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Salsa Challenge comes up all smiles

August
21
,
2015
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The weather felt more like fall, but that didn't take any fun out of the 12th annual Gardengate Summer Salsa Challenge on Friday in Brocklehurst. More than 100 partipants strolled between tasting tents amid orchard trees at Gardengate, an...

YOUDS: Downtown parks plan etched in wood

August
20
,
2015
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There was a palpable tension in City council chambers Tuesday. It wasn’t the sudden reversal on liquor store zoning allowances, bound to upset somebody, or the biosolids outcry that sent residents into the streets of Dallas protesting last...

8th DWC golf tourney for Guatemala

August
17
,
2015
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Developing World Connections and Home Hardware are inviting all fairway fans to tee up for their eight annual charity golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Sun Rivers Golf Resort. Proceeds go to Light Up Guatemala, an initiative that puts...

ROGERS - Negative news vs. reality

August
16
,
2015
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NOW AND AGAIN, managers in the news industry hear complaints from readers or viewers that the news is too negative. Their concerns are understandable. Intuitively, it makes sense that exposing yourself to news about the bad things in the world...

YOUDS: Staring down Cows With Guns

August
13
,
2015
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I’m headed back to Lac du Bois Protected Area after focusing in last week’s column on those bent on grinding down one of the city’s most spectacular natural resources. Enough with the negative, already. In the hills above...

EVANS — Motherhood changes your life

August
11
,
2015
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AS I SIT here and write this I’m enjoying an uninterrupted bowl of cereal, a giant cup of coffee, and a wonderful silence throughout the house. The baby woke up at 6:30 to nurse and is back asleep in her crib, and my toddler is having a rare...

ROGERS — Kamloops has a chance to show the way in this new post-print world of journalism

August
9
,
2015
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DESPITE BEING blessed with many wonderful attributes, Kamloops maintains the dubious distinction of being the largest city in Canada without a daily newspaper. It's been that way for about a year and a half now. The bright side, if you can...

From grilles to grills

August
8
,
2015
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There is no question about where to send visitors after they've strolled six blocks through horsepower and heat at Hot Nite — down to the smoke and sizzle of Ribfest. Thousands more opted to do just that on Saturday, succumbing to the...

Hot day, hot cars, great 'Hot Nite'

August
8
,
2015
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Finding parking in downtown Kamloops on Saturday was a challenge as more than 10,000 people — organizers estimated it might be as many as 40,000 — came and went to three events crowded into the city's core. Ribfest 2015, the weekly...

‘Do the ball dance!’

August
8
,
2015
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From a distance, they looked like any other group of lawn bowlers at the McArthur Island greens, competing for the perfect “shot bowl” nearest the jack and having fun. These bowlers, though, can’t see the jack, the white ball or “kitty” used as a target while playing.  They’re blind, a factor that doesn’t impair their ability to play and have fun at the same time.   ...