Education

District to improve busing with funds

September
28
,
2016
Leave a comment.
Kamloops-North Thompson School District will use funding announced Wednesday to introduce new bus routes, including a route for students with disabilities.  The money will also help provide enhanced bus driver training programs, hire a...

Pride Parade values critical to TRU, rally told

September
28
,
2016
Leave a comment.
Fundamental values represented in the TRUSU Pride Parade are the same as those that drive the university movement to make the world a better place. About 250 students, staff, faculty and community supporters spoke with their feet, holding aloft...

Too many aging schools create cost dilemma

September
27
,
2016
Leave a comment.
With half the 46 schools in the district due for replacement in the next 20 years, school trustees will first set their sites on provincial funding for portables to accommodate pockets of enrolment growth in the city. No matter how they juggle...

Influx not only from Alberta, report shows

September
26
,
2016
Leave a comment.
School trustees receive a report Monday on a sudden reversal of fortunes in Kamloops-North Thompson, from too few students to a surge beyond what was expected. They know a little more than they knew two weeks ago after 230 more students than...

Funds clear way for new trades training centre

September
20
,
2016
Leave a comment.
For a second successive day, TRU officials had plenty to smile about, confirming federal funding as the final piece in a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre. The driving force behind the expansion is a...

University village seen as transformative

September
19
,
2016
3 comments
The Reach — a mixed residential/retail project marking first step in the development of a university village at TRU — is finally within reach. University officials and the business community applauded the launch of the project at a...

New students brighten enrolment outlook

September
13
,
2016
Leave a comment.
An influx of families over the course of the summer seems to be slowing if not reversing a long-term enrolment decline in Kamloops-North Thompson School District. School trustees have approved the hiring Monday night of seven additional teachers...

Ranching with drones gets extra lift

September
12
,
2016
Leave a comment.
Cowboys will have it made in the shade. Drone technology capable of transforming cattle ranching will be advanced through national research funds going to TRU’S natural resource science department. The National Sciences and Engineering...

Safety app equips TRU students

September
9
,
2016
Leave a comment.
Thousands of students attending Friday’s Back to School BBQ event at TRU have a newly available safety tool at their disposal. TRU SAFE — a new app from the Office of Safety and Emergency Management— was launched Friday for...

Montessori school opens in Juniper West

September
7
,
2016
Leave a comment.
A new Montessori school in Juniper West – the Juniper Early Learning Centre – has opened its doors to offer toddler, pre school and after school programs to families in Kamloops. The centre, at 2049 Highland Drive, is a brand new,...