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Mark-up rate eased for B.C. craft brewers

May
20
,
2016
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Local microbreweries, together with MLAs, are raising a glass to a lower mark-up rate for small and regional brews as of July. Effective July 3, the rate will be reduced by approximately 25 per cent to give craft breweries increased financial...

B.C. talent returns to lead Tourism Sun Peaks

May
20
,
2016
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Tourism Sun Peaks has named a new CEO. Arlene Schieven will be returning home to B.C. this summer as the new president and chief executive officer of the destination marketing organization for Canada’s second largest ski resort.  ...

Tourism sector holds summit at Sun Peaks

May
19
,
2016
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B.C. tourism representatives gather next week at Sun Peaks Resort for their AGM and summit.  The three-day event, May 24-26, includes variety of keynote presentations featuring prominent guest speakers from all corners of the industry,...

Interior Savings reports increased earnings

May
12
,
2016
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Interior Savings Credit Union painted a strong earnings in 2015 at its AGM held earlier in the week in Kelowna. Earnings were up from last year and assets grew by nearly $90 million, taking Interior Savings close to $2.2 billion in assets. In...

Four categories added to Business Excellence

May
11
,
2016
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Four more outstanding city enterprises, including a nonprofit organization, are to be recognized with the addition of new categories to the Chamber of Commerce & TD Business Excellence Awards. The new categories and sponsors are: Project of...

Food, art occupy front seats at Spring Festival

May
9
,
2016
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Downtown Spring Festival preparations are under way with a variety of new activities and events planned May 19-21. Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and its members celebrate spring in the streetswith live art and music, patio...

Agrowest hired to continue weed bio-control

May
5
,
2016
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TNRD is partnering with Agrowest Consulting to continue its free Bio-Control Program, which helps private landowners control noxious weeds. For more than 20 years, the TNRD has been releasing bio-control insects for knapweed, hound’s-tongue...

Startup Kamloops lends innovation input

May
3
,
2016
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Kamloops Innovation is in Ottawa meeting with MPs, parliamentary standing committees and cabinet ministers with a view to spurring entrepreneurship and innovation. Startup Canada Day on the Hill on Thursday, May 5, is the largest annual gathering...

Kamloops wines bring home awards

April
29
,
2016
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Kamloops wineries received a solid thumbs up at the 2016 Best of B.C. Varietal Wine Awards presented in Penticton Thursday with all three wineries bringing home medals in various wine categories.  Competing against other B.C. wineries,...

Builders present Homes on Parade

April
28
,
2016
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Fourteen of Kamloops’ best homes are being showcased in a new event by the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior (CHBA CI) called the Parade of Homes on Saturday, May 7. “We understand looking for a home can be a...