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Still no timeline from city on Westsyde Pool repairs

The City of Kamloops is hopeful repairs at the Westsyde Pool are getting back on track. In early December, contractor D&T Developments alerted the city...

Industrial, office vacancy rates plunge in Kamloops

The city’s industrial and office vacancy rates have plunged, something a city economic promoter said is both a cause for optimism and concern. Statistics are...

SD73 to receive provincial funding for supplies

School District 73 will receive about $705,000 of the new $27.4-million Student Learning Grant announced by the provincial government. SD73 secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said an...

Convicted couple argue rights precede laws

A First Nations couple found guilty last year of trafficking wildlife is asking a judge to throw out the convictions based on aboriginal rights...

Sun Peaks tops in B.C. in population growth

The population at Sun Peaks Resort has grown by 13 per cent a year since 2006, making it the province’s fastest growing municipality. The increase...

Kamloops Value Village on way to Sahali Mall?

Value Village is expected to relocate to the former Target location in Sahali Mall on Aug. 29. Coun. Denis Walsh said staff at the Seymour...

Blame pulp mill power failure for that weekend stench in Kamloops

A complete power failure on Saturday at Domtar’s pulp mill on Mission Flats Road caused a release of total reduced sulphur gas that added...

Former Barriere fire chief to plead guilty to child-porn charges

The former fire chief of Barriere who resigned suddenly last year in the midst of a child-pornography investigation will plead guilty. A lawyer representing Al...

Tourism Kamloops awards best in hospitality industry

IN THE PHOTO: Paige Mittelsteadt (left) of the Plaza Hotel received the Accommodation Service Captain Award during the first annual Tourism Kamloops Hospitality Awards...

Arrest in connection to robbery of Kamloops TD Canada Trust branch

A man has been charged in connection with the robbery of a downtown Kamloops bank on Friday, Feb. 17. Roger Jerry Decoine is in custody...

B.C. in line for $10M from Ottawa to help with opioid crisis

British Columbia will receive $10 million from the federal government to help deal with the opioid crisis in the province. The money is in addition...

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, said he is coming to Kamloops to meet with the general manager of the Plaza Hotel. Demand...

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...