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Five years in prison for failed pot-grow ripoff

Five years in prison for failed pot-grow ripoff

A violent 23-year-old who participated in a failed home invasion on a marijuana grow-op has been sentenced to five years in prison. During sentencing this past week, Crown prosecutor Will Burrows displayed video in a B.C. Supreme Court room in Kamloops taken from a security system at the legal marijuana operation housed amid a rural area between Falkland and Enderby. ...

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Canadian Freightways contracts shift to neighbouring company

Canadian Freightways contracts shift to neighbouring company

A B.C.-based firm will take over contracts for Canadian Freightways in Kamloops and will hire several employees. Kamloops general manager Cameron Bow said Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. is already operating on the Canadian Freightways location beside Thompson Rivers University. The company is headquartered in Smithers and operates in Western Canada. “Canadian Freightways is closing down and we’re the agent taking ...

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Alleged victim of Ghomeshi sent racy missives after purported assault

Alleged victim of Ghomeshi sent racy missives after purported assault

Former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi is on trial in Toronto, charged with four counts of sexual assault and the one count of overcoming resistance by choking. By Diana Mehta The Canadian Press TORONTO — Mere hours after CBC star Jian Ghomeshi allegedly choked and slapped her, Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere expressed a desire to have sex with him ...

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Body found on TIB; death not criminal in nature

Body found on TIB; death not criminal in nature

Kamloops RCMP were called at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday to a report given by a hiker that a  body was found in the rural area of the Tk’emlupsIndian Band Reserve. The hiker had been hiking in the rural area when the body was discovered. The Kamloops Rural RCMP, RCMP Serious Crime Unit and BC Coroners Service have deemed that ...

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Amid oil collapse, more layoffs at Horizon North in Kamloops

Amid oil collapse, more layoffs at Horizon North in Kamloops

Alberta’s suffering oil industry is causing more job loss in Kamloops. Calgary-based Horizon North is reducing its workforce at its Mount Paul Industrial Park operation by 39 jobs and putting another 48 workers on what it hopes will be a temporary layoff. Statistics were also released Friday showing a spike in unemployment in the Kamloops region. “The whole energy piece ...

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Kamloops Mounties arrest suspect in connection to second homicide of year

Kamloops Mounties arrest suspect in connection to second homicide of year

Kamloops Mounties now have suspects in custody in connection to the first two homicides of the year — though police have yet to release the names of the suspects or victims. A 65-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection to the Jan. 26 death of a 49-year-old man in the 4 Seasons motel in Valleyview. No cause of death ...

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New residents from Syria slowly adjust to life in Canada

New residents from Syria slowly adjust to life in Canada

Mustafa Zakred (left), joins interpreter Sulaiman Almansour, Khaled al-Mohammed, Rojeh and Rodan Labbad and Mohamad Alsalkdi after prayers at the Kamloops Islamic Community mosque in Knutsford. Fried chicken was up for sale by the door as the association raised money to help support the next group of Syrian refugees it plans to sponsor in Kamloops. Zakred lives in Salmon Arm ...

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Mediator in TRU, TRUFA talks recommends tentative agreement

Mediator in TRU, TRUFA talks recommends tentative agreement

The mediator in the contract talks between Thompson Rivers University and the TRU Faculty Association, Mark Brown, has made a recommendation for a tentative agreement. Ratification votes will be held in the near future. However, the faculty association said Friday mediation has failed. “The parties were not able to reach a negotiated settlement,” TRUFA posted on its website. “The mediator ...

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TRU buys Canadian Freightways property

TRU buys Canadian Freightways property

While TransForce TransForce Income Fund of Montreal confirmed to KTW this week that it is closing its Canadian Freightways operation on McGill Road, putting five people of out work, the property was sold to Thompson Rivers University last fall. The property, located at the northwest corner of McGill Road and the main entrance (Hillside Drive) to the university, is valued ...

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