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Tonnes of waste pulled from protected area

March
20
,
2016
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A couple of hundred kilograms of nails, pallets, lumber, concrete, bricks, stereo equipment, shotgun shells, rusted metal and car parts were among the haul collected Sunday during a two-hour cleanup of the Dewdrop-Rosseau Creek Wildlife Management...

New and old Baptist churches merged

March
18
,
2016
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First Baptist Church, one of the city’s oldest, has merged with Bridge Baptist Church to form one new church in downtown Kamloops.  The merger comes in the wake of yearlong discussions and a joint business meeting of both congregations...

'Rare Bird' flies coop, leaving co-op opening

February
22
,
2016
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One “bird” flew the nest recently, leaving RareBirds Housing Co-operative open to welcoming a new investor to join the community. The shared-living co-op is comprised of seven individuals, couples and singles aged 50-73 years, who...

Secwepemc elder’s lectures go on air

February
17
,
2016
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Louis Thomas remembers his mother as a tireless advocate of First Nations culture, language and history. That’s why he’s thrilled that Mary Thomas’s lectures have been preserved for posterity at Voice of the Shuswap community radio...

Coldest Night welcomes more support

February
3
,
2016
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Coldest Night of the Year for New Life Community could use another 100 participants later this month. The local fundraiser, which is centred around an evening walk through the downtown, takes place Saturday, Feb. 20., starting at 5 p.m. New Life...

Countdown on for Hockey Day in Canada

January
28
,
2016
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Canada’s national celebration of hockey is less than two weeks away as Kamloops gets set to host Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, Saturday, Feb. 6. Celebrations will include a 13-hour broadcast featuring four national games. Visit www...

Reconciliation about creating relationships

By Mike Youds
January
21
,
2016
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Inspiring words of hope, promise and compassion — together with evocative storytelling by Richard Wagamese — brought fuller meaning to reconciliation Wednesday night during a public gathering at TRU’s House of Learning. About...

Unplug and Play strikes healthy balance

January
18
,
2016
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Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) and others have planned an annual week-long celebration that encourages families to play and learn together. Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week takes place Jan. 23-30. The goal is to raise awareness...

'Heap the Honda' with book donations

January
5
,
2016
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The seventh annual Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive, sponsored by Kamloops Honda in partnership with Literacy in Kamloops, takes place Jan. 9-30.  Over the past six years, more than 60,000 children’s books have been donated...

'Thank you, Kamloops, you're amazing'

December
17
,
2015
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There was standing room only behind Sandman Centre Thursday night as about 2,000 people in parkas and toques greeted the CP Holiday Train’s annual food bank drive on rails. “What time is it, what time is it?” anxious young...