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BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice

BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice

The union represents 33,0000 provincial government workers in myriad departments — from liquor and cannabis store employees to correctional workers to child protection staff to forest firefighters
Dozens of new fire starts due to lightning, but most blazes very small

Dozens of new fire starts due to lightning, but most blazes very small

Rain accompanying the recent storms helped keep the blazes from growing larger
Interior Health confirms first cases of monkeypox

Interior Health confirms first cases of monkeypox

There are now two confirmed cases in the health region and 98 across B.C.
Assault, crash among weekend calls for Kamloops Mounties

Assault, crash among weekend calls for Kamloops Mounties

Officers responded to 372 calls for service last weekend
Kamloops RCMP seeks help in finding Jayde-Lyne Heard

Kamloops RCMP seeks help in finding Jayde-Lyne Heard

The 29-year-old was reported missing on Aug. 9
Kamloops Fire Rescue busier in 2022

Kamloops Fire Rescue busier in 2022

Number of calls in the first quarter of the year have increased, with the biggest jump in medical-related responses
Kamloops council wants data on emergency calls to shelters

Kamloops council wants data on emergency calls to shelters

Coun. Bill Sarai said Mounties, firefighters and paramedics are called regularly to shelters and questioned whether sufficient wraparound services are being provided
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for South Thompson

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for South Thompson

Meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-size hail and heavy rain
Kamloops’ building pace ahead of 2021

Kamloops’ building pace ahead of 2021

Through July, the city has issued 880 permits valued at $206.7 million, compared to 955 permits valued at $94.4 million through the same period in 2021
Valleyview Drive/Highland Road to get traffic light

Valleyview Drive/Highland Road to get traffic light

A light at the current four-way stop is part of a $5.8-million road improvement project that continues in the Valleyview area