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ATM heist at TRU nets thieves $15K

ATM heist at TRU nets thieves $15K

Kamloops Mounties are on the hunt for thieves who made off with as much as $15,000 after cutting their way into a bank machine earlier this month on the campus of Thompson Rivers University. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said someone smashed through a pane of glass at TRU’s Old Main building sometime between 4:20 a.m. and 5:20 a.m. on July ...

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Straightening up

The City of Kamloops parks department was on the Rivers Trail in Westmount Thursday, working to repaint a traffic line, portions of which were originally applied with a bit too many curves. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Beckett trial might not be moving

Beckett trial might not be moving

A former New Zealand politician accused of murdering his Canadian wife while on vacation in B.C. six years ago may not apply to move his second trial out of Kamloops. Peter Beckett stood trial on one count of first-degree murder earlier this year stemming from the Aug. 18, 2010, death of his wife, Laura Letts, who drowned in Upper Arrow Lake. ...

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Man could face 10 years without parole

Man could face 10 years without parole

IN THE PHOTO: Tyler Myers was shot to death in the Bastion elementary schoolyard shown above on Nov. 21, 2008. The 24-year-old man found guilty of his murder cannot be named because he was 16 at the time. KTW file photo A Salmon Arm man who was convicted last month of first-degree murder in relation to the 2008 shooting death ...

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Kamloops will screen final Tragically Hip concert in Riverside, McDonald parks

Kamloops will screen final Tragically Hip concert in Riverside, McDonald parks

What is expected to be The Tragically Hip’s final concert will be screened in two outdoor venues in Kamloops. The Hip are on a final tour, one that was arranged after lead singer Gord Downie announced he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a currently incurable brain cancer. The Hip began their cross-country tour on July 22 in Victoria and will ...

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Child-porn sentence to be served on weekends

Child-porn sentence to be served on weekends

A Thompson Rivers University administrator who was caught with child pornography on his work computer will not be bound by a 10-year restriction on his access to children, a judge ruled Thursday. Andrew McKay had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. The 55-year-old was charged after a backlogged office printer at TRU spat out a colour selfie of ...

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TRU’s trades and technology dean stepping down to focus on research, teaching

TRU’s trades and technology dean stepping down to focus on research, teaching

Thompson Rivers University’s high-profile dean of trades and technology is leaving the post at the end of October, citing a need for change as he moves into research and teaching. Lindsay Langill gave his three-month notice this week to the university. He leaves in the midst of a second five-year term as dean. He started assumed the position in 2009. ...

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Green Leader Elizabeth May in Kamloops for July 29 forum on Ajax mine

Green Leader Elizabeth May in Kamloops for July 29 forum on Ajax mine

The leader of the Green Party of Canada will be in Kamloops on Friday night as part of a community forum on the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine. Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, will join a panel of local groups and dignitaries to discuss the impacts of KGHM Ajax’s proposed mine on the local community and environment. This event ...

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Teichrieb denied bail; will return to court Aug. 11

Teichrieb denied bail; will return to court Aug. 11

A Kamloops man accused of beating a teen into a coma after finding him on or near his Brocklehurst property last month has been denied bail. Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, is charged with attempted murder in connection to the June 19 assault of Jessie Simpson, 18. Teichrieb is accused of beating Simpson with a baseball bat after finding the teen on ...

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Grass fires prompt warning

Grass fires prompt warning

Two grass fires above the Aberdeen Fire Hall have authorities warning about the fire risk as the temperatures rise in Kamloops. Mounties say a fire on July 17 may have been accidentally sparked by a discarded cigarette butt, while a fire on July 21 was deliberately set. Both fires were discovered by hikers. “The hot summer weather is here”, Cpl. ...

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