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Beckett murder trial: Paramedic treated body of wife as crime scene

Beckett murder trial: Paramedic treated body of wife as crime scene

  An off-duty BC Ambulance paramedic who was on the scene when Laura Letts-Beckett’s lifeless body was brought to shore in August 2010 treated the situation as “a potential crime scene,” a jury has been told. Former New Zealand politician Peter Beckett, 59, is standing trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on one count of first-degree murder. Letts-Beckett, his ...

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Killer asks for, and gets, separation from rival gang in prison

Killer asks for, and gets, separation from rival gang in prison

Travis Johnny and Anthony Scotchman will be sentenced next month for the March 2011 murder of 23-year-old Archie LePretre, who was killed while playing basketball at Stuart Wood elementary. KTW file photo An alleged gangster who admitted last year to his role in a 2011 broad-daylight slaying in a downtown Kamloops schoolyard has been granted his wish to be separated ...

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And the Keystone finalists are . . .

And the Keystone finalists are . . .

The 2016 Keystone Award Silver finalists have been released, showcasing companies and their homebuilding work last year in the Thompson and Nicola Valley regions. Judging of entries took place on Friday, Feb. 5, by Robert Capar of maison d’etre design-build inc., Alex Tavuchis of RDC Fine Homes and Mike Brar of Barnett Construction Ltd. Tickets for the April 2 Keystone ...

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University board, faculty to vote on mediator’s proposal

University board, faculty to vote on mediator’s proposal

Mediator Mark Brown has told the two sides in the lingering dispute between Thompson Rivers University and the union representing its faculty to hold ratification votes on the proposal he has presented to both of them. Tom Friedman, president of the TRU Faculty Association (TRUFA), said voting will begin on Wednesday and continue to Friday. Following that, the university’s board ...

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Kelson Group buys Sports Central Lounge property; rental housing planned

Kelson Group buys Sports Central Lounge property; rental housing planned

It has been home to a fitness club, to The Keg and to a number of pubs, the most recent of which was the Sports Central Lounge. Soon, however, the large, distinctive property at the corner of Summit Drive and Springhill will likely feature a multi-family rental complex. Kelson Group Property Management has purchased property at 1430 Summit Dr.. If ...

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Camille charged with murder in connection to death in Kamloops motel

Camille charged with murder in connection to death in Kamloops motel

A murder charge has been laid as a result of Kamloops’ second homicide of 2016. Gordon Paul Camille has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 26 slaying of 49-year-old Dennis Adolph. Camille appeared in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday and will return to court on Feb. 25. He remains in custody. Police were called to the 4 ...

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Downtown Kamloops gas station robbed

Downtown Kamloops gas station robbed

Kamloops Mounties are investigating a robbery at a downtown gas station. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said police were called to the Petro-Canada at 10th Avenue and St. Paul Street at about 9:20 a.m. on Monday. “A male suspect entered the store demanding cash and cigarettes from the clerk,” she said. “The male told the clerk that he had a gun, ...

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Engineering awards for Kamloops firms

Engineering awards for Kamloops firms

McElhanney Consulting Services and Urban Systems Ltd. of Kamloops took the top award for Specialized Engineering Services at the 12th annual Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards, for their exceptional work on the Ellis Creek fish bypass channel in Penticton. The two firms were awarded a $175,000 contract to design an upstream fish passage that would allow fish species such as ...

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Trying to insulate animals from harm

Trying to insulate animals from harm

John Cook picks up insulation that has found its way into Peterson Creek Park. The Kamloops resident is concerned the insulation may harm animals. Andrea Klassen photos/KTW It was snowing as Jon Cook led the way behind an apartment building on the edge of Peterson Creek Park in Lower Sahali, but when he stopped to scoop a handful of white ...

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Family of skiers safe after venturing out of bounds at Sun Peaks

Family of skiers safe after venturing out of bounds at Sun Peaks

An RCMP helicopter arrives at Sun Peaks Resort at sunset on Family Day. The copter was called in to rescue a family of six from Vancouver who became lost in terrain prone to avalanches after venturing out of bounds while skiing. James Huser photo A family of six skiers from Vancouver had a scare when they ventured out of bounds ...

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