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Knox no longer an 'award-losing' columnist

November
7
,
2015
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A journalist whose columns appear regularly in NewsKamloops has been awarded the prestigious City Mike Award for Commentator of the Year by the Jack Webster Foundation. Jack Knox, whose Slightly Skewed column is published Sundays in...

Gaglardi gives business primer at TRU

November
5
,
2015
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Businessman Tom Gaglardi will give a public talk directed at business and economics students at TRU later this month. President of Northland Properties Corporation and part owner of the Blazers along with several other sports team franchises,...

Trade deal's data provisions could put sensitive personal info at risk: critics

November
5
,
2015
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OTTAWA — Analysts say the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal places sensitive Canadian data such as health records at risk through provisions that open the door wider to cross-border data flows and offshore record storage. The text of the...

New Zealand releases text of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement

November
5
,
2015
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wanted to read the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal before passing judgment on it — and now he'll have his chance. The text of the agreement finalized Oct. 5 between a dozen Pacific Rim...

Chamber hosts RIH project update

November
3
,
2015
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Kamloops chamber members get a progress report Friday on hospital developments. Carol Laberge, RIH services administrator, speaks on the hospital’s role in health care in Kamloops and provides an update on the Clinical Services Building and...

Two enterprises honoured for entrepeneurship

November
2
,
2015
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Kamloops Innovation and one of its participating ventures has received a Startup Canada Award for entrepreneur support. “The Kamloops startup community is being recognized on a national level for inspiring entrepreneurs to start up, grow,...

Bombardier not done with transformation; reviewing strategic options, says CEO

November
1
,
2015
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MONTREAL — The $1-billion lifeline Bombardier is getting from the Quebec government will go a long way toward helping the troubled plane and train maker, but it's just one of several initiatives aimed at shoring up the...

Vote for Kamloops, Joy Factory Films hopes

October
30
,
2015
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Joy Factory Films hopes online support from people in Kamloops will enable the to make a short documentary on Kamloops Innovation Centre. Filmaker Nathan Froese said Friday that there’s a remarkable story to be told about the business...

Sandman Centre deal has street presence

October
28
,
2015
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A new coliseum sign, symbolizing the crowning moment in a 10-year, $10.2-million deal between the Sandman Hotel Group, Kamloops Blazers and the City, was installed Wednesday. The Sandman Centre name change took effect mid-summer, marking the end...

Conference Board: Oilpatch to lose $2.1-billion this year, but picture improves in '16

October
28
,
2015
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CALGARY — The Conference Board of Canada says oil and gas producers are expected to dive into the red this year, but begin crawling back to profitability in 2016 as cost-cutting efforts bear fruit. The Ottawa-based economic think-tank is...