NO ONE REALLY LOOKS GOOD in the mess with Thompson Rivers University student housing right now — not TRU and not the City of Kamloops.
It has proposed temporary modular housing be put up in one of its parking lots – not dissimilar to housing used in work camps in northern Alberta and, in fact, in many places in B.C., too.
And it’s really not that dissimilar from the housing that was erected along Mission Flats Road.
One might argue it is up to the students themselves to find housing before school starts – and it is, but it’s also easy to see why so many students had problems this year.
The Kamloops housing market has tightened considerably since the last time students came for in-person learning in the fall of 2019.
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.