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Happy trails in Pineview Valley

Happy trails in Pineview Valley

Mike Lorimer leads as daughter Talyn and friend Tammy Anderson follow. The cyclists were among many to take to the Pineview Valley trails during Saturday’s official grand opening and barbecue of the trail system that begins at the west end of Hugh Allan Drive. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Bike to Work Week returns to Kamloops

Bike to Work Week returns to Kamloops

Hundreds of Kamloops commuters will strap on their helmets next week as Bike to Work Week returns to the city. The annual event, which encourages participants to ditch the car for two wheels, runs from Monday to Friday. Organizer Krystal Kehoe said 799 people are signed up for the event, about the same as last year’s 801 participants. But, registration ...

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The music, ma’am

The music, ma’am

Marian Owens accompanied by bass player Jean Lehbauer, leads a singalong with seniors and children at Chartwell Ridgepointe retirement residence. Songs such as My Favourite Things, Down By the Old Mill Stream and Farewell to Nova Scotia were among the repertoire Dufferin elementary students in Lorry Eacrett’s grade 4/5 class learned, with the help of retired teacher Lillian Kwan, when ...

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Walk With Your Doc next Tuesday at Mac Isle

Walk With Your Doc next Tuesday at Mac Isle

The annual Walk With Your Doc event in Kamloops will take place on Tuesday, May 12, on McArthur Island. The local walk is being organized by the Kamloops Division of Family Practice and will begin at 6 p.m. From May 9 to May 17, walks will be held in various cities. Residents taking part in the free events will receive ...

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The final ride at Juniper Ridge Garage Sale

The final ride at Juniper Ridge Garage Sale

Three-year-old Jorja Johnston takes one last ride on the hobby horse she has outgrown before it was sold during the weekend’s massive Juniper Ridge Garage Sale, which attracted buyers from across Kamloops. Spring has sprung and garage-sale season is here. Check out KTW’s classifieds section for all the sales. KTW’s Allen Douglas dropped by and caught Jorja’s last ride, along with ...

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McHappy Day is near

McHappy Day is near

The 22nd McHappy Day takes place at McDonald’s locations on Wednesday, with the goal being to raise money for the pediatric department at Royal Inland Hospital. On McHappy Day, $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage sold will go to buying equipment for the hospital’s pediatric department. Last year, Kamloops McDonald’s restaurants raised $76,075.68, which ...

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Meeting the machines

The Meet The Machines event was held at the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s powwow grounds on the weekend. The inaugural fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation gave kids of all ages a chance to climb aboard machines of all types — including an RCMP helicopter. KTW’s Allen Douglas was there and shot these photos.  

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Great Cloth Diaper Change is coming to Sahali Centre Mall on April 18

Great Cloth Diaper Change is coming to Sahali Centre Mall on April 18

The Great Cloth Diaper Change and Natural Nurturing Expo will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sahali Centre Mall. The event, hosted by Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service, gives parents a chance to  learn about cloth diapering and to meet other green moms and dads in the Kamloops area. This Great Cloth Diaper Change ...

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CHBA House and Home Show happening

CHBA House and Home Show happening

The Canadian Home Builders Association of the Central Interior’s House and Home Show, held on Saturday, March 21, at the Kamloops Coast Hotel and Conference Centre, attracted plenty of people looking to improve their living spaces. KTW photographer Allen Douglas stopped by to see what is new in the field of home improvement.  

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The Three Amigos from Kamloops ride into Mexico

The Three Amigos from Kamloops ride into Mexico

Women sell blankets and other wares in Antigua, Guatemala. Go online to kamloopsthisweek.com to read more about the Three Amigos’ journey from Argentina to Kamloops.   Kamloopsians Ernie Beadle, Barry Deacon and Bryan Daly are on their motorcycles, attempting to drive from the southernmost tip of South America to Kamloops. While the idea for the trip started as an adventure ...

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