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World Rivers Day runs Sunday

September
23
,
2016
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River City celebrates Rivers Day on Sunday, Sept. 25, with a host of events at Riverside Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. World Rivers Day is a free family event that celebrates rivers and encourages residents to learn about watersheds, water conservation,...

Kidney Walk fundraisers stepping up

September
21
,
2016
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One of the honourees in the Kamloops Kidney Walk is not only a transplant survivor, she’s one of the Top 10 individual fundraisers in a national campaign. The walk is all set to go at McDonald Park on Sunday. Registration begins at 10 a...

Paul's story one of hardship and hope

September
19
,
2016
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A support worker is sharing his story as New Life Community sounds the call for its annual Thanksgiving Campaign. “We’re launching our annual Thanksgiving Campaign and we need help from our community,” said Stan Dueck, executive...

Get set for a 'wild weekend'

September
16
,
2016
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There's a wild weekend awaiting. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, WildSafeBC hosts its inaugural B.C. Goes Wild. The purpose of the province?wide event is to encourage people to safely enjoy wildlife in its natural habitat and...

How to save a bear's life

September
14
,
2016
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Bear reports around the city are sure to increase over the next two to three weeks, so property owners should be taking precautions, says WildSafe B.C.’s provincial co-ordinator. Picking up tree fruits and securing waste in keeping with the...

Out of the pool and onto the pages

September
13
,
2016
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After achieving his swim challenge in support of the Y Women’s Shelter, Wai Hung Ma is going an extra lap or two for the cause. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Ma launches his second book, documenting the months of training that went into his...

Campaigns don't boost kids' fitness

September
12
,
2016
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By DAVID WYLIE Public awareness campaigns encouraging parents to get their kids to exercise aren't helping, a UBC Okanagan study suggests. In fact, one PSA was found to be detrimental, said Heather Gainforth, an assistant professor of...

Cutting down on illegal firewood

September
9
,
2016
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How much does free firewood cost? Over the past 18 months, it has cost gatherers $14,878 in B.C. because they didn’t bother to get a free use permit. Free firewood is one of the bonuses of living the province, but people who cut,...

First case of whirling disease discovered

September
9
,
2016
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Provincial biologists are calling on B.C. anglers to take extra precautions following the discovery of a potentially fatal fish disease in a lake near the B.C.-Alberta boundary. Last week, Parks Canada closed Johnson Lake in Banff National Park...

Mountain races begin this weekend

September
8
,
2016
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Wet weather in advance ensures that this weekend’s North Face Dirty Feet Trail Race lives up to its name. A Sun Peaks event running Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, Dirty Feet is one of two to challenge athletes this month at Sun Peaks....