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Should park have Secwepemc moniker?

MOE discussing rename of Roderick Haig-Brown park B.C.’s Ministry of Environment is in discussions to rename the park at the heart of the Adams River...

More family time for Prince George man after Lotto Max win

Patrick Kukko of Prince George knew his family would be excited about his $1-million lottery win, but he could not have anticipated the absolute...

Vavenby residents told by IHA not to use water

There’s millions of cubic metres of water flowing by in the North Thompson River, but Vavenby residents can’t drink it, brush teeth, cook or...

CMHC supports B.C. government’s loan program —but urges caution

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation supports the provincial government’s program to help first-time buyers enter the housing market, but senior market analyst Taylor...

Breast-enhancement scammer to remain behind bars on new charges

  A Kamloops woman who in 2015 was jailed after scamming a senior to pay for breast enhancements will remain behind bars through the weekend. Brandie...

Former Barriere fire chief back in court Feb. 20 on child-porn charges

The former Barriere fire chief who resigned suddenly last year amid a police investigation will return to court next month following a brief appearance...

No injuries as third fire this month ignites at Domtar’s Kamloops pulp mill

Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to Domtar pulp mill for the second time in 25 hours  for report of a small industrial fire. Platoon...

Kamloops-Thompson kids on par with provincial peers

Students in Grade 4 and 7 are now writing the annual provincial foundation skills assessment exams, which continue through Feb. 17. According to statistics from...

Decision on fate of former Daily News property expected next month

Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar said it has taken city council longer than expected to nail down the fate of the former Kamloops Daily News...

Lawsuit against KGHM Ajax ends

A former manager of KGHM Ajax who was fired last year appears to have settled his lawsuit against the mining company. A consent dismissal was...

Kamloops-Thompson schools to return to one-week spring break

Two-week spring break will be short-lived in the Kamloops-Thompson school district, with trustees voting Monday night to return to a one-week March break in...

U.S. challenges B.C-only wine sales in grocery stores

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone is defending the province’s decision to allow B.C.-only wine to be sold in select grocery stores in the face...

December a record month for OD deaths in B.C.; Kamloops had 40 such deaths...

Despite Victoria spending about $65 million to fight the overdose epidemic, December set a new monthly record in B.C., with 142 deaths recorded, eight...

Kamloops Mounties have spoken to all at homicide scene; no arrest yet

Police have now interviewed everyone they believe was on scene following an argument that left a 42-year-old man dead last month. First responders were called...

Charges expected following police raid of Kamloops gym

Kamloops Mounties expect charges will be laid against one person following a raid by the RCMP emergency response team at a North Shore gym. Cpl....

Pepper-spray incident leaves man injured downtown

  Kamloops Mounties don't have much to go on after a man was pepper-sprayed on a downtown sidewalk on Tuesday. RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said emergency...

Loose lips lead to Kamloops councillor barring himself from public hearing

A Kamloops city councillor has inadvertently barred himself from attending the rezoning hearing for a new subdivision west of the Summit Connector. During Tuesday’s council...

Accused in beating of teen will not be in court for preliminary inquiry

  When Kristopher Teichrieb's preliminary inquiry begins at the Kamloops Law Courts next week, the 39-year-old accused will not be present. Teichrieb is facing charges of...