Kamloops

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

  • May 30, 2022
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)
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

  • May 23, 2022
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
People are silhouetted as they walk past the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after gathering to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The year since the the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that ground-penetrating radar had located the suspected grave sites in a former apple orchard has been one of national reckoning about residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A year of trauma, catharsis and finally peace for some survivors of Kamloops school

215 suspected unmarked graves were found at the former residential school in May 2021

People are silhouetted as they walk past the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after gathering to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The year since the the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that ground-penetrating radar had located the suspected grave sites in a former apple orchard has been one of national reckoning about residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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B.C. man robs gas station, uses toddler as a shield against police

Kamloops RCMP say the Oliver man was arrested after attempted robbery with his 3-year-old child

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The human-caused blaze was ignited on May 17 at about 8:45 a.m. within view of Highway 1 just west of Savona (and about 35 minutes from Kamloops).BCWS

RCMP seek dash cam footage in connection with human caused blaze near Cache Creek

The fire started between Cache Creek and Walhachin grew to about three hectares before being doused the next day

  • May 19, 2022
The human-caused blaze was ignited on May 17 at about 8:45 a.m. within view of Highway 1 just west of Savona (and about 35 minutes from Kamloops).BCWS

Erratic driver smashes police car, Kamloops school placed on hold and secure

The driver was arrested in the Oak Hills community of Kamloops

Jessie Simpson was left with life-altering injuries after being attacked with a metal baseball bat June 19, 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

Kamloops man heading home six years after catastrophic injury

Jessie will be home on weekends starting May 6

  • Apr 26, 2022
Jessie Simpson was left with life-altering injuries after being attacked with a metal baseball bat June 19, 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. IH just announced new outpatient withdrawal services in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon. (File photo)

Interior Health announces new outpatient withdrawal services

A total of 174 British Columbians died in February from toxic drug supply

Naxolone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, is part of Interior Health’s addiction services in harm reduction. IH just announced new outpatient withdrawal services in Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon. (File photo)
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Kamloops Mounties investigating stabbing at Pioneer Park

A man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

  • Apr 11, 2022
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Kamloops RCMP search for driver involved in hit and run that killed 2 dogs

The driver allegedly left the scene claiming he had to go to the airport

  • Apr 4, 2022
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Kamloops Mounties investigate body found in North Thompson River

The body was discovered Tuesday in the Westsyde area

  • Mar 30, 2022
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Kamloops homicide victim was a local high school student

The body of Jagraj Dhinsa was found in a parking lot on the Tk’emlúps reserve on Jan. 29

  • Feb 4, 2022
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RCMP officers detain and speak with one of the protesters at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kamloops on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Kamloops This Week/Facebook)

RCMP arrest 5, ticket 43 maskless protesters at Kamloops Superstore

Police responded following reports of increased intimidation and escalation during weekly protests

  • Jan 11, 2022
RCMP officers detain and speak with one of the protesters at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kamloops on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Kamloops This Week/Facebook)
On Dec. 26, 2021, Tracy Smith’s 1995 Mustang hit ice on Schubert Drive in Kamloops, careening between two trees and over the embankment sideways, avoiding a rollover and ending up nose-first in the river, its rear wheels on an iced-over portion of the waterway. (Tracy Smith photo)

Passerby rescues driver in Kamloops after vehicle lands in icy river

Car spins over embankment into frigid North Thompson River

  • Dec 28, 2021
On Dec. 26, 2021, Tracy Smith’s 1995 Mustang hit ice on Schubert Drive in Kamloops, careening between two trees and over the embankment sideways, avoiding a rollover and ending up nose-first in the river, its rear wheels on an iced-over portion of the waterway. (Tracy Smith photo)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Williams Lake prolific offender arrested in Kamloops after regional crime spree

The 28-year-old allegedly stole fuel in Williams Lake, and fled from police in Ashcroft

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
McDonald’s on Notre Dame Drive in Kamloops. (Google)

Alleged indecent act at Kamloops restaurant drive-thru leads to arrest

Man in truck was apprehended on Dec. 9

  • Dec 10, 2021
McDonald’s on Notre Dame Drive in Kamloops. (Google)
This message opposing the planned Moira House shelter on Kingston Avenue in North Kamloops was among those seen attached to fencing on Tuesday, Nov. 30.KTW

Kamloops man assaulted while removing anti-homeless shelter leaflets

A 21-year-old man with autism spectrum disorder is recovering after being punched in the face

  • Dec 2, 2021
This message opposing the planned Moira House shelter on Kingston Avenue in North Kamloops was among those seen attached to fencing on Tuesday, Nov. 30.KTW
Shannon White has been missing since Nov. 1. (Kamloops RCMP)

Search and rescue suspend probe into disappearance of Kamloops woman last seen Nov. 1

Shannon White, 32, was last seen when she left her home to drive to work

  • Nov 24, 2021
Shannon White has been missing since Nov. 1. (Kamloops RCMP)
Police have been searching this travel trailer at the Silver Sage trailer park Friday afternoon as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Shannon White. (Sean Brady/KTW)

Police focusing on trailer park, area west of town in search for missing Kamloops woman

Shannon White is believed to have left her home at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 1 and hasn’t been seen since

  • Nov 14, 2021
Police have been searching this travel trailer at the Silver Sage trailer park Friday afternoon as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Shannon White. (Sean Brady/KTW)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kamloops hospital

There are currently 19 cases associated with the outbreak

  • Nov 3, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)