Kamloops

Gene Lahrkamp of Trail, a fugitive who was wanted for the killing of Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand, was killed in a plane crash April 30 in Ontario.

2 wanted B.C. men died in Ontario plane crash due to inexperienced pilot, poor visibility

Investigations found that the plane was overloaded and the pilot was not certified to fly in the adverse conditions

 

Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler told KTW there were some civilians who showed up on the mountain on Nov. 13, 2022, who wanted to help, but they were told to leave. (Image/ Kamloops Search and Rescue)

Man accused of being belligerent to SAR volunteers during Kamloops mountain rescue

A man was released without charge after allegedly acting belligerently toward rescuers

  • Nov 15, 2022

 

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

Kamloops attack victim eagerly awaiting annual Christmas cards

Cards have come from as far as England to wish Jessie a Merry Christmas

 

A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)

Explosive footage from Kamloops prompts safety warnings over lithium batteries

Defective batteries can overheat, catch fire or explode: Kamloops Fire Rescue

A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)
The Ford F150 being driven dangerously by the man from Alberta. (BCRCMP)

Alberta man arrested following ‘drunken joyride’ from Kamloops to Golden

The man, driving a Ford F150, was speeding, passing illegally, and tailgating dangerously

The Ford F150 being driven dangerously by the man from Alberta. (BCRCMP)
(Black Press file photo)

Kamloops RCMP investigating body found in park

The body was discovered around 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29

(Black Press file photo)
(Google Maps)
(Google Maps)
pup

Happy International Dog Day: Kamloops police pooch gets her man

2-year-old Neeka earned an extra treat

pup
The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)

Wildfire sparks just north of Kamloops

The fire is highly visible to Kamloops and the surrounding area

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

RCMP fatally shoot man near Kamloops following alleged abduction of child, woman

Another woman was found inside the suspect’s home

  • Aug 15, 2022
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
(Kamloops RCMP)

Missing woman from Kamloops, last seen in Merritt

Jayde-Lyne Heard was reported missing on Aug. 9.

(Kamloops RCMP)
(Michael Potestio/Kamloops This Week)

UPDATE: Body found in Thompson River in Kamloops confirmed to be Vernon man

Police and coroner working to identify; Vernon doctor drowned 12 days earlier

(Michael Potestio/Kamloops This Week)
Rejeana Neveu was found dead on Aug. 10, 2022 (contributed)

Missing Kamloops woman found dead

Criminality is not suspected in her death

Rejeana Neveu was found dead on Aug. 10, 2022 (contributed)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

RCMP investigate alleged assault, racism towards Kamloops nurse

The incident is said to have taken place at Royal Inland Hospital’s ER

  • Aug 10, 2022
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
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

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)