Kamloops

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

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

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

 

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

 

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
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

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)
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)
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)
Thompson Rivers University campus is in Kamloops, B.C. (KTW file photo)

Kamloops university probes allegations of misogyny, racism levelled against 2 executives

Complaint alleges incidents of sexual harassment, misogynistic references, disparagement of Indigenous people

  • Nov 24, 2021
Thompson Rivers University campus is in Kamloops, B.C. (KTW file photo)
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)
The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Interior Health MLAs ask B.C. to clarify why local WHL teams are stuck with capacity limits

Provincial restrictions on gatherings set to ease next week, Interior may have to wait

The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
Photograph By KTW

Kamloops mother issues warning after attack on transgender teen

She believes the Sept. 11 assault was connected to the fact her son is a transgender youth

  • Sep 16, 2021
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
Photograph By KTW
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Health minister says Kamloops ER waiting room death will be reviewed

Dix said he couldn’t comment on the death specifically, but promised a ‘full and comprehensive’ review

  • Sep 9, 2021
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Patient’s death in Kamloops ER sitting area came amid marathon wait for treatment

Another ER patient claims nurse informed those waiting there was a severe staff shortage

  • Sep 9, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Woman dies in ER waiting room at Kamloops hospital

The 70-year-old woman died while waiting for several hours to be seen by medical staff

  • Sep 8, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
KTW

Kamloops woman cites Nazi salutes, sexual groping in human rights complaint

Woman alleges she was the subject of harassment while working at McDonald’s in Kamloops

  • Aug 9, 2021
KTW
Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA warns dog owners of contagious cough

There are 24 confirmed cases of this highly transmissible sickness

Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)
Firefighters attack the flames after a collision on Highway 1 in west Kamloops on Aug. 2, 2021, led to a fire and explosions. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

VIDEO: Explosions rock Kamloops after semi-truck catches fire on Highway 1

Kamloops Fire Rescue said the driver of the burning truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

  • Aug 3, 2021
Firefighters attack the flames after a collision on Highway 1 in west Kamloops on Aug. 2, 2021, led to a fire and explosions. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
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