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Trying to insulate animals from harm

Trying to insulate animals from harm

John Cook picks up insulation that has found its way into Peterson Creek Park. The Kamloops resident is concerned the insulation may harm animals. Andrea Klassen photos/KTW It was snowing as Jon Cook led the way behind an apartment building on the edge of Peterson Creek Park in Lower Sahali, but when he stopped to scoop a handful of white ...

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Family of skiers safe after venturing out of bounds at Sun Peaks

Family of skiers safe after venturing out of bounds at Sun Peaks

An RCMP helicopter arrives at Sun Peaks Resort at sunset on Family Day. The copter was called in to rescue a family of six from Vancouver who became lost in terrain prone to avalanches after venturing out of bounds while skiing. James Huser photo A family of six skiers from Vancouver had a scare when they ventured out of bounds ...

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Stuart Wood’s future remains undecided

Stuart Wood’s future remains undecided

With a report showing Stuart Wood elementary is in good shape, the City of Kamloops is hoping it can firm up plans for the historic school before it reverts to its care this summer. Over winter break, a consultant reviewed Stuart Wood for the city  to determine what repairs will be required once School District 73 moves its students out ...

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From dishes to double dipping, the top ICBC frauds of 2015

From dishes to double dipping, the top ICBC frauds of 2015

ICBC is vowing to do more to bust auto insurance fraudsters whose scams add an estimated $100 a year to the premiums all other drivers pay. The public auto insurer has released its top Hall of Shame fraud claims for 2015 where B.C. residents tried to scam the system last year. They include: Dish dodger A man claimed his crash ...

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Shooting in Celista sends three to hospital

Shooting in Celista sends three to hospital

Mounties are investigating following a shooting incident in Celista on the weekend sent three men to hospital. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk of the Southeast RCMP said three men were shot in a home in the Shuswap community, with two reported in critical condition and one suffering minor injuries. The incident happened at about 7 p.m. There is no word on the ...

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Public meeting to discuss Todd Road upgrades

Public meeting to discuss Todd Road upgrades

The City of Kamloops will host a public-information session on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to talk about upgrading Todd Road in 2019. The meeting will be held at R.L. Clemitson elementary, 5990 Todd Rd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Todd Road pedestrian upgrade 2019 project will run from Ronde Lane to Klahanie Drive. Information about the project, including the ...

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Canada’s bombing mission to end by Feb. 22

Canada’s bombing mission to end by Feb. 22

By Mike Blanchfield The Canadian Press Canada’s fighter jets will end their fight in Iraq and Syria within two weeks and be replaced by what the Liberal government is calling an expanded mission focused on training local security forces and helping to rebuild the shattered region. Canadian bombs will stop falling by Feb. 22, but the complement of military personnel ...

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Kamloops Mounties say man’s actions were innocent

Kamloops Mounties say man’s actions were innocent

The man who spooked a mom outside a Valleyview school last week had no nefarious intentions. Kamloops RCMP asked the public for tips in identifying a man in his 20s who was walking a dog near Marion Schilling elementary on Feb. 3 when he approached and spoke to a six-year-old girl. Police say the man then ran off when the ...

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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Chase

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Chase

Police continue to investigate a collision on Highway 1 near Chase on Saturday that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Chase RCMP Const. Valerie Guillaume said the crash took place at 9:30 a.m. one kilometre east of Chase when a westbound semi tractor-trailer was struck head-on by an eastbound motorcycle after it crossed the double solid yellow lines dividing the ...

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Speed, booze suspected in crash that sent five to hospital

Speed, booze suspected in crash that sent five to hospital

Police say alcohol and speed were likely contributors to an accident Sunday that sent five people from the Lower Mainland to hospitals in Kamloops and Merritt with serious injuries. RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears of the Central Interior Traffic Service said the single-vehicle crash of the Honda Civic occurred at 1 a.m. on Sunday on the Coquihalla Highway near the Mine ...

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