Blazers Exchange Picks With Warriors

 April 26, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC – The Kamloops Blazers completed a trade today with the Moose Jaw Warriors.The Blazers have sent a pair of fourth-round selections – 77th and 83rd overall – in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft to the Warriors in exchange for 3rd round and 5th round choices in the 2009 Bantam Draft.The 2008 Bantam Draft is set for Thursday, May 1st, in Calgary.

Free Drawing Workshops with Internationally Recognized Artist

 April 26, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Part Two in a series of workshops that began last year. DRAWING WATER – Part II, organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery, are two evening workshops with London-based artist Patrick Mahon on May 12 and 13, 2008. Admission is free, and anyone is welcome to attend, but registration is necessary. In June 2007, Patrick Mahon conducted a series of drawing workshops at McDonald Park on the North Shore and nearby river areas. Those who participated last …

Canada Almost In Recession, Says Bank

 April 25, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The US economic slowdown and global financial crunch have cast their shadow on resources-rich Canada, which has almost entered recession, according to the Bank of Canada. In its quarterly report released Thursday, the country’s top bank says economic growth during the year’s second quarter will crawl to just 0.3 percent. Earlier, the bank had pegged it at 2 percent. It has also downgraded the growth rate from 2.3 percent to 1.8 percent for the second half of the year. Bank of Canada governor Mik …

BC Expands List Of Regulated Recyclable Products

 April 24, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – The government of British Columbia intends to add mercury-containing products such as light bulbs and thermostats to the provincial Recycling Regulation, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today. “Recycling waste and other discarded items protects both public health and the environment,” Penner said. “After extensive consultations with industry and stakeholders, we have identified priority products to add to the Recycling Regulation, enhancing B.C.’s role as a leader in recyc …

Project X Seeks A Few Good Homes

 April 23, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

We’re just a few months away from Project X Theatre Productions’ 3rd annual summer Shakespeare festival, X Fest 2008. As we look forward to beginning rehearsals with our talented group of local and “imported” artists, we are once again asking for help from the community. If you are looking for a house- sitter for the summer, look no further – we have just the deal for you! This year, we will be bringing a total of 4 career actors to Kamloops, and we are looking for a few good homes for these dep …

Kamloops Art Gallery – New Lunchtime Tours

 April 23, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery is pleased to offer a new public program: Guided Curator’s Tours of the current exhibitions. They take place on Tuesday, April 29, and May 13 from 12:05 to 12:50 pm, and are free with regular Gallery admission. Intrigued by tinfoil collapsing cars or the texture of richly applied oil paints? Baffled by contemporary sculptural forms or “failed” narratives? Would you like to learn more? Join KAG Curator Jen Budney for an animated lunch-hour tour of the current feature exhi …

Canadians Among Worst Polluters On Earth

 April 23, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Earth Hour last month might have evoked a huge response from Canadians, but a study shows they are among the worst polluters in the world. Twenty-four cities across the world participated in the Earth Hour at 8 p.m. March 29 by turning off lights and electric appliances for one hour to cut carbon emissions and save energy. According to the study released Tuesday by Statistics Canada to coincide with Earth Day, Canada is the world’s third largest polluter per capita after Australia and the US …

BC Community Achievers Recognized

 April 23, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Forty-five British Columbians representing 27 communities throughout the province were honoured today at the fifth annual BC Community Achievement Awards ceremony held at Government House in Victoria.               Lieutenant Governor Stephen Point and Premier Gordon Campbell presented each recipient with a medallion designed by B.C. artist Robert Davidson on behalf of the BC Achievement Foundation.   “The BC Community A …

Blazers Hire Bonner As Vice President & General Manager

 April 22, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC – The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club today announces the signing of Craig Bonner to a 5-year contract to serve as the team’s new Vice President & General Manager of Hockey Operations."We are elated to have Craig return to the Blazers," says President Tom Gaglardi. "He has made tremendous strides in his career over the past several years, with perhaps his most notable accomplishment being his key role in the Vancouver Giants winning the Memorial Cup last season. Crai …

Gaming Grants To Fund Almost 100 School Playgrounds

 April 21, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Children at almost 100 schools will have better places to climb, swing and play as parent advisory councils (PACs) receive $1.53 million in community gaming grants this year, Solicitor General John van Dongen and Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today. “Improving playgrounds at local schools is a great way to encourage our children and youth to become more active, and furthers our government’s commitment to help them achieve the highest levels of fitness,” said van Dongen. “T …

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