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City must stand firm on airshed plan

February
19
,
2016
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Always be sure to have the basics before heading into the outdoors. Water bottle: check. First aid kit: check. Swiss Army knife: check. Air — wait a minute. Air? How often do we need to check the air before heading out? Not often,...

Province hikes campground fees

February
12
,
2016
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Campers will find some hikes in B.C. Parks campground fees this coming season. The provincial government announced Friday that it will raise some camping fees as of March 15, saying that the added revenues will maintain service levels and provide...

Foggy days are few, but that may change

February
12
,
2016
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This winter brings new meaning to the term “sunseeker.” Weather records tell us that Kamloops is supposed to enjoy 316 sunny days annually. If that’s still the case, then we’re running a serious sunshine deficit this...

Ground zero and denial of the obvious

February
5
,
2016
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With an audience at TRU a couple of weeks ago, I watched the Avi Lewis/Naomi Klein documentary This Changes Everything, an impetus for global change in the face of overwhelming evidence that we’ve upset the ecological balance. The film was...

Club holds free ski day for food bank

February
3
,
2016
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Overlander Ski Club offers its third annual Free Ski on Family Day Monday at the Stake Lake cross-country ski area with a chance to support the food bank. This year, the club is adding some family fun at the stadium from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., courtesy...

At last, one more step to stabilize SAR

January
29
,
2016
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One day we’ll look back and find it inconceivable that for more than 50 years organizations on which hundreds of peoples’ lives depended were dependent themselves on gaming grant applications and charity fundraisers. Do we expect...

Polarthon still going ahead Saturday

January
22
,
2016
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The Polarthon revival will proceed Saturday, Jan. 23, at Stake Lake, minus its skating event due to warm temperatures. Doug Paeth at Runner’s Sole confirmed Friday that the winter recreation event is going ahead with the duathlon event,...

Club's 'good fight' goes largely unnoticed

January
22
,
2016
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Public access to wilderness has long been taken for granted in Canada, particularly in the B.C. Interior owing to an abundance that figures prominently in the quality of life here. That may explain why so few, outside of a handful of guys in Merritt...

Crews clearing debris in park

January
20
,
2016
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Even in midwinter, City crews are working to control fire hazards in Kenna Cartwright Park. As part of continuing efforts by the City's natural resources department to reduce potential forest fires, crews will be performing a clean-up in the...

Cyclists, Phoenix Centre team up for youth

January
20
,
2016
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The Phoenix Centre and Kamloops Bike Riders Association have teamed up in the interests of youth and local trails. Ashes to Dust Mountain Bike Camp will be extended to include a third day of trail building by participants. Now in it’s...