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Kokanee die-off goes under microscope

July
18
,
2016
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More than 1,000 kokanee have washed up on the shores of the lake since last week, a sign of either thermal shock or disease, biologists say. Recent wind storms or a viral outbreak are potential causes of the ongoing die-off of Okanagan Lake...

Hiker escapes tangle with young bear

July
14
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN KELOWNA — A B.C. woman is lucky to be alive after a bear took a particular interest in her leg while she was out hiking in Conkle Lake Provincial Park. Rachel Lautard was hiking on July 9 with her husband,...

Guided hike, fishing lesson part of Parks Day

July
14
,
2016
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Special activities are lined up at provincial parks this weekend in celebration of Canada’s Parks Day. Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event in which thousands of people visit parks and historic sites to recognize the role parks play,...

ROGERS - Pokemon Go heading north

July
13
,
2016
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NINTENDO’S Pokemon Go isn't officially available in Canada, but that hasn't stopped Canadians from joining what has become a worldwide craze. A tweet from Chad Harris of CFJC-TV shows a picture of the back of a pickup truck at...

RIH event gives more reason to dance

July
11
,
2016
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After receiving a million-dollar donation to improve breast health in the region last week, RIH Foundation has some more reasons to get up and dance. Dancing Like the Stars, a fundraiser inspired by the hit TV reality series, returns Sept. 10 at...

Firefighters come to the rescue of eagle

July
7
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD An Okanagan woman is hailing some local firefighters as heroes today after they came to the rescue of a frantic bald eagle. Andra Depaoli was hiking through the woods above Killiney Beach up Westside Road when she found a...

Miss Kamloops crowning set for Saturday

July
7
,
2016
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Twelve young women take to the stage at Sagebrush Theatre Saturday for the Miss Kamloops Pageant. The annual pageant gets underway at 6:30 p.m. After months of comprehensive training and preparation, contenders stand shoulder to shoulder in...

Lakes closed to control invasive species

July
7
,
2016
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Angling on two lakes in the Nicola River watershed will be closed as of Saturday, July 9, in an effort to prevent the spread of yellow perch. Biologists believe the fish, which are not native to the lake, were deliberately released by someone who...

Seniors Picnic offers a day in the park

July
6
,
2016
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The 2016 Seniors’ Picnic will take place at Riverside Park on Friday, July 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The annual event is an opportunity for senior residents to get out, enjoy the sun, make new friends and help others this summer.   ...

Snakes slither into summer nature talk series

July
5
,
2016
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Natural history talks on the Kamloops region are back for a second summer. The City’s natural resources team hosts eight evening talks on local flora and fauna in the area. They will be held every Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m. in July and...