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Private fireworks show a no-go on Canada Day

Private fireworks show a no-go on Canada Day

With a weekend of hot weather behind it, Kamloops Fire Rescue is keeping a close eye on conditions as Canada Day draws nearer — and reminding residents not to think about setting off any impromptu rockets of their own. City of Kamloops bylaws only allow fireworks to be shot off without a permit around Halloween and New Year’s Eve, said ...

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Tour bus company will be audited

Tour bus company will be audited

The British Columbia government will audit a bus company involved in a serious weekend collision on the Coquihalla Highway that sent more than three dozen people to hospitals across the region. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said its investigation of Universal Coach Lines will include a review of the company’s drivers. “An audit is standard for operators involved ...

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Kamloops firefighters douse Schubert Drive brush fire

Kamloops firefighters douse Schubert Drive brush fire

Kamloops firefighters were  called to a brush fire off Schubert Drive on Sunday night by anxious residents. Kamloops Fire rescue Deputy Chief Mike Adams said the call came in about 10 p.m. The department responded with one engine and later called in more resources. The fire was contained to brush and grass off the North Thompson River. Crews remained at ...

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Bridge over troubled man

Bridge over troubled man

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday after spending the night on the underside of the Pritchard Bridge. Const. Jonathan Spooner said the incident began on Sunday when a Chase RCMP officer called out to the man on a beach on the north side of the river. The man was wanted on several warrants. “The man ran to the river and ...

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Kamloops bylaw officer attacked with skateboard

Kamloops bylaw officer attacked with skateboard

A Kamloops bylaw officer is recovering after being attacked with a skateboard behind Memorial Arena on Sunday night. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said the female bylaw officer approached a man who was spray painting on the back of the arena at about 8:30 p.m., while the Kamloops Venom-Vernon Tigers junior lacrosse game was winding down inside. “When she approached ...

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Record heat continues to bake Kamloops

Record heat continues to bake Kamloops

A record-high temperature mark was set in Kamloops on Saturday when the mercury hit 38.2 C. The previous record high for June 27 was 37.1 C in 2006. The record in Kamloops was one of 38 records set across B.C. on Saturday, according to Environment Canada. The hottest temperature was recorded in Warfield, in the west Kootenays, at 40.6 C. ...

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Counselling centre Giving Voices to indigenous communities

Counselling centre Giving Voices to indigenous communities

The statistics Sharon Todd uses in her work go beyond the 1,181 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. They further refine the 225 unsolved cases, including 105 women who have been missing for more than a month or the 120 unsolved murders, statistics based on the period between 1980 and 2012. Todd talks about the fact 88 per cent ...

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Several injured in major crash on Coquihalla Highway

Several injured in major crash on Coquihalla Highway

A photo of the incident, courtesy VSA Highway Maintenance.  An investigation continues into a major accident on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday. Sgt Mike Pears of the Central Interior Traffic Services in Kamloops said the 10 a.m. crash occurred when a tour bus travelling north on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt collided with a stationary tow truck, closing the ...

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