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Obnoxious weeds sprouting all over

March
25
,
2016
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They nestle among the wild buttercup blossoms that herald spring, obnoxious little weeds sprouting along the edges of paths and often near the entrances to parks in Kamloops. They seem to grow in abundance in Kenna Cartwright Park, but recently...

Clubs come together to clean up Dewdrop

March
18
,
2016
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Clubs, companies and individual volunteers are rising to the opportunity to take part in a work bee Sunday, a co-ordinated cleanup of the Dewdrop-Rosseau Creek Wildlife Management Area organized by Kamloops Naturalist Club. The cleanup, part of a...

Thompson River makes endangered list

March
18
,
2016
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The Thompson River has been singled out among Interior waterways, its dwindling steelhead population ranked as an “extreme conservation concern” on this year’s Endangered Rivers List. With 440 returning fish counted last season,...

A timely reminder about tick season

March
16
,
2016
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Early spring weather means more time outside for many people just as ticks are becoming active.  Ticks are most often found in tall grass and wooded areas, so covering up before you head outdoors and checking for ticks on yourself, your...

Campground registration opens Tuesday

March
14
,
2016
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Whether it’s a camp spot at Shuswap Lake, a trapper’s cabin at Clearwater Lake or picnic shelter at Green Lake, reservations are available online as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 15. Discover Camping will begin accepting reservations for...

Pools, schools and erosion of neighbourhood

March
11
,
2016
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In the course of floating options for improved recreational facilities on the North Shore, the City has stirred up a wave of emotions that seems at some moments to swamp the whole point of the exercise. It’s been an emotional but...

Unique corner of Kamloops still needs TLC

March
4
,
2016
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Just a few kilometres from downtown Kamloops, you can descend within a couple of minutes from sagebrush and silt bluffs deposited by ancient Greater Lake Thompson into a different ecosystem, lush with vegetation, sheltered from desert extremes, affording spectacular views of coppery bluffs high above and dotted with hoodoos reminiscent of the work of Antonio Gaudi, the one the Spaniards called “God’s architect.” Entering the canyon is a little like going down a rabbit hole. ...

Campground reservations available March 15

March
3
,
2016
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Families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts can get ready for another season of camping with the B.C. Parks reservation system, Discover Camping, opening soon. Beginning at 7 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, Discover Camping will begin accepting...

What not to wear on a popular trail

February
26
,
2016
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Bradford Angier’s home remedy for cabin fever couldn’t be simpler — get out of the cabin. In his outdoors classic, How to Stay Alive in the Woods, Angier (1910-1997) wrote years before the fitness revolution that you should not...

Jamieson Creek road closures planned

February
23
,
2016
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Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road will be periodically closed between 4-km and 9-km markers for periods of up to two hours beginning Monday, Feb. 29, and ending March 18. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations staff...