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Community briefs: GreenJobsBC hosting town-hall event in Kamloops

Community briefs: GreenJobsBC hosting town-hall event in Kamloops

GreenJobsBC will be holding a town-hall event in Kamloops to discuss possibilities for a green economy and get feedback about its goals for creating local jobs that are good for the economy and the environment. The town hall will bring together members of the community, including labour and environmental groups, to talk about how to achieve these goals. The event ...

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Classics in the sun

Classics in the sun

Many attending the classic-car show and shine at Smith Chevrolet on the weekend gave a nod to Ian Pike’s 1918 Chev 490 truck (above) as the star — but Ian’s tales may be even more impressive. KTW’s Allen Douglas dropped by the Notre Dame Drive dealership to get a closer look at the classics on display.    

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Stepping on the September grass

Stepping on the September grass

James Garner and Erin Aarenritchie-Bonat take advantage of a perfect September weekend by visiting Riverside Park. The month has been spectacular, weather-wise, and, despite forecast showers today (Sept. 23) through Thursday, the sun is set to return by Friday. Allen Douglas photo/KTW  

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Hamster power

Hamster power

Some hamsters are made for speed, while others need coaxing, as was discovered on the weekend at Petland’s hamster races. KTW’s Allen Douglas dropped by to capture the action.  

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Registration for Cubs, Beavers

Registration for Cubs, Beavers

The First Heffley Creek Cubs and Beaver Scouts is holding its annual registration at Rayleigh elementary on Monday, Sept. 15. Kids between the ages of five and 10 are welcome to sign up from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school’s community room, 306 Puett Ranch Rd. For more information, call 250-578-2003, email 1stheffleycreek@gmail.com or go online to scouts.ca.

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A North Shore conversation starter

A North Shore conversation starter

In his time as the general manager of the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA), Steven Puhallo has heard some less-than-flattering comments directed at his turf. “At last year’s Overlander Days, I was talking to a young father who came up and said, ‘I had no idea it was this nice over here,’” Puhallo said. “I asked, ‘What do you ...

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Double the colour

Double the colour

KTW reader Les Evens caught this photo of Sunday’s (Aug. 30) double rainbow that arched above the Tournament Capital following a rainstorm. The photo was taken at about 5 p.m. from the corner of Lilac and Thrupp on the North Shore.  

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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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