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Crime rate in Kamloops keeps dipping in 2015

Crime rate in Kamloops keeps dipping in 2015

Crime continues to drop in the Tournament Capital, with Kamloops Mounties posting more decreases in the second quarter of 2015. At the city’s police committee meeting yesterday, RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller reported a 3.1 per cent drop in actual reported offences compared to the same period in 2014, from 3,733 to 8,317. “We’ve worked extremely hard,” Mueller told the committee. ...

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Shear luck nobody was injured

Shear luck nobody was injured

A 45-year-old man was arrested on Friday evening after the driver of a pickup truck crashed into a parked car before shearing off this pole in the 900-block of Lorne Street, cutting power to area residents. The crash took place at 5:30 p.m. and saw the truck driven away. Police later found the truck in the 1000-block of Fraser Street ...

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Rain helps cool forest-fire situation in B.C.

Rain helps cool forest-fire situation in B.C.

KTW photographer Allen Douglas took to the skies with firefighting personnel to get a bird’s-eye view of the Coldstream Creek fire south of Ashcroft. More of his photos can be seen below. Cool and wet weather over the weekend knocked back three area fires that had threatened structures. Both the Adams Lake West fire and Coldstream Creek fire, south of ...

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Close call for Columbia Street pedestrian

Close call for Columbia Street pedestrian

A woman traversing Columbia Street at a crosswalk in Sahali during the morning commute yesterday was struck by a pickup. Kamloops RCMP said the accident happened about 8 a.m. While a vehicle in the westbound curb lane had stopped at the controlled crossing at Sahali Terrrace, a pickup travelling on the inside lane did not stop in time at the ...

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Update: Crash on Coquihalla near Kamloops sends six to hospital

Update: Crash on Coquihalla near Kamloops sends six to hospital

The DriveBC web cams show traffic backed up at Walloper on the Coquihalla at noon on Sunday, 23 kilometres south of Kamloops. Six people were taken to Royal Inland Hospital on Sunday morning following a multi-vehicle accident on the Coquihalla Highway, south of Kamloops near the Inks Lake brake check. Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Michael Buxton-Carr said there were no life-threatening ...

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Sunday morning crash in Kamloops claims life of 23-year-old man

Sunday morning crash in Kamloops claims life of 23-year-old man

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a single-vehicle accident on Sunday that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Michael Buxton-Carr said the crash occurred at about 5:10 a.m. on Highway 5 North near Heffley Creek. A southbound car left the highway and flipped several times. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was ...

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Police crackdown on Halston speeders leads to vehicle seizures

Police crackdown on Halston speeders leads to vehicle seizures

Speed on the Halston Connector was the focus of RCMP eyes on Saturday as Kamloops Mounties set up cruisers on the east side of the bridge. In a two-hour period, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., police stopped 15 drivers for speeding, several of whom were tagged for excessive speeding and had their vehicles impounded for seven days. Cpl. J.V. ...

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