PHOTOS: Bomb threat highlights Kamloops' top stories of the week

A bomb scare at the Ramada Inn this week turned out to be a hoax and police are now trying to find out who is responsible.

KAMLOOPS - It was a week of wet weather, court sentencing, food lovers, new signage and a surprise serenade.

The week began with a look at food truck culture hitting the city and was quickly followed up with several days of rain. The rain led to B.C. Wildfire rescinding the campfire ban, though not without some caution to eager campers to keep the fires within the allowed size.

The lawyer for an elderly man found guilty of dealing cocaine out of his house asked for a special sentence that would allow the man to carry out his sentence at home so he would be able to take care of any medical appointments on his own. In another court case, a former school bus driver received a conditional sentence for having an 'inappropriate relationship' with a 15-year-old girl.

An elderly taxi driver who has assaulted last year talked with InfoTel News about his ordeal, his recovery and his love for the business. A bomb threat at the Ramada Inn forced evacuations for more than five hours on Tuesday. No bombs were found and police are currently investigating the threats.

The 2013 Senior Games ended on a low note when longtime golfer Merna Mickelson collapsed from a heart attack following the first hole of the golf tournament. The woman was taken to hospital Thursday and died the next day.

This week a food-loving woman also announced a new event called Dishcrawl. Participants visit four restaurants, all a surprise, in one night. Tranquille Farm Fresh also announced a new event this week, the opening of the Tranquille Tunnels. Spooky tours will begin next week and will offer up a mix of truth and urban legend while touring the infamous underground tunnels.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.


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