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Chamber connects more at trade show

September
23
,
2015
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There were a few more connections made at the Connect 2015 Trade Show than at previous chamber of commerce trade shows. There were connections made between a little of two-week-old chocolate Labs from Buckhorn Dog Ranch in Cherry Creek and...

Rick Arnish to retire from Pattison group

September
19
,
2015
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Rick Arnish will step down as chair of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in January. Arnish, who started at the Broadcast Centre as an announcer trainee in 1969, has announced he’ll retire after 47 years with the company. He worked as a...

Inflation steady at 1.3%; lower gasoline prices offset other increases: Statcan

September
18
,
2015
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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the national inflation rate in August was 1.3 per cent, unchanged from the previous month. Prices for seven of the eight major components on its consumer price index were up from a year...

Roller-coaster ride forecast to continue

September
18
,
2015
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Businesses banking on a rapid rebound in the global economy or in Canada’s performance may may want to rethink their strategy. Economist David Tulk, chief Canadian macro-strategist with TD Canada Trust, told a chamber of commerce luncheon...

Chamber interviews federal candidates

September
17
,
2015
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Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has posted videos featuring interviews with federal election candidates. Over the past three months, the chamber’s board of directors met with the business community to identify key issues facing their...

Liquor licence changes get council nods

September
15
,
2015
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Fall may be in the air, but patio plans for next season are in the works, including two involving liquor licence applications voted on by City council on Tuesday. The two liquor-primary licences apply to patios planned for the newly rebranded...

DriveBC data open for business

September
15
,
2015
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Travel information for provincial highways, including road closures, planned work and extreme weather conditions, is now available in Open511 format as a real-time data feed that businesses and programmers can use to create new apps and online...

Downtown business group backs arts centre

September
11
,
2015
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Kamloops' downtown businesses have made it official — they want a new performing arts centre on Seymour Street. Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association directors voted at a meeting this week to support the $90-million arts...

'Watershed' season for Tobiano

September
10
,
2015
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This may be a “watershed” season for Tobiano, says an update from the golf-resort-residential community west of Kamloops. Sixteen lots that went on the market at savings of up to $40,000 per lot experienced strong sales, and only a...

Business awards finalists revealed

September
9
,
2015
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Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD announced the finalists Wednesday night for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards at an event hosted by Kamloops Lincoln.  The 48 independent Selection Committee members will now research and interview each...