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Tips for building your family tree

Perhaps you’ve watched the likes of Hillary Duff on an episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? as she discovered that her mother, long considered to be from the “wrong side of the tracks” was actually a direct descendent of Robert the Bruce, King
Seniors and Their Vintage Cars: John & Laverne Duerksen

Seniors and Their Vintage Cars: John & Laverne Duerksen

by Dick Parkes, Vintage Car Club of Canada, Kamloops Chapter The Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada (VCCC) was formed in 1972 and two years later we were displaying some vintage cars in the Canadian Tire parking lot.

Venice: City of Water, City of Dreams

by Nomad Nan (Nancy Van Veen) Watching recent news footage of soggy Venetians and intrepid tourists wading gingerly through the flooded streets of Venice swept me back to one of my most dreamy trippy tales. It was spring of 2014 and St.

Christmas Dinner

Submitted by Trudy Frisk I thought I knew my friend. That was before she invited my son and I to Christmas dinner. When we began planning the menu, I realized that ‘Christmas dinner’ means very different foods to different people.

Giving nourishment & compassion through the Food Bank

By Michelle Tsutsumi, Kamloops Food Policy Council Communications Lead There are so many ways to give over the holiday season: beautifully wrapped items from the wish list, handmade creations, time (such as a coupon to look after a friend’s kids for
Seniors and their vintage cars: Bob and Jeanne Chambers

Seniors and their vintage cars: Bob and Jeanne Chambers

By Dick Parkes, Vintage Cars of Canada, Kamloops Chapter I have known Bob Chambers and his wife Jeanne for over 35 years and one of the best things about doing these interviews is that I get to learn even more about the interesting lives of my subjec
A wartime lifeline of pen, paper and postage stamps

A wartime lifeline of pen, paper and postage stamps

Letters, photos & sketches submitted by Erin Johnson, great-granddaughter of WWI veteran Hugh McLachlan The late Hugh McLachlan of Fernie, B.C. was a young Canadian headed to war in 1916 when he met a young woman at English Bay.
Dracula’s Castle & Brasov

Dracula’s Castle & Brasov

“I want you to believe — believe in things you cannot.” ~ Bram Stoker By Nancy Van Veen The villages and woodlands of Transylvania are eerie, haunted places.

Pardon my turkey

By Trudy Frisk People who believe all that separates Canadians from Americans are the 49th parallel and the interrogatory “Eh?” should consider Thanksgiving. Timing, traditions, even turkeys, are treated very differently on either side of the border.

Giving back by giving time

Kamloops This Week Timeraiser planned for November 16 by Moneca Jantzen With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us will gather with our families and enjoy a great feast. Some of us might go a step further and actually count our blessings.