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The Kamloops Local Health Area reported a record 270 cases from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, while the North Thompson LHA reported four more cases. (BC Centres for Disease Control)

Kamloops LHA sees record-breaking number of new cases

270 new cases were recorded from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, while four new cases were reported in the North Thompson LHA

FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files

Conditional release not recommended for B.C. man who killed family of 6 in Wells Gray

David Shearing killed six while they camped near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982

Aerial shot of new Burfield Chair, early 1960. (Courtesy of Kristen Passmore)

Sun Peaks Historical Society a reality

A group of citizens have created the Sun Peaks Historical Society, saying…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Barriere RCMP are seeking the arrest of Trevor James Richardson in relation to the allege theft of a dead person’s property. (Barriere RCMP)
Barriere RCMP are seeking the arrest of Trevor James Richardson in relation to the allege theft of a dead person’s property. (Barriere RCMP)
Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Conservative candidate Caputo explains his absence from environment debate

Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association hosted the Sept. 8 online all-candidates’ forum, with six of seven Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates taking part

  • Sep 10, 2021
Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Kamloops This Week

Notes on the debate on the environment

Six of the seven federal election candidates in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo took part in the Sept. 8 debate, with Conservative Frank Caputo citing a scheduling conflict as the reason he could not attned the forum.

  • Sep 10, 2021
Kamloops This Week
Frank Caputo, Conservative Party

Election 2021 Q&A: Frank Caputo, Conservative Party

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Frank Caputo, Conservative Party
Jesse McCormick, Liberal

Election 2021 Q&A: Jesse McCormick, Liberal Party

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Jesse McCormick, Liberal
Bob O’Brien, Independent

Election 2021 Q&A: Bob O’Brien, Independent

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Bob O’Brien, Independent
Bill Sundhu, NDP

Election 2021 Q&A: Bill Sundhu, NDP Party

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Bill Sundhu, NDP
Iain Currie, Green Party of Canada

Election 2021 Q&A: Iain Currie, Green Party

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Iain Currie, Green Party of Canada
Corally Delwo, People’s Party of Canada

2021 Election Q&A: Corally Delwo, People’s Party of Canada

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Corally Delwo, People’s Party of Canada
RCMP teaser

Mounties investigating thefts and mischief to road signs in Barriere

Barriere RCMP advise they have received reports of road signs within the…

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Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)

Little Fort / Blackpool firefighters recognized for years of service

Members of the Blackpool and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Departments were recognized…

Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)
The old Firehouse Diner at 231 Birch Avenue is being used this year by Elections Canada to conduct the 2021 federal election. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Early voting is now open

There are other options available beyond going to the polls Sept. 20

The old Firehouse Diner at 231 Birch Avenue is being used this year by Elections Canada to conduct the 2021 federal election. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Responsible decisions regarding water conservation is advised for residents of the North Thompson which is currently under a Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)

Temperatures cool, water conservation stays

North Thompson Basin under Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021

  • Sep 8, 2021
Responsible decisions regarding water conservation is advised for residents of the North Thompson which is currently under a Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to ‘Walk, Run, Wheel’ for Terry Fox?

This year’s Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the…

This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)
A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)

Found collector’s coin and stamp collection

Prince George Mounties looking for owner of a rare coin and stamp collection

A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)