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TRU Business Kickstart Series: The robots are coming

A Ryerson University business professor who is one of the country's pre-eminent experts on start-ups and venture capital has a message for students he...

CMHC supports B.C. government’s loan program —but urges caution

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation supports the provincial government’s program to help first-time buyers enter the housing market, but senior market analyst Taylor...

Beware of lego-auto.com — it’s a scam

The Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia (VSA) is warning car buyers in the Okanagan area about lego-auto.com. Lego-auto.com is a website that has recently...

BC Hydro offers winter payment plan

Cold weather has pushed electricity consumption to near-record levels, prompting BC Hydro to offer customers a new payment option to spread the cost over...

Humane approach to animal adoption

IN THE PHOTO: Shauna Gesy of Petland poses with one of the store’s newest residents, Toby. The kitten and his two siblings are available for adoption...

Consenheim: Retirement assets beyond bank accounts

Every day, we work with clients to help them prepare for retirement or work through actually being retired. We ensure they have checked all the...

Applications begin for home-loan program

Applications trickled in on the first day of the B.C. Liberal government’s new home mortgage loan program. In response to a request, the Ministry of...

New provincial rules pave way for cheaper payday loans

The expensive practice of payday loans will get a little cheaper with new rules brought in by the province. Beginning this month, the charge on...

The Business of Billiards

IN THE PHOTO: Charter member Rick Marshall has a passion for the game of billiards. He is among 11 charter members to open the Kamloops...

Drywall tariffs will continue

Homebuilders and suppliers are waiting to hear more regarding tariffs on drywall that pushed up the cost of building a new home by thousands...

Year ends with $158 million in building permits

The City of Kamloops will finish the year down in overall construction activity, but it’s been a good year for homebuilders, particularly those building...

Immersed in the big business of health care

With a budget of more than $2 billion and roughly 20,000 employees doing the work, sitting on the board of directors for Interior Health...

Consenheim: Examining the evolution of banking

First, I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year and all the best for 2017. I know my Ester and I are really looking...

Replating pancakes for Lily the pig

Dee’s Country Corner Cafe customers who can’t finish their breaky don’t mind leaving a little something on the plate. “If they don’t eat their toast...

Improving You: Gain trust of prospects to make a sale

Is trust overrated? Is it? If you’re in an office, look around at your colleagues. If you do business with a supplier, I want you to think...

PetSmart opens in former Petcetera location in Kamloops

There’s a new dog in town. PetSmart recently took over the former Aberdeen location of Petcetera, which shut down in 2014 as part of a company-wide...

Industrial vacancy rate in Kamloops at historic lows

Commercial, industrial and office vacancy rates in Kamloops remained stable in the most recent quarter, according to the latest reports from Colliers International. The real...

Cando expects to be operating in Kamloops by summer 2017

The company that purchased the former Weyerhaeuser sawmill site said Tuesday it expects to have several customers on its property by next summer. Cando Rail...

The Franks resurface — former restaurateurs pave their way to new careers

They’ve gone from bartenders to baristas to Bedrock. From Fogg N’ Suds to Frick & Frack to Frankly Coffee, Kamloops’ own Fred and Barney —...

Invest in a movie for Christmas

Yes, the Christmas season is upon us. I know this because my liver is saying strange things to me about what it will do if...