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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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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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