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Kamloops’ ‘Bike Guy’ pleads guilty — but will keep tinkering with two wheels

Kamloops’ ‘Bike Guy’ pleads guilty — but will keep tinkering with two wheels

The black-market “Bike Guy” of Kamloops will be allowed to ply his trade on stolen bicycles despite being busted red-handed this week while dismantling a stolen RCMP bait bike. Terrace Rudachyk pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court on Friday to one count each of possession of stolen property and possession of break-in instruments, as well as an unrelated charge of ...

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Video brings Kamloops hospice’s message to the masses

Video brings Kamloops hospice’s message to the masses

If you’ve never had friends or family stay at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, Wendy Marlow thinks this is the time to learn more about what it offers the community. “I got asked today, doesn’t everyone know about hospice in Kamloops?” said the executive director of the Kamloops Hospice Association. “I said, well — yes and no.” Marlow ...

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Suspicious-activity call leads to stolen truck, shotgun — and an arrest

Suspicious-activity call leads to stolen truck, shotgun — and an arrest

An Alberta man will likely face firearms- and property-related charges in Kamloops after being busted early Friday morning with a stolen truck and a loaded shotgun. RCMP Staff Sgt. Michael Grondin said police were called to a gas station parking lot on Thursday night for a report of suspicious activity involving a black Dodge pickup with Alberta plates. By the ...

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Regional district sues ‘glamping’ ranch

Regional district sues ‘glamping’ ranch

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is suing a guest ranch near Ashcroft that bills itself as a “glamping” destination. The statement of claim names Phoenix Alliance Corp. as the defendant. The property is the home of YD Guest Ranch, a 20-hectare site on Barnes Creek, about five kilometres east of Ashcroft. On a website, YD Guest Ranch calls itself a top ...

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A GREEN AREA: Former egg farm filling demand for medical marijuana

A GREEN AREA: Former egg farm filling demand for medical marijuana

The sign outside the metal-clad barn in Knutsford declares it is home to Floritto Eggs. But the smell emanating from the site on Long Lake Road is not the foul stench of chicken manure — it’s the pungent aroma of a lot of green marijuana. “We get lots of calls about it because you can smell it,” acknowledged RCMP Staff ...

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Clean it out and lock it up

Clean it out and lock it up

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie checks an unlocked vehicle with a wallet and backpack left in plain sight for would-be thieves during a walkabout with local media in Kamloops’ downtown core. The tour was held to help increase public awareness of a rise in vehicle break-ins in recent months. Dave Eagles/KTW With the recent spate of vehicle break-ins in Kamloops, ...

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Teichrieb’s bail hearing ends; decision on July 28

Teichrieb’s bail hearing ends; decision on July 28

A Kamloops man accused of beating an 18-year-old high school student into a coma last month after finding him on or near his Brocklehurst property will have to wait another week to find out whether he will be granted bail. Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, is charged with attempted murder in relation to the June 19 beating of Jessie Simpson. His bail ...

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Kamloops mom charged with killing newborn has charge reduced

Kamloops mom charged with killing newborn has charge reduced

A charge against a Kamloops woman accused of killing her newborn son more than four years ago has been reduced as her preliminary inquiry approaches. Courtney Fawn Saul had been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of her son, George Carlos Saul, on Dec. 15, 2011. She is now charged with infanticide, which carries a maximum sentence ...

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Kamloops Mountie charged with selling drugs back in court Aug. 11

Kamloops Mountie charged with selling drugs back in court Aug. 11

A former high-profile Kamloops Mountie accused of dealing drugs while a member of the national police force has yet to show up in person for a court appearance. Randi Love (in photo above) is facing three counts of trafficking cocaine. Her matters were on the docket in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, but a lawyer appeared on her behalf. Charges ...

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