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Farewell from us at NewsKamloops

November
25
,
2016
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We regretfully announce that NewsKamloops will cease publication today, Sept. 30, 2016. We’ve enjoyed the experiment of publishing an independent, online newspaper owned and written by Kamloops people, and we thank readers who have made us...

Solar power firm testing the rays

September
27
,
2016
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A B.C. firm intends to test the sun-baked hillsides near Cache Creek for the viability of solar power generation with long-term potential for a clean energy project worth anywhere between $3 million and $45 million. Sunfield Energy Inc....

Workshops designed to reduce accidents

September
23
,
2016
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Employee safety on the road will be covered in two Interior workshops in early October. Road Safety At Work, an initiative managed by the Justice Institute of BC and funded by WorkSafeBC, is holding the sessions in Kamloops and Kelowna. Their...

‘Sweetheart’ of a guitar gains industry nods

September
22
,
2016
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When it comes to celebrating success, Mike Miltimore knows all the right chords. Pride was front and centre Thursday as the Riversong Guitars founder marked a couple of major milestones — obtaining an international patent on their design...

iTel Networks well positioned for growth

September
21
,
2016
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Past met present and future Wednesday as iTel Networks celebrated the expansive surroundings of its new headquarters, the long vacant global offices of Weyerhaueser Canada. At the 33,000 sq. ft. office complex overlooking the Thompson River on...

Province takes action on payday loans

September
21
,
2016
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The exorbitant costs of so-called payday loans are going to be reined in starting next year in B.C. Borrowing rates of high-cost, short-term cash loans – payday loans – will be lowered under regulations coming into effect Jan. 1, 2017...

iTel signals plans for major growth

September
19
,
2016
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With a major expansion in mind, Kamloops-based iTel Networks Inc. has moved into new digs, the old digs of what was once a corporate titan in town. The local tech company — self described as “a team of techies, lego lovers, and coffee...

Putting inclusion into practice

September
16
,
2016
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A smile seldom leaves Dustin St. Onge’s face, a clear sign he loves his job at Schoening Funeral Service. Once a week for just one hour, Dustin goes to work with Mike Hilliard, a funeral assistant at Schoening, helping with general...

Tariffs will drive up home costs, builders say

September
15
,
2016
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There is a strong case for appealing high tariffs imposed on imports of U.S. drywall, tariffs that will push up the cost of new homes, says the Canadian Home Builders Central Interior. Tariffs ranging from 105 to 276 percent have been imposed on...

Airport numbers down slightly

September
15
,
2016
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A declining trend in travellers through Kamloops Airport eased slightly in August, a promising sign as the Alberta and northern B.C. economies continues to rally. “As we have seen in previous months, August continued a fall off of the...