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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New hunting and trapping synopsis released

June
13
,
2016
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The province has released the 2016-18 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, detailing the most up-to-date rules and regulations for hunters. The synopsis includes 85 regulatory changes aimed at conserving wildlife and their habitats,...