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From dishes to double dipping, the top ICBC frauds of 2015

From dishes to double dipping, the top ICBC frauds of 2015

ICBC is vowing to do more to bust auto insurance fraudsters whose scams add an estimated $100 a year to the premiums all other drivers pay. The public auto insurer has released its top Hall of Shame fraud claims for 2015 where B.C. residents tried to scam the system last year. They include: Dish dodger A man claimed his crash ...

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Shooting in Celista sends three to hospital

Shooting in Celista sends three to hospital

Mounties are investigating following a shooting incident in Celista on the weekend sent three men to hospital. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk of the Southeast RCMP said three men were shot in a home in the Shuswap community, with two reported in critical condition and one suffering minor injuries. The incident happened at about 7 p.m. There is no word on the ...

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Public meeting to discuss Todd Road upgrades

Public meeting to discuss Todd Road upgrades

The City of Kamloops will host a public-information session on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to talk about upgrading Todd Road in 2019. The meeting will be held at R.L. Clemitson elementary, 5990 Todd Rd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Todd Road pedestrian upgrade 2019 project will run from Ronde Lane to Klahanie Drive. Information about the project, including the ...

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Canada’s bombing mission to end by Feb. 22

Canada’s bombing mission to end by Feb. 22

By Mike Blanchfield The Canadian Press Canada’s fighter jets will end their fight in Iraq and Syria within two weeks and be replaced by what the Liberal government is calling an expanded mission focused on training local security forces and helping to rebuild the shattered region. Canadian bombs will stop falling by Feb. 22, but the complement of military personnel ...

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Kamloops Mounties say man’s actions were innocent

Kamloops Mounties say man’s actions were innocent

The man who spooked a mom outside a Valleyview school last week had no nefarious intentions. Kamloops RCMP asked the public for tips in identifying a man in his 20s who was walking a dog near Marion Schilling elementary on Feb. 3 when he approached and spoke to a six-year-old girl. Police say the man then ran off when the ...

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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Chase

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Chase

Police continue to investigate a collision on Highway 1 near Chase on Saturday that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Chase RCMP Const. Valerie Guillaume said the crash took place at 9:30 a.m. one kilometre east of Chase when a westbound semi tractor-trailer was struck head-on by an eastbound motorcycle after it crossed the double solid yellow lines dividing the ...

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Speed, booze suspected in crash that sent five to hospital

Speed, booze suspected in crash that sent five to hospital

Police say alcohol and speed were likely contributors to an accident Sunday that sent five people from the Lower Mainland to hospitals in Kamloops and Merritt with serious injuries. RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears of the Central Interior Traffic Service said the single-vehicle crash of the Honda Civic occurred at 1 a.m. on Sunday on the Coquihalla Highway near the Mine ...

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Differing views on future of pools in Kamloops

Differing views on future of pools in Kamloops

The North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) is backing a city decision to review North Shore recreational facilities following the revelation of higher-than-expected costs to repair and replace the roof of Westsyde Pool. City council this past week decided on a review of city pools and rinks that will involve consultation about the future of the indoor pool in Westsyde ...

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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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