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Kamloops' Jewish community celebrates start of Hanukkah

By Jill Sperling
December 12, 2017 - 4:37pm Updated: December 12, 2017 - 5:34pm

KAMLOOPS — Tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, the eight day Festival of Lights.

Jewish Community Centre of Kamloops President Heidi Coleman says Hanukkah is an exciting time for the city's small, but growing Jewish population. 

Image Credit: Kent Simmonds / CFJC Today

Kamloops woman helps Santa respond to letters for 32nd year

By Jill Sperling
December 8, 2017 - 3:50pm Updated: December 8, 2017 - 5:26pm

KAMLOOPS — Santa Claus receives millions of letters from children around the world each Christmas. 

With so much mail heading for the North Pole, Santa needs a little extra help. 

In Kamloops, 85-year-old Izzy McQueen pores over thousands of letters to Santa.