Avalanche risk is high
If you are planning to head into the back country this weekend be warned. The avalanche risk has been to be upgraded to high for the Columbia, Cariboo and Kootenay regions. James Foyer is a forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre in Revelstoke. He says the heavy snow falling on top of a weak underlayer could cause large avalanches. Foyer expects the high avalanche risk to last for a number of days. For the latest avalanche conditions click here.
Kamloops South Thompson Conservatives elect candidate
The B.C. Conservative party elected a former Kamloops City Councillor as its candidate for the riding of Kamloops South Thompson Thursday night. Peter Sharp is a retired RCMP officer who was on council for six years before losing his seat in the 2005 election. He ran for re-election twice but didn't make it back in. Sharp thinks the party's plans to scrap the provincial carbon tax and to put more funding into the backlogged court system will resonate with voters.