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Campers upset over block bookings

July
4
,
2016
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By DARREN HANDSCHUH Some North Okanagan residents are not happy campers. What was once a weekend getaway into the woods of B.C. has turned into big business for some and a lesson in frustration for others. Reports of companies snapping up...

'Beer Doctor' travels world in sudsy pursuit

July
4
,
2016
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Imagine that you died and went to heaven, where St. Peter informed you that your job in the afterlife would be to travel around the world, all expenses paid, researching an atlas on beer. Talk about sweet rewards. Mark Patterson didn’t...

The Battle of the Somme - A personal memoir

July
1
,
2016
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By Corporal George H. Kempling, 5th Platoon, B Company, 26th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division—July 12, 1916-October 7, 1916.  Excerpted by Chris Kempling. Today, July 1, is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle...

Extremely low return forces river closure

June
30
,
2016
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By CASTANET STAFF Anglers will have to reel in their summer activities on the Shuswap River due to low salmon returns this summer. The 2012 brood escapements – the number of chinook salmon returning to spawning grounds in the Lower...

Lifeguards back on duty at Riverside

June
28
,
2016
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Swimming season is in full swing, particularly with another hot spell hitting the city. Beginning Thursday, June 30, Riverside Park lifeguards will be on duty at Riverside Park beach from 1- 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting. To promote safety...

ROGERS - How the 'old press' won Brexit

June
26
,
2016
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ROBERT COLVILE has written an excellent essay about the role of the media in the British referendum on membership in the European Union. The way he sees it, newspapers — the old media — were the clear winners. Tabloids and...

Volunteers and canines honoured at awards

June
23
,
2016
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UPDATED With tails wagging and tongues hanging out, it was an award ceremony like no other in the city at St. John Ambulance’s downtown offices Wednesday night. Local divisions handed out annual awards of recognition to volunteers,...

Countdown to liftoff for Sun Peaks summer

June
21
,
2016
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Friday is liftoff day at Sun Peaks. The resort kicks off its summer season Friday, June 24 with the opening of lift-accessed activities.  As the lift bullwheel begins to turn, so do the wheels of mountain bikers looking to get in their...

Top-notch tree climbers compete in park

June
20
,
2016
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They will take to the trees in Riverside Park this weekend as the City hosts the B.C. Tree Climbing Championship.  The annual event spreads awareness of the practice and occupation of arboriculture across the province while giving tree...

Book a trip, kids, with summer reading club

June
20
,
2016
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With a compelling theme, "Book a Trip," TNRD Library System invites kids of all ages to join the 2016 B.C. Summer Reading Club. Summer Reading Club motivates kids to read (or be read to) regularly, helping to maintain or improve...