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  • Kamloops plant set to layoff staff and close this summer

    KAMLOOPS – After operating in Kamloops since the 1960s, Arclin Canada Limited is set to close its local plant, laying off seven employees by early summer.

    The closure was brought on by a decline in housing development in Canada and the United States. Resin manufactured by the plant was used in wood productions and construction industries.

    Director of Manufacturing, Martin Forest, says the plant has struggled since the industry downturn began years ago.
  • The trouble with female prisoners in Kamloops city cells

    KAMLOOPS - Last July a judge decried the conditions for a 15-year-old girl held in Kamloops RCMP cells for five days as “unacceptable” and eight months later, little has changed.

    For five days the girl, who cannot be named by court order, slept on a bench under 24-hour lighting, had no access to a shower and couldn’t keep in touch with family members in Victoria. Because of the harsh conditions she faced, the judge turned away 
  • These videos about small Thompson-Okanagan towns will make you proud to live here

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - From brewhouses to outdoor theatre companies, a number of small businesses in the Thompson-Okanagan are being celebrated in a six-part video series.
  • Man wields syringe in North Shore robbery

    KAMLOOPS – An employee at a convenience store was threatened with a syringe during a robbery Tuesday morning.

    Around 9 a.m. a male entered the Cornerstone Market on 12 Street, presented a syringe to the clerk and demanded cash. The clerk was not harmed and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

    Shortly after the event, officers arrested a suspect but believe there is a second person involved in the robbery.
  • The way this Kamloops customer treated his servers brought 'goose bumps'

    KAMLOOPS - He’s a customer who has visited the Chopped Leaf restaurant in Sahali almost every day since they opened in 2011 but last week he made sure he would be remembered for more than just being a loyal customer.
THOMPSON: More frequent and powerful hurricanes isn't good news
  OPINION Hurricane Ian pounded Florida last week, hitting land just north of Fort Myers and ripping across the peninsular. It was just the fourth storm of the 2022 hurricane season, which started June 1 and lasts until
There's a number of high priced wineries on the market in the Okanagan, including Seven Stones Winery west of Osoyoos.
Want to buy an Okanagan winery? Better hurry
Interest is picking up in at least one of the half-dozen wineries and vineyards currently for sale in the Okanagan. That’s coming despite the fact that there is a small pool of buyers who are interested in a winery. “This
A vendor trims marijuana with scissors during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Canada’s financial intelligence agency says a wide range of businesses – from food wholesalers to electronics repair services – have been used to disguise the proceeds of illicit cannabis operations.
Front companies being used to launder illicit cannabis cash: intelligence agency
OTTAWA - Canada’s financial intelligence agency says a wide range of businesses — from food wholesalers to electronics repair services — are being used to disguise the proceeds of illicit cannabis operations. In a new oper
Housing affordability is worst ever in Kelowna and the rest of Canada
Rising interest rates combined with historically high housing prices have made home ownership in Canada the worst it has ever been. A report from RBC looked at all the costs of home ownership, not just the price of the home and carrying cha

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