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Flash floods in Cache Creek Saturday. Environment Canada reports 30 millimeters of rain fell within an hour.

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Environment Canada reports 18 millimeters of rain fell in a short period of time in Merritt, during a violent storm in the southern interior.

Kamloops Search and Rescue deployed to Cache Creek shortly after 6pm after reports of two mobile homes and a vehicle in the Bonaparte River. Search Manager Alan Hobler says he believes everyone is out and safe.


Trans Canada Highway is now open in Cache Creek from previous flooding.

Trans Canada Highway west of Kamloops is reopened to traffic after a single vehicle accident this morning just before three left a man in his thirties dead.


A worldwide March Against Monsanto also hit the streets of Kamloops today.

The Buy Local program and the B.C. Greenhouse Growers' Association team up to make May 23rd "B.C. Veggie Day."

The BC SPCA Kamloops Branch already receiving lots of calls on pets being left in hot vehicles.

KGHM Ajax contributes to an online fundraising campaign launched by half a dozen groups opposed to the company's plan to develop a copper mine south of Kamloops.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday afternoon at the Calvary Community Church for 58 year old businessman Frank Walsh, who died May 18th.

It appears Kamloops voters will be going to the polls November 7th to vote on borrowing money for the Performing Arts Centre.

Transit fares will drop to two dollars from the current $2.25 if Kamloops Council approves a staff recommendation next week.

More street construction could be on the way, as Kamloops Council will be asked to approve a 1.5 million dollar contract to rehabilitate 12th Street from Lethbridge to Tranquille Road.
Provincial

The husband of late hockey-mom Julie Paskall says the man who killed his wife took away the thread that bound a family together.  Al Paskall was in a Surrey court yesterday to watch 28-year-old Yosef Gopaul plead guilty to manslaughter and be sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison.

A witness to yesterday afternoon's shooting outside a mall in Coquitlam says she heard about six popping sounds.


Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer says a new report out of the University of B-C says the risk of an oil spill from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is massive.
 

National
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada because of possible tampering with nails and needles.

Incoming Alberta premier Rachel Notley is offering her condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of a pilot killed fighting a wildfire about 100 kilometres east of Lac La Biche.

The Harper government is saying there are more groups than money available for the government's proposed 20-million-dollar plan to get sex workers out of the industry.

There are more cuts at Blackberry, but it won't say how many this time. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company only says cuts will affect people who made the hardware, software and applications for its phones, which include devices like the BlackBerry Bold, Classic and Passport.
International
Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage.

There's another case of an American police officer not being convicted after shooting an unarmed suspect to death.

Authorities say a fire on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast is out, and there are no reports of oil reaching shore or harming wildlife
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A man who spent nearly 30 years on death row after being wrongly convicted says he survived with a combination of his faith in God and sense of humour.

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