News Archives - Kamloops This Week

25°
Currently
Partly Cloudy
Today
05/28 20%
High 27° / Low 13°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
05/29 0%
High 30° / Low 12°
Home / News

News

Kamloops sheriff treated after being pricked by needle

Kamloops sheriff treated after being pricked by needle

A deputy sheriff is undergoing medical treatment after being pricked by a needle while searching a bag this week at the Kamloops Law Courts. The sheriff was searching the bag of an admitted intravenous drug user on Wednesday when a needle broke through his search glove and contacted his finger. It did not break skin, but did leave an imprint. ...

Read More »

Accused in shooting of Mountie may enter pleas within weeks

Accused in shooting of Mountie may enter pleas within weeks

The man accused of shooting a Kamloops Mountie during a traffic stop in December could enter pleas within the next two weeks. Ken Knutson made a brief appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, where defence lawyer Alexander Watt asked for a two-week adjournment to allow time to go over evidence. “We want to arraign this matter, but we need ...

Read More »

Psychiatric patient apprehended in Kelowna

UPDATE: According to the Kamloops RCMP, Conrad Zunti, a patient at the Hillside Psychiatric Centre, has been found in Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP received several calls on Wednesday about possible sightings and were finally called to an address on Yates Road at 11 p.m., from where Zunti was taken to Kelowna General Hospital. Police are trying to track down a potentially ...

Read More »

Lifesaving act turns gratitude into advocacy

Lifesaving act turns gratitude into advocacy

IN THE PHOTO: Matt Lepp and cousin Stephanie Lepp Hickey. Matt Lepp is grateful for Stephanie. She’s the reason he’s back to work at Treetop Flyers and why he’s able to make summer plans to go rock climbing and do other outdoor  adventures. Because, when Lepp needed someone to give him part of their liver, Stephanie stepped up, quite possibly ...

Read More »

Blanketed by community support after fire

Blanketed by community support after fire

Nancy Klassen (left) anddaughter Caitlyn, 8, have new quilts from Beverly Bloomfied of Kamloops Emergency Social Services and the River Valley Quilters. The Klassens lost their Westsyde trailer in a fire on Mother’s Day. Andrea Klassen/KTW A little more than two weeks after her mobile home burned in a Mother’s Day fire, Nancy Klassen said she still sometimes forgets all ...

Read More »

Donor says it’s about time and gives $50,000 for Cenotaph work

Donor says it’s about time and gives $50,000 for Cenotaph work

The clocks will run again at the Kamloops Cenotaph, thanks to an anonymous donation of $50,000. During this year’s budget debate, city council voted against spending an estimated $63,000 to make repairs to the Cenotaph and surrounding Memorial Park between Battle and St. Paul streets, even though the federal government had offered to chip in $25,000 in grant money. At ...

Read More »

Company must create instructions following work site accident

Company must create instructions following work site accident

Wrabel Brothers Construction has been ordered by WorkSafe BC to develop a set of written instructions on how to look after and use pneumatic nailers. The order comes after a journey carpenter working at the 275 Columbia St. site where the John Howard Society is building new housing units was accidentally struck in the chest by a three-inch nail earlier ...

Read More »

Toonie bus rides coming to Kamloops in the fall

Toonie bus rides coming to Kamloops in the fall

The City of Kamloops is moving ahead with plans to charge a toonie to anyone who pays in cash to ride the bus, whether they are a student, senior or adult rider. While discounts will still be available for elementary and secondary students and senior riders if they buy passes or tickets ahead of time, a flat cash fare is ...

Read More »

Will Kamloops council vote to ban cosmetic pesticides?

Will Kamloops council vote to ban cosmetic pesticides?

It could be good news for dandelions. Kamloops Coun. Tina Lange will put forward a motion next week, asking council to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides on lawns within city limits. The motion, which will be debated on Tuesday, states pesticides “pose needless risk to the health of people and pets.” Lange said the motion is being driven by the ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top