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Alberta factor blamed for reduced air travel

June
16
,
2016
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Travel at Kamloops Airport was down slightly last month, a drop attributed to the Fort McMurray wildfire and the oil and gas sector downturn. The number of travellers was down by 3.5 percent to 23,292 from 24,112 in the same month last year. A...

Awards promote efforts to grow small business

June
13
,
2016
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Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Open for Business Awards, which highlight the efforts of municipalities, regional districts and First Nations governments to grow small businesses in their communities and share their...

Controversy aside, wineries celebrate season

June
10
,
2016
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On the anniversary of its inception, Kamloops Wine Trail celebrates with an open house this weekend, June 11 and 12, at three local wineries. “As we move in to our second season for the Kamloops Wine Trail we wanted to acknowledge all those...

Safety-wise, New Afton brings home the gold

June
9
,
2016
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New Afton Mine took home the gold at a provincial mine rescue competition. Mine rescue teams from across B.C. gathered last weekend to compete in the 61st annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition, part of the rich history of B.C....

Fuel shortage no cause for panic, analyst says

June
7
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD There is no need to panic, we are not running out of fuel. “It is really important that people understand that is not an issue to panic over. There is no reason to go out and hoard or buy more than you need. This...

Kamloops CBC reporter wins radio award

June
5
,
2016
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A Kamloops journalist was among the award winners at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards in Toronto on Saturday night (June 4). Doug Herbert, a reporter with CBC’s Kamloops Daybreak show, won the Byron MacGregor...

Aleece Laird sworn in for B.C. chamber board

June
3
,
2016
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The city now has two representatives on the B.C. Chamber of Commerce board. Brant Hasanen, a former president of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce (2008), and now immediate past chair of the B.C. board, delivered his year-end address to the...

Lake addresses homebuilders on health care

June
3
,
2016
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Health care will be front and centre Wednesday, June 8, when the homebuilders association hosts a dinner meeting with Health Minister Terry Lake. Lake, who has held the health portfolio since 2013, will speak on challenges and future directions...

Extra summer jobs a shell game, says NSBIA

June
2
,
2016
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was getting political mileage Thursday, suggesting the federal government has created 7,000 more positions for students through the Canada Summer Jobs program. That would be on top of a doubling of the program's...

Mobile app evolved from golf course need

May
30
,
2016
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Golf courses need to fill tee times, instantly. That was the basic premise behind Matt Crowell’s founding five years ago of GetintheLoop as part of the Kamloops Innovation startup community. Due to cancellations, bad weather or seasonal...