Kamloops RCMP investigate jewel theft

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Kamloops RCMP are investigating after someone broke into a home and got away with 30 thousand dollars in jewelry. Police say the homeowners in the Guerin Creek area were gone from their home for 5 hours Thursday night. When they returned, to their home on Fernie Place just after 10 o'clock, they found evidence that someone had broken in. Police are asking anyone that saw anything suspicious in the area to call them.

Williams Lake wants to avoid court by using mediation

The City of Williams Lake is asking the Cariboo Regional District to enter into mediation on the rural fringe fire protection issue. The Regional District filed a court injunction earlier this month to force the city to continue to provide fire protection to rural residents. Those residents had voted in a referendum to continue paying for fire protection from the city. However the city pulled its offer off the table which sparked the filing of the court injunction. Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook says the city and the CRD need to find a way to work together.

A.F.N. National Chief Shawn Atleo gains support in B.C.

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations has earned the public support of a key political ally in this province. After taking a doctor ordered medical leave, Chief Shawn Atleo resumed the top job at the assembly, saying aboriginals are united against a common enemy, the status quo. Thousands of First Nations and their supporters have also taken to the streets recently as part of the Idle No More movement and are protesting treaty rights. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says the status quo is absolutely unacceptable and is killing aboriginals, and leaders must focus on the high level discussions
with the Prime Minister's Office.

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