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Arrest after school incident

Apr 15, 2021 / 7:02 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Two teens were arrested on Thursday after allegedly becoming physical while refusing to leave a Kamloops school. Police were called to Brock middle school just before 3 p.m. for a report of two teens trespassing on

Boutique opens in new spot

Apr 15, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Far and Wide A downtown Kamloops boutique shop will open Friday in a new location. Far and Wide will open at 353 Victoria St. at 10 a.m. on Friday. “We will be bringing in new inventory from our current brands, introducing

COVID-19 at Westsyde

Apr 15, 2021 / 2:57 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff A possible COVID-19 exposure is being reported at a Kamloops school. A potential exposure on April 6 at Westsyde elementary was added to Interior Health’s school exposure list on Thursday. As of Thursday, Westsyde

Friends look for missing man

Apr 15, 2021 / 2:39 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. The missing man's mother told Castanet Kamloops he has been in contact with police and is no longer considered missing. ORIGINAL STORY: 2:39 p.m. Friends and family are trying to find a young

Arrested for threats to police

Apr 15, 2021 / 2:20 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff An Ashcroft man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly threatening police. Kamloops Mounties were called just before 10 p.m.with “a threat allegedly directed specifically at police,” according to RCMP

Red-headed assailant sought

Apr 15, 2021 / 12:24 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Police are on the lookout for a red-headed suspect after a violent attack last weekend on a downtown street. Mounties said they were called to the corner of Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue at about 10 p.m. on Saturday

Blazers steamroll P.G., 5-0

Apr 14, 2021 / 9:34 pm

Photo: Kamloops Blazers Josh Pillar scored twice and Dylan Garand was perfect in net Wednesday as the Kamloops Blazers shut out the Prince George Cougars 5-0 inside an empty Sandman Centre. Pillar opened the scoring at 8:06 of the first,

Bear spray, drugs seized

Apr 14, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Bear spray, imitation firearms and drugs were seized from a vehicle last weekend after its driver tried to avoid a police roadblock, Mounties say. Police had a check stop set up on Lac du Bois Road at about 11:30 p.m.

Kamloops case counts spike

Apr 14, 2021 / 6:18 pm

Photo: B.C. Centre for Disease Control The number of new cases of COVID-19 in the Kamloops area doubled last week to nearly 100. According to data made public on Wednesday by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the Kamloops local health

Attack lands man in hospital

Apr 14, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff An attack with a “blunt object and physical force” has landed a Kamloops man in the hospital, police say. Mounties were called to the Acadian Inn on Columbia Street at about 11 p.m. on Sunday and arrived


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