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New hotel hosts year's first chamber social

December
23
,
2015
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Kamloops Chamber of Commerce kicks off the new year with its monthly social on Jan. 6 at the city’s newest hotel. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 1475 Hugh Allan Drive, had its official opening Nov. 27 after construction was...

Best B.C. cities for work list ranks us 13th

December
17
,
2015
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A second annual ranking by B.C. Business of best cities for work in the province has Kamloops as 13th out of 36 cities provincewide, but the top-ranked centres may come as a surprise. The online version of the magazine published a pictorial list...

Demo held to spark 3D laser scanning use

December
13
,
2015
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While the cost of 3D scanning remains out of reach of many small businesses, collaborations between industry and research could bring the technology into service for smaller scale operations. With that potential in mind, Kamloops Innovation...

Two small businesses make it to semifinals

December
13
,
2015
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Two enterprises in Kamloops have made it to the semifinals of the Small Business B.C. Awards. Tradeopolis Communications, a website design firm specializing in e-commerce, is among the Top 10 selected province wide in the Best Business category ...

VSA wins kudos for highway maintenance

December
10
,
2015
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VSA Highway Maintenance Ltd. of Merritt has earned recognition from the provincial government for its highway maintenance in the Nicola area. The company has received the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award for highway...

Labour market survey looks at cooks, chefs

December
10
,
2015
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New research will look into how to attract and retain one of the hospitality industry’s most in-demand occupations — cooks and chefs — in support of the province’s growing tourism industry. Cooks and chefs are...

Domtar marks mill's first half century

December
4
,
2015
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Domtar employees marked the pulp mill’s 50th anniversary Friday along with local politicians and company management. The operation began in 1965, when a new and innovative concept for utilizing waste materials from regional sawmilling...

Canadian craft breweries fear mega mergers could dry up their taps

December
3
,
2015
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MONTREAL — The proposed consolidation of the world's biggest beer companies in recent weeks has given rise to concerns that it could be harder for Canada's small brewers to sell their brands in your local watering hole. ...

Lightship strikes deal with KGHM International

December
2
,
2015
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A Kamloops tech firm just out of the door with an innovative industrial software application has struck a deal with KGHM International. Lightship, one of a group of tech firms based at Kamloops Innovation Centre, will provide its worksite...

Fairfield Inn marks official opening

November
27
,
2015
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The city’s newest hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Aberdeen, officially opens with a celebration this afternoon, Friday, Nov. 27. Situated on the former site of Home Hardware at Hugh Allan Drive and Pacific Way, the Fairfield is the...