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Sun Peaks wants province to look at rental market

Sun Peaks wants to encourage short-term rentals in its resort municipality. But Mayor Al Raine also wants to make sure those rentals are fairly taxed. He...

Cattlemen call on province to focus on water storage

The province needs to invest in infrastructure for water storage, B.C. Cattlemen's Association told a committee of government and Opposition MLAs. The association was one...

Many Kamloops classrooms filled with out-of-province, out-of-city students

The Kamloops-Thompson board of education was curious about from where new students to the district are coming — and a review of registration information...

Merritt mill closure latest in series of Interior setbacks going back 15 years

The planned closure of Tolko's Merritt sawmill by the end of the year — throwing 200 workers out of a job — is the...

BC Coroners Service identifies man found dead in Kamloops apartment building yard

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in Kamloops on Sept. 15. He was Sasha Reginald Brubaker, 26, of...

New South Kam secondary No. 1 on SD73’s agenda

Updated on Friday, Sept. 23, with additional information on capacity levels at various schools. Kamloops-Thompson board of education trustees will be told on Monday that...

Ministry rep coming to Kamloops to look at need for new schools

A representative of the Ministry of Education will be in Kamloops in the coming weeks to talk about the need to renovate, expand or...

Update: Police find stolen truck used in crime spree

Update: Kamloops RCMP found the stolen truck late Tuesday afternoon. Cpl  Jodi Shelkie said it was found abandoned near Tranquille Road and Desmond Street...

Quake shakes up Vernon

A small earthquake shook the North Okanagan just after noon on Thursday. The quake recorded was a 2.9 magnitude, according to the Geological Survey of...

Junior hockey player facing sex-related charges

A junior hockey goaltender facing allegations he sexually interfered with a young person and was in possession of child pornography has had his case...

More law-school grads, fewer articling positions

Students from the third graduating class from Thompson Rivers University’s law school are finding it more difficult to obtain articling positions than their predecessors,...

Buying station to compete with cattle auction

Veteran local cattle buyers are taking a run at the Interior’s traditional cattle auctions by setting up a competing “buying station” that allows ranchers...

Delay in fatal hit-run case

The case against a Shuswap man accused in a hit-and-run crash that left a Kamloops-Thompson school district employee dead has been set back a...

Kamloops Airport passenger numbers up slightly through August

Kamloops Airport continues to see a levelling in passenger traffic due to the slowdown in Alberta’s oil sector. Despite that slowdown, however, the number of...

Gardian Angel faces sex-related charges

A Kamloops man named Gardian Angel is expected to enter pleas next week to two charges alleging sexual misconduct with a child. The 53-year-old is...

Guilty plea in connection to home invasion

A Kamloops man has admitted his part in a 2014 home invasion in which the target was, apparently, a $60,000 stash of drugs. Steven Insua...

City council headed to UBCM convention next week in Victoria

Kamloops city councillors will head to Victoria next week with a slightly lighter meeting schedule than originally anticipated. Eight of the city’s nine elected officials...

Tolko to close Merritt mill; 203 jobs will be lost

Tolko Industries announced Thursday it will permanently close its Merritt mill, effective Dec. 16, putting 203 people out of work. “Making the decision to close...