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Prelim date set for accused in shooting of Kamloops Mountie

Prelim date set for accused in shooting of Kamloops Mountie

The man accused of shooting a Kamloops Mountie during a traffic stop last year will have his preliminary inquiry in December. Ken Knutson is slated to appear in Kamloops provincial court for a preliminary inquiry beginning on Dec. 7. Preliminary inquiries are lower-court hearings to determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial in B.C. Supreme Court. Knutson, ...

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Pritchard man identified as victim in car-bus crash

Pritchard man identified as victim in car-bus crash

A 19-year-old Pritchard man has been identified as the one fatality in an accident near the community last Friday. Sascha Dieter Hedrich was driving west on Highway 1 when his vehicle collided head-on with an eastbound tour bus in the Hoffman’s  Bluff area. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred at about 4:40 p.m. and led to ...

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Cooler weather may help fire crews, but lightning may add spark to situation

Cooler weather may help fire crews, but lightning may add spark to situation

While soaring temperatures ramped up fire risk, cooler weather and possible showers this week will help crews battling blazes in the region. The B.C. Wildfire Service lists three fires of note in the Kamloops Fire Centre: Bolean Lake near Falkland; Cisco Road in the Lytton area; and Westside in Kelowna. The Bolean Lake fire is 90 per cent contained. “The ...

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ALC again rejects bid to remove land from The Dunes golf course

ALC again rejects bid to remove land from The Dunes golf course

Bill Bilton opted to have lunch with a couple of long-time friends rather than take the time to read the most recent decision from the Agricultural Land Reserve to deny his bid to remove land for development from his The Dunes golf course in Westsyde. It was the third application from Bilton and his company, North Core Developments, to the ...

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TRU law professor suing former colleague, alleging she spread false sexual-relationship rumours

TRU law professor suing former colleague, alleging she spread false sexual-relationship rumours

A Thompson Rivers University law professor is suing a former colleague for allegedly spreading false rumours he was involved in a sexual relationship with another professor. The university also confirmed senior law school administrator Anne Pappas, accused of spreading the false gossip, is no longer employed at the Kamloops post-secondary institution. Prof. Craig Jones is suing Pappas for defamation. The ...

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Struggling economy hot election topic

Struggling economy hot election topic

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces dissolution of Parliament at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The federal election will be held on Oct. 19. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper promised an expanded tax break for hiring apprentices Monday, as parties started an extended summer election campaign. Campaigning in Laval, Que., Harper announced that if his government is re-elected Oct. 19, employers will receive ...

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Kamloops Chamber Business Excellence Awards nominees released

Kamloops Chamber Business Excellence Awards nominees released

Nominees for the 2015 Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank Group Business Excellence Awards have been released. A record 509 nominations were received for the 29th annual event, involving 202 Kamloops businesses in 16 award categories. Business of the Year is chosen from the winners of the other 16 awards. Finalists will be revealed on Sept. 9, with the ...

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City targets TCC thieves

City targets TCC thieves

When Walter Kraus went to the Tournament Capital Centre for a swim one Saturday night, he had no idea he would spend his evening sleeping in the parking lot. A resident of Chetwynd and a trades student at Thompson Rivers University, Kraus had his wallet, shoes and keys stolen from a locker as he swam at the Canada Games Aquatic ...

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2015 Kamloopa Powwow in photos

2015 Kamloopa Powwow in photos

The 36th annual Kamloopa Powwow was held at the Tk’emlups Indian Band Powwow Grounds over the B.C. Day long weekend. It attracted visitors and competitors from across Western Canada and from the United States. KTW photographer Allen Douglas stopped by to get some fantastic shots showing the colour and pageantry under a perfect blue sky.      

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Federal election: Campaign for your vote begins

Federal election: Campaign for your vote begins

One of these four candidates will wake up on Oct. 20 as the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP.  From left: New Democrat Bill Sundhu, Green Matt Greenwood, incumbent  Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and Liberal Steve Powrie. Allen Douglas/KTW It started earlier and will last longer, but the three men and one woman running to represent Kamloops in the Oct. 19 federal election say ...

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