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KFR HAZMAT responds to McArthur Island ammonia leak

By Jill Sperling
February 27, 2017 - 4:42pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 6:50pm

KAMLOOPS — An ammonia leak at the McArther Island Sport and Events Centre was quickly isolated Monday afternoon. 

Kamloops Fire Rescue was called out to the facility after a gauge blew off a valve that a worker was attempting to change. Ammonia began to rush out. 

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Delay in setting trial date for accused in baseball bat beating

By Chad Klassen
February 27, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 6:52pm

KAMLOOPS — There has been another delay in setting a trial date for a man accused in a baseball bat beating last June.

Kristopher Teichrieb is charged with attempted murder after young Jessie Simpson was beaten with a baseball bat near Teichrieb's Brocklehurst home.

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Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

By The Canadian Press
February 26, 2017 - 9:00am

VANCOUVER — Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement.