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Discount travel operator NewLeaf clears regulatory runway for flight sales

March
31
,
2016
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Discount air carrier NewLeaf Travel will start selling low-cost seats in the next few weeks now that it has received the go-ahead from Ottawa to continue operations. Chief executive Jim Young said Wednesday that the...

Employers queued up for spring hiring fair

March
24
,
2016
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Just four spots remain for employers, two weeks ahead of the Kamloops Spring Hiring Fair. Fifty-three employers have registered so far for the event, the largest hiring opportunity of its kind in the region. The free event takes place Thursday,...

Chamber of commerce elects new board

March
17
,
2016
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Ryan Scorgie of Forward Law is the new president of Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held its annual general meeting Thursday night at South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre. Mayor Peter Milobar swore in the new directors and...

Partnership strengthens link to UK tourists

March
16
,
2016
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The region's largest resort destination has strengthened its ties to the UK. Sun Peaks Resort is the only new Canadian destination selected for the 2016/17 program of Crystal Ski Holidays, the world’s largest ski tour operator, based in...

Nicolson hired as Canada West Ski CEO

March
10
,
2016
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Tourism Sun Peaks president Christopher Nicolson has been appointed president and CEO of Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA), the industry’s trade association. Nicolson’s appointment means his long run at the corporate helm at...

Polish KGHM mine faces Chilean charges

March
9
,
2016
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Alleged environmental infractions have led to charges against Sierra Gorda, a Chilean copper mine owned jointly by Poland's KGHM Polska Miedz and Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining. The country’s environmental regulator, SMA, said the...

Bank of Canada gives economic outlook

March
9
,
2016
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OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is expected to make its latest announcement on interest rates later today. And while there is little expectation of a change to its overnight rate target, economists will be looking for any clues as to how the...

Energy East pipeline hearings begin

March
7
,
2016
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LEVIS, Que. — Quebec's environmental regulation agency will begin hearings on the Energy East pipeline project today despite recent opposition. Last week, a Quebec court refused an environmental coalition's...

Go-to real estate listings are CEO's goal

March
1
,
2016
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A Kamloops entrepreneur has more than 50,000 listings on his real estate website and he’s only getting started. David Zirnhelt founded Snap Up Real Estate less than a year ago with the objective of developing over time the go-to source for...

TV model could mean less choice, not more

February
29
,
2016
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OTTAWA — Canadian TV subscribers may be rejoicing as they prepare for Tuesday's launch of new, regulator-mandated basic cable and satellite packages. But a group that advocates for Canada's broadcasters says consumers will...