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All’s fair in Barriere this Labour Day long weekend

All’s fair in Barriere this Labour Day long weekend

The award-winning North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo is celebrating its 65th year this Labour Day weekend as it takes centre stage in Barriere today (Aug. 29) through Monday, Sept. 1. “We’ve learned a lot in the past 65 years,” fair president Jill Hayward said. “We’ve learned good cowboy advice, such as ‘Don’t squat with your spurs on’ and ‘Don’t ...

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Bras boost breast-cancer event

Bras boost breast-cancer event

It’s possible you recognized an old bra flying through traffic during afternoon rush hour last week. From zebra print to hot pink, red lace, padded, silk and sheer — 70 donated bras of all designs and cup-sizes waved in the wind near Overlanders Bridge on Friday, Aug. 22, in the name of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. With just over a ...

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Lacing them up for 25th annual Kidney Walk

Lacing them up for 25th annual Kidney Walk

In the photo: Linda Bonner-Brown (left) and Jeannette Taylor catch up in Royal Inland Hospital. Taylor and Bonner-Brown are hoping scooter and power-chair users come out in droves for this year’s Kidney Walk, which will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Riverside Park.   When Jeannette Taylor awoke from her nine-day coma, the first thing she asked ...

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Celebrating Overlander Days

Celebrating Overlander Days

The annual celebration took place on Saturday, Aug. 16, at McDonald Park on the North Shore. KTW photographer Allen Douglas dropped by to take in the fun.  

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Pioneering friendship

Pioneering friendship

Sharing the experience of gliding atop the water are newly acquainted playmates Malia Ross (left) and Malik Feero during an outing to Pioneer Park with their parents. The forecast for sunshine and temperatures in the mid-30s through next week should mean busy beaches in Kamloops. Dave Eagles photo/KTW  

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Stephanie finds it really is a Small World

Stephanie finds it really is a Small World

When Stephanie Fowles first stepped foot on the hardwood floors of the repossessed house, she saw the big windows and floors and immediately felt the house could have kids in it. “The bankers and realtors thought that it was a crazy idea,” Fowles recalls. It didn’t deter her resolve to renovate and create what has become a legendary institution in ...

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Photo Gallery: Show ‘n Shine

Photo Gallery: Show ‘n Shine

Classics and Chrome For Kids The Chrome on the Grass Show ‘n Shine on Saturday, July 26, was the a great success. It’s the annual Show ‘n Shine event held by the Kamloops Street Rod Association at Prince Charles Park. Between 140 to 150 vehicles lined the park. KTW photographer Allen Douglas was there with his camera and caught these great ...

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Photo Gallery: Horse Barn small animal sale

Photo Gallery: Horse Barn small animal sale

The Horse Barn in the Mount Paul Industrial Park, next to Mount Paul Golf Course, is in the midst of hosting monthly small-animal markets. The latest sale of small animals took place on the weekend, with many furry creatures finding good homes. Make note of the next small-animal market — on Sunday, Aug. 24. KTW’s Allen Douglas dropped by to ...

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Soaring over Hell

Soaring over Hell

While driving the Coquihalla Highway is no doubt the quickest way to get from Kamloops to Vancouver, the Fraser Canyon is the most beautiful. With seven tunnels cutting through the rugged mountains, magnificent views of the Fraser River and historic stops along the old Gold Rush trail, this route is well worth travelling the extra mile. Along the way, be ...

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Rational Thoughts: What is so scary about GMOs?

Rational Thoughts: What is so scary about GMOs?

Would you eat a plant that makes its own toxic pesticides, contains DNA from viruses and bacteria, sports genes that emerged from random strings of DNA code and whose DNA human beings have mercilessly chopped and manipulated, producing who knows what toxins and allergens? Before you get out that pitchfork and march against Monsanto, you might like to know which ...

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