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Mike O'Reilly and the art of coffee

September
8
,
2015
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Mike O’Reilly hasn’t figured out how to make those fancy swirls on top of a latte yet, but he knows how to run a good coffee shop. “Speed, quality and cleanliness,” he says during a short break. Since taking over the...

Back Alley Art Gallery gets boost

September
5
,
2015
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Back alleys aren’t everyone’s idea of a good place to hang out, but the ones in downtown Kamloops have an artistic flair. The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association has been decorating the walls in alleys since 2010 as part...

Centrepoint has solid foundation in law

September
3
,
2015
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The address of 500 Victoria Street has acquired a whole new distinction with a solid foundation in law. Hosting the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce business mixer on Wednesday was a perfect opportunity for Hotel 540 to show off its latest amenity....

Waiting for Work: Canadian retail workers face volatility of on-call shifts

September
3
,
2015
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TORONTO — The rise of so-called precarious employment in Canada — mainly work in the services and retail sectors — has brought with it some questionable employer practices that have employees stressed out and labour activists...

Educate yourself to become a better investor and understand your portfolio

September
3
,
2015
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OTTAWA — As students head back to class next week, shell-shocked investors looking for a little peace of mind may also want to hit the books to beef up their financial know-how and soothe their frazzled nerves. The stock market is currently...

Chamber seeks broader input on election

August
24
,
2015
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What business issues should be addressed by candidates in the federal election? Kamloops Chamber of Commerce hosted a campaign issues roundtable on Wednesday, openingits doors not only to members but to the broader business community for the...

Trans Mountain says pipeline will boost economy as critics cite flawed process

August
21
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — An expanded Trans Mountain pipeline would add $18.2 billion to Canada's gross domestic product over 20 years, benefit First Nations and reduce environmental harm, Kinder Morgan says. The energy giant filed its...

'A first-class gaming entertainment facility'

August
19
,
2015
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An hour before the ribbon cutting that officially opened Kamloops’ new $40-million Cascades Casino on Wednesday night, workers were still running around carrying boards, while uniformed staff were polishing windows and setting up in the...

Destination Appellation

August
14
,
2015
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No longer a novel sip, a glass from somewhere off the beaten path, the Thompson valley wine industry is suddenly a well-stocked tasting room with the launch of Kamloops Wine Trail. Touted as B.C.’s newest wine experience, the collective...

Alberta regulator investigates reports that 30 herons died at oilsands site

August
8
,
2015
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is investigating reports that approximately 30 blue herons have died at an oilsands site. A news release from the regulator says it has sent staff to the Syncrude Canada Mildred...