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Family of man hit by truck still want answers

Family of man hit by truck still want answers

That Langley resident Michael Bennett is alive today could be considered a miracle. Now, Bennett’s fiancee, Kaily Stevens, is praying for one more miracle — that the couple can keep their wedding date at the end of August. Bennett, 30, was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver at Sun Peaks on July 19. He was visiting the ski resort town ...

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TRUSU: Courses impacting retention

TRUSU: Courses impacting retention

If students were in charge at Thompson Rivers University, their first priority would be to improve the courses offered. In a report to TRU’s senior management from the student union, five concerns were identified: frequency, a lack of summer courses, scheduling conflicts, lack of capacity and course changes and cancellations. The TRU Students’ Union (TRUSU) gathered the information through a ...

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Alleged cat keeper kept in jail

Alleged cat keeper kept in jail

A Merritt man will remain in jail after a provincial court judge refused to release him on bail following allegations he strangled his spouse’s cat in a domestic dispute. Crown prosecutor Alex Janse argued Frederick Drynock, 49, should remain in jail pending his trial or guilty plea because he was a risk to break court orders and the alleged killing ...

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UPDATE: One dead in Highway 1 crash between bus, vehicle

UPDATE: One dead in Highway 1 crash between bus, vehicle

One person died on Friday afternoon when a westbound car on Highway 1 crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an eastbound passenger bus at about 4 p.m. The crash occurred about 11 kilometres west of Chase, just east of Hoffman’s Bluff, and resulted in a number of ambulances, an air ambulance and Kamloops Fire Rescue personnel responding. The ...

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Kamloops Mounties release photos of credit-card skimmer

Kamloops Mounties release photos of credit-card skimmer

Kamloops Mounties have released photos of a credit-card skimmer that was installed in a gas-pump payment slot in Valleyview last week. Staff Sgt. Edward Preto said the photos are being released to make the public aware of the type of card skimmer used to capture credit-card information at the Chevron gas station at 1795 Trans-Canada Hwy. That unit has been ...

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Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

  A surge in shellfish-related illness because of the hot summer weather has prompted the B.C. Centre for Disease Control to issue a warning to oyster lovers. The centre said 35 cases of a bacterial infection called Vibrio parahaemolyticus have been reported in June and July — an unprecedented number. Officials believe most people got sick from eating raw oysters ...

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Final funds handed out before election writ drops

Final funds handed out before election writ drops

The Kamloops Curling Club is the latest recipient of a flurry of federal-government cash. Yesterday, the venerable rink on Victoria Street was handed $150,000 as part of the Canada 150 infrastructure fund. The money will go toward the purchase of a new ice plant. KTW file photo Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod doled out yesterday what she acknowledged may be the ...

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Christening the connection: Meet Joan Lyons, the woman who named Overlanders Bridge

Christening the connection: Meet Joan Lyons, the woman who named Overlanders Bridge

Joan Lyons, 79, holds an article from the Kamloops Sentinel after winning a contest in 1959 to name Overlanders Bridge. Jessica Wallace/KTW Joan Lyons doesn’t mind waiting in traffic during construction on Overlanders Bridge — after all, she named the span. Before the crossing was built more than 50 years ago, commuting to and from North Kamloops was much more inconvenient, ...

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Grab the app and hit the Tournament Capital trails

Grab the app and hit the Tournament Capital trails

Looking for a bike trail in Kamloops? There’s a map for that. Unveiled Tuesday, the city’s new bike map is available online at kamloops.ca/trailandbikemap. Pocket-sized paper versions can be picked up at Tourism Kamloops, at the Tournament Capital Centre and from local bike shops. The map stems from a council mandate to better promote active transportation in the city. Parks, ...

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Kamloops RCMP victim services gets help

Kamloops RCMP victim services gets help

The Kamloops RCMP’s victim-services unit is getting a $51,000 boost to help it deal with a lack of volunteers to cover its late shifts. Jody MacDonald, the municipal support-services manager for the RCMP, said volunteers for the program are either reaching retirement age or aren’t able to commit to late-night hours when they may be needed. “We need people that ...

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