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Food hamper donations fewer than usual

December
17
,
2015
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Christmas Amalgamated is in desperate need of food donations to fill hampers this season. Unseasonably warm weather may explain why donors haven’t been responding, said co-ordinator Sally Whitson. “Our food donations are not coming...

Society wishes for 100 ‘snow angels’

December
16
,
2015
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A skiff of snow that fell overnight in Kamloops was enough for Oncore Seniors Society to sound the call for more “snow angels.”  The society is responsible for the Snow Angels program, jointly launched four years ago with the...

Pebbles the cat hobbles back to health

December
15
,
2015
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Pebbles the cat will be spending this Christmas getting used to having one less leg, but it’s a better fate than what she faced cold, alone and injured on the streets of Kamloops in winter. The young cat, a grey dilute tortoiseshell, has...

Operation Red Nose needs more volunteers

December
14
,
2015
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Operation Red Nose has called for more volunteers to reinforce its driving team. On its third weekend, Operation Red Nose in Kamloops was busy for the 139 volunteers that helped drive people and their vehicles home.  Volunteers able to...

Gordon Gore awarded service medal

December
7
,
2015
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“Out of the blue,” one of Kamloops’ leading science educators has been awarded a meritorious service medal from Gov. Gen. David Johnston. Gordon Gore, who taught science for 40 years and founded the BIG Little Science Centre,...

Animal-care groups get gaming grant boost

December
4
,
2015
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  Three organizations in the Kamloops area have received a combined $181,000 in community gaming grants. Kamloops Wildlife Park Society receives $120,000, enabling B.C. Wildlife Park’s environmental education program to continue....

Vote for a Christmas tree, support community

November
30
,
2015
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Christmas Trees at Doubletree breathes new life into a community fundraising concept. The Doubletree by Hilton Kamloops is hosts the public event, Dec. 4-Jan. 2, 2016, with support from Judy Basso Events and Woodward Christmas Tree Farm in...

KidsSport campaign kicks off

November
23
,
2015
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KidsSport Kamloops is launching its fourth annual Give the Gift of Sport fundraising campaign, calling on online donations to help local kids participate. An estimated 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play...

Operation Christmas Child donations needed

November
21
,
2015
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With only half of last year’s total, the final push is on for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, are the last opportunity to fill a shoebox and drop it off at the Big Steel Box in the parking...

Regimental ball brings in $42,500

November
18
,
2015
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A formal night out last month has yielded a large donation to the United Way Community Fund. The Kamloops RCMP Regimental Ball, which is held every few years, took place on Oct. 17. Sponsored by B.C. Lottery Corporation, the gala was enjoyed by...