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New book club starts with banned titles

February
23
,
2016
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Banned books are on the table when Books & Brews, a non-traditional book club hosted by the TNRD Library System, gathers Tuesday, Feb. 23. The adult book club honours Freedom to Read Week as it holds its first meeting tonight, 6:30-8:30 p.m....

'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...

Cracking the mysteries of chickens

February
21
,
2016
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“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The question was inevitable at a seminar Saturday at Purity Feed about raising chickens. Some of the 70 in attendance were old country hands at it; others were there in hopes Kamloops City...

ROGERS - Why you should be on Apple's side

February
21
,
2016
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THE FBI has a court order that would force Apple to create special software that would allow the agency to get into an encrypted word iPhone that was used by one of the two terrorists involved in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. ...

City must stand firm on airshed plan

February
19
,
2016
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Always be sure to have the basics before heading into the outdoors. Water bottle: check. First aid kit: check. Swiss Army knife: check. Air — wait a minute. Air? How often do we need to check the air before heading out? Not often,...

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...

Province hikes campground fees

February
12
,
2016
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Campers will find some hikes in B.C. Parks campground fees this coming season. The provincial government announced Friday that it will raise some camping fees as of March 15, saying that the added revenues will maintain service levels and provide...

Foggy days are few, but that may change

February
12
,
2016
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This winter brings new meaning to the term “sunseeker.” Weather records tell us that Kamloops is supposed to enjoy 316 sunny days annually. If that’s still the case, then we’re running a serious sunshine deficit this...

TNRD contest marks Freedom to Read

February
11
,
2016
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The TNRD Library System is celebrating Freedom to Read Week with a draw for the chance to win a Chapters gift card.  The contest is open to all TNRD library members.  Freedom To Read Week, which runs from Feb. 21-27, is an annual...

Ground zero and denial of the obvious

February
5
,
2016
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With an audience at TRU a couple of weeks ago, I watched the Avi Lewis/Naomi Klein documentary This Changes Everything, an impetus for global change in the face of overwhelming evidence that we’ve upset the ecological balance. The film was...