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After the flash flood, cleanup begins

After the flash flood, cleanup begins

Red Cross representatives were visiting with residents of Oakdale Mobile Home Park on Thursday, including Roger Guay (left), two days after a torrential downpour led to flash flooding in the park. The surge of water caused plenty of  damage and led the City of Kamloops to declare a local state of emergency until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Roto Rooter workers will be ...

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Crown obtains injunction to halt KTW story

Crown obtains injunction to halt KTW story

Midway through publication of a three-part series, a B.C. Supreme Court judge imposed a ban on publication that prevents Kamloops This Week from reporting key facts in the RCMP case against accused murderer Peter Beckett. Crown prosecutor Sarah Firestone made an application to ban any publication of Crown disclosure — the detailed package of material, including police investigation reports, statements ...

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UPDATE: Kamloops Mounties dealing with man in home after shots-fired call

UPDATE: Kamloops Mounties dealing with man in home after shots-fired call

Kamloops Mounties have barricaded roads near 14th Street in Brocklehurst on Thursday afternoon as they responded to a shots-fired call at about 1 p.m. and dealt with a person in a house on 14th Street. As of 3;20 p.m., Mounties had their guns drawn at various points as a police negotiator dealt with an individual Const. George Buttuls called “unco-operative.” ...

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Two months behind bars for the Grinch of Rayleigh

Two months behind bars for the Grinch of Rayleigh

  A 28-year-old man stopped in the middle of stealing a pickup full of Christmas presents has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Mark Aaron Schulz pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court to possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen credit card. His criminal record includes driving and drug offences. It includes stealing an RCMP bait car ...

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102 reasons to celebrate

102 reasons to celebrate

Wes Heiderich suspects many Kamloopsians who were students in the 1960s and 70s will be surprised to hear one of their former teachers is celebrating her birthday this Canada Day. As the nation turns 148, Wes’s mother, Katherine Heiderich, will celebrate her 102nd year with family at Ridgeview Lodge. Katherine taught Home Ec at John Peterson secondary (amalgamated into South ...

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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How old is Canada?

CANADA DAY QUIZ: How old  is Canada?

OK, we’ll give you this one — Canada turns 148 tomorrow. But, try your hand at the rest of our questions, with Kamloops This Week’s Canada Day quiz for your enjoyment. We will have a prize or two to give away to readers who score the best. Send your answers to editor@kamloopsthisweek.com. Deadline is Canada Day at 5 p.m.  We will ...

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Fined, but he keeps horses

Fined, but he keeps horses

A provincial court judge has allowed a Barriere resident to keep three horses after being convicted of causing an animal to be in distress. Jody Huffman pleaded guilty to the charge under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. A veterinarian ordered two of his sick Peruvian Paso horses to be immediately shot because their condition was so dire and ...

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Public demands higher distracted-driving fines

Public demands higher distracted-driving fines

Halfway through a consultation on distracted-driving policy, the vast majority of B.C. residents who have responded want fines increased. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said thousands of people have participated on the B.C. government’s consultation website and more than 90 per cent want stronger action to stop people talking or texting on their phones while they are behind the wheel. The ...

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