PETERS – Time for Kamloops MLAs to turn their attention from TRU to SD73

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THE LAST SCHOOL TO BE BUILT in the Kamloops-Thompson School District was Pacific Way Elementary in 2000.

In the 18 years that have passed since then, there has been a conservatively estimated $2.5 billion in construction activity throughout the City of Kamloops.

Of all that building, there has been only one significant capital project within the school district.

That would be the construction of the Trades Centre of Excellence at Norkam Secondary, a facility that opened in 2015.

Conversely, while elementary and secondary school building has been almost non-existent, Thompson Rivers University has grown at a dizzying pace.

In fact, when Pacific Way opened, TRU was still University-College of the Cariboo, which seems in itself like a lifetime ago.

Something is wrong here.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Time for Kamloops MLAs to turn their attention from TRU to SD73

  1. Bob Boonstra // September 8, 2018 at 9:50 AM // Reply

    Good article James. The eyesores that don’t pass as centres for education should have been sidelined and relegated to construction camps a long time ago. The placement of these permanent shacks is a disgrace to our education system and shows our priorities.

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