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Improving lives of disabled part of UBCM resolution

Delegates to the annual gathering of the Union of B.C. Municipalities will be asked this week to support a motion to make life easier...

Senator Greene Raine sets sights on fast-food sponsorship

If a bill introduced by Conservative Sen. Nancy Greene Raine becomes law, the familiar branding of fast-food companies, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Tim Hortons,...

Premier funds water, firefighter help for communities

In what looked and sounded like a road-test of her 2017 election campaign, Premier Christy Clark used her annual speech to municipal leaders Wednesday...

Kamloops woman killed in Vernon crash identified

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a Kamloops woman who died after a motor-vehicle incident in Vernon last week. She is 55-year-old...

Talk federal budget with your MP

Kamloops’ MP is asking for ideas for the 2017 federal budget. Cathy McLeod, who represents Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, wants to receive ideas from constituents via email, is...

Gifts from Kamloops fit for royalty

Two Kamloops artisans have had some of their work given to the royal couple now touring the province. Haida artist Clarence Mills, a Westsyde secondary...

Post-debate: MLA hopefuls weigh in on Trump vs. Clinton

Monday’s presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was the most-watched presidential debate in history. Nielson said 84-million Americans watched...

Silence is man’s golden ticket out of jail

A Kamloops man who refused to speak or acknowledge anyone in court on Tuesday has been released from jail after a judge said he...

UBCM to consider motion focused on those with disabilities

Delegates to the annual gathering of the Union of B.C. Municipalities will be asked this week to support a motion to make life easier...

Mines minister: Agreement between KGHM Ajax and City of Kamloops could be worth $4...

It won’t be a condition of final approval, but Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett said the province would be open to writing...

United Way kickoff breakfast updates three-year campaign; honours 2015 campaign champions

The United Way Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo changed the way it runs its fundraising last year, announcing a three-year goal of collecting $6.5 million. In making that announcement...

Man with hep C gets nine months for spitting in face of Mountie

A hepatitis C-positive Kamloops man who spat in the face of a police officer before telling the Mountie he had been infected with the...

Kamloops man on life support after suspected accidental fentanyl-laced overdose

A Kamloops man is on life support in Kelowna General Hospital after an accidental drug overdose on Saturday night. Interior Health told KTW five people...

Chief Gottfriedson witnesses reconciliation ceremony with Prince William

Shane Gottfriedson, B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations and former longtime Tk’emlups Indian Band chief, witnessed Prince William, the Duke of...

Ajax assessment still on hold

KGHM Ajax says it is still working to resume the environmental assessment for its proposed copper and gold mine, but it’s not clear if...

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...