic has resumed on Highway 5 east of Clearwater, where an earlier vehicle fire had the highway closed. UPDATE: 9:42...

Housing minister tours modular construction facility, says housing is a provincial priority

Housing minister tours modular construction facility, says housing is a provincial priority

Jan 19, 2023 / 4:00 am

As part of his first visit outside Metro Vancouver since becoming B.C.’s minister for housing, Ravi Kahlon toured a Kamloops facility Wednesday...

YKA sees uptick in passengers, predicts pre-pandemic levels by 2024

YKA sees uptick in passengers, predicts pre-pandemic levels by 2024

Jan 19, 2023 / 4:00 am

Passenger numbers are taking off at Fulton Field, approaching pre-pandemic levels with more growth expected in the year ahead. Ed Ratuski, Kamloops...

Film industry magazine lists Kamloops among top movie-making locales

Film industry magazine lists Kamloops among top movie-making locales

Jan 19, 2023 / 4:00 am

An industry magazine has named Kamloops one of the top filmmaking locations in North America. Kamloops ranked eighth on MovieMaker Magazine’s list of the...

Tk'emlups band, City of Kamloops honoured at B.C. Reconciliation Awards

Tk'emlups band, City of Kamloops honoured at B.C. Reconciliation Awards

Jan 18, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and the City of Kamloops were recipients of the 2022 British Columbia Reconciliation Award, honoured last week in a...

Patients being moved for CT scans with both RIH scanners temporarily offline

Patients being moved for CT scans with both RIH scanners temporarily offline

Jan 18, 2023 / 2:17 pm

Patients in Kamloops in need of a CT scan are being transported to facilities in other nearby communities as staffers work to get Royal Inland Hospital’s...

Protestors say Bill 36 represents government overreach into healthcare

Protestors say Bill 36 represents government overreach into healthcare

Jan 18, 2023 / 1:28 pm

More than a dozen people gathered on Victoria Street on Wednesday morning to protest a new law they say invites government overreach into regulatory colleges...

Kamloops one of 25 cities named for rollout of new-look Zellers

Kamloops one of 25 cities named for rollout of new-look Zellers

Jan 18, 2023 / 11:38 am

UPDATE: 11:38 a.m. The new Zellers outlet in Kamloops will occupy between 8,000 and 10,000 square feet inside the Hudson’s Bay store in Aberdeen Mall,...

City council honours TRU men's soccer team for national title

City council honours TRU men's soccer team for national title

Jan 18, 2023 / 10:45 am

Members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team attended a Kamloops city council meeting Tuesday, receiving recognition for their...

Highway 5 north of Kamloops reopens to single lane at crash site

Highway 5 north of Kamloops reopens to single lane at crash site

Jan 18, 2023 / 8:50 am

UPDATE: 8:50 a.m. Highway 5 north of Kamloops has reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic at the scene of a crash early this morning. The incident is...

Survey shows six in 10 Kamloops residents feel life has worsened over past three years

Survey shows six in 10 Kamloops residents feel life has worsened over past three years

Jan 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

The mayor of Kamloops says results from a recent citizen satisfaction survey shows council has a lot of work to do when it comes to improving life for...

'I didn't want to stab anybody'; Accused killer says he was scared of victim

'I didn't want to stab anybody'; Accused killer says he was scared of victim

Jan 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

An accused killer standing trial for murder told police the day after the slaying he was “protecting [his] family” from someone he feared would set...

City council approves interim financial officer appointment

City council approves interim financial officer appointment

Jan 17, 2023 / 6:30 pm

Kamloops city council has approved the appointment of an interim financial officer for the city. During Tuesday’s council meeting, David Hallinan, the...

Mounties investigate two unrelated early-morning break-ins

Mounties investigate two unrelated early-morning break-ins

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:25 pm

Kamloops Mounties say they are investigating a pair of unrelated commercial break-ins early Tuesday morning. According to police, a truck was stolen from a...

City council approves drop in business license fees for cannabis stores

City council approves drop in business license fees for cannabis stores

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:17 pm

Cannabis store owners will have more cushion in their wallets after Kamloops city council on Tuesday voted in favour of a bylaw amendment authorizing a big drop...

Mounties arrest two, seize drugs and bear spray following traffic stop

Mounties arrest two, seize drugs and bear spray following traffic stop

Jan 17, 2023 / 3:22 pm

Police arrested a pair and seized drugs and bear spray from a vehicle following an early-morning traffic stop Tuesday in North Kamloops. According to Mounties,...

TRU investigation substantiates some complaints of harassment

TRU investigation substantiates some complaints of harassment

Jan 17, 2023 / 1:25 pm

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. A year-long investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of two senior Thompson Rivers University administrators found wrongdoing...

Accused killer feared slain man would 'burn down' his home, jury hears

Accused killer feared slain man would 'burn down' his home, jury hears

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops man on trial for murder told police he was scared the slain man would “burn down” his home, a jury heard Monday. James Sanford’s...

Airport sues restaurant over $165K debt, says it’s ‘repossessing’ terminal space

Airport sues restaurant over $165K debt, says it’s ‘repossessing’ terminal space

Jan 17, 2023 / 4:00 am

Kamloops Airport is suing the operator of a shuttered restaurant inside its terminal, seeking more than $165,000 and alleging rent hasn’t been paid in a...

Teen arrested after smashing storefront window on North Shore, police say

Teen arrested after smashing storefront window on North Shore, police say

Jan 16, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Police say they arrested a youth last weekend following a report of screaming and banging on a North Shore street. RCMP reportedly located a teenager smashing a...

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