Kamloops

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

 

Evacuation alert was issued August 1 at 7 p.m. for Copper Desert Country due to growth of the Watching Creek wildfire northwest of Kamloops (TNRD)

Fire northwest of Kamloops upgraded to ‘fire of note’

Copper Desert Country is under evacuation alert

 

Jessie Simpson, 25, celebrated his birthday at home for the first time in six years surrounded by friends and family (Sue Simpson)

Kamloops attack victim full of life six years after brain injury

Jessie Simpson is thankful for everyone who has supported him the last six years

 

Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)

25 going on 18: Happy birthday to Kamloops man badly injured in 2016 assault

Jessie’s brain injury has him believing he is forever 18

Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

New operating rooms at Kelowna General Hospital

KGH, Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops getting new rooms

Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Mark (left) and William Mochrie from Kamloops have not been heard from since July 8, 2022 (contributed/Kamloops RCMP)

Missing Kamloops boys haven’t been heard from since July 8

It is believed the boys were picked up by a non-custodial parent and her partner

Mark (left) and William Mochrie from Kamloops have not been heard from since July 8, 2022 (contributed/Kamloops RCMP)
Category 2 open fires will be prohibited within the Kamloops Fire Centre as of noon on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Kamloops Fire Centre image)

More open burning restrictions coming into effect for Okanagan-Shuswap

Kamloops Fire Centre prohibitions include fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels

Category 2 open fires will be prohibited within the Kamloops Fire Centre as of noon on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Kamloops Fire Centre image)
A B.C. man was awarded more than $130,000 in the BC Supreme Court after another driver rear-ended him in 2018. (Pixabay)

Minor fender bender turns into $113K-payout for B.C. man left feeling a ‘shell of his former self’

78-year-old claimed crash caused long-term pain, drop in mood

A B.C. man was awarded more than $130,000 in the BC Supreme Court after another driver rear-ended him in 2018. (Pixabay)
Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)

B.C. woman pleads for return of puppies stolen from deceased sister

“This is the last thing that we have of my sister’s that she put her heart and soul into.”

Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)
A mudslide near Westwold has reduced traffic to a single lane on Highway 97 Tuesday, June 28. (Drive BC image)

Mudslide near Westwold impacting traffic

DriveBC reports single-lane, alternating traffic between Monte Lake and Falkland

A mudslide near Westwold has reduced traffic to a single lane on Highway 97 Tuesday, June 28. (Drive BC image)
The Kamloops Fire Centre is banning Category 3 open fires as of June 30, 2022. (File photo/Black Press Media)

Open burning ban for specific fires in Okanagan as wildfire season underway

It goes into effect at 12:00 p.m. Jun. 30 and will end at 12:00 p.m. Oct. 15

The Kamloops Fire Centre is banning Category 3 open fires as of June 30, 2022. (File photo/Black Press Media)
June 19, 2022 was the six year anniversary of the attack on Jessie Simpson, leaving him in a wheelchair and requiring 24/7 care (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

Kamloops mom recalls brutal baseball bat attack on son, 6 years later

Mom Sue continues to fundraise to cover costs of bringing her son home on weekends

June 19, 2022 was the six year anniversary of the attack on Jessie Simpson, leaving him in a wheelchair and requiring 24/7 care (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
Fatal on Highway 5 from Thursday June 16. (Facebook)

4 dead in 15 hours on Highway 5 near Kamloops following crashes with semi-trailers

Two adults and a baby died on June 16, just hours after another fatal crash on Highway 5

  • Jun 16, 2022
Fatal on Highway 5 from Thursday June 16. (Facebook)
Fatal on Highway 5 from Wednesday June 15. (Facebook)

4 dead in 15 hours on Highway 5 near Kamloops following crashes with semi-trailers

Two adults and a baby died on June 16, just hours after another fatal crash on Highway 5

  • Jun 16, 2022
Fatal on Highway 5 from Wednesday June 15. (Facebook)
Suspect wearing the clothing found by police dog service unit on June 6, 2022 (Kamloops RCMP)

Kamloops RCMP searching for alleged quick outfit change armed robber

The suspect allegedly changed his clothes behind First Choice Haircutters before fleeing on foot

Suspect wearing the clothing found by police dog service unit on June 6, 2022 (Kamloops RCMP)
Spirit of Syilx Unity Run

From Kamloops to Penticton: three-day run between residential schools

Raising awareness about violence and suicide in Okanagan Nation Alliance

Spirit of Syilx Unity Run
Area where crash occurred.

Fatal motorbike crash on rural road east of Kamloops

The incident happened near Paul Lake

Area where crash occurred.
Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

“I’m home!”: Kamloops man beat the odds thanks to mother’s determination

Jessie Simpson spent 10 months in a coma after an attack with a metal baseball bat on June 19, 2016

Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
(Photo - @kelownafalcons/Twitter)

Kelowna Falcons, Mayor Basran vying for new B.C. Cup

The WCL season starts on Friday, June 3

(Photo - @kelownafalcons/Twitter)
Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor Camille Kenoras holds eagle feathers as she laughs during a ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the TkÕemlœps te SecwŽpemc announcement of the detection of the remains of 215 children at an unmarked burial site at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

215: Memorial honours unmarked graves found 1 year ago at former Kamloops residential school

Governor General Mary Simon, Canada’s first Indigenous person in the role, attended the event

Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor Camille Kenoras holds eagle feathers as she laughs during a ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the TkÕemlœps te SecwŽpemc announcement of the detection of the remains of 215 children at an unmarked burial site at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck