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New Gold poised for strong year

July
28
,
2016
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New Gold is reporting strong second-quarter earnings on the basis of improved gold prices, higher production and lower costs. And the company, which operates the New Afton Mine west of Kamloops, may have some additional momentum...

Ultra-low-cost grows market, NewLeaf says

July
26
,
2016
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Affordability takes a giant leap forward for travel to Edmonton and Victoria when discount travel firm NewLeaf adds Kamloops to its route schedule starting Saturday, July 30. The ultra-low-cost air travel company — NewLeaf is not an airline...

Marina a catalyst for nautical renaissance

July
22
,
2016
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More accustomed to Shuswap waters, Clay Ganton had visions of a quieter pace — sort of like the Maytag repairman of Kamloops Lake — when he first took the job of managing Bruker Marina at Tobiano. That was last year and the notion was...

Flying cars looking to land in Okanagan

July
19
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN A Dutch company is one step closer to making flying cars a reality in Kelowna. After sending the PAL-V One, a proof-of-concept vehicle, into the skies back in 2012, PAL-V has now released the first image of the PAL-V...

Youth invited to show entrepreneurial spirit

July
18
,
2016
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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, the saying goes. The Canadian Red Cross and London Drugs invite youth aged 10 to 18 to participate in Lemonade For Change this summer. #LemonadeforChange is about youth using their...

Northern plant would boost beef exports

July
15
,
2016
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Joint government funding announced Friday for the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association will go towards a business plan for a a federally inspected beef processing plant in Prince George, seen as a key development in boosting B.C. beef exports. The...

Aberdeen Mall celebrates 35 years

July
15
,
2016
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Thirty-five years ago next month, the city’s largest shopping mall opened its doors, changing the retail landscape in Kamloops. Aberdeen Mall, still the No. 1 shopping destination in town, celebrates the anniversary Friday, Aug. 5 ...

Downtown merchants roll out summer fun

July
13
,
2016
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Businesses are rolling out the summertime fun, July 20-24, for the Downtown Merchants Market. The annual event offers sidewalk sales, live music and other entertainment, this year including Eden Cheung, a street entertainer described as “a...

Alberta factors figure in airport numbers

July
12
,
2016
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The double whammy of wildfires and energy sector downturn continued to affect traveller traffic through Kamloops Airport last month. Statistics released Tuesday by airport manager Fred Legace show that monthly travellers in June were down by 3.5...

Federal mediators join postal negotiations

July
11
,
2016
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The on-again, off-again postal service disruption appears to be off again. Canada Post and CUPW negotiators were back at the table in Ottawa Monday with the threat of a lockout or strike averted for the time being at least. The corporation...