January 21, 2018

B.C.’s first baby of 2013 arrives in Kamloops

Kamloops is home to B.C.’s New Year’s baby. David Junior Ricky Joe James was born at 12:02 a.m., at 8 pounds, 11 ounces at Royal Inland Hospital. The first baby born Lower Mainland arrived shortly after. "(A) baby boy by the name of Shane Greenwood … born at 12:26 this morning at Langley Memorial Hospital,” says Tasleem … [Read more...]

Provincial inquest into death of Kamloops teen not off the table

BC’s Coroner says an inquest into the death of CJ Morningstar Fowler isn't out of the question at the Provincial level, but police will have to wrap up their investigation before it will even be considered. This after First Nations leaders called for a national inquiry into Fowler's death, citing more must be done to help the country's … [Read more...]

Teenage murder victim identified in Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP have identified the teenaged girl from Hazelton  who was found dead in their community yesterday. The victim is Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-Lee Fowler of the Gitanmaax First Nation. Her body was discovered in an undeveloped area of Guerin Creek in Kamloops. Cause of death is not being released.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Major crash near Kamloops sends dozens to hospital

Poor driving conditions on the Coquihalla Highway are being blamed for a crash between a bus, 3 semi trailer rigs and other vehicles. The collisions took place about 7:30 pm Wednesday. 30 people have been reported injured and were transported to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Extra medical staff was brought in to treat the injured. None of … [Read more...]

Two killed in fiery crash between Merritt and Kamloops

The drivers of two semi trucks have died after a collision along Highway 5A last evening. It happened between Merritt and Kamloops. Coroner Barb McLintock says one body was recovered last night, the second person's body was discovered this morning. A logging truck collided with another semi around 7:00 and both burst into flames, igniting a grass … [Read more...]

Kamloops accountants catch giant sturgeon on Fraser River

A huge sturgeon caught in the Fraser River on Friday near Chilliwack is likely over 100 years old. Dr. Marvin Rosenau has studied sturgeon for the past 21 years, he says fish that large is an old-timer. "That fish has gone through a couple of world wars, conflicts, so it's had a long history". The fish caught friday was over eleven feet long, five … [Read more...]

Missing Kamloops man found

A 22-year old man from Kamloops who was reported missing by his family nearly two weeks ago has been found. Police say Devin Marko has been in Vancouver since May 30th, when he was supposed to take a bus home. Earlier today, he contacted family members in Kamloops to tell them he's fine. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Inquest into 2010 shooting death of Kamloops man to start Monday

A coroner's inquest into the death of a Kamloops man, shot by the RCMP at a gas station two years ago, is set to start Monday in that city.  50-year-old Wilbert Bartley was shot by plainclothes officers in July 2010. He had rammed his Toyota 4Runner into their unmarked police van, then drove at the officers, who then shot at him through the … [Read more...]

Faulty boiler blamed for gas leak that sickened 50 in Kamloops

A faulty boiler is to blame for a carbon monoxide leak at a Kamloops arena Saturday that sent 50 people to hospital. The arena had to be evacuated because the gas levels were so high – about 170 parts per million. Interior health officials say people showed up into this morning complaining of headaches, nausea and confusion. Fortis BC crews … [Read more...]

Kamloops Bishop speaks about attack one year later

The power of prayer saved him. That's what Catholic Bishop David Monroe is saying.... one year after he was attacked at his home in Kamloops by a man suffering from bipolar disorder. "People have been so good.  They themselves will say it is through the prayer." Monroe says his faith in God was not shaken... even as he struggled to keep … [Read more...]