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OUTDOORS: Fighting for 'fringe benefits'

October
1
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2015
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Just a hilly patch of sagebrush between two streets it was, but for many years the vacant lot offered a shortcut to fitness and rejuvenation, providing ready access to surrounding hills. Then one day a sign appeared, warning people not to...

OUTDOORS: Rivers Day a B.C. export

September
24
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2015
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More by chance than by design, the city’s celebration of Culture Days runs right into B.C. Rivers Day, which happens to coincide this year with World Rivers Day, making for a cascade of awareness and activities down at Riverside Park this...

Who will brave the Ultra Beast?

September
21
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2015
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Thousands of competitors will converge on Sun Peaks Resort for its third consecutive year of the Spartan Race this weekend, Sept. 26-27.  The Spartan Race is one of the toughest obstacle course races in Canada. Combining obstacles of varying...

OUTDOORS: A high point of summer's end

September
17
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2015
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AUTUMN is tinged with gold in the Thompson, where aspen, birch and cottonwood light up the ridges and river banks, backlit by skies turned a deeper shade of blue. Head any direction out of Kamloops in late September and the sage-green landscape...

OUTDOORS: 'Dude, I'm proud of you'

September
10
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2015
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‘Dude, I’m proud of you’ Here comes another despicable deed guaranteed to incur the wrath of the masses. A YouTube video replayed millions of times Wednesday night was released by the Wildlife Defence League, a group...

YOUDS: Walking through the exploits of KHC

September
3
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2015
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A serious case of hiker’s envy is tugging at my boots these days — hopelessly chronic and incurable — leaving me to plot a great escape on the final blast of summer this weekend. You see, the online startup of NewsKamloops.com...

OUTDOORS: Two-wheeled politics go round and round

August
27
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2015
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If you routinely drive a motor vehicle, there’s a striking transformation that takes place when you strap on a bicycle helmet and head out on the highway. Suddenly, instead of seeing the world through the eyes of the majority who drive, you...

YOUDS: Downtown parks plan etched in wood

August
20
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2015
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There was a palpable tension in City council chambers Tuesday. It wasn’t the sudden reversal on liquor store zoning allowances, bound to upset somebody, or the biosolids outcry that sent residents into the streets of Dallas protesting last...

YOUDS: Staring down Cows With Guns

August
13
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2015
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I’m headed back to Lac du Bois Protected Area after focusing in last week’s column on those bent on grinding down one of the city’s most spectacular natural resources. Enough with the negative, already. In the hills above...

Where have all the bears gone?

August
5
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2015
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Reports of bear-human interactions are down markedly this season with fewer than half the reports logged by this time last year. Ordinarily by this time a trickle of bear reports increases to a steady flow. In 2014, there were about 300 reports...