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Police cruisers stuffed with generous gifts

December
14
,
2015
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A show of support helped fill 14 RCMP cruiser loads of donations for Christmas hampers. Kamloops RCMP say they were overwhelmed with the generosity shown Sunday when 14 cruiser loads of donations were received at Walmart and Toys R Us...

ROGERS - Here's hoping AI is our friend

December
13
,
2015
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THERE'S A LOT more to artificial intelligence than the impossible-to-beat chess game on your computer. Digital assistants on your smartphone (think Siri, Google Now and Cortana) can figure out how to fulfil many of your wishes, but they...

From Kandahar to Kamloops

December
11
,
2015
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About five years ago, a young woman walked into The Daily News — the late, great newspaper where I worked for 20 years — wanting to share her experiences in Afghanistan through a self-published book. As the arts reporter, I was...

Limited entry hunt applications go paperless

December
10
,
2015
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The province will no longer sell paper applications for the fall 2016 limited entry hunting draw as of Tuesday, Dec. 15. Steve Thomson, minister of lands, forests and natural resource operations, announced the change Thursday as part of the...

Rural winter presents special challenges

December
8
,
2015
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GETTING READY for spring is hard work, but fun work. Winter, not so much. Spring is all about rebirth, sunny days, planting and cleansing. Winter, on the other hand, is about shutting down, girding for inclement weather, ever-shorter days, and...

Gordon Gore awarded service medal

December
7
,
2015
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“Out of the blue,” one of Kamloops’ leading science educators has been awarded a meritorious service medal from Gov. Gen. David Johnston. Gordon Gore, who taught science for 40 years and founded the BIG Little Science Centre,...

Animal-care groups get gaming grant boost

December
4
,
2015
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  Three organizations in the Kamloops area have received a combined $181,000 in community gaming grants. Kamloops Wildlife Park Society receives $120,000, enabling B.C. Wildlife Park’s environmental education program to continue....

Stroll, pole, roll or fish around Isobel Lake

December
4
,
2015
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By some strange coincidence, I drove up to Isobel Lake on Thursday, International Day for Persons With Disabilities. There’s a handful of places near the city where you can go backcountry skiing without driving to the back of beyond, one of...

'Stop thinking of people as customers'

December
3
,
2015
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“Neighbour power,” is how Jim Diers describes the stuff that binds communities together, the stuff that most communities could use a little more of, this one being no exception. The Seattle community activist, author, speaker and...