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Latest Articles from Tim Petruk

Local cases increase again

Oct 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: B.C. Centre for Disease Control This map of local health areas shows how many new COVID-19 cases were recorded between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23. The Kamloops area saw a significant increase in new COVID-19 cases last week, but numbers

Bands to review HVC plans

Oct 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Teck Highland Valley Copper is the largest open-pit copper mine in Canada. Two Kamloops-area First Nations say they’ve struck a deal with Teck to conduct an “Indigenous-led assessment” of a significant expansion

Blazers move up rankings

Oct 27, 2021 / 10:20 am

Photo: Kevin Light/Victoria Royals The Kamloops Blazers are ranked fifth in this week's CHL Top 10. The red-hot Kamloops Blazers have moved up a spot in the national major-junior hockey rankings. The Blazers, who sit atop the WHL’s

Bands gain land near airport

Oct 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: St'kemlupsemc te Secwepemc Two local First Nations are weighing their options after acquiring a 140-acre parcel of land adjacent to Kamloops Airport — property that previously belonged to the federal government. St’kemlupsemc

100 km/h on Seymour Street

Oct 27, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff An SUV was impounded over the weekend after it was clocked doing more than 100 km/h on Seymour Street, police say. Mounties conducting patrols downtown tried to pull the Jeep over on Lansdowne Street just before 10:30

No exemptions for WHL

Oct 26, 2021 / 3:23 pm

Photo: Allen Douglas/Kamloops Blazers The Kamloops Blazers and Kelowna Rockets competing in pre-season WHL action at Sandman Centre in Kamloops last month. UPDATE: 3:23 p.m. B.C.’s top doctor says she is working with Interior Health

Learn some Secwepemctsin

Oct 25, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: TNRL The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is offering residents a unique chance to learn local First Nations vocabulary. A program called Secwepemctsin Words of the Week will get underway on Tuesday. “This self-paced virtual

Arrested after gun complaint

Oct 25, 2021 / 3:25 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A man was arrested over the weekend after an authentic-looking gun was pulled during an altercation in North Kamloops, police say. Mounties were called to the 300-block of Tranquille Road just before 10:30 a.m. on Saturday

Highway delays at Barriere

Oct 25, 2021 / 1:26 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Drivers on the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops are being cautioned to expect delays as crews work on a bridge in Barriere. According to a tweet from B.C. Transportation, Highway 5 is down to single-lane alternating

Armed robbery downtown

Oct 25, 2021 / 1:18 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A suspect was arrested over the weekend following an armed robbery Friday at a business in the 200-block of Victoria Street, police say. Kamloops Mounties were called to the downtown business, which has not been named,
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