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Environment Canada tracked a line of severe thunderstorms this afternoon from Kamloops to Douglas Lake that featured strong wind gusts, heavy rain, and nickel sized hail.

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Nearly 1700 BC Hydro customers at the east end of Westsyde Rd. without power. BC Hydro reports a tree down across their wires. Power expected to be back on by 8pm.

A brief thunderstorm that moved through the Kamloops area late this afternoon took down a tree, and power lines on the road to Sun Peaks.

No one seriously hurt after two vehicles rolled over in two separate accidents this afternoon on the Coquihalla Highway near the Logan Lake turnoff.

A twenty hour standoff at the Pritchard Bridge ended late this morning after a young suspect
surrendered to the RCMP. 

BC Hydro says demand for electricity Sunday was up 11% compared to Sunday as week ago, as Kamloops set a 39.1 temperature record.

More than 120 wildfires are burning across BC, with the province now at the point where it's burned through its wildfire suppression budget allocation of 63 million dollars.

Kamloops RCMP say a female bylaw officer was struck by a skateboard, as she approached a man "tagging" the back of the Memorial Arena. 


 

Provincial
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled his environmental platform, saying a fair review would require more consultation on projects such as the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. The project would increase tanker traffic in Vancouver's harbour.

Members of the Calgary Fire Department are mourning the death of one of their own. Firefighter Ryan Bjolverud died in a canoeing accident at Columbia Lake near Fairmont Hot Springs Saturday.


Rising levels of carbon dioxide in lakes and rivers could stunt the growth of pink salmon before the juvenile fish ever reach the ocean according to a UBC study.


Search-and-rescue crews are shocked after an Ontario couple missing for seven days walked out of the backcountry in southern British Columbia.  Sixty-one-year-old Lynne Carmody and 59-year-old Rick Moynan of North Bay, Ontario, turned up virtually unharmed after going missing in Cathedral Provincial Park last Monday.




National
Global stock markets tumbled as investors worry about fallout from Greece's deepening debt troubles. The Toronto market fell 318 points.

The P-E-I potato industry is boosting the reward for information about metal objects found in Island spuds from 100 to 500-thousand dollars.

Dalhousie University President Richard Florizone says he accepts the 39 recommendations from a panel investigating misogynistic comments posted on Facebook by some male dentistry students.

Convicted killer Luka Magnotta has joined a matchmaking website for inmates, posting that he's looking for his ``prince charming.'' The founder of Canadian Inmates Connect says Magnotta wrote his own profile, which says the former stripper and prostitute is looking for a financially and emotionally stable single white male between 28 and 38 years old.




International
Doctors at the Albany Medical Center have upgraded re-captured murderer David Sweat's condition from critical to serious.

A Greek opposition leader is challenging Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to a televised debate ahead of Sunday's referendum on international creditors' demands.


There's a report Tunisian police are interrogating seven people in the investigation into Friday's beach resort attack that killed 38 people.



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