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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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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 had been found in the rural area of the Tk’emlups Indian Band Reserve. The hiker had been walking in the rural area when the body was discovered. The Kamloops Rural RCMP, RCMP serious-crime unit and BC Coroners Service have deemed ...

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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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