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It’s tax time, and that means the CRA tax scam is ramping up

Scammers are getting more sophisticated as they try to fleece consumers

BC Parks Student Ranger program looking for new recruits

Program provides 48 students with hands-on outdoor learning experiences around B.C.

  • Feb 12, 2019

Technology allows TNRD residents to see the heat

A new library program allows residents to borrow a thermal imaging camera and check for heat loss

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Community Income Tax volunteers will be at local libraries to help with tax returns

Lower-income singles and families can take advantage of free tax return service

New initiative shares more information with women who get breast screenings

B.C. first province to share breast density results with all women

  • Feb 12, 2019

Youth drivers need to stay safe behind the wheel

Distracted driving is just one factor behind youth fatalities and accidents on B.C.’s roads.

B.C sets new transplant records in 2018

A focus on living kidney donors is having a positive impact

  • Feb 12, 2019

ICBC lowball injury offers aren’t driving up court costs, ministry says

B.C. auto insurance monopoly struggling with rising legal, settlement costs

Short-short films celebrated at annual KISS Fest in Kamloops

Regional filmmakers encouraged to submit films for screenings, prizes.

  • Feb 5, 2019

Cold enough for you? Power use spikes as temperatures drop

Power consumption records could be broken as cold spell is set to continue.

The real power battle on Super Bowl day isn’t during the game

BC Hydro says power use goes up before the game, not during it, as people get ready for kick-off.

Local News Briefs: Free Ladies Night at the Ashcroft Curling Club

Plus free workshops, Meal and a Movie, a hockey fundraiser, events at Drylands Arena, and more.

Ashcroft council hires engineering firm to update subdivision bylaw

Plus a grant application, support for Gold Country, and questions at the last council meeting

  • Feb 5, 2019

Cache Creek Town Hall meeting addresses community’s concerns about crime

Residents had questions about the recent homicide, transients, Block Watch, and more.

Lots of flu season left, so there’s still time for a vaccine

This year’s vaccine is a good match for the dominant flu strain doing the rounds

  • Feb 5, 2019

Search suspended for missing Merritt cowboy

Ben Tyner was last seen on Jan. 26, and the search for him was suspended on Feb. 3.

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Some simple steps to take to decrease the risk of falls

  • Feb 5, 2019

Thompson Okanagan Tourism picks up another international award

TOTA wins North America’s Responsible Tourism Award for second year running

  • Feb 5, 2019

Third closure of Ashcroft emergency department in six weeks

Emergency department to close night of Sunday, Feb. 10.

One man in custody following robbery at Cache Creek Husky station

A lone male produced a knife and got away with cash and lottery tickets