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Photo from Global TVRoyal Inland Hospital has initiated a Code Orange as the Emergency Department anticipates 40 patients following a bus rollover on the Coquihalla Highway.

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A code orange declared at Royal Inland Hospital which is expecting to treat as many as 40 passengers following a bus rollover and fire south of Merritt.

Kamloops Fire Rescue responded to a fuel spill near the Aberdeen Mall this afternoon.

Kamloops Firefighter David Sakaki and his wife escaped injury after the small aircraft they were on crashed as they were departing Nicaragua.

UPS opened its newest package delivery centre in Kamloops today, coinciding with United Parcel Service's 107th anniversary.

The SPCA confirms charges have been laid in three animal neglect cases in Barriere, Clearwater and Williams Lake.

BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair calls on the city of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University to help lead the way in the use of more apprentices.
B.C. News
Mediator Vince Ready will meet with the full bargaining team for the BC Teachers Federation and the BC Government Friday.. BCTF President Jim Iker said he is encouraged after exploratory talks today.

Premier Christy Clark has signed an M.O.U. with New Brunswick removing barriers to allow apprentices to seek their Red Seal certificate or work in either province.


Premier Christy Clark and her Alberta and Saskatchewan counterparts hope to wipe out as many of the barriers as possible, while building the New West Partnership.

The alarm bells aren't ringing yet, but the Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports BC has slipped from 1st to 3rd on its monthly confidence barometer.
National News

Canadian fighter jets will be in the skies at the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says while a trade deal between his province, Alberta and British Columbia has made progress, there's still work to by done.

Lawyers for two of the three men accused in the Lac-Megantic tragedy are calling for their criminal charges to be dropped.

World News
Dozens of UN peacekeepers have been detained, and others are trapped, amid fighting in Syria.

A top NATO official has said at least one thousand Russian troops have poured into Ukraine and that there's been direct ``contact'' with Ukrainian soldiers, resulting in casualties.

The city council in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has voted to decriminalize marijuana, making the city the first in the state to make possession of small amounts of pot a civil infraction.
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