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Free fishing events planned for Father's Day

June
10
,
2016
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Free fishing and and community angling events are in store for Father’s Day weekend. The 17th Annual Family Fishing Weekend runs June 17-19, offering special angling events in 49 communities throughout B.C. – from hatchery tours, to...

Nice catch there, bud!

June
8
,
2016
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By CARMEN WELD It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one Summerland man caught it all on camera. Chad Pressey was trout fishing on Agur Lake near Summerland on Monday when a fish caught the line. “I was reeling in...

Officers kept busy over May long weekend

May
31
,
2016
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Ramped-up conservation enforcement over the May long weekend resulted in more than 250 charges, warnings, arrests, suspensions and seizures. The province promised enhanced patrols over the weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer...

Aggy's Reunion makes for gnarly weekend

May
20
,
2016
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It’s going to be a gnarly weekend at Kamloops Bike Ranch. The third annual Aggy’s Reunion, named after pro freestyle rider Graham Agassiz, takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 at the terrain park for mountain bike riders. ...

Learning from the master gardeners

May
19
,
2016
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Basic training for volunteer master gardeners will be offered by Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener Association. The program doesn’t start until September, but the association is holding a mandatory orientation session Thursday, June 23, 7 p...

Parkcrest kids embark on Stream of Dreams

April
26
,
2016
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Those colourful wooden salmon seen swimming along school fences are more than mere decoration. During the first week of May, Parkcrest elementary students and staff will be the next school to explore an educational project called Stream of Dreams...

Portal gives instant access to credentials

April
25
,
2016
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A new government online portal is designed to make it easier for hunters to access a range of e-services, including hunting licences and applications for limited entry hunting (LEH) draws, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations...

Do as we say, not as you see

April
22
,
2016
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A widowmaker is a branch or hanging tree waiting to snuff out your life in a split second, an ever-present danger they try to imprint on your brain, working in the woods. Also known as fool killers, these hazards cause about 10 percent of...

When a quickie is all you can get

April
8
,
2016
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Sometimes the parking lot at Kenna Cartwright is full of vehicles, most belonging to people getting their quickies. You know, the fitness kind. In the fitness industry, they seem to consider a quickie over and done with in a matter of five or 10...

City needs to lead with urban forest

April
1
,
2016
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Trees and retaining walls generally don’t make a good fit. Sooner or later, one or the other’s got to go and it’s often both. That was the case this week at the Old Courthouse, where there seemed no natural justice in the...