Lytton To Get New Health Centre

 February 21, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

LYTTON – The provincial government will provide $6.3 million for a new health-care centre inLytton that will improve acute care and community health services in the region, with construction tostart this summer, Premier Gordon Campbell said today.“The new health-care centre is being designed to meet the health-care needs of seniors, localAboriginal communities and Lytton residents in one facility,” said Campbell. “It’s an innovativeexample of how we can meet many of the goals outlined in the 200 …


Budget 2007 Builds A Housing Legacy

 February 21, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – A comprehensive range of new supports for British Columbians, including a $250-million Housing Endowment Fund, will help address the housing challenges created by a growing economy, Finance Minister Carole Taylor announced today with the release of Balanced Budget 2007. “A strong economy allows us to sustain and improve our public programs and services,” said Taylor. “At the same time, a strong economy can create challenges such as housing affordability. Today, I am proud to present a …


Blazers Week In Review For Feb 19th, 2007

 February 20, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Blazers went winless in their three games last week to drop their record to 38-18-2-1 on the season.  Here’s what happened last week: February 14 vs. Spokane – SPO-4, KAM-3:  Michael Grabner’s second goal of the game – shorthanded – with 4:16 to play broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Chiefs to a 4-3 win over the Blazers. Terrance Delaronde and Juuso Puustinen scored first period goals as the game was tied 2-2 after one and remained so until Adam Hobson put the Chiefs in front …


Vancouver's Hot Act Sugarblade At On The Rock's Pub

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

Yes, the date is arriving soon.  February 24th (1 week from tomorrow) will be the perfect opportunity for you to come out and see my band setting the stage for Vancouver’s hot act, Sugarblade!  Starting things off at around 9pm is Kamloops hard-rockers Hollowpoint.  It’s a Saturday night show at On the Rocks Pub & Grill – we look forward to seeing you all there.  We’ll be playing some NEW SONGS which include "Sweet Misery" and "Shadows" – and for those …


Signing of popular heritage Kamloops book

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

The Kamloops Art Gallery is delighted to announce a book signing of its latest publication by the featured artist, Werner Braun. The Heritage Kamloops Collection is a catalogue of the popular exhibition of the same name currently showing at the Gallery. Responding to overwhelming enthusiasm for the catalogue, Mr Braun has agreed to sign copies on Sunday, February 25, 2007 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the Gallery. Members of the public can bring the copies they already own or buy one at The Gallery St …


Mayors’ Panel To Imagine Arts And Culture In 2056

 February 16, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery is delighted to host a mayors’ panel about the role of the arts and culture in the development of cities in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District over the next fifty years. Mayors’ Panel: Thinking About Year 2056 in the TNRD will take place on Thursday, February 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the the Gallery’s Ken Lepin and Tricia Sellmer Studios.  Everyone is invited and admission is free.  The panel is organized in conjunction with the current exhibition Cities o …


Local Artists Featured At Signing Event

 February 16, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Local artists Kathleen Raven and Barbara Zimonick will hold a book-signing event Saturday, March 10 from 1-3pm, hosted by At Second Glance Books on 448 Victoria Street in Kamloops, to celebrate the publication of their work in a juried art book entitled, 500 Animals in Clay recently printed by Lark Books, New York. Zimonick was engaged by Raven to photograph her clay sculpture, “Caravan Teapot #5, 25 Cent Show”, in response to a call posted on the Internet by Lark Books. The juried selections in …


Generosity Is Rewarding!

 February 15, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Did you know… That you may be able to reduce your income tax by donating to a registered charity? You can verify whether a charity is registered by searching for it in the CRA Charities Listings. In 2006, the first $200 you donate is eligible for a federal tax credit of 15.25% of the donation amount. After the first $200 of charitable donations, the federal tax credit increases to 29% of the amount donated over $200. You may also be eligible for provincial or territorial tax credits based on t …


Blazers Week In Review

 February 13, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Blazers went 2-2-0-0 over the last seven days to see their record move to 38-15-2-1 on the year which is good for second place in the BC Division – two points behind the defending WHL Champion Vancouver Giants with one game in hand.  Here’s how the last week went: Tuesday, February 6th @ ISC – KAM-2, PG-1:  Reid Jorgensen scored twice in the third period, including the game-winner shorthanded, as the Blazers rallied from 1-0 down to beat the Cougars 2-1 at ISC on Feb …


Small Business BC Expands Services with Opening of Small Biz Education Centre

 February 13, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Vancouver – Small Business BC (SBBC) is pleased to announce the opening of its Small Biz Education Centre. To celebrate the expansion of its services to B.C.’s small business entrepreneurs, SBBC would like to invite media, clients and affiliates to join them for a light breakfast at 10:00 a.m. followed by ribbon cutting, networking opportunities, prizes and free workshops starting at 11:30 a.m. Workshops include ‘Business Etiquette for New Immigrants’, ‘Building Your Market’ and ‘Start Smart’, a …



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