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Old 06-10-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I am exploring an opening at Thompson Rivers University. I would love to learn about TRU and Kamloops and the surrounding area. It seems like a very beautiful region, with a drier climate like the interior NW USA (Wenatchee, Spokane,etc.).

Outdoor activities seem similarly abundant. How is the economy? Seems like real estate prices are pretty inflated. Politically? Left? Right? Centrist? How about public schools.

Any tips would be great!
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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We used to live there. Didn't follow politics and I don't feel that school ratings give an accurate portayal of schools. My eldest son attended Dufferin Elementary and we were happy with it. A friend who still lives in the Juniper Ridge area loves that public school.
I felt that Juniper Ridge was too isolated. I enjoyed where we were, walking distance to a great little commercial area and we had a great green space with paths. I have heard, however, that the greenspace has since been devastated by fire and pine beetle since we left so not sure what it is like now. I know that fire and pine beetle have had a negative effect on the economy there.
I found Kamloops to be a great area for kids: tons of activities and great parks.
Most people seem to agree South side is better than North Shore.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Great tips! Thanks Luhts! Good to hear it is a fine place for kids. Seems like the outdoor offerings in the area would be pretty phenomenal.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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The view from Thompson Rivers, especially from the student dorm, looking out towards the city of Kamloops is quite phenomenal.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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You're welcome.
There is so much for kids. The BC Wildlife Park is great. Riverside Park. The Canada Games Aquatic Center. Sun Peaks.

There are definitely some great views to be had, and you aren't that far from the Rockies and Calgary, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley...there would be a ton of great areas for you and your family to explore.

Negatives would be the wildfires, flooding in low-lying areas and the inability to find a family doctor. There are plenty of good walk-in clinics, however.

Fast Facts about Kamloops, British Columbia
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