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Kamloops Mounties apprehend man with weapons drawn along West Victoria Street

Kamloops Mounties apprehend man with weapons drawn along West Victoria Street

Feb 23, 2024 / 1:11 pm

Police had weapons drawn along West Victoria Street in a highly visible takedown Wednesday evening following a report of an aggressive man armed with a knife....

Kamloops council to review new response plan as city prepares for possible severe drought

Kamloops council to review new response plan as city prepares for possible severe drought

Feb 23, 2024 / 11:44 am

The City of Kamloops is preparing for the possibility of another year of severe drought, introducing a response plan with new measures intended to help conserve...

TRU president to address Kamloops city council on overpass debate

TRU president to address Kamloops city council on overpass debate

Feb 23, 2024 / 10:34 am

Thompson Rivers University President Brett Fairbairn is slated to address Kamloops city council next week on the proposed pedestrian overpass crossing Summit...

North Kamloops BIA seeks business levy hike as workload broadens

North Kamloops BIA seeks business levy hike as workload broadens

Feb 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

The North Shore Business Improvement Association is hoping its members will give them a raise for the first time in a decade. The NSBIA held its annual general...

SD73, Aboriginal Education Council sign agreement to support Indigenous students

SD73, Aboriginal Education Council sign agreement to support Indigenous students

Feb 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Kamloops-Thompson school district's board of education and the Aboriginal Education Council have inked a fifth aboriginal education enhancement...

Two years in prison for 'unsophisticated' hammer robbery at North Kamloops store

Two years in prison for 'unsophisticated' hammer robbery at North Kamloops store

Feb 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

A man who wielded a hammer while holding up a North Kamloops convenience store — an unsophisticated robbery that was fuelled by drugs — has been...

Council hears Kamloops parks rank high as city starts work on new 10-year master plan

Council hears Kamloops parks rank high as city starts work on new 10-year master plan

Feb 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Kamloops parks and civic facilities manager says the division’s annual benchmarking process shows the Tournament Capital ranking high for its...

New Western Canada Theatre performance to celebrate black women, history and music

New Western Canada Theatre performance to celebrate black women, history and music

Feb 22, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Western Canada Theatre says a new performance at the Pavilion Theatre will celebrate black Canadian women, history and music. BLAK: Iconic Canadian Women in...

Everyone welcome at spring training for Boogie the Bridge, starting early March

Everyone welcome at spring training for Boogie the Bridge, starting early March

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:41 pm

Spring training for the annual Boogie the Bridge will kick off in a few weeks, and people of all ages — and all paces — are welcome to take part....

TRU's board of governors to receive information on $10M pedestrian overpass

TRU's board of governors to receive information on $10M pedestrian overpass

Feb 22, 2024 / 2:48 pm

Thompson Rivers University’s board of governors will soon be given the rundown on the “issue” with a $10-million pedestrian overpass on which...

No evidence Kamloops Costco shopper was impacted by mask policy, adjudicator rules

No evidence Kamloops Costco shopper was impacted by mask policy, adjudicator rules

Feb 22, 2024 / 2:15 pm

A Kamloops woman who cancelled her Costco membership after the big-box retailer brought in mandatory masking rules in 2020 has had her human rights complaint...

TRU will unveil fourth chancellor in university history on Friday afternoon

TRU will unveil fourth chancellor in university history on Friday afternoon

Feb 22, 2024 / 1:05 pm

Thompson Rivers University officials have called a news conference for Friday afternoon to unveil a new chancellor — the fourth in the institution's...

European Bistro going out of business after two-year run in Kamloops

European Bistro going out of business after two-year run in Kamloops

Feb 22, 2024 / 11:28 am

A bistro on Tranquille Road is shutting its doors after less than two years in business. Eddies European Bistro, 273 Tranquille Rd., plans to close on March 2,...

Merritt Mounties searching for woman missing for three weeks

Merritt Mounties searching for woman missing for three weeks

Merritt Feb 22, 2024 / 9:59 am

Mounties are trying to find a missing woman who disappeared in Merritt three weeks ago. Tara Moran, 27, was reported missing yesterday, and was last seen back...

Kamloops RCMP seek man wanted on warrants for driving while prohibited

Kamloops RCMP seek man wanted on warrants for driving while prohibited

Feb 22, 2024 / 8:09 am

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down a man wanted on warrants. Kamloops RCMP are seeking Travis Allen Sauls, 38, who is wanted...

Kamloops homeowner files lawsuit, blames rat infestation on fire-damaged property next door

Kamloops homeowner files lawsuit, blames rat infestation on fire-damaged property next door

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops landlord has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $9,000 from the former owner of a house next to hers that was gutted by fire more than a year ago,....

TNRD denies motion looking to use reserve funds to provide rural tax relief

TNRD denies motion looking to use reserve funds to provide rural tax relief

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

Rural residents of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District will not see a tax break this year after a failed attempt by an electoral area director to use reserve...

Proposed aging health research centre seeking approval from TRU senate

Proposed aging health research centre seeking approval from TRU senate

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

A new research centre that aims to find ways to improve the health of older adults living in rural areas will be proposed at Thompson Rivers University and...

City committee recommends reducing Kamloops asset management, climate levies in 2024

City committee recommends reducing Kamloops asset management, climate levies in 2024

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kamloops committee has recommended council reduce taxation-based contributions to the city’s asset management reserve and climate levy this year —...

Kamloops Film Festival will screen award-winning Indigenous documentary WaaPaKe

Kamloops Film Festival will screen award-winning Indigenous documentary WaaPaKe

Feb 21, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Kamloops will be host to a screening of WaaPaKe (Tomorrow), an award-winning Indigenous documentary about intergenerational trauma. The film, produced by the...

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