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ROGERS - Passwords may soon be passé

October
18
,
2015
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OVER THE YEARS, I've accumulated dozens, perhaps hundreds, of passwords. Most of them I keep stored in an app, which itself requires a password. Scrolling through the list there are passwords for things that have been long forgotten. For...

Running of the Red Bull Rampage

October
15
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2015
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A big storm is brewing over the Mojave Desert, but here’s the good news: the world’s No. 1 freeride mountain bike finals competition has been moved up a day and a Kamloops rider is in the running. Cyclist Graham Agassiz, along with a...

Vimy hero's name now etched in granite

October
13
,
2015
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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, in a tiny cemetery in the Nicola Valley — sagebrush and cactus country — one grave marker stands out from the rest. It’s a simple but impressive granite headstone, at the final resting place of a very special...

'You can't lose when you do this'

October
13
,
2015
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They’re probably not in league to win, but they are in league to succeed. The Centre for Seniors Information (CSI), in partnership with Class Act Theatre Society (CATS), is among nonprofit groups across the country participating in the...

Library talk covers Secwepemc ethnobotany

October
9
,
2015
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Secwepemc ethnobotany — the role of plants in indigenous culture — is the focus of a talk later this month at the Kamloops Library. Carryl Armstrong gives an introduction to the subject on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., at the library. ...

ROTHENBURGER - Revenge of the beaver

October
6
,
2015
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I WAS tooling along on the ride ‘em mower Sunday, tidying up the grass around the house, when I passed under one of our Silver Maples and noticed what looked like some claw marks on one side of the trunk. Upon closer inspection, I saw...

ROGERS- After the movie, let's go to Mars

October
4
,
2015
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THE MOST POPULAR movie this weekend would never have seen the light of day before the Internet. Andy Weir, an author with a background in computer science, couldn't get The Martian published the old-fashioned way, so he put it on his...

OUTDOORS: Fighting for 'fringe benefits'

October
1
,
2015
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Just a hilly patch of sagebrush between two streets it was, but for many years the vacant lot offered a shortcut to fitness and rejuvenation, providing ready access to surrounding hills. Then one day a sign appeared, warning people not to...

ROGERS - Internet for all is a worthy goal

September
27
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2015
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MOST PEOPLE in emerging and developing countries see the Internet as a good thing when it comes to education and the economy. And so do giants of our technological age such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, spoke...

OUTDOORS: Rivers Day a B.C. export

September
24
,
2015
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More by chance than by design, the city’s celebration of Culture Days runs right into B.C. Rivers Day, which happens to coincide this year with World Rivers Day, making for a cascade of awareness and activities down at Riverside Park this...