Local tourism events to draw crowds from around the world

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Total Tourism Events Program funding for the 15 latest approved applicants is $752,150.Listed by community, they are:BurnabyPacific Distance Carnival and Canadian 10,000-metre ChampionshipsJune 13, 2019Funding: $10,000CranbrookStrongman Classic     June 14-15, 2019        Funding: $14,000KelownaBig White 2019 World Para Snowboard World Cup Feb. 3-8, 2019Funding: $28,000Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria  Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada  May 20-June 16, 2019           Funding: $77,000LangfordHSBC W …

Clark brings female adventure film festival to TRU

 January 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

This time, it’s the dudettes turn to take centre stage on the big screen. That’s because one TRU Adventure Studies student put in the hard work to bring the No Man’s Land Film Festival to the TRU Clock Tower on Jan. 24. “I had this marketing opportunity through my work study program to bring something to the school and I thought that No Man’s Land does a great job supporting women and girls in the adventure industry,” said Riley Clark, a second-year student in the Adventure Studies program. “I w …

Coastal communities buoyed by new VIU fish-health lab

 January 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Communities dependent on fisheries are getting help in protecting British Columbia’s fish stocks through the new, provincially funded Centre for Innovation in Fish Health at Vancouver Island University (VIU).“Our coastal communities depend on healthy fish stocks for their economic, social and spiritual well-being. For too long, the necessary investments and protections required to ensure the long-term viability of this precious resource have been neglected,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanc …

Improving residential care in the Fraser Valley

 January 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Seniors in Abbotsford, Agassiz and Chilliwack are benefiting from a more than $4-million investment in 2018-19 to increase staffing levels and ensure that seniors get the care they need in residential care homes.This initial investment starts year one of a three-year plan to increase the direct care that seniors receive in residential care homes in these communities and around the province – to reach the target 3.36 care hours per-resident day, on average across health authorities, by 2021.“Impr …

CLBC welcomes new VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer

 January 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Community Living BC (CLBC) welcomes Henry Chen who will begin his duties as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer on February 18, 2019.“I am very happy to have Henry join our Executive team,” said CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae. “He brings extensive financial leadership skills and experience, and a commitment to supporting CLBC’s ongoing efforts to strengthen services for individuals and families.”Henry comes to CLBC from TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, where he has served si …


 January 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

The Blazers were outscored 7-4 in Vancouver on Saturday night. Jermaine Loewen has two goals for the Blazers and Travis Walton and Kobe Mohr also scored. Connor Zary and Brodi Stuart collected two assists each. Source link

WolfPack take Cougars to five sets before bowing out – TRU WolfPack

 January 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports, TRU /  No Comments

  Posted on: January 12, 2019<!–    –> WolfPack standing for anthem (Andrew Snucins photo)The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack know the second half of their Canada West men’s volleyball schedule is a tough one. And it proved it as they kicked it off this weekend (Jan11-12) against the Mount Royal University Cougars. After being swept in straight sets on Saturday by the Cougars, the Pack took Mount Royal to a full five games before losing 3-2. The scores were 25-27,30-28,23-2 …

McRae finishes strong at U.S. Grand Prix Swim event. – TRU WolfPack

 January 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports, TRU /  No Comments

  Posted on: January 12, 2019<!–    –> Ryley McRae (Andrew Snucins photo)Another strong day for Thompson Rivers University WolfPack swimmer Ryley McRae at the 2019 U.S. Grand Prix meet at Knoxville, Tennessee.In Day four, McRae finished 12 th in the 1500 free style with a time of 16:34.06. This was one of McRae’s best ‘in season’ times. He beat his best time by five seconds. “Overall this competition was extremely valuable learning opportunity for him this weekend,” stated Wolf …

WolfPack women’s volleyball win again in five – TRU WolfPack

 January 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports, TRU /  No Comments

  Posted on: January 12, 2019<!–    –> Anastasiia Muzyka vs Mount Royal (Andrew Snucins photo)The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team rallied from a 2-1 deficit for a second straight night as they beat the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars 3-2 in Canada West action at the Tournament Capital Centre. The scores were 27-25,22-25,15-25,25-23,15-9. TRU moved to the .500 mark at 8-8 while the Cougars fell to 7-9.Olga Savencuk was again the kills leader f …

WolfPack snap a five game losing streak taking Wesmen – TRU WolfPack

 January 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports, TRU /  No Comments

  Posted on: January 12, 2019<!–    –> Michelle Bos vs Winnipeg (Sanlee McLennan photo)The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are back aback into the win column in Canada West women’s basketball.The WolfPack snapped a five game losing streak as they downed the University of Winnipeg Wesmen 65-61 on Saturday (Jan 12).The Pack rallied from a 10 point deficit en route to the victory. They outscored the Wesmen 38-27 in the second half.TRU improves its record to 3-10 while Winnipeg …

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