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ROGERS - New ad blocker controversy

April
10
,
2016
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THE CONTROVERSY over ad blocking flared up when Apple made it possible for iPhone users to download apps that delete advertising from websites. There was a surge in interest, but it levelled off and publishers breathed a sigh of relief. But...

When a quickie is all you can get

April
8
,
2016
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Sometimes the parking lot at Kenna Cartwright is full of vehicles, most belonging to people getting their quickies. You know, the fitness kind. In the fitness industry, they seem to consider a quickie over and done with in a matter of five or 10...

Fitness at work program launched

April
5
,
2016
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The provincial government is encouraging people to stand up — and move around more — for their workplace health. UPnGO with Participaction will help British Columbia’s employers create a more active workplace culture. For...

HEALTH MATTERS - Getting ready to run

April
4
,
2016
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By PATTI TAKEUCHI, Physiotherapist & AMANDA MATTON, Physiotherapy Intern Welcome Back Centre SO YOU'RE thinking of doing Boogie the Bridge this year: Congratulations!  Perhaps you’ve never run before or you have...

ROGERS - Using only common words has limits

April
3
,
2016
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I WAS GOING to write a review of a free new app called Cleartext, but that plan fell apart — mainly because it's almost impossible to type in more than a few words without getting blocked. Cleartext allows you to use only the 1,000...

City needs to lead with urban forest

April
1
,
2016
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Trees and retaining walls generally don’t make a good fit. Sooner or later, one or the other’s got to go and it’s often both. That was the case this week at the Old Courthouse, where there seemed no natural justice in the...

MEND focuses on child fitness

March
29
,
2016
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Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND), a program designed for families with children, begins Monday, April 11, at Community Y’s John Tod Centre. MEND is modelled on a U.K.-based program, which empowers families with children above a...

Tops come down for Easter show

March
28
,
2016
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A little bit of rain Sunday morning didn’t dampen the 46th annual Easter Parade. About 60 vehicles entered the parade, followed by a show and shine in Riverside Park. The Kamloops chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada organizes the...

ROGERS - Poor little Tay was easy prey

March
27
,
2016
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I'VE ONLY ever followed one Twitter bot, and even then only briefly. Someone had created a Twitter account and programmed it so that it automatically replied to people who had misspelled "sneak peek" as "sneak peak." ...

Obnoxious weeds sprouting all over

March
25
,
2016
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They nestle among the wild buttercup blossoms that herald spring, obnoxious little weeds sprouting along the edges of paths and often near the entrances to parks in Kamloops. They seem to grow in abundance in Kenna Cartwright Park, but recently...