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Gone Fishin’ under the clear blue sky

Gone Fishin’ under the clear blue sky

Conditions at Walloper Lake on Sunday were picture-perfect for the Kamloops Fish and Game Association’s annual Family Ice Fishing Day, which introduces kids of all ages to the frigid sport. Sunshine and optimal temperatures made for a day to remember. KTW photographer Allen Douglas dropped by to capture the fun:    

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You, too, can be smoke-free

You, too, can be smoke-free

In recognition of the end of National Non-Smoking Week (Jan. 17 to Jan. 23) Health Minister Terry Lake visited Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy to get the word out that there are free nicotine replacement therapy products available in B.C. pharmacies for smokers who want to quit. Glovers’s’ pharmacist Julie Ford (centre) explains the list of product choices available to people ...

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How sweep it is

How sweep it is

Lawrence Brenholen watches his shot as teammates Paula Wickenden (left) and Eileen Funk look to sweep during mixed seniors regular league play on Tuesday at the McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre. Kamloops has two well-used curling clubs — McArthur Island and the Kamloops Curling Centre downtown. Both have a variety of leagues to join, from beginners to veterans. For ...

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Staking their place in the snow

Staking their place in the snow

Learning to snowshoe for the first time this week were Bert Edwards science and technology school students Brooklyn Harrington (left)  Alex Ujiye, Quinn Zenner, Connor Norman, Zach Townsend, Jaiden Love-Thornton and Alijah Paquette. The kids were at Stake Lake Tuesday as part  of  a combined outing with Robert Wielgoz’s Grade 6 class and Melody Steffenson’s Grade 5 class. Dave Eagles/KTW

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Under (air) pressure

Under (air) pressure

Amazed by the powers of air pressure during a weekend visit to the Big Little Science Centre are, from left, Carter and Carson Boyko and Lillian, Hannah and Grace Hedrick. The popular North Shore science centre is a perfect place to visit on a cold winter day. For a list of events at the centre at 655 Holt St., go online to ...

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Riding the rails

Riding the rails

Whistler-based film crew Buckhunters capture snowboard action as Mike Rowan rides the rails on the stairway at the intersection of West Columbia Street and Summit Drive on Tuesday afternoon. Dave Eagles photos/KTW  

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Tree-riffic time in the Great Outdoors

Tree-riffic time in the Great Outdoors

Cash the Burnese mountain dog leads mom Kayla, dad Riley and daughter Jordan back to the car with Christmas tree in tow during a Saturday visit to the Woodward Christmas Tree Farm in Westsyde. It was a perfect tree-hunting day — sunny and cold and snow all around. A change in the weather is coming, however. The cold snap is ...

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They’re going to Miss her at the Kamloops Ambassador Society

They’re going to Miss her at the Kamloops Ambassador Society

Teresa Dares is retiring as president of Kamloops Ambassador Society, which each year crowns a Miss Kamloops and ambassador princesses. Dares has modernized Miss Kamloops since she took over as president in 2006. She will be succeded by Acacia Schmietenknop, a past Miss Kamloops. Dave Eagles/KTW When she talks about the young girls who have passed through her life, one ...

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Wheeling trio

Wheeling trio

Tait Murray (left) roller blades with kids Keean and Alana as they make their way through Riverside Park on their Y Flikers (three-wheeled scooters) propelled by using their body weight. Of course, the outing took place just before the rains invaded Kamloops this week. Dave Eagles/KTW

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