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Pinantan General Store damaged in ATM theft

Pinantan General Store damaged in ATM theft

  If you recognize the man or truck in the photos above and below, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Kamloops Mounties are looking for a suspect after a brazen ATM theft at the Pinantan General Store over the weekend. Const. Jason Epp said a man broke into the store early Saturday morning and fastened a tow rope to the ATM ...

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Weekend fire in Sahali forces out residents

Weekend fire in Sahali forces out residents

The occupants of a 12-unit Sahali apartment building could be homeless for four months after an early-morning fire damaged a third-floor suite over the weekend. Emergency crews were called to the Wood Lane Manor apartments on Whiteshield Crescent South at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday after fire broke out on a balcony. “When they arrived at the scene, they found ...

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Kamloops sitting in a ring of fire as heat wave rolls on

Kamloops sitting in a ring of fire as heat wave rolls on

Red fire retardant stains the underside of a fire bomber as it returns to Kamloops Airport following a weekend mission. Through Sunday, there have been 865 wildfires in B.C. that have burned 221,000 hectares. The 10-year average is 1,847 fires and 115,000 hectares burned per year. Last year in the province, 1,484 wildfires burned 369,000 hectares. The closest blaze to ...

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Sold-out Slide the City to release 500 tickets on July 7

Sold-out Slide the City to release 500 tickets on July 7

  Tim McLeod has a warning for Kamloopsians headed to the Aberdeen Mall area on Saturday, July 18 — don’t expect to leave dry. “Out goal is to soak everybody,” said McLeod, development manager at Tranquille Farm Fresh, which is bringing Slide the City’s 1,000-foot long slip and slide to town. “If you’re coming to be a bystander, beware. Have ...

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Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

A splash of cash from the federal and provincial governments has knocked down the price of an emergency water intake for the City of Kamloops by about two-thirds. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and city MLAs Terry Lake and Todd Stone announced yesterday their governments will contribute more than $6 million for the intake on the North Thompson River. Residents ...

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United Way executive director leaving after 11 years at the helm

United Way executive director leaving after 11 years at the helm

Brenda Aynsley, currently executive director of the United Way of the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo, will leave on July 31 to become vice-president of resource development with the United Way of the Lower Mainland. KTW file photo The head of the local United Way for the past 11 years is leaving to join the organization in the Lower Mainland. Brenda Aynsley, currently executive ...

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New spending limits proposed for civic elections

New spending limits proposed for civic elections

Kamloops mayoral and council candidates wouldn’t have come close to overspending on their campaigns had new expense limits recommended by the province been in place during last November’s local election campaign.. In a report, B.C.’s special all-party committee on local election expenses has recommended the government use a per-capita funding formula to calculate how much mayoral and council candidates in ...

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Motorcyclist killed in Knutsford crash was from Vancouver

Motorcyclist killed in Knutsford crash was from Vancouver

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a motorcycle crash in Knutsford on Thursday afternoon. He was Colin Leslie Mackay, 42, of Vancouver. Mackay was riding his motorcycle northbound on Highway 5A when, at 1:20 p.m., he left the highway on an uphill curve near Cardew Hill — about 10 kilometres south of ...

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Ajax could fall outside Liberals’ plan for new environment legislation

Ajax could fall outside Liberals’ plan for new environment legislation

The three-and-a-half months before the October federal election, along with the time it would take to draft new legislation, means a proposed environmental overhaul by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau may not capture the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine, according to Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Grit candidate Steve Powrie. Trudeau has come out against Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and announced this week ...

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