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    Kamloops volunteers launch program to keep needles off the streets

    Kamloops volunteers launch program to keep needles off the streets


    Two volunteers in Kamloops initiated a used needle buyback program aimed at keeping the streets clean. After a successful launch that saw them collect more than 5,000 needles in one week, they say they’re left wondering why Interior Health hasn’t...

    Two volunteers in Kamloops initiated a used needle buyback program aimed at keeping the streets clean. After a successful launch that saw them collect more than 5,000 needles in one week, they say they’re left wondering why Interior Health hasn’t launched its own program.

    Unwanted tenants: Elm seed bugs have made the Okanagan their new home

    Unwanted tenants: Elm seed bugs have made the Okanagan their new home


    Standing in his house, looking out his patio door, Kamloops resident Glen Hamilton sizes up his intruders: a swarm of six-legged elm seed...

    Standing in his house, looking out his patio door, Kamloops resident Glen Hamilton sizes up his intruders: a swarm of six-legged elm seed bugs.

    Will 31 licensed producers and 1 government store be enough to meet B.C.'s weed needs?

    Will 31 licensed producers and 1 government store be enough to meet B.C.'s weed needs?


    When marijuana becomes legal later this year, all supply and distribution will happen through the B.C. Liquor Distribution Board. But will it be able to meet the demand for its...

    When marijuana becomes legal later this year, all supply and distribution will happen through the B.C. Liquor Distribution Board. But will it be able to meet the demand for its product?

    Indigenous pipeline protester arrested near Kamloops, B.C., released by RCMP

    Indigenous pipeline protester arrested near Kamloops, B.C., released by RCMP


    A woman who was arrested after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning has been released from...

    A woman who was arrested after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning has been released from custody.

    High winds and lack of rain suggests no breaks in sight for B.C. wildfire season

    High winds and lack of rain suggests no breaks in sight for B.C. wildfire season


    A rising heat wave and significant winds across the southern half of British Columbia helped ignite 11 new wildfires across the province in the past 24...

    A rising heat wave and significant winds across the southern half of British Columbia helped ignite 11 new wildfires across the province in the past 24 hours.

    Lightning could spark wildfires in B.C. Interior Friday afternoon

    Lightning could spark wildfires in B.C. Interior Friday afternoon


    A cold front forecast to cross the Interior Friday evening could raise the risk of lightning strikes, which could spark...

    A cold front forecast to cross the Interior Friday evening could raise the risk of lightning strikes, which could spark wildfire.

    Secwepemc First Nation's 'Tiny House Warriors' occupy provincial park in Trans Mountain protest

    Secwepemc First Nation's 'Tiny House Warriors' occupy provincial park in Trans Mountain protest


    An Indigenous group holding a cultural gathering at a provincial park North of Kamloops has now indicated it is occupying the park indefinitely, in protest of the Trans Mountain Pipeline...

    An Indigenous group holding a cultural gathering at a provincial park North of Kamloops has now indicated it is occupying the park indefinitely, in protest of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project.

    Greyhound cuts to have major impact on B.C. passengers

    Greyhound cuts to have major impact on B.C. passengers


    The news that Greyhound Canada is planning to cut all of its routes west of Sudbury, Ont., is leaving B.C. passengers in shock, wondering how they're going to get around the...

    The news that Greyhound Canada is planning to cut all of its routes west of Sudbury, Ont., is leaving B.C. passengers in shock, wondering how they're going to get around the province.

    June rain brings some calm to B.C. wildfire outlook

    June rain brings some calm to B.C. wildfire outlook


    Most parts of the province recorded average or above-average rainfall last month, but July and August could still bring...

    Most parts of the province recorded average or above-average rainfall last month, but July and August could still bring trouble.

    Police in uniform barred from marching in Kamloops Pride parade

    Police in uniform barred from marching in Kamloops Pride parade


    Kamloops Pride announced RCMP would not be allowed to march in uniform in the second annual Kamloops Pride parade, citing “varied and impassioned beliefs regarding RCMP participation in pride...

    Kamloops Pride announced RCMP would not be allowed to march in uniform in the second annual Kamloops Pride parade, citing “varied and impassioned beliefs regarding RCMP participation in pride parades.”

    Do you know these people? Man's wartime past in P.E.I. leaves mystery photos

    Do you know these people? Man's wartime past in P.E.I. leaves mystery photos


    Paul Harbord, of Essex, England, is putting together a memorial for his grandfather, Ronald W. L. Harbord, and is looking for help in identifying some of the people and locations found in the...

    Paul Harbord, of Essex, England, is putting together a memorial for his grandfather, Ronald W. L. Harbord, and is looking for help in identifying some of the people and locations found in the photos.

    Olds College sparks up pot production course

    Olds College sparks up pot production course


    Olds College is the latest to launch a cannabis production course, welcoming its first crop of students on...

    Olds College is the latest to launch a cannabis production course, welcoming its first crop of students on Tuesday.

    Hobnail boots and hemp rope: team aims to climb B.C.'s highest peak using antique equipment

    Hobnail boots and hemp rope: team aims to climb B.C.'s highest peak using antique equipment


    Clad in wool, waxed canvas, and hobnail boots, Bryan Thomas and his team of amateur explorers will climb Mount Waddington, the highest peak in the Coast Mountains of B.C., using antique mountaineering...

    Clad in wool, waxed canvas, and hobnail boots, Bryan Thomas and his team of amateur explorers will climb Mount Waddington, the highest peak in the Coast Mountains of B.C., using antique mountaineering equipment.

    Williams Lake seniors centre looks to save lives through blue bottle program

    Williams Lake seniors centre looks to save lives through blue bottle program


    Staff at the Seniors Activity Centre in Williams Lake is spreading the word about a program they spearheaded that helps prepare seniors for medical...

    Staff at the Seniors Activity Centre in Williams Lake is spreading the word about a program they spearheaded that helps prepare seniors for medical emergencies.

    Tlicho youth hope to motivate peers at new summit

    Tlicho youth hope to motivate peers at new summit


    A series of panels and motivational speeches at the first Tlicho academic summit encourage youth to achieve their academic...

    A series of panels and motivational speeches at the first Tlicho academic summit encourage youth to achieve their academic goals