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Some good news and some bad news for a Barriere man who's truck was stolen yesterday afternoon in the Costco parking lot along with his dog. Simon Jung has been reunited with his Sable German Shepherd, but his truck has not yet been recovered. It's a white Ford F-250 Super Duty, with a white canopy, veteran plates, and license plate 774 7LV.

Kamloops Council gears up for a strategic planning session Tuesday. One councillor says a major topic on her list is looking at what they can afford to do this year.

A woman who died in a mobile-home fire in Chase, B-C, last week was the victim in a domestic-dispute case in 2007 and charged with killing her husband less than a year later. 53-year-old Sherry Leah Skjeie was found dead on January 16th in the fire, which the BC Coroners Service said is not considered suspicious but the investigation continues.

Today is the Investors Group Walk for memories. People in Kamloops and across the province will walk to honour those impacted by Alzheimer's disease as they raise funds for research and support for the over 70,000 British Columbians who face dementia. The walk in Kamloops is at the T-C-C indoor track. Registration is at 930am. The walk is from 1030am - 12pm.

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A group of First Nations people attended a unique event in Vancouver yesterday dedicated to teaching people of all backgrounds how to code. "The HTML 500'' provided free lessons on basic coding languages to more than 500 British Columbians.

A former CBC radio host hopes to take her fight for the public broadcaster - and her passion for environmental issues - to Parliament Hill. Jo-Ann Roberts announced yesterday she is seeking the Green Party's nomination in Victoria for this year's federal election.

The Pineapple Express that drenched the Vancouver area is now drifting north, with heavy downpours expected to pummel the central coast of B-C. A rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver was lifted yesterday afternoon, after up to 98 millimetres of rain pelted parts of the southern coast.

Surrey RCMP say they have made an arrest in a historic homicide dating back to 2006. Mahdi Halane was shot in the neck following a confrontation at a gas station in October 2006, and was left a quadriplegic until his death in 2012. 30-year-old Surrey resident Fushpinder Singh Brar was arrested and charged with manslaughter on Friday and remains in custody.

A missing snowboarder has been found in good condition after spending three nights in the backcountry in Whistler, BC. 21-year-old Julie Abrahamsen went snowboarding in Whistler-Blackcomb by herself on Wednesday.

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Canada has lost a legend. Figure skating icon Toller Cranston has died at his home in central Mexico of an apparent heart attack. He was 65. Cranston won six national championships in the 1970s and his artistry revolutionized the sport.

The Alberta government is injecting a cash surge to try to clear up the remaining claims from the province's 2013 flood disaster. Premier Jim Prentice has announced an extra 20-million dollars to fast track unresolved claims from roughly two-thousand applicants. The floods in parts of southern Alberta did billions of dollars worth of damage.

The former leader of Alberta's Opposition is apologizing for the way she ditched the Wildrose Party and joined the governing Conservatives. Danielle Smith says she has no regrets about crossing the floor last month but adds it's clear that there needed to be more discussion to prepare Albertans for the change.

Residents of a Halifax-area community ordered from their homes because of a chemical scare were finally able to sleep in their beds last night. An evacuation was ordered for some residents in Grand Desert after dangerous chemicals were discovered in a cottage and a shed.

A Toronto woman who survived the horrors of Auschwitz is returning to the site of the Nazi death camp in Poland this week. Miriam Friedman Ziegler is one of 100 survivors who will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous camp.

A Canadian man has pleaded not guilty to terrorism-related charges in a New York City court. The U-S accuses Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa of supporting terrorism linked to deadly attacks on American soldiers in Iraq. The 36-year-old Iraqi-born man also goes by the name Sayfildin Tahir Sharif.

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The Prime Minister of Japan is demanding that Islamic State extremists release journalist Kenji Goto unharmed. Shinzo Abe has also offered condolences to the family and friends of Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old adventurer taken hostage in Syria last year. An online video shows Goto holding a picture that appears to show Yukawa has been beheaded.

Security is tight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt's new president is expected to mark the day by granting pardons to hundreds of prisoners.

The Ukrainian government is sending more troops to the strategically important port city of Mariupol. The move follows a rebel rocket attack yesterday that killed at least 30 people. Ukraine's top separatist leader describes it as the beginning of an offensive on the city.

US President Barack Obama has opened a three-day visit to India. He's the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which begin Monday and mark the anniversary of the country's democratic constitution.

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