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Firefighters put out house fire — and ask man with hose to get off roof

Firefighters put out house fire — and ask man with hose to get off roof

Firefighters responding to a house fire late Tuesday night in North Kamloops were met with visible smoke and flames — and a resident on the roof with a garden hose. Jeff Bell, platoon captain with Kamloops Fire and Rescue, said crews were called about 10:45 p.m. to the home at 363 Willow St. Four trucks responded, along with ambulance, utility ...

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Kamloops Mounties respond to call of shots fired

Kamloops Mounties respond to call of shots fired

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie talks to media at the scene of a reported shooting on Wednesday morning. Dave Eagles/KTW The area of Tranquille Road and 13th Street on the North Shore has a heavy police presence as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday as Kamloops Mounties deal with a report of shots fired at a familiar address. No injuries have been ...

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Property crime soaring in Kamloops

Property crime soaring in Kamloops

Property and drug crimes are still on the rise in Kamloops. Second-quarter stats from Kamloops RCMP show property crimes were up 37 per cent in the city between April 1 and June 30, with 1,985 actual offences reported to police compared to 1,446 during the same months of 2015. Drug crimes rose by nearly 50 per cent, with 295 actual ...

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Kamloops councillor confused by chamber’s view on Cavers’ comments

Kamloops councillor confused by chamber’s view on Cavers’ comments

A Kamloops city councillor wants to know what the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce was thinking when it criticized one of his colleagues for having an opinion on Kinder Morgan plan to twin its Trans Mountain pipeline. Coun. Arjun Singh said he’s confused by a Chamber press release issued Monday critical of Coun. Donovan Cavers for sharing his views on the ...

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Electrical fire doused at John Tod Community Centre

Electrical fire doused at John Tod Community Centre

Kamloops firefighters were called to the John Tod Community Centre at 4 p.m. on Tuesday to douse a fire in an electrical panel. Capt. Jeff Bell said there were no injuries and the investigation into how the fire started is continuing. The call was the third of the day for the fire department, which put out a small blaze in ...

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‘Dirty’ robber fails to clean out construction worker

‘Dirty’ robber fails to clean out construction worker

Police are on the lookout for a “very dirty” would-be robber after an attempted mugging at a Kamloops construction site. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said a man holding a knife walked up to a worker on site at a home under construction in Campbell Creek in east Kamloops just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, demanding the worker’s wallet. “When the ...

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Will last Hip show be screened at Sandman Centre?

Will last Hip show be screened at Sandman Centre?

Those who attended the Tragically Hip concert in Kamloops in September could not have known it would be their last chance to see the band play live in the Tournament Capital. Lead singer Gord Downie has since been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer and the Hip are in the midst of their farewell tour, the Man Machine Poem Tour, which ...

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Aberdeen Mall evacuated after leak, power outage

Aberdeen Mall evacuated after leak, power outage

Aberdeen Mall was evacuated at about 2 p.m. Tuesday following reports of a power outage and the smell of smoke. Kamloops Fire Rescue attended and discovered a rooftop leak, from which water entered an electrical panel. There were no injuries reported. An Aberdeen Mall spokeswoman told KTW an electrician is on site and the mall could be open by 3:30 ...

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Transgender rights legislation introduced

Transgender rights legislation introduced

Premier Christy Clark joins Justice Minister Suzanne Anton, Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite, NDP MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert and transgender rights advocates at the B.C. legislature Monday. Tom Fletcher/Black Press The B.C. government has passed amendments to its Human Rights Code to specify protection for “gender identity and gender expression,” a reversal by the B.C. Liberals after years of saying transgendered people ...

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Kamloops man gets jail time for filming stepdaughter stepping out of shower

Kamloops man gets jail time for filming stepdaughter stepping out of shower

A Kamloops man who secretly recorded videos of his teenaged stepdaughter getting out of the shower will spend the next 15 months in prison. The 48-year-old cannot be named because the victim’s name is protected by a court-ordered ban on publication. Court heard he surreptitiously recorded three videos of his stepdaughter, who was 13 or 14 at the time, as ...

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