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Evac alert set for Sparks fire

Jul 29, 2021 / 8:34 pm

Photo: BC Wildfire Service The Sparks Lake fire is burning northwest of Kamloops. UPDATE: 8:34 p.m. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has downgraded more evacuation orders for the Sparks Lake Wildfire in Electoral Area “J”

Evac order downgraded

Jul 29, 2021 / 6:44 pm

Photo: Contributed The Tremont Creek fire is burning between Ashcroft and Walhachin. UPDATE: 6:44 p.m. A portion of the evacuation order issued due to the Tremont Wildfire near Barnes Lake in Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky

Gun report clears hotel floor

Jul 29, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A floor of an Aberdeen hotel was evacuated over the weekend and a gun was seized after police received a report of a guest sleeping with a rifle in his bed. On Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m., Mounties received

Sex assault suspect sought

Jul 29, 2021 / 4:51 pm

Photo: RCMP Police said these images show a suspect or person of interest in a stranger sex assault in downtown Kamloops on July 18. Mounties are releasing two stills from downtown surveillance video in the hopes of tracking down a suspect

Police seek purse snatcher

Jul 29, 2021 / 3:26 pm

Photo: RCMP The suspect in a Tuesday purse snatching, pictured above, is described as a white woman with long blonde hair. She was wearing a dark blue top with light blue capri leggings, pink or purple flip flops and sunglasses. Police are

Cops hunt horse tail thief

Jul 29, 2021 / 11:56 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Police are hoping tips from the public will help them track down a suspect in a bizarre horse-tail cutting incident east of Kamloops earlier this month. Overnight on July 5, Mountie said, someone trespassed onto private

Seven years for gang slaying

Jul 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: RCMP Darian Rohel A Kamloops man has been ordered to spend seven years in federal prison for his part in the gang-related slaying of a city man in 2018. Darian Rohel, 47, pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday to one

No backcountry ban yet

Jul 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: BC Wildfire Service The Sparks Lake fire burning north of Kamloops Lake earlier this month. Don’t expect to see the use of B.C.’s backcountry outlawed any time soon, despite the hundreds of fires currently burning across

Tobiano 8th best in Canada

Jul 28, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Tobiano Tobiano is located on Kamloops Lake, between Kamloops and Savona. A Kamloops-area golf course has been recognized by the sport’s most influential magazine as one of the top tracks in Canada. Tobiano ranked eighth

Smoke cuts Leos camp short

Jul 28, 2021 / 11:12 am

Photo: Tim Petruk BC Lions team equipment is ready to be loaded into a semi trailer on Thursday morning outside Hillside Stadium on the campus of Thompson Rivers University. The CFL club cut its training camp short by a couple of days due to smoky



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