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Boyfriend stabbed, woman escaped jail

Boyfriend stabbed, woman escaped jail

A Kamloops woman who stabbed her ex-boyfriend during an argument in 2012 has avoided the three-year jail sentence being sought by the Crown. Instead, Michelle Foreman was placed on a two-year probation term and barred from contacting her ex. Court heard Foreman stabbed Timothy Grahn during an argument in Grahn’s trailer in Alberta. She pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court ...

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Revised Tranquille beautification plan pegged at $8 million

Revised Tranquille beautification plan pegged at $8 million

  A plan to beautify Tranquille Road’s Brocklehurst arm won’t be “Cadillac fancy,” but the chairman of the city’s airport beautification committee believes an $8-million plan will get the job done. At a meeting Monday night, the city’s Tranquille Beautification, Enhancement and Gateway Task Force signed off on a draft plan for the roadway that could be before council as ...

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Sentencing delay means more time for ribs and wings

Sentencing delay means more time for ribs and wings

An alleged Kamloops gangster whose alibi of hot wings, ribs and a screening of the 2004 Ryan Gosling film The Notebook failed to convince a jury he didn’t shoot a drug-dealing “cannabis advocate” in the knee has had his sentencing delayed. Adam Colligan was found guilty in March of six charges — including aggravated assault and extortion with a firearm ...

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Weekend blitz nabs 13 impaired drivers in Kamloops

Weekend blitz nabs 13 impaired drivers in Kamloops

More than a dozen impaired drivers were taken off Kamloops streets last weekend as Mounties operated roving checkstops throughout the city. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said 10 drunk drivers and three drug-impaired drivers were caught at various locations on Friday and Saturday. “It just lets us know that we have to keep sending that message out there,” she said. Bush ...

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Firefighting aircraft arrive in Kamloops

Firefighting aircraft arrive in Kamloops

Three firefighting aircraft were scheduled to land yesterday at Fulton Field as the Kamloops Fire Centre readies for the 2015 fire season. The crew and aircraft — two Convair 580 air tankers along with a birddog spotter plane — are based out of Kamloops Airport. They will be stationed elsewhere, or joined by other aircraft, based on need and activity ...

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Collins ‘bigger than his voice’

Collins ‘bigger than his voice’

Beloved Kamloops opera singer, music teacher dies at age 42 The first time Doug and Sue Collins noticed their son singing, he was still a pre-teen. “He was singing on his own then,” Doug said of son Peter. “But, he really got into it in his mid-teens at Valleyview junior secondary. That’s where he really started to love it.” Peter, ...

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MP McLeod in Europe to commemorate 70th anniversary of liberation of Netherlands

MP McLeod in Europe to commemorate 70th anniversary of liberation of Netherlands

A three-kilometre silent march through the Dutch countryside yesterday to commemorate liberation by Canada was “incredibly powerful,” according to Cathy McLeod. The Conservative MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo is in the Netherlands this week as part of a Canadian delegation marking the 70th anniversary of liberation of the European nation from Nazi Germany at the end of the Second World War. “Today ...

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Court to decide who can grow medical marijuana

Court to decide who can grow medical marijuana

Final arguments wrapped up Friday in a court challenge of the federal government’s move to ban home-growing of medical marijuana by doctor-approved users. A win by pro-pot advocates would blow a big hole in the new federal system imposed last spring that outlawed previously legal home grows and tried to force all patients to buy only from new commercial producers. ...

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Sundhu tells mosque attendees Conservatives are ‘fear-mongering’

Sundhu tells mosque attendees Conservatives are ‘fear-mongering’

Bill Sundhu, the NDP candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, told a group of Muslims gathered at the Knutsford mosque on Friday that the Conservative party is “fear-mongering and running on coded language” as it moved to pass Bill C-51 before the October federal election Sundhu also accused the federal Liberals, who are supporting the bill in its principle, of turning their backs ...

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