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Handmade how-to shifts focus

November
27
,
2015
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Two city enterprises will demonstrate handmade gift-making in the holiday spirit with aim of encouraging DIY over consumerism. Kamlooops Makerspace and Permaculture Kamloops host the demo Dec. 1, 7:30-9 p.m., at Kamloops Makerspace, 207 W....

Shoppers vent online after Best Buy Canada site malfunctions on Black Friday

November
27
,
2015
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TORONTO — One of Canada's largest tech retailers has incurred the wrath of Black Friday shoppers who say a website malfunction prevented them from taking advantage of the annual markdowns. The online backlash against Best...

Two more firms up for small business awards

November
25
,
2015
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Two additional Kamloops businesses have been nominated for Small Business B.C. awards. Rainbow’s Roost and Tradeopolis Communications have been nominated in the categories of Best Workplace and Best Company respectively. They join...

Telus shows off immersive home technology

November
25
,
2015
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The future is here, a mobile unit parked in the Aberdeen Mall parking lot in which Telus offers a conceptual glimpse of a digitally interactive condo sometime in the not-so-distant future. Future Home is the company’s touring demonstration...

Chamber signs apprentice sponsorship pact

November
20
,
2015
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Kamloops Chamber of Commerce signed a partnership agreement Friday with the Industry Training Authority (ITA), the first of its kind in B.C. to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to sponsor apprentices. The partnership offers mutual...

Trans Mountain price tag rising on currency swings, project changes, delays

November
20
,
2015
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CALGARY — It looks like the Trans Mountain expansion is getting more expensive. Kinder Morgan, the company behind the pipeline project, doesn't yet have a formal estimate of how the price tag has changed since its...

Two small businesses in running for awards

November
18
,
2015
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Two small businesses in Kamloops have been nominated for Small Business B.C. Awards. HummingBird Drones has been nominated for Premier’s People’s Choice and Recruit Staffing Solutions for Premier’s People’s Choice and Best...

PM helps local firm sell t-shirts

November
13
,
2015
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disarming reply when asked about gender equality in his cabinet has translated into a product sensation for a Kamloops home-based company. After introducing his cabinet Nov. 4, Trudeau uttered the now-famous words,...

KFC on North Shore closed permanently

November
12
,
2015
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The aroma of Kentucky-fried chicken and Colonel Sander’s secret formula are no longer a part of the North Shore. A KFC outlet on Eighth Street in North Kamloops closed on Oct. 31 and won’t be reopening. Loss of the takeout store,...

Scam Tracker uses information as power

November
10
,
2015
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Better Business Bureau has launched BBB Scam Tracker to provide consumers with a place to report scams and fraud, and to warn others of malicious or suspicious activities.  All 112 BBBs operating in Canada and the United States are now...