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Science centre welcomes robotics fans

January
11
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2016
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Big Little Science Centre’s popular Robotics Club begins with two sessions starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Friday, Jan. 15.  The club offers creative, science fun by enabling participants to design, build and program different robots....

Wolf hunt politically driven, critics say

January
10
,
2016
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Open seasons on wolf hunting and trapping in the region are among wildlife regulation changes under consideration by the provincial government as it invites public comment on the proposal. There are an estimated 445 wolves in Region 3,...

ROGERS - These word games spell fun

January
10
,
2016
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WHEN YOU LEARN a programming language, you're often told that it is similar to learning any other language. Certain words mean certain things and there is a syntax to string them together into meaningful phrases. That might explain how I...

Fitness, families spin together Feb. 8

January
8
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2016
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B.C. Family Day weekend in February marks the return of the Kamloops Family Festival in tandem with the Indoor GranFondo, an epic indoor cycling event supporting the MS Society. The fourth annual combined event takes place Monday, Feb. 8 at the...

Heaven is a little cabin by the river, sometimes

January
8
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2016
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The winter of 1986 was the coldest in B.C. in 50 years. Well, it seemed like it was the coldest, living in a small cabin in the Coast Mountains. Ten Days in December, Eleanor Deckert’s memoir about wintering in a little cabin in the North...

New library service available for print-impaired

January
6
,
2016
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Where once there were only books in braille and audiotapes for visually impaired readers, there is now the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS), a service newly available at TNRD libraries. NNELS is a database for people with...

'Heap the Honda' with book donations

January
5
,
2016
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The seventh annual Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive, sponsored by Kamloops Honda in partnership with Literacy in Kamloops, takes place Jan. 9-30.  Over the past six years, more than 60,000 children’s books have been donated...

ROGERS - Star Wars has destroyed Star Trek

January
3
,
2016
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I'M SUCH a big science fiction fan that I gave a blog about media and technology an outer space theme. So I should be really pumped about the new Star Wars movie, right? I wish. Star Wars movies — every one of them —...

Olivia, Ethan top names in B.C., stats show

December
31
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2015
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For the third consecutive year, Olivia is the top name for girls born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency. Ethan was the top name for boys in 2014, edging out last year’s number one name, Liam. Ethan has been in the number one...

‘Life finds a way’

December
31
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2015
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Whenever geologists start poking around, you can expect something to come down the pipe. In the case of one of the top stories of 2016, it was water. Admittedly, finding solid evidence of water on Mars probably wasn’t uppermost in minds...