Contemporary Curiosities An Exhibition Of Odd Objects

 October 24, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery proudly presents Contemporary Curiosities: Odd Objects from the Permanent Collection from October 28 to December 31, 2007. Contemporary Curiosities presents over 15 beguiling artworks from the Kamloops Art Gallery’s collection, selected by the Gallery’s Curator, Jen Budney. Out of 2,500 art objects, these artworks were chosen because they share a certain lack of recognisability—or at least some very surprising forms! Included are recent additions to the permanent collect …


Boys And Boxes Brings Us Portraits From A Mine Site

 October 24, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery is delighted to present Kamloops artist Ian McDonald’s Boys and Boxes, from October 28 to December 31, 2007. This exhibition features 42 photographic portraits of mining technicians at Highland Valley Copper, Canada’s largest open pit copper mine, which is located near Logan Lake, an hour’s drive southwest of Kamloops. The men in the portraits are specialists in a variety of trades, including welders, heavy duty and automotive mechanics, electricians, machinists, tire re …


Legislation Introduced To Revamp Translink

 October 23, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Today the Province introduced Bill 43, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Amendment Act, to reorganize the current TransLink governance and funding structure. “We’re making sure TransLink has the tools it needs to build a real future for transportation in the Lower Mainland,” said Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon. “It’s going to enable the construction of the Evergreen Line, the expansion of the current SkyTrain system, and the re-establishment of transit service and r …


Nanaimo Resident Wins Dream Getaway

 October 23, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Richmond, B.C., October 23, 2007 – Diane Ilich of Nanaimo is on her way to a $20,000 New York and Los Angeles shopping spree after winning the grand prize of British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s Live Your Dream Giveaway contest at Great Canadian Casino in Nanaimo. "When I got the call, I had a hard time believing it was true because I’ve never won anything this big in my life," explained Ilich, who is retired and enjoys travelling. "It’ll be my first time to New York and I’m ecs …


Province Seeks Proposals To Upgrade Housing For Seniors

 October 23, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – The Province is asking non-profit housing societies to submit proposals to upgrade approximately 300 non-profit housing units through the new Seniors’ Supportive Housing program, Rich Coleman, Minister responsible for Housing, announced today. This program follows up on government’s Budget 2007 commitment of $45 million over four years to upgrade or convert up to 750 subsidized housing units to supportive housing. It will allow seniors to “age in place,” providing housing with feature …


Kamloops Chamber Of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2007

 October 22, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The 2007 Business Excellence Awards that were held at the Columbo Lodge was elegantly decorated in a Tuscany theme by Judy Basso. Kevin MacDonald piped in the digintiaries before a sold out crowd of more than 350 people. The guests had the privilidge to listen to the music performed by the Kamloops Big Band & Caliente. Throughout the course of the evening awards were presented in each category.  Below is a list of the winners. Business Person of the Year Mike Grenier (Tobiano) First Nat …


New Workshop Gives Landlords Information, Advice

 October 19, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Residential landlords will have access to expert information and advice during a one-day workshop co-hosted by the Residential Tenancy Branch and the Rental Owners and Managers Society of B.C.  The workshop, to be held in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops, is suitable for all landlords, whether they manage one or 100 rental properties. Topics will include: choosing responsible tenants; a landlord’s rights and responsibilities; and protecting investments in a rental property …


Renovation For Richmond Perinatal Unit Gets Green Light

 October 19, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

RICHMOND – New beds in the maternity and neonatal intensive care units will be added to Richmond Hospital as part of a $6.7-million renovation project that will improve the quality of care for maternity patients and newborn babies, announced Health Minister George Abbott today. “Increasing the number of maternity beds to 17 from 15 and doubling the number of intensive care beds from three to six means more infants will get the specialized care they need,” said Abbott. “The planned improvements t …


Picasso And Lunch Art Kamloops Art Gallery

 October 18, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery hosts the second fall Lunch and Learn lecture on the artist Pablo Picasso. The lecture takes place on Tuesday, October 30 from 12:10 to 12:50 pm in the Ken Lepin and Tricia Sellmer Studios at the Kamloops Art Gallery, and is presented by the Gallery’s curator, Jen Budney. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is one of the most influential artists of the modern period. Known for his changing and innovative styles, Picasso worked in a variety of media, including sculpt …


Grade 2 Students To Become "Energy Detectives"

 October 18, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VANCOUVER – Grade 2 students across British Columbia will be transformed into ‘energy detectives’ thanks to a BC Hydro program that teaches energy conservation, Premier Gordon Campbell said today as he launched a new Power Smart school program. “By making it fun and interesting for children to develop smart energy habits now, we will further our Energy Plan goals to restore B.C. to electricity self-sufficiency by 2016, and to acquire half of BC Hydro’s incremental electricity needs through conse …



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