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Miss Kamloops crowning set for Saturday

July
7
,
2016
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Twelve young women take to the stage at Sagebrush Theatre Saturday for the Miss Kamloops Pageant. The annual pageant gets underway at 6:30 p.m. After months of comprehensive training and preparation, contenders stand shoulder to shoulder in...

Seniors Picnic offers a day in the park

July
6
,
2016
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The 2016 Seniors’ Picnic will take place at Riverside Park on Friday, July 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The annual event is an opportunity for senior residents to get out, enjoy the sun, make new friends and help others this summer.   ...

The Battle of the Somme - A personal memoir

July
1
,
2016
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By Corporal George H. Kempling, 5th Platoon, B Company, 26th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division—July 12, 1916-October 7, 1916.  Excerpted by Chris Kempling. Today, July 1, is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle...

Volunteers and canines honoured at awards

June
23
,
2016
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UPDATED With tails wagging and tongues hanging out, it was an award ceremony like no other in the city at St. John Ambulance’s downtown offices Wednesday night. Local divisions handed out annual awards of recognition to volunteers,...

Grad spearheaded after-school program

June
17
,
2016
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Grade 12 student Adrian Romeo found her place at Clearwater secondary school on the field, in the science lab and in the council room. Adrian wanted to help younger kids to find their passions, and she found a way to do it. ”You...

Diabetes fundraiser expands in Kamloops

June
7
,
2016
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A fundraising program that has become a key tool for dealing with the rising prevalence of diabetes has come to Kamloops. Canadian Diabetes Association announced Tuesday that its Clothesline program — which offers free residential pickups...

Celebrating recreational sports – adaptive style

May
30
,
2016
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By LISA CORIALE Lisa Coriale interviewed Jessica Vliegenthart about adaptive sports in Kamloops for Disability Awareness Week, May 29 to June 4. Jessica Vliegenthart grew up in Kamloops, an able-bodied child who loved sports. Vliegenthart...

HOG raises thousands in annual poker run

May
29
,
2016
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The Kamloops Harley Owners Group (HOG) held their annual Charity Poker Run on Saturday and once again raised thousands of dollars for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Despite the cooler temperatures and occasional showers, more than 600 riders...

Society hosts airshow in miniature Saturday

May
25
,
2016
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Aircraft of all sorts will be soaring in the area of Heffley Creek this weekend, but don’t be deceived by appearances — those are models. Kamloops Model Airplane Society hosts a “fun fly” event May 27-28 that culminates in...

Standing up for justice through the written word

May
23
,
2016
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Editor's note: Disability Awareness Week is May 29 to June 4. By LISA CORIALE Krystian Shaw, the founder of the Kamloops Self Advocate for People with Diverse Abilities (KSA), began the monthly newsletter in 2013 because he thought...