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UPDATE: Kamloops teen reported missing now back at home

A Kamloops teenager reported missing on Friday, Feb. 17, has been found and is now back home with family. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Edward Preto...

Kamloops Mounties seek 14-year-old boy reported missing

Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager reported missing. Stan Parisot, 14 was reported missing from NorKam senior secondary on...

Kamloops tallies five OD deaths in January, coroner says

Five people died of an illicit drug overdose in Kamloops last month. Across the province, there were 116 deaths, a 36.5 per cent increase over...

City offering free sandbags as thaw continues

As Kamloops continues to thaw, the city is offering free sandbags at four fire stations. Residents can find empty bags and sand for filling at...

Police seek suspect after robbery at downtown bank

A downtown bank was the site of an armed robbery on Friday. RCMP said a man walked into the TD Canada Trust about 1:30 p.m....

Union leader to meet with Plaza Hotel management

Robert Demand, president of Unite Here Local 40, is coming to Kamloops to meet with the general manager of the Plaza Hotel. The meeting is...

Victoria and Ottawa to team up for $469M highway improvement

Another two sections of the Trans-Canada Highway are in line for widening over the next seven years. Ministers from the provincial and federal governments announced...

Bail for man facing murder charge in Shuswap hit-and-run death

A man accused of murdering a motorcycle rider by ramming him from behind on a road in Magna Bay will remain out of custody...

Hockey parents ticketed while dropping off kids

For the past six winters, Brent Saunders has driven his grandkids to and from Memorial Arena every week for hockey practice. Each week, he’s followed...

Mid-level drug dealer gets 15-month sentence

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has sentenced what he called a mid-level drug supplier to 15 months in prison. Curtis Cederfeldt, 29,  pleaded guilty to...

Melt causing water problems for city crews

With snow melting at a rapid pace and rain in the forecast, the City of Kamloops says it’s been working around the clock to...

Plaza Hotel layoff of 13 restaurant staff temporary, manager says

The general manager of the Plaza Hotel wants the rumours to stop — the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar is closed, but it’s temporary. Although, temporary...

Charge upgraded to murder in Shuswap hit-and-run death

Charges against a man alleged to have struck a motorcycle from behind in Magna Bay, killing its rider, have been upgraded to murder. Raymond Edward...

Kamloops still bucking B.C.’s slowing real-estate trend

Kamloops is continuing to counter provincewide trends for real estate, at least for now. Home sales in B.C., driven by the sagging Lower Mainland market,...

City shelters set to close in April

Bud Forbes is worried about the estimated 100 homeless Kamloopsians who will have no overnight shelter starting on April 1. The chairman of the board...

‘Spirit of a true pioneer’

Remembering black politician and entrepreneur John Freemont Smith When Vaughn Warren removes the Freemont Block sign from the 100-year-old bricks at 246 Victoria St.,...

Muslim prisoner’s complaint about treatment in Kamloops jail heads to hearing

A complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal by an inmate alleging Kamloops prison staff discriminated against him, including a claim that a correctional...

Bizarre behaviour leads to psychiatric assessment for man Crown wants labelled dangerous offender

A B.C. Supreme Court judge agreed with Crown application to send a man undergoing a dangerous offender hearing for a psychiatric assessment. Crown lawyer Sarah...

Kamloops heritage tour expanding

This week is B.C. Heritage Week — but the work of the people who promote Kamloops’ past continues throughout the year. Heritage commission chair Andrew...

Murdered Kamloops man remembered as quick-witted, hard-working

A Kamloops man murdered over the weekend is being remembered by friends and co-workers as diligent and quick-witted. Cody Foster, 26, was killed during an...