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Ex-Lion Angus Reid shares gambling story

February
29
,
2016
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Former B.C. Lions football star Angus Reid beat the odds to overcome football injuries, health issues and a gambling problem. Angus is keynote speaker at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Sandman Signature Tuesday, when he will share...

Workshop samples food-sector interest

February
23
,
2016
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The idea of a year-round indoor farmers market in Kamloops has been getting positive feedback and the consultant doing the study hopes for a show of interest from local food sector. Could the region sustain a growers’ market daily in the...

’Tis the season for business group AGMs

February
22
,
2016
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Getting down to the business of electing boards, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and local business improvement associations have their AGMs lined up over the next three weeks. First in line is North Shore Business Improvement Association with its...

Employers encouraged to sign up early

February
19
,
2016
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The annual upswing in hiring is just over the horizon with more than 30 companies already signed up for the Kamloops Spring Hiring Fair. This year’s event is still more than six weeks away, but Work B.C. representatives are anxious to get...

Grocery store liquor licences go on block

February
18
,
2016
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Grocers will have a chance to bid on six opportunities to apply for a licence to sell B.C. wine, cider and sake off their shelves. The Ministry of Small Business, which is responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch, announced Thursday that...

Study finds added life in New Afton mine

February
18
,
2016
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New Gold Inc. is bucking the commodities downturn, reporting record gold production in its 2015 results along with the results of a feasibility study on extending the life of the New Afton mine. On balance, the year’s results were mixed for...

Chamber marks 120th anniversary

February
15
,
2016
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Not many organizations can count themselves almost as old as the City of Kamloops. Founded in 1896, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is one of them. The chamber plans to celebrate its 120th anniversary during Chamber of Commerce Week, Feb. 15-19. ...

Cooper's Foods switching to Save-On-Foods

February
11
,
2016
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A name that Kamloops has grown accustomed to as a neighbourhood, community and business fixture for more than a half century is about to disappear. Cooper’s Foods, a former family-owned B.C. grocery chain that retained its brand even after...

Teck surprises, reporting adjusted profit

February
11
,
2016
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Reporting fourth-quarter results Thursday, Teck Resources was back in the news, this time surprising some analysts by posting an adjusted profit, not a loss, in exceptionally challenging global market conditions. “We were pleased with our...

Keystone Award finalists announced

February
9
,
2016
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Canadian Home Builders Central Interior has released its 11th annual list of Keystone Award finalists, top projects in the construction industry. “We were thrilled to showcase the incredible work that is done in the Thompson and Nicola...