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.
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.
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.