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Latest Articles from Tim Petruk

Jail for pulling knife in store

Sep 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A Kamloops man who pulled a knife on employees at a downtown liquor store while stealing a bottle of rum has been ordered to spend four months in jail. Christian Andrew Richard, 35, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial

Blazers shut out in opener

Sep 23, 2022 / 9:59 pm

Photo: Allen Douglas/Kamloops Blazers Dylan Ernst tracks the play Friday as Logan Bairos (2) battles Luke Schelter (77) in front of the net. The Portland Winterhawks beat the Kamloops Blazers 3-0. UPDATE: 9:59 p.m. Despite some good chances

Pride crosswalk on reserve

Sep 23, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Tk'emlups te Secwepemc The Tk’emlups te Secwepemc band has installed a permanent Pride crosswalk on one of the reserve’s most high-profile streets. The crosswalk has been painted in Pride colours at Powwow Trail and

Hwy. 8 finally reconnected

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:13 pm

Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Residents living along the Highway 8 corridor between Merritt and Spences Bridge once again have access to their properties — a “major milestone” in the recovery following

Hit by truck on purpose?

Sep 23, 2022 / 3:08 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Police are investigating an incident in which they believe a man was struck with a pickup truck as part of an assault. Mounties said they were called to the 1600-block of Lac le Jeune Road just after 4:30 a.m. on Sept.

Supportive housing opens

Sep 23, 2022 / 9:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A supportive housing facility inside a converted motel on Fortune Drive has welcomed its first residents. According to a news release Friday morning from the provincial government, the 28-unit facility in the former

Jailed for hiding spy cameras

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet Staff A Kamloops man who installed sophisticated hidden cameras inside two bathrooms at his workplace has been ordered to spend a year in prison. Greg Hibbert, 37, pleaded guilty to charges of voyeurism and possession of

Guns found, men charged

Sep 22, 2022 / 4:55 pm

Photo: RCMP Michael George Luttman Two men are facing firearms-related charges after an eagle-eyed constable spotted a gun while patrolling a North Kamloops alley early Thursday morning, police say. According to Mounties, an officer was

Cops seek robbery suspects

Sep 22, 2022 / 12:51 pm

Photo: RCMP Police are trying to track down these two men following a robbery Wednesday at a Brocklehurst convenience store. Kamloops Mounties are hoping tips from the public will help them track down the suspects in a Wednesday night robbery

Sex offender runs for office

Sep 22, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Michael Behrens A registered sex offender running for a seat on Merritt city council says he hopes voters will be able to look past his conviction to see his platform. Michael Behrens, 51, is one of 18 candidates seeking


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