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Orientation eases students into campus life

September
7
,
2015
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TRU kicks off an action-packed first week with TRU Discover on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the annual orientation for new domestic and international students. “Bring Your Thing” is this year’s theme and celebrates the diversity...

Student numbers look promising

September
4
,
2015
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A two-decade decline in enrolment could turn around in the Kamloops-North Thompson School District, though a closer count won’t be possible until kids are back in class on Tuesday. The district had forecast a drop of 386 students entering...

Credit unions connect parents with grant

September
3
,
2015
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The world is changing and parents want to make sure their children are ready to succeed.  Education and training after graduation can help unlock that success.  Parents in Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere and Chase can go to Interior...

Board votes to make SKS top priority

August
31
,
2015
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Two school trustees voted against a motion Monday night to bump Westmount elementary from its top-priority status among school district capital spending projects. A motion to move South Kamloops secondary to No. 1 among capital priorities passed...

TRU Accolades reopens Sept. 16

August
31
,
2015
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Shhhh! Make your reservations early. One of Kamloops best-kept secrets is reopening to the public. TRU’s Accolades Restaurant, in hiatus for the past year, is taking reservations as it prepares to open doors again on Sept. 16. A training...

BCTF applauds political call to action

August
27
,
2015
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What a difference a year makes, BCTF president Jim Iker said, standing before hundreds of union delegates in Kamloops for a summer convention. “It sure was a different convention last summer,” Iker observed in TRU’s Grand Hall...

$400,000 needed to buy time for aging school

August
26
,
2015
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School trustees will be asked to approve a capital funding request of $400,000 to buy time for an aging and inadequate South Kamloops secondary. The stopgap measure — it could be years before the school district obtains the roughly $50...

TRU launches sex-assault task force

July
30
,
2015
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TRU is taking steps to address a deeply troubling issue on Canadian campuses — sexual assaults, sexual harassment and how institutions respond to reported incidents. The university has announced an interim sexual assault support and...

'If any one thing doesn't go right, it's game over'

July
19
,
2015
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“Sometimes when we look at it, it looks crazy.” — Adam Steltzner, engineer ...