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Read this before cutting a Christmas tree

December
1
,
2015
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Residents in most areas of B.C. can obtain a Christmas tree cutting permit online or contact the FrontCounter B.C. office. Local district offices can provide details about specific cutting requirements and approved harvest areas. Free use permits...

Vote for a Christmas tree, support community

November
30
,
2015
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Christmas Trees at Doubletree breathes new life into a community fundraising concept. The Doubletree by Hilton Kamloops is hosts the public event, Dec. 4-Jan. 2, 2016, with support from Judy Basso Events and Woodward Christmas Tree Farm in...

ROGERS - Google shouldn't take us for granted

November
29
,
2015
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GOOGLEe has become so dominant that we often don't even talk about searching any more. We google it. Worldwide, Google's search engine market share is <a href="http://www.statista...

Three cheers for crud-conquering cleats

November
26
,
2015
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A little snow, a little sun, overnight freezing and, presto, crud season has arrived. Crud is what happens when warm Pacific air meets Arctic influence, the sort of fluctuating, marginal conditions we’re likely to see through this El Nino...

KidsSport campaign kicks off

November
23
,
2015
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KidsSport Kamloops is launching its fourth annual Give the Gift of Sport fundraising campaign, calling on online donations to help local kids participate. An estimated 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play...

ROGERS - Let’s talk about exes and sex

November
22
,
2015
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BACK IN in 1962, Neil Sedaka sang Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Too bad they didn't have apps back then because these days technology makes breaking up easy — even fun — to do. For example, our friend Facebook, now used by...

Operation Christmas Child donations needed

November
21
,
2015
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With only half of last year’s total, the final push is on for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, are the last opportunity to fill a shoebox and drop it off at the Big Steel Box in the parking...

Sun Peaks open, Stake Lake follows

November
20
,
2015
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Lifts at Sun Peaks Resort were running under sunny skies and Stake Lake nordic ski trails follow suit Saturday with Overlander Ski Club’s earliest opening in 21 years. Mount Tod opened at 9 a.m. Friday with a base of 75 cm and three lifts...

The Blob that's threatening salmon

November
19
,
2015
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For the second year in a row, returns of the famed Adams River sockeye have dropped below expected numbers in an alarming contrast to the record return of five years ago. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans suspended its count after one day,...

Regimental ball brings in $42,500

November
18
,
2015
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A formal night out last month has yielded a large donation to the United Way Community Fund. The Kamloops RCMP Regimental Ball, which is held every few years, took place on Oct. 17. Sponsored by B.C. Lottery Corporation, the gala was enjoyed by...