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Community briefs: Are you a student who is excellent in agriculture?

Community briefs: Are you a student who is excellent in agriculture?

Deadline for the Excellence in Ag program operated by the Federated Co-operatives Ltd. is Friday, Jan. 31. The program, introduced last year, includes a scholarship of up to $20,000, paid over a four-year period.
Slideshow: Tic-tac-toe at Home Depot

Slideshow: Tic-tac-toe at Home Depot

The Home Depot held a weekend tic-tac-toe workshop that saw kids ages four to 12 work with their parents and store staff in creating tic-tac-toe games using a hammer and glue. KTW photographer Allen Douglas dropped by to see the creations.
The Cat in the Hat knows all that

The Cat in the Hat knows all that

Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) literacy outreach co-ordinator Fiona Clare visits Cindy Twamley’s Grade 1/2 classroom at Dufferin elementary this week to promote Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week, which will take place from Jan. 20 to 27.
NorKam honours its best

NorKam honours its best

NorKam secondary first-term honour roll: Grade 10 Atamanchuk, Brennan Aujla, Chayton Bains, Munroop Bains, Sarpreet Barkworth, Ashley Bernier, Becky Bomac, Talon Bonderud, Sara Botchar, Destinee Capostinsky, Mackenzie Cochran, Alexa Cochran, Jordyn C
Canadiana on ice

Canadiana on ice

Zach Berrevoets (centre) leads the rush in a fun game of outdoor ice hockey with friends on the outdoor ice surface in Pineview Valley. A warming trend this week may mean no outdoor hockey for a few days at least. Dave Eagles photo/KTW
Dying dad arrives for daughter's big day

Dying dad arrives for daughter's big day

Sheri Syrette posted a question online about how to put together an inexpensive — and quick — wedding and the ideas poured in. Syrette and fiance Jeff Stuckenbrock had been planning a wedding eventually, but their timeline was dramatically shortened.
Can she Digger it?

Can she Digger it?

Three-year-old Lily Zinger is delighted to meet Kamloops Blazer mascot Digger during the Blazers’ Sunday, Dec. 29, game against Vancouver.
Sally Ann raises $186,000

Sally Ann raises $186,000

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign in Kamloops raised more than $186,000 as of Christmas Day. The amount is $2,000 more than was raised during the 2012 Christmas Kettle campaign in Kamloops, but a bit shore of the $200,000 goal.
All aboard the Wildlife Express

All aboard the Wildlife Express

The Wildlife Express takes off for another run around the B.C. Wildlife Park during this season’s Wildlights festival.
For these elves, it's all about the woodwork

For these elves, it's all about the woodwork

When the guys get together in Gary Harker’s workshop, there’s the usual light-hearted banter, but then they get down to work. It’s all about the toys.