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ROGERS - One step to a more secure computer

March
13
,
2016
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MANY OF US are blissfully unaware of the existence of the Adobe Flash Player as we browse the web — until we're hit with a notice telling us need to download and install it. There are still videos, games and even entire websites...

Pools, schools and erosion of neighbourhood

March
11
,
2016
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In the course of floating options for improved recreational facilities on the North Shore, the City has stirred up a wave of emotions that seems at some moments to swamp the whole point of the exercise. It’s been an emotional but...

Canada's No. 1 cowboy festival turns 20

March
7
,
2016
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Four working cowboys, each one with long years in the saddle across the Thompson-Nicola and Cariboo regions, will be inducted into the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame in Kamloops next week. Alphonse Raphael, Stan Jacobs, Hank Krynen and Henry Schneider,...

On Wellness - What is iHunch?

March
7
,
2016
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By THERESA DRAPER Welcome Back Centre, Kamloops iHunch = back pain iPad, iTouch, iPhone have brought around the new iHunch syndrome, according to New Zealand-based physiotherapist Steve August. The popularity of hand held devices is...

Unique corner of Kamloops still needs TLC

March
4
,
2016
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Just a few kilometres from downtown Kamloops, you can descend within a couple of minutes from sagebrush and silt bluffs deposited by ancient Greater Lake Thompson into a different ecosystem, lush with vegetation, sheltered from desert extremes, affording spectacular views of coppery bluffs high above and dotted with hoodoos reminiscent of the work of Antonio Gaudi, the one the Spaniards called “God’s architect.” Entering the canyon is a little like going down a rabbit hole. ...

Campground reservations available March 15

March
3
,
2016
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Families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts can get ready for another season of camping with the B.C. Parks reservation system, Discover Camping, opening soon. Beginning at 7 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, Discover Camping will begin accepting...

Wineries, restaurants pair 'Flavours & Flicks'

February
29
,
2016
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Wine growers and restaurateurs are toasting Kamloops Film Festival as it returns to the downtown later in the week. Flavours & Flicks is a new 10-day event celebrating local wines, food and film in the city, a partnership between the Kamloops...

ROGERS - Better rules needed for online hate

February
28
,
2016
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IN RECENT WEEKS, the phrase "reasonable fear" has become controversial in Canada. That's because it is held as a standard in criminal harassment cases. In Ontario, a man was brought to trial on a charge of harassing two women via...

What not to wear on a popular trail

February
26
,
2016
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Bradford Angier’s home remedy for cabin fever couldn’t be simpler — get out of the cabin. In his outdoors classic, How to Stay Alive in the Woods, Angier (1910-1997) wrote years before the fitness revolution that you should not...

Jamieson Creek road closures planned

February
23
,
2016
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Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road will be periodically closed between 4-km and 9-km markers for periods of up to two hours beginning Monday, Feb. 29, and ending March 18. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations staff...