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ROTHENBURGER - The charm of old trucks

November
3
,
2015
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I WAS looking forward to one last trip to town in the Cornbinder on the weekend. As I was about to get into the truck, I took the precaution of checking the insurance stickers on the licence plate — they said Oct. 20, 2015. I was sure I had...

Operation Christmas Child filling shoeboxes

October
30
,
2015
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Thousands of shoeboxes from Kamloops will help bring joy and a message of hope to children in poverty around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers across Canada and throughout many other countries have begun the annual...

The hills are trying to tell us something

October
29
,
2015
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Thunder rumbled from around the other side of the mountain and down the valley, signalling a change in an otherwise perfect summer day of cooling off in the canyon. Time to head back to the truck, I thought, a half-hour, minimum. Lucky if I make it...

Room left on African climb supporting schools

October
28
,
2015
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Close to 20 business and community leaders are in training to take on Developing World Connections’s Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge in January and there’s room for a few more. Four more spaces remain on this trip of a lifetime. Not only...

ROTHENBURGER - The dangers of rural roads

October
27
,
2015
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THERE ARE risks to living rurally, but if you were to draw up a list you might not include driving to and from town as one of them. We more often think of accidents involving farm machinery or loss of buildings to fire because of lack of fire...

ROGERS - Steve Jobs movie all about drama

October
25
,
2015
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WITH STEVE JOBS the movie, Steve Jobs the man has made the transition from real life to mythology. If you want to watch a drama about a person who resembles the man who built Apple into the success it is today, then by all means go see the...

Hunter shows how to survive a grizzly attack

October
22
,
2015
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“Grizzly!” There's a word you want to hear without exclamation, preferably in casual conversation. We were in the Nahatlatch Valley on the west side of the Fraser Canyon, scouting for a route to scale Mt. Skihist, which at...

Operation Red Nose needs 250 volunteers

October
21
,
2015
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Operation Red Nose needs volunteers — 250 to be exact — to keep its deterrence to drinking and driving rolling through the holiday season. PacificSport is hosting its 19th campaign of Operation Red Nose in Kamloops. The free service...

ROTHENBURGER - Cookies at the polling station

October
20
,
2015
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CITY FOLKS went to the polls on Monday, lining up in school gyms, church halls and even hotels to cast their ballots in the federal election. It was busy, with Elections Canada officials reporting that there were lineups even before the 7 a.m....

Firewood cutting permits required

October
19
,
2015
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Firewood season is here a pickup trucks loaded with the winter's supply can be seen along backroads around Kamloops. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations reminds firewood cutters to follow local regulations and...