Stabbing suspects sought
The Kamloops RCMP are also asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects in a stabbing last month. The victim told police he was attacked by three young men in front of the Mobil 1 Lube Express on Columbia Street between 1:00 and 1:30 AM on Thursday January 24th. Police were first called when the man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with serious stab wounds to his stomach. One of the suspects is described as being approximately 5 foot 11, with an average build and a military style haircut. He and the other two suspects were wearing dark clothing and were of similar size.
Last session of the Legislature ahead of election
Politicians are returning to Victoria on Monday. The last session of the legislature before the provincial election gets underway with the speech from the Throne Monday afternoon. The election campaign officially begins on April 16th, with voting day set for May 14th, but the throne speech and next week's budget will shape the political debate for the coming months.
Liberal Finance Minister Mike de Jong says the legislative session, and especially the budget, will allow the government to lay out its vision for the province. But the Opposition NDP suggests the Liberals will face a rough ride on some issues, and the party may also seek changes to the law that will restore the provincial sales tax.
Family day helps break attendance record at Sun Peaks
B.C.'s newest holiday paid off for Sun Peaks resort, north of Kamloops. The resort's General Manager, Darcy Alexander, says Monday was the busiest day in February they have ever had. He says the weekend also saw 45 percent more skiers visit than the same weekend last year. Alexander says the governments choice to have Family day on the 11th meant more locals could enjoy the hill, without competing with Americans celebrating Presidents Day.