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Convocation brings 5 ceremonies in 3 days

June
3
,
2016
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More than 1,000 graduates are set to cross the Tournament Capital Centre stage next week in five ceremonies over three days during TRU’s spring convocation. The schedule, posted here, begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the School of Trades...

Little Fawn Nursery adds 32 childcare spaces

June
1
,
2016
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The province has announced $500,000 in funding under the B.C. Early Years Strategy to create 32 new licensed childcare spaces in Kamloops. Tk’emlups te Secwepemc will use the funding to create 32 group childcare spaces at Little Fawn...

Funds may avert vocational, administrative cuts

June
1
,
2016
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Vocational courses could be spared and administrative cuts restored with $674,000 in funding returned to School District 73 by the province. The problem is the redirected funds from administrative savings won’t necessarily be around in a...

School district dusts off 2003 fire response plan

May
30
,
2016
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Ahead of what is forecast to be a busy wildfire season, School District 73 has dusted off and updated its 2003 forest fire response plan. Kamloops-Thompson School District operations have been disrupted in the past by wildfire, most significantly...

TRU reacquires McGill residence for $9 million

May
30
,
2016
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TRU has reacquired a parcel of land considered one of the most valuable on campus. Matt Milovick, the university’s vice-president administration and finance, confirmed Monday the purchase of the McGill residence property for $9 million. ...

TRU adds two more graduate degree programs

May
26
,
2016
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The Ministry of Advanced Education has approved two new graduate degree programs at TRU, with more expected to follow. A master of science in environmental economics management and a master of environmental economics have been approved and will...

New fund continues tenor's teaching legacy

May
11
,
2016
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Piano and keyboard stools sat empty while a guitar stood idle in its stand at the Kamloops Symphony Music School as family, friends and colleagues remembered Peter Collins Wednesday, announcing a new fund for students in need of financial support to...

Board objects to ‘ludicrous’ drive to cut costs

May
10
,
2016
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The B.C. government’s provincewide push on school districts to come up with more administrative savings has some pushback from Kamloops-Thompson School Board. “We will continue to pursue this until we get some straight answers,”...

Students celebrate getting to know autism

May
9
,
2016
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A majority of hands shot up when students at Westmount elementary were asked Monday if they knew anyone with autism. That show of awareness — part of autism awareness activities at the school — was indicative of increased diagnosis...

District 73 still counts on avoiding job cuts

May
9
,
2016
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Kamloops-Thompson school board is prepared to meet the test of a balanced budget with its Monday, April 9, vote but hopes to avoid the need to eliminate positions. “There will be some positions eliminated, but that’s more to do with...