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Puppies stolen after breeder’s loss of life

Photograph: Kearston Burton-Weatherhead

Eight Alapaha blue-blood bulldog puppies had been taken from a Kamloops breeder’s dwelling after she out of the blue died, her sister says.

Photograph: Kearston Burton-Weatherhead

Eight Alapaha blue-blood bulldog puppies had been taken from a Kamloops breeder’s dwelling after she out of the blue died, her sister says.

Photograph: Kearston Burton-Weatherhead

Eight Alapaha blue-blood bulldog puppies had been taken from a Kamloops breeder’s dwelling after she out of the blue died, her sister says.

Photograph: Kearston Burton-Weatherhead

Dainya Watson, a Kamloops breeder, pictured with two canine.

A lady is urging the general public to be looking out for eight rare-breed puppies she says had been stolen from her sister’s Kamloops dwelling hours after she died out of the blue final week.

Kearston Burton-Weatherhead mentioned she lately made the three and a half hour drive from her Chilliwack dwelling to Kamloops to search for the puppies. She is providing a money reward for his or her protected return.

“We actually simply need these puppies again. We wish to have the ability to lay my sister to relaxation with out the fixed fear of the place her puppies are,” Burton-Weatherhead mentioned.

“This was already a horrible, horrible factor that we’re going by means of. After which on high of this, we simply really feel completely gutted.”

Burton-Weatherhead mentioned her sister, Dainya Watson, died out of the blue at 33 in her Kamloops dwelling on Tuesday.

In line with Burton-Weatherhead, Watson had been a canine breeder for about seven or eight years, well-known within the canine group for breeding Alapaha blue-blood bulldogs. Watson had been caring for the most recent litter of eight puppies when she died.

Burton-Weatherhead mentioned Kamloops police attended Watson’s home — which she shared with two roommates — after she died, and left at about 5 a.m.

“What we had been informed was between 5 and 6 a.m., the roommates went inside. And inside a couple of minutes of them being within the dwelling, they heard a commotion outdoors and went and checked,” Burton-Weatherhead mentioned.

“There was a van rushing away from their dwelling, and all of the puppies had been taken from outdoors within the entrance yard.”

The van is described as a black or darkish gray 2000 Honda Odyssey.

Burton-Weatherhead mentioned two of the Alapaha blue-blood bulldog puppies had been bought — paid for in full — and had been attributable to be picked up this previous weekend.

“I have been working very intently with their homeowners to attempt to discover [the puppies],” Burton-Weatherhead mentioned.

Dani Parlee, a Prince George lady, mentioned she bought one of many puppies. Parlee was a repeat buyer, having beforehand purchased one other canine from Watson.

She mentioned she has been working with Burton-Weatherhead, sharing their story on social media and “pushing” for Kamloops RCMP to additional the investigation and discover the canine.

“We do not know who’s acquired them, if they’re caring for them. Are they stuffed in a crate someplace? Are they feeding them? Are they giving them water? It’s devastating for everybody,” Parlee mentioned.

“Hopefully anyone comes ahead with them — that’s all we are able to hope and pray for.”

Colby Gartner, whose household bought a pet, mentioned he appreciates the the general public’s assist and any data or leads they’ll get.

“You’ve got invested cash into all of the equipment, and now we simply have all these canine toys and stuff laying about our home right here simply reminding us of the canine that is on the market,” he mentioned.

Burton-Weatherhead mentioned she has reported the theft to Kamloops RCMP. Within the days following the theft, she mentioned she has offered RCMP with some data offered by some people who’ve come ahead, however hasn’t heard something again from police.

Castanet Kamloops reached out to Mounties for remark however has not acquired a response.

Burton-Weatherhead mentioned anybody with details about the puppies can contact police and reference file quantity 22-22226, and may attain out to her by looking out her title on Fb.

“We simply need them to be returned,” she mentioned.


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The Kamloops Blazers might be saying a brand new membership president on Monday.

In an announcement, the crew mentioned it will likely be internet hosting a press convention at Sandman Centre on Monday at 10 a.m., the place the brand new president might be named.

The Western Hockey League crew’s earlier president, Don Moores, died out of the blue final summer time.

The Blazers have received three consecutive B.C. Division titles and can host the Memorial Cup subsequent spring.

This story might be up to date when extra data turns into recognized.

Showers and a threat of thunderstorms are predicted to begin off the week for the Thompson-Okanagan, as a climate system coming in from the coast continues to deliver rain to the area.

Ken Dosanjh, Setting Canada meteorologist, mentioned the system — known as an higher low — is inflicting precipitation all through southern B.C.

Dosanjh mentioned the climate system is predicted to maneuver out of the area over Monday evening, however the concern is thunderstorms that might deliver heavy intervals of rain to areas the place river ranges are nonetheless fairly excessive.

“We will see widespread rain, intervals of rain by means of the area. However we’re involved for these embedded thunderstorms the place we will get heavy downpours in a brief time frame,” Dosanjh mentioned.

Dosanjh mentioned the remainder of the week is predicted to see the mercury hovering round seasonal common temperatures, with an “unsettled” mixture of solar, clouds and an opportunity of rain for the Thompson-Okanagan.

“Transferring into Monday evening, that is once we’re fortunately going to begin to see that higher low transfer out of the area, after which we will have quieter climate,” Dosanjh mentioned.

Monday is predicted to hit a excessive of 23 C in Kamloops, with highs between 20 C and 21 C from Vernon to Penticton.

In line with Setting Canada, Tuesday will see highs of 24 C to 25 C all through the area.

“Nonetheless might be cloudy within the areas, however however no considerations for heavy precipitation at that time. After which shifting into Wednesday, nonetheless appears to be like high quality. Presumably Wednesday evening, you may see chance of showers,” Dosanjh mentioned.

Wednesday and Thursday are anticipated to be the warmest days of the week, with highs of between 27 and 29 levels.

“Thursday ought to be only a low probability of showers. After which shifting into Friday, as soon as once more, an opportunity of showers. So we’re having a just about usually unsettled airmass,” Dosanjh mentioned.

“It is just like the cool and unsettled spring that we had. … Fortunately, the seasonal temperatures are extra on common.

An early have a look at the weekend signifies that Friday’s cloudy circumstances may make means for the solar to return all through the area on Saturday.

Photograph: Metropolis of Kamloops

With rain within the forecast, the Metropolis of Kamloops says residents may discover pooling water as catch basins are sealed for flood safety.

Kamloops residents may see pooling water on metropolis streets with rain within the forecast and a thunderstorm watch issued for the South Thompson space.

In an announcement posted to social media, the Metropolis of Kamloops suggested residents they could discover pooling water as the town’s catch basins are sealed as a part of its flood response plan.

“In case you see one thing regarding, please don’t hesitate to report it to our Civic Operations crew,” mentioned the town’s submit.

The Civic Operations division will be reached at 250-828-3461.

In line with Setting Canada, showers over the Kamloops space are anticipated by means of Sunday into Monday evening.

Setting Canada has additionally issued a a number of thunderstorm look ahead to the South Thompson space.

“Circumstances are beneficial for the event of extreme thunderstorms that could be able to producing robust wind gusts, massive hail and heavy rain,” mentioned an announcement from Setting Canada.

“Heavy downpours are prone to trigger flash floods and water pooling on roads.”

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The emergency division at Nicola Valley Hospital might be closed for twenty-four hours beginning Monday morning, in response to Inside Well being.

In a information launch, the well being authority mentioned the Merritt hospital emergency division will shut from 8 a.m. on July 4 till 8 a.m. on July 5.

IH mentioned the closure is “attributable to unexpected restricted doctor availability.”

“Inside Well being regrets this short-term change to regular operations,” the well being authority mentioned.

Residents are suggested to name 911 within the occasion of an emergency, or go to emergency departments at Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital or Kelowna Basic Hospital.

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Michelle’s three youngsters.

A Kamloops mom of three is unable to work for months after breaking her hip and struggling a concussion in a bike crash final month.

Melissa Toews has organized a GoFundMe fundraiser for her sister, Michelle, who was injured within the crash north of Kamloops on June 22.

“[She was] driving up Paul Lake Highway and caught by gravel, thrown into the ditch and every week in hospital with a damaged hip, rib, and now post-concussion syndrome,” Toews informed Castanet.

Michelle is a mom to a few children who’re all beneath 5 years outdated, with the youngest being simply 9 months outdated.

“We’re so grateful that she is OK however she has an extended street to therapeutic, and on high of it has to one way or the other assist her three children,” Toews mentioned.

Toews lives in Vancouver, and she or he figured beginning a GoFundMe to assist her sister could be a technique she can assist out.

“I do know instances aren’t simple for anybody proper now, however hoping when you’re capable of contribute something to assist assist meals, diapers, system, lease, and different funds to maintain this mama and her children floating whereas she will be able to’t work, we’d be perpetually grateful,” Toews wrote on her GoFundMe web page.

“I’m hoping we’re capable of increase sufficient to rent a minimum of an element time nanny … to assist out with the youngsters as a result of I can’t think about making an attempt to look after the three of them alone by means of all of this; it’s an excessive amount of for one individual to deal with.

Toews famous her sister works as a medical lab assistant, however her accidents will depart her unable to work for a minimum of three months.

“[She] might be making use of for medical EI however it barely covers her lease,” Toews wrote. “She isn’t somebody who expects something from anybody and is all the time serving to everybody else out. I’m hoping we are able to return the favour a bit to assist her by means of this.”

Tim Petruk – Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am | Story: 373861

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A warrant has been issued for a Kamloops man who failed to indicate as much as court docket for sentencing on theft fees.

Ronald Anthony Kuz pleaded responsible to 1 rely every of theft and utilizing an imitation firearm within the fee of an offence.

Kuz was arrested following an Oct. 22 theft in a retail retailer within the 200-block of Victoria Avenue. On the time, police mentioned they had been known as to a report of a theft through which a person brandished what seemed to be a firearm.

The 69-year-old, who’s free on bail, pleaded responsible in March and underwent a pre-sentence psychiatric evaluation. He was imagined to be sentenced in Kamloops provincial court docket on Thursday, however he was a no-show.

Particulars of the theft might be made public when Kuz is sentenced.

Tim Petruk – Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am | Story: 373860

Photograph: Castanet Employees

Regardless of posts making the rounds on social media, Kamloops Mounties say they acquired no experiences in current weeks of males in a white van stalking and trying to kidnap metropolis ladies.

The posts started to flow into on Fb on June 22, claiming two males in a white van have been following ladies round Kamloops and trying to abduct them.

The posts provided little when it comes to specifics however generated a big response on-line.

Castanet Kamloops requested police whether or not investigators have acquired any such complaints.

“There have been no experiences that I may discover associated to the posts,” RCMP Cpl. Dana Napier replied.

Final yr, following a rash of social media posts about alleged abduction makes an attempt — all of which had been decided by police to be unfounded — Mounties inspired Kamloops residents to report crimes on to police reasonably than posting about them on Fb.

Tim Petruk – Jul 2, 2022 / 6:00 pm | Story: 373857

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A city-wide scavenger hunt will happen later this month with cash raised going to assist the BC Wildlife Park.

Entry for the BC Wildlife Park Scavenger Hunt is $10 per crew.

Registered groups will meet on the BC Wildlife Park on July 17 and obtain a booklet of clues. Groups will then fan out throughout the town as they decipher the clues and take pictures to show they had been within the right places.

Photographs must be submitted by electronic mail previous to the tip of the occasion. Right pictures earn factors, and the three groups with probably the most factors will win prizes.

All cash raised will go to the BC Wildlife Park.

For extra data or to register, click on right here.

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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital

One other day, one other closure of the Clearwater Emergency Division.

For the fourth time up to now week, Inside Well being has introduced yet one more closure of the emergency division at Clearwater’s Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, attributable to “restricted staffing availability.”

The emergency division might be closed from Saturday morning at 8 a.m. till Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

Inside Well being says it “regrets this short-term change to regular operations.”

The subsequent closest emergency room to Clearwater is at Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital, which is a 124 kilometre drive south. The 100 Mile Home hospital is 129 kilometres to the west.

Previously week, the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital’s emergency division has been closed all day Thursday, in a single day Tuesday, and in a single day final Saturday.

The hospital’s emergency division has seen frequent short-term closures all by means of the spring.

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