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Have a seat, weary Overlanders

Have a seat, weary Overlanders

The Overlanders statue outside Kamloops City Hall appears to have been the object of pranksters this week as a metal chair appeared atop the historic figures on the morning of Wednesday, April 9. Considering the exhausting  journey undertaken by the legendary Overlanders, perhaps a chair on which to rest is in order. Dave Eagles/KTW  

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Used book and music sale coming soon

Used book and music sale coming soon

The annual Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale begins this weekend. For more than 20 years, the sale has been raising important funds for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. This year’s event begins tomorrow (April 5) and runs through Saturday, April 19. The 2014 spring sale is back in the same location as last fall — a 6,000-square-foot storefront in Aberdeen ...

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Community briefs: Transitions fair for teens with health issues

A transitions fair for children 14 years of age and older with a health condition, physical impairment, intellectual disability or mental-health issue will be held on Monday, April 7, at the Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Cresc. at the north end of Overlanders Bridge. The fair will have information on transition services for post-secondary education, vocational training, employment, community ...

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Pledging for our care

Pledging for our care

The annual Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Pledge Day was held on Saturday, March 15, at the Tournament Capital Centre. The day-long fundraising effort brought in $71,000, which will be used for various projects at the hospital. For more information on the RIH Foundation and to donate to the cause, go online to rihfoundation.ca. Allen Douglas photo/KTW  

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Rational Thoughts: In fact, we are all born atheists

Rational Thoughts: In fact, we are all born atheists

I  was born an atheist and, when it comes down to it, we all were. One difference for me is I was born into an atheist family, though I would have no idea what that meant until I was 10 years old. As a young girl, my parents told me to question everything and to be rational about anything I did ...

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PARKER: Don’t throw the bus under the bus

PARKER: Don’t throw the bus under the bus

Two years ago, things changed drastically for me when a neighbourhood move landed me on the No. 9 Gleneagles-Summit bus route. Much to my dismay, taking the Nine wasn’t a one-time occurrence — in fact, it wasn’t even a once-a-day occurrence. This new move made it a twice-a-day-at-least occurrence, which it still is today. You see, I don’t own a ...

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Battling for Peter’s puck

Battling for Peter’s puck

The 14th annual spring break Peter Puck Minor Hockey Tournament is underway at the Ice Box Arena in the Mount Paul Industrial Park. From lower left: Carter Birks, Garrett Johnson, Ashton Cook and Grayson Unwin battle for the puck in a five-team, 80-player tournament. Dave Eagles/KTW  

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Thirty-eight teamed up to help Y kids stay strong

Thirty-eight teamed up to help Y kids stay strong

In the photo: Kamloops Y 2014 Celebrity Team Challenge joint team winners were 3 Bolts and a Nut and TRU Unbreakables. TRU Unbreakables teammates Tera Mead (left) and Devon O’Toole and Ryan Kurzac, Matt McCurrach and Meghan Drew of 3 Bolts and a Nut received recognition for their fundraising efforts. Dave Eagles/KTW    With the help of the 2014 Y Strong Kids ...

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Schmirler Foundation hurries hard to help RIH

Schmirler Foundation hurries hard to help RIH

The Royal Inland Hospital Foundation is the recipient of a $51,000 gift from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, which chose the charity as part of its Brier Week donation. From left to right: Eric Davis, RIH Foundation board member; Michelle Delany, RIH neo-natal intensive-care unit, Robin Wilson, Sandra Schmirler Foundation; Alan Gozda, RIH Foundation board chairman; and Heidi Coleman, RIH Foundation ...

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Photo gallery: Speed racers tear up the TCC

Photo gallery: Speed racers tear up the TCC

The Thompson Valley R/C Race Club hosted the Western Canadian Indoor Radio-Controlled Car Racing Championship Series on the weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre. The race is one of the largest in North America, with about 1,000 entries. For more information on the sport, go online to tvrcrc.com. Allen Douglas photos/KTW    

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