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Story behind traps one of climate change

August
2
,
2016
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Hers is far from the only grasslands research underway in the hills surrounding Kamloops, but Jordann Foster’s may be the most visible at the moment. Foster has four Malaise traps set up in the Lac du Bois grasslands. They are small,...

Russia may face Games ouster, prof says

July
18
,
2016
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There is a chance that Russian could be bounced from the Rio Games following the release Monday of a scathing report by the World Anti-Doping Agency. And it’s not just a possibility at this stage with the Games less than three weeks away. ...

Sparks fly as young welders get head start

July
18
,
2016
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  Eighteen kids aged 12-15 will get their first taste of the welding trade through a free camp at TRU’s school of trades and technology this week. Welding is one of the most highly demanded trades with shortages in some regions due...

New tools in store for TRU trades students

July
13
,
2016
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New sliding compound mitre saws, routers and survey instruments will support  TRU carpentry students, part of a $300,000 investment by the province in new industry-standard trades equipment. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake and...

TRU research project probes youth vote

July
7
,
2016
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How to better engage the elusive youth vote is behind research by a TRU research project this summer. With a grant from Elections B.C., three undergraduate political science students will be fielding opinions at Saturday’s Kamloops Farmers...

DeBruijn capping 39-year district career

July
5
,
2016
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School board’s last meeting of the school year resembled an airport terminal Monday night with a number of arrivals and departures, one in particular marking a significant last in a career spanning four decades. District superintendent...

Last day of school arrives after 109 years

June
27
,
2016
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There are mixed feelings all around as students and staff at Stuart Wood elementary countdown to the last assembly, says school principal Blair Lloyd. Tuesday’s gathering marks not only the end of the year but the end of 109 years of public...

New Gold kicks in for TRU reclamation research

June
17
,
2016
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NEW AFTON MINE — A group of visitors at New Gold's mine near Kamloops flicked on their cellphone flashlights in an artificially created bat cave Friday to get a closer look at potential research that promises to shed new light on...

District adopts school draws for enrolment

June
14
,
2016
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No more overnight lineups for French immersion registration. That’s the hope of school trustees who have adopted new district enrolment rules, including school draws for kindergarten entry, the point of intake for French immersion. ...

Degree 'my end of bargain,' Lenarduzzi says

June
8
,
2016
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As grad speeches go, Bob Lenarduzzi’s was short but sweet, an homage to his parents whose wish was fulfilled Wednesday, after their passing. The Canadian sports icon — long prominent in the development of soccer in the country —...