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Provincial Winter Fair declares weekend a success . . . (ditto)

Two competing Interior country fairs with the same dates and same name each declared success Monday following their weekend events. On Friday, the Provincial Winter...

A call for a living-wage policy in Kamloops

A Kamloops city councillor would like to see the city adopt living-wage policies for its staff and contract workers, but a discussion at council...

Amnesty on way for gun owners

Police across B.C. are offering amnesty in October for gun owners looking to get rid of weapons — even if they are illegal. “It’s a...

Update: Kamloops Mounties search house for armed suspect; home is empty

A police incident in downtown Kamloops has ended with the possibility the drama that unfolded was a result of a false alarm. Kamloops Mounties surrounded...

Police surround downtown Kamloops home after report of handgun in area

Kamloops Mounties have surrounded a house at 146 Columbia St. downtown on Monday afternoon following reports of a person in the area with a...

Despite ‘extreme risk’ to reoffend, mentally ill woman released from custody

A mentally ill Kamloops woman who is dead set on murdering her disabled sister and then killing herself has been released from jail despite...

The Blind Kid chases his dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCVaa3kZVtQ&feature=em-upload_owner   Slouching on a concrete bench on  McArthur Island, Brett Devloo looks like any other 21-year-old skater. He wears his hat backwards and hits the jumps...

Bryan Adams to play Kamloops on Nov. 18

Bryan Adams wants Kamloopsians to get up and get out to his concert at Sandman Centre on Friday, Nov.18. The Get Up Tour is in...

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 Thursday 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,...