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Outdoor Christmases can bring challenges

December
24
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2015
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A couple of tales of travels past ...

Pressure-cooker emergency crises get high-tech solution from Vancouver startup

December
24
,
2015
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VANCOUVER — When Stanley Cup rioters rained chaos onto Vancouver's downtown core in June 2011, holes were exposed in the capabilities of police trying to stop looting and arsons. Communication between...

Saving lives, as many as eight at a time

December
23
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2015
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Tony Maidment knows better than anyone that life is short and precious moments are fleeting.  The 47-year-old Kamloops father of two needs a liver transplant – he’s already been on the organ transplant wait list for four years...

ROGERS - What's in a dot-name? Plenty

December
20
,
2015
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IF YOU'RE starting up a website, it's tough to come up with a name because all the good ones have been taken. That's especially the case if you limit yourself to names ending in dot-com. And many of the other well-known endings...

Surfin' with social tourism in Nicaragua

December
18
,
2015
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On a Christmas holiday way back, Don Montgomery caught the travel bug, the tropical travel bug to be precise. He graduated from UVic along with his brother and their mother rewarded them with a trip to Costa Rica. Don, or Monty as his friends...

'Thank you, Kamloops, you're amazing'

December
17
,
2015
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There was standing room only behind Sandman Centre Thursday night as about 2,000 people in parkas and toques greeted the CP Holiday Train’s annual food bank drive on rails. “What time is it, what time is it?” anxious young...

Food hamper donations fewer than usual

December
17
,
2015
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Christmas Amalgamated is in desperate need of food donations to fill hampers this season. Unseasonably warm weather may explain why donors haven’t been responding, said co-ordinator Sally Whitson. “Our food donations are not coming...

Society wishes for 100 ‘snow angels’

December
16
,
2015
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A skiff of snow that fell overnight in Kamloops was enough for Oncore Seniors Society to sound the call for more “snow angels.”  The society is responsible for the Snow Angels program, jointly launched four years ago with the...

Pebbles the cat hobbles back to health

December
15
,
2015
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Pebbles the cat will be spending this Christmas getting used to having one less leg, but it’s a better fate than what she faced cold, alone and injured on the streets of Kamloops in winter. The young cat, a grey dilute tortoiseshell, has...

Operation Red Nose needs more volunteers

December
14
,
2015
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Operation Red Nose has called for more volunteers to reinforce its driving team. On its third weekend, Operation Red Nose in Kamloops was busy for the 139 volunteers that helped drive people and their vehicles home.  Volunteers able to...