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Evacuation alerts lifted near Lytton

September
6
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE As fire crews continue to mop up the wildfire near Lytton, all evacuation alerts in the area have been rescinded. The South Spencer Road wildfire quickly grew to 532 hectares last week, after heavy winds stoked the blaze...

Mayor makes it a contest for Liberal nod

September
6
,
2016
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The Liberal nomination process in Kamloops-North Thompson will be best served by a contest between two well-qualified candidates, party supporters said Tuesday after Mayor Peter Milobar confirmed his candidacy. About 50 people, including local...

Puhallo jumps in for Liberal nomination

September
2
,
2016
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Steven Puhallo was waiting in the wings for MLA Terry Lake’s announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election when Kamloops-North Thompson voters go to the polls next spring. Lake’s decision and Puhallo’s intention to...

Crews make good progress on Lytton fire

September
2
,
2016
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Lytton hasn’t received the same heavy rainfall as other parts of the southern Interior, but B.C. Wildfire Service is expecting precipitation forecast for later Friday, Sept. 2, will give them an upper hand on the South Spencer Road blaze. ...

Communist Party fields two candidates

September
1
,
2016
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The Communist Party of B.C. is running candidates in both Kamloops ridings in next spring’s provincial election. Beat Klossner is running in Kamloops South and Peter Kerek, a former labour council president and stay-at-home dad, is running...

Lytton fire control depends on weather

September
1
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF Weather is still a major factor in the fight against a 500-hectare wildfire south of Lytton. B.C. Wildfire Service says the fire did grow overnight due to strong winds in the area, but has decreased in intensity since. ...

MP warns of growing grow-op threat

September
1
,
2016
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New medical marijuana regulations pose dangerous implications for property owners, MP Cathy McLeod said Thursday. The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP said many property owners in the riding have said their rental properties have been destroyed by...

Evacuation expanded as canyon fire grows

August
31
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN UPDATE: 7:20 a.m. A wildfire burning along the Fraser River just west of Lytton grew to about 500 hectares overnight and continues to threaten dozens of homes with more strong winds in the forecast today, Sept. 1...

Victim in Via Rail accident identified

August
30
,
2016
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B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man struck by a Via Rail passenger train in Spence’s Bridge on the weekend. Jonathon Christopher Harris, 40, of Kelowna was killed in the accident.  At about 3:50 a.m. Saturday,...

Coq crash claims Merritt mother

August
30
,
2016
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UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. By CARMEN WELD A woman killed in a car crash on the Coquihalla Highway was driving with her daughter. Hwy. 5 reopened to single-lane southbound traffic at noon Tuesday as investigators pieced together what...