Cleaning up approach to Overlanders Bridge.

UPDATE — More rain on way as city deals with aftermath of powerful thunder storm

UPDATE (Thursday 6:20 a.m.) — more rain fell overnight and there's more on the way today but there won't be another deluge like the one experienced in Kamloops and other regions of the Interior on Wednesday, says Environment Canada. Twenty mm of rain fell within about 20 to 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon, drenching the City and causing widespread flash flooding and damage. Power outages were widespread and B.C. Hydro is still dealing with close to 2,400 outages in the Thompson Shuswap and another 4,300 in the Okanagan-Kootenay region. Today (Friday) should be another cloudy and rainy day with about 10mm of rain and winds to 20 km/h. The high will reach only 20C. Showers will begin this morning and end in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy. The good news is that the … [Read More...]

ARTS/COMMUNITY/LEISURE

Car Free Day - Fun at Big Little Science Centre booth.

Photo Gallery — Car Free Day

Traffic was a little crowded on surrounding streets and rain was on the way Wednesday as Car Free Day got rolling in the 200-400 blocks of Victoria Street but nobody … [Read More...]

Captain Judy says chances of winning river cruise are pretty good.

Gallery launches river cruise lottery

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT — The odds are Kamloops Art Gallery will sell all 450 tickets in its European river cruise lottery because the odds of winning are pretty good, said … [Read More...]

John Tod.

More funding for John Tod Centre

NEWS/ COMMUNITY — The John Tod Centre is $51,890 closer to its $300,000 target thanks to some major donations from the community. KGHM International/ Ajax Project has … [Read More...]

Students rehearse '30 Reasons.'

30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT — Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War Three — those are some of the things that can go wrong during the production of a play. It's also the … [Read More...]

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CITY/ REGIONAL NEWS

Technician installs new screen at demonstration kiosk.

New screens for downtown parking kiosks — I can see clearly now

By MEL ROTHENBURGER Night and day. That's the difference, literally, between the current screens in the 90 downtown parking kiosks and the kind … [Read More...]

Maka-Murray wildfire. (B.C. Wildfire Management photo)

Evacuation order to come off fire near Murray Lake

UPDATE (Thursday 10:16 a.m.) — The Thompson-Nicola Regional District announced Thursday morning that, in addition to rescinding the evacuation order … [Read More...]

Evacuation order lifted for Botanie, evacuation alert in effect

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — The evacuation order in the area of Botanie Creek wildfire north of Lytton has been downgraded to an evacuation alert effective 5 … [Read More...]

Wildfire-patch

More out-of-province fire personnel fly into Kamloops for deployment

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — More out-of-province fire personnel are arriving to help with B.C.'s wildfires in anticipation of a return to hot and dry conditions … [Read More...]

(City of Kamloops)

Pedestrians take back the streets for Car Free Day in downtown core

NEWS — It's a Car Free Day in the downtown core on Wednesday — the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Victoria Street will be pedestrian only as they're … [Read More...]

(BCWildfire.ca)

Campfire ban removed from Clearwater fire zone

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — Rain in the Clearwater fire zone has resulted in removal of the campfire ban there but campfires remain banned in all other areas of … [Read More...]

(Environment Canada)

Thunder, rain on way to Interior

NEWS/ WEATHER — Get ready for thunder. Environment Canada Tuesday issued a special weather statement for the entire South Central Interior of B.C. … [Read More...]

Out-of-province fire crews arrive in B.C. (Wildfire Management Branch)

Good news on wildfire front as progress made in West Kelowna, Red Deer Creek

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — There was good news on the B.C. wildfire front today as an evacuation order was removed for the massive Red Deer Creek fire zone 61 … [Read More...]

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OPINION

David Charbonneau.

Charbonneau — Cultural literacy implodes as information explodes

COLUMN — Long, long ago before the internet, the only thing that Kamloopsians needed to be informed was a couple of TV and radio stations and a daily newspaper. Those few sources guaranteed a large audience and … [Read More...]

A common sign around Kamloops.

Here’s to all those who fought the storm and won

THURSDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — Well, maybe the headline's a bit dramatic, but it was quite the day Wednesday, and the bad weather might not be over yet. Let us hope, though, that we don't have another deluge like … [Read More...]

Raeside

Raeside — Things Canadians think about

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Mayor Roussel.

Life is full of wasps and injustices

WEDNESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — Life is so full of injustice that sometimes it's a wonder we bother. Every day, there are stories about people who get a raw deal, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, … [Read More...]

(CDART image)

Don’t forget pets when preparing for wildfire emergency

TUESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — We in the Kamloops region have, so far, escaped direct involvement in this season's wildfires. The closest we've come is a few spot fires and some heavy smoke, but our turn could … [Read More...]

Dan and Jody Spark, out on the farm.

Spark — Honey, I hid the honey

EDITOR'S NOTE — Jody and Dan Spark takes turns each week writing about life on their McLure acreage. This week it's Jody's turn. COLUMN — I hate to confess this, but we have a little problem with sweeteners … [Read More...]

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