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Kelson Group plans multi-family project

February
9
,
2016
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Kelson Group has purchased property at 1430 Summit Dr. in Kamloops and intends to apply to the City for rezoning to allow development of a new medium-density multi-family rental complex.  If approved, construction is estimated to begin in...

Rate cut aimed at keeping mines open

February
5
,
2016
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The provincial government has announced electrical rate cuts for the mining sector Friday that are aimed at keeping operations open despite tumbling commodity prices. “Rural communities across B.C. depend on the high-paying jobs that their...

Rona friendly takeover called 'win-win' deal

February
3
,
2016
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MONTREAL — The Lowe's home improvement chain is aiming to buy Quebec-based Rona Inc. for $3.2 billion cash in a friendly deal supported by the directors and management of both companies. Lowe's sees Rona as a way to quickly become...

Growing more than food in Westsyde

February
1
,
2016
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Sheila MacKenzie isn’t sure which one of her employees nominated Rainbow’s Roost for a “best place to work” award, but the co-owner is glad to be in the running for the Small Business B.C. honour. The 21-hectare farm and...

Food show shows what's new in 2016

January
27
,
2016
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Foraging foodies would have loved to have stumbled upon the Vista Room at Coast Kamloops Hotel on Wednesday — the views were mouth-watering. The hotel was culinary central as the regional division of Sysco — the largest food...

Hotel promises social like no other

January
26
,
2016
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Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has a busy month ahead with various events on the business calendar, including its first quarterly luncheon. The luncheon, featuring Minister of Health Terry Lake and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd...

Businesses challenged to unplug, too

January
21
,
2016
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Interior Savings is challenging other local businesses to unplug for three days beginning Jan. 25. The Unplug Challenge is intended to boost awareness of Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week in Kamloops Jan. 23–30. It is a...

'Thanking our lucky stars:' Canadian resort real estate loves high U.S. dollar

January
20
,
2016
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Realtors who sell Canadian resort properties say the low loonie is spurring interest from American buyers who are looking to pick up cheap vacation homes north of the border. "We're thanking our lucky...

Postmedia lays off staff, merges newsrooms in four cities to slash costs

January
19
,
2016
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TORONTO — Postmedia has cut approximately 90 jobs and merged newsrooms in four cities as it steps up plans to slash costs amid mounting revenue losses. The company owns two newspapers in each of the cities of Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and...

Suncor raises bid for Canadian Oil Sands, gets $6.6-billion deal including debt

January
18
,
2016
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CALGARY — Suncor Energy has raised the stock portion of its takeover offer for Canadian Oil Sands by 12 per cent, resulting in a $6.6-billion friendly deal that ends a public battle between the two Calgary-based companies. Suncor...