Last five days.

‘Making lemonade from lemons’

NEWS/ BUSINESS — One Kamloops big box will close at the end of the week, another will re-open under a new name, and a shopping area will try to make lemonade out of lemons when summer bridge work disrupts traffic. After the closure of all Future Shop stores in Canada last Saturday, management at the store in Aberdeen Mall is preparing to re-open as a Best Buy one week later on Saturday, April 4. A sign in the store window announces the re-opening. While the front windows are papered over, there was no activity Monday on the exterior of the store, where the big Future Shop sign remains on the storefront. Meanwhile, signs at the Target store in Sahali Mall announced, "Last 5 Days." While the store was busy Monday afternoon with people taking advantage of last-minute 60-70-per-cent … [Read More...]

ARTS/COMMUNITY/LEISURE

Shape

The shape of things to come

The Shape of Things to Come Wednesday, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3 3 to 5 p.m. 16+ $80 members / $120 public (for all sessions) Led by KAG Community Engagement … [Read More...]

Tara Hildebrand.

Free workshop on dementia

COMMUNITY — Help is on the way for Kamloops residents living with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. The non-profit Alzheimer Society of … [Read More...]

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Reading, workshop at library

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Library System is hosting a free reading and workshop with B.C. artist and author Michael Markowsky at the North Kamloops Library … [Read More...]

Author Carrie Saxifrage.

Author shares climate change stories

Author and Vancouver Observer reporter Carrie Saxifrage will share stories from her new book, The Big Swim, at Chapters Bookstore (1395 Hillside Drive) on April 1 at 7 … [Read More...]

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CITY/ REGIONAL NEWS

(Sun Rivers photo)

Police respond to Sun Rivers speeding complaints

NEWS/ POLICE — Police will be keeping a close eye on speeders at Sun Rivers after receiving complaints from property managers and concerned community … [Read More...]

B.C. Coroners Service

Kamloops man killed in ATV accident at Greenstone Mountain

NEWS — A man who died after an ATV incident near Kamloops on Saturday has been identified as Joshua William Pollard Zapf, 27. Zapf was operating a … [Read More...]

RIH trees will be replaced with a building that will look something like this. (Image from RIH Master Plan)

Hospital district approves no-tax-increase budget

NEWS/ REGION — The Thompson Regional Hospital district has approved its 2015 annual budget, and approved cost-sharing with the Interior Health … [Read More...]

Right to left: Megon, Natalie, Ander, Foster, Julianna , Anson (Missing – Corson).

St. Ann’s Science winners preparing for Regional Science Fair

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — Seven amazing science projects featuring 10 high school students from St. Ann’s Academy have been selected for entry in the upcoming … [Read More...]

Tara Hildebrand.

Kamloops residents get heads up on brain health

Your muscles aren't the only things that need a regular workout. “Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the … [Read More...]

RCMP

Police seek suspects after armed home invasion reported

NEWS/ POLICE — Kamloops RCMP were called to a residence in the 300 block of Fortune Drive just after 5 p.m.  Monday for a report of a home invasion … [Read More...]

Signs went up in future Shop windows across the country.

Future Shop stores shut down

NEWS/ BUSINESS — The Future Shop store in Kamloops is closed, along with other Future Shops in Canada, but it may re-open in a week as a Best … [Read More...]

(YKA photo)

Suspicious airport item art, not a bomb

NEWS/ POLICE — A suspicious item found at Kamloops Airport today (Thursday) turned out to be art work, not a bomb. RCMP were contacted by … [Read More...]

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OPINION

MADD Canada commercial.

KNOX — Harsh political landscape has charities on defensive

Jack Knox is a former Kamloops newspaper journalist writing for the Victoria Times-Colonist. COLUMN — Political lobbying by the Canadian Cancer Society resulted in public-smoking bans. The “political” … [Read More...]

A screenshot from Periscope shows smoke rising from a building collapse in New York. Watchers were able to comment in real time.

ROGERS — Now you can pick up your phone and watch what’s happening all over the world

Mark Rogers writes a column about social media and hosts a blog at http://www.newsonaut.com. COLUMN — With Twitter you can tell people what you're doing right now. With Periscope you can show them what … [Read More...]

Raeside

RAESIDE — Tightening the rules on assistance dogs

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The B.C. Services Card. Got yours yet?

ROTHENBURGER — I don’t like being told what to do by the government

COLUMN — I happened to be in the dinner lineup with the minister of health at a fundraising event last night, so I asked him about a letter I received yesterday from the government. Once again, the … [Read More...]

MP Cathy McLeod

IN THE HOUSE — If we falter now, ISIL will grow in strength

Excerpt from remarks by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in the House of Commons on Thursday. IN THE HOUSE — Mr. Speaker, it is certainly an honour to rise in the House today. The debate we are … [Read More...]

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GINTA — A child lost is too much to lose and not learn from

Daniela Ginta writes for the Armchair Mayor News on Fridays. COLUMN — The day is foggy and grey. Somewhat sad except that I’ve always loved the rain and its plaintive reminders. As I do the usual ruffling … [Read More...]

Fassbender.

LETTER — Government has no business in teachers’ pro D

LETTER — I strongly disagree with Fassbender's announcement yesterday, and agree with the sentiments of the following post I just read: “The teachers added those five days on voluntarily. They paid for them. … [Read More...]

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