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For the love of a boat design

January
15
,
2016
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Everyone loves the idea of lazing away a summer’s day aboard a houseboat on the Shuswap, right? Well, maybe not everybody, figures one Kamloops entrepreneur. ...

Wolf hunt politically driven, critics say

January
10
,
2016
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Open seasons on wolf hunting and trapping in the region are among wildlife regulation changes under consideration by the provincial government as it invites public comment on the proposal. There are an estimated 445 wolves in Region 3,...

Heaven is a little cabin by the river, sometimes

January
8
,
2016
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The winter of 1986 was the coldest in B.C. in 50 years. Well, it seemed like it was the coldest, living in a small cabin in the Coast Mountains. Ten Days in December, Eleanor Deckert’s memoir about wintering in a little cabin in the North...

‘Life finds a way’

December
31
,
2015
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Whenever geologists start poking around, you can expect something to come down the pipe. In the case of one of the top stories of 2016, it was water. Admittedly, finding solid evidence of water on Mars probably wasn’t uppermost in minds...

Outdoor Christmases can bring challenges

December
24
,
2015
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A couple of tales of travels past ...

Surfin' with social tourism in Nicaragua

December
18
,
2015
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On a Christmas holiday way back, Don Montgomery caught the travel bug, the tropical travel bug to be precise. He graduated from UVic along with his brother and their mother rewarded them with a trip to Costa Rica. Don, or Monty as his friends...

Police cruisers stuffed with generous gifts

December
14
,
2015
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A show of support helped fill 14 RCMP cruiser loads of donations for Christmas hampers. Kamloops RCMP say they were overwhelmed with the generosity shown Sunday when 14 cruiser loads of donations were received at Walmart and Toys R Us...

From Kandahar to Kamloops

December
11
,
2015
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About five years ago, a young woman walked into The Daily News — the late, great newspaper where I worked for 20 years — wanting to share her experiences in Afghanistan through a self-published book. As the arts reporter, I was...

Limited entry hunt applications go paperless

December
10
,
2015
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The province will no longer sell paper applications for the fall 2016 limited entry hunting draw as of Tuesday, Dec. 15. Steve Thomson, minister of lands, forests and natural resource operations, announced the change Thursday as part of the...

Stroll, pole, roll or fish around Isobel Lake

December
4
,
2015
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By some strange coincidence, I drove up to Isobel Lake on Thursday, International Day for Persons With Disabilities. There’s a handful of places near the city where you can go backcountry skiing without driving to the back of beyond, one of...