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World Kidney Day coming to Northills Centre

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin Each year World Kidney Day raises awareness about the importance of kidneys, organs that among other things, filter our blood of toxins and help to make red blood cells.

The heart of the matter

By Becky Mann Miranda Brown had just given birth to twins. Exhausted and thrilled, Brown was finally able to rest, her boys adjusting to life on the outside.

Touched by love: Meaning of Christmas

By Wendy Weseen A new year has arrived and instead of reflecting on my own harsh realities and vowing to make resolutions and changes, I’ve been reflecting on the speedy passage of yet another long anticipated Christmas season, feeling relieved, and

Five hundred hampers to be given out over two days

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin Christmas is known as a time of giving. At the Kamloops Food Bank that is especially true as the facility expects to distribute about 500 hampers to needy individuals in the community this holiday season.

Provincial Seniors Advocate visits Kamloops for town hall style meeting

By Becky Mann Over 60 seniors attended the Town Hall Meeting at Brock Activity Centre, on the morning of Nov. 20 — an opportunity to meet and hear from B.C.'s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.

This day in history: November 11

By Lauren Hoot It’s a significant day in history that some of us don’t give much thought. Maybe it’s an extra day off work or just another day of the week.

Love that lasted a lifetime

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin A chance meeting brought together two members of the Canadian Air Force — one originally from Victoria and the other from Winnipeg — for almost three-quarters of a century.

Connector quizzes federal parties

Unedited party responses: Conservatives, NDP, Green and Liberal Conservatives How does your party plan to improve Canadian hospice services, which are currently not consistently available throughout Canada, and as a result limit usable access? While

The CPSBC's updated standards and you

By Wade Tomko “I am not saying we don’t need physicians because we do but we need to do better with how we utilize them,” said Stan Marchuk, former president of the BC Nurse Practitioners Association.

Society aims for answers

By Cavelle Layes A local seniors group is sick of hearing politicians talk about what they think seniors want, rather than listening to their real concerns.