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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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Kamloops Mounties investigate report of bridge jumper

Kamloops Mounties investigate report of bridge jumper

Kamloops RCMP are investigating a report of a person jumping off the Yellowhead Bridge on Saturday morning. Sgt. Edward Preto said police received the report at 7:37 a.m., but added RCMP officers using the police boat and police helicopter, along with Kamloops Fire Rescue staff, searched the South Thompson River without finding anybody in the water. The investigation is continuing.

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The federal-election campaign begins

The federal-election campaign begins

As expected, Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday asked Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, setting in motion the beginning of an 11-week campaign that will culminate in a federal election on Monday, Oct. 19. “Elections are all about leadership and the issues that affect all of us — the economy, security and the environment,” Harper told media in Ottawa ...

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Family of man hit by truck still wants answers

Family of man hit by truck still wants answers

That Langley resident Michael Bennett is alive today could be considered a miracle. Now, Bennett’s fiancee, Kaily Stevens, is praying for one more miracle — that the couple can keep their wedding date at the end of August. Bennett, 30, was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver at Sun Peaks on July 19. He was visiting the ski resort town ...

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TRUSU: Courses impacting retention

TRUSU: Courses impacting retention

If students were in charge at Thompson Rivers University, their first priority would be to improve the courses offered. In a report to TRU’s senior management from the student union, five concerns were identified: frequency, a lack of summer courses, scheduling conflicts, lack of capacity and course changes and cancellations. The TRU Students’ Union (TRUSU) gathered the information through a ...

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Alleged cat killer kept in jail

Alleged cat killer kept in jail

A Merritt man will remain in jail after a provincial court judge refused to release him on bail following allegations he strangled his spouse’s cat in a domestic dispute. Crown prosecutor Alex Janse argued Frederick Drynock, 49, should remain in jail pending his trial or guilty plea because he was a risk to break court orders and the alleged killing ...

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UPDATE: One dead in Highway 1 crash between bus, vehicle

UPDATE: One dead in Highway 1 crash between bus, vehicle

One person died on Friday afternoon when a westbound car on Highway 1 crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an eastbound passenger bus at about 4 p.m. The crash occurred about 11 kilometres west of Chase, just east of Hoffman’s Bluff, and resulted in a number of ambulances, an air ambulance and Kamloops Fire Rescue personnel responding. The ...

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Kamloops Mounties release photos of credit-card skimmer

Kamloops Mounties release photos of credit-card skimmer

Kamloops Mounties have released photos of a credit-card skimmer that was installed in a gas-pump payment slot in Valleyview last week. Staff Sgt. Edward Preto said the photos are being released to make the public aware of the type of card skimmer used to capture credit-card information at the Chevron gas station at 1795 Trans-Canada Hwy. That unit has been ...

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Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

  A surge in shellfish-related illness because of the hot summer weather has prompted the B.C. Centre for Disease Control to issue a warning to oyster lovers. The centre said 35 cases of a bacterial infection called Vibrio parahaemolyticus have been reported in June and July — an unprecedented number. Officials believe most people got sick from eating raw oysters ...

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