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Fraser Institute ranks Kamloops Elementary and Senior Secondary Schools

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Elementary Schools

1.  St Ann’s ranked highest at 9.4

2.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 7.7

3.  Lloyd George at 7.4

4.  Juniper Ridge at 7.4

5.  Aberdeen at 7.0


Secondary Schools

1.  St Ann’s ranked  highest at 7.8

2.  Beattie School of the Arts at 6.0

3. South Kamloops at 5.9

4.  Sahali at 5.5

5.  Valleyview at 5.5

Kamloops a great place to live and move to.

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Kamloops Named 7th Top Growing City in Canada by U-Haul

Kamloops Named 7th Top Growing City in Canada by U-Haul

Canada’s Tournament Capital is also one of the top growing cities in the country, according to U-Haul.

The moving and storage company has been ranking Canada’s top growing cities, revealing them daily until March 4th.

Kamloops comes in at number seven on the list.

Why move here:

Sunniest City in Canada

Affordable cost of living

Lots of outdoor activities

Excellent transportation and highways in all directions

“Kamloops is a very beautiful, affordable place to live,” said Horace Martin, U-Haul Company of British Columbia President. “It has Riverside Park, a world-class ski resort, and the right mix of big city/small town feel. It’s billed as the Tournament Capital of Canada. There’s no shortage of activities in one of the sunniest cities of Canada.”

For this particular list, growth is determined by the number of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outdoing rentals.

According to U-Haul, 53.2 per cent of truck rentals were coming into Kamloops rather than leaving.

The most expensive City is Vancouver

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Home Costs 2015we are only 3 hours away but so much more affordable, Kamloops a great place to call home.

Linda Klein Kamloops Real Estate Music in the park July 2015 Schedule

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Music in the Park runs all summer long.

The free entertainment takes place 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated, each night at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park, 100 Lorne St. All shows are rain or shine, but subject to change.

Included links to the bands, so you can check them out beforehand.


Riverside Park

July 1 – Canada Day celebrations

July 2 Tiller’s Folly (Canadiana celtic)

July 3 Greg Drummond (Canadian folk rock)

July 4 – Kingpins (classic rock)

July 5Gary Comeau and Cannery Row (Cajun)

July 6Nova Scotiables (East Coast)

July 7 – Beyond Brass (big band classics)

July 8 – Sean Ashby (Sarah McLachlan guitarist)

July 9 – Mike MacKenzie Blues Band (classic rock and blues)

July 10 – Hijacked by B.C. Living Arts – Tribute to Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn and The Band with Van Damsel – 6:30 p.m.

July 11 – Hijacked by B.C. Living Arts – Tribute to Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and The Band with The Caspians and James Wolf – 6 p.m.

July 12Cécile Doo-Kingué (blues)

July 13100 Mile House (English folk roots)

July 14 – Wild T and The Spirit (blues)

July 15 – Scattered Atoms (blues and R&B)

July 16Sally and the Melo Hearts (current and classic rock)

July 17Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce (blues)

July 18Ben Klick (country rock)

July 19 – Impulse Response (R&B)

July 20Jane Perrett (classical soprano and showtunes)

July 21 – Ben Caldwell and the Folk Road Show (roots and folk)

July 22Cod Gone Wild (Maritime fun)

July 23 – BCLC Midsummer Music Jam featuring Catch 22 (1980s music)

July 24 Sarah Burton (rockin’ roots pop)

July 25Sherman Doucette (blues harp)

July 26Dave Lang and the Insolent Rabble (swing jazz)

July 27Twin Peaks (duo)

July 28Tanner James Band (folk roots and country)

July 29Kirby Sewell Band (blues)

July 30 – The Longriders (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute)

July 31 – Trama (rock)

Kamloops real estate Linda Klein Easter weekend family activity

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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And the snow keeps falling

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

CFJC TV – Kamloops’ Very Own

Massive Storm Hits The BC Interior
Monday, January 5th, 2015 | 12:33pm PST

Much of Kamloops has shut down today because of the unprecedented snowfall over the past 24 to 36 hours. Environment Canada says the record one-day snowfall in Kamloops is 34 centimetres – on a January day 53 years ago. As of mid-morning – Kamloops Airport had already measured 31 centimetres – and it hasn’t let up since then. Flights have been cancelled and delayed – and classes are off at all Kamloops schools. Superintendent Karl deBruijn says School District 73 will soon make a determination whether classes will be a go for tomorrow. On the roads – there is snow everywhere – but as of this hour – the only closure is on the the Coquihalla Highway near Hope – due to a tree down over the travel lanes. Many people who stayed home from work today will have spent much of the day shovelling out. City of Kamloops Public Works and Utilities Director Jen Fretz says the city prefers people throw all of that white stuff onto their own properties. Fretz says plowing crews are working as hard as they can – but it may be a matter of days before they can get to the smaller side streets. Environment Canada forecaster Lisa Coldwells says after the snow starts falling tonight – there is another weather phenomenon to worry about. Coldwells says the temperatures will warm up overnight and that snow may turn to freezing rain

Snowshoeing in Kamloops, fun winter activity for all ages

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Snowshoeing in Kamloops, British Columbia


Snowshoeing in Kamloops, BC


This is one of the most popular and invigorating winter activities that can be done almost anywhere. Snowshoeing in Kamloops is easy to do with a diverse number of areas to get out and explore, from quiet, snow-laden forests and open clearings to Riverside Park located in the heart of downtown Kamloops.

Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and a snack and make a day of it, or just head out for an afternoon breaking a snowy trail under gorgeous sunny skies.


Here are some recommended areas to try:

> Stake Lake: Stake Lake is located 25 minutes south of Kamloops on Lac Le Jeune Road and is a beautiful area to snowshoe with 5 snowshoe trails making up 12km of trails. Rentals of snowshoes are available for both on ($10) and off ($20) the Stake Lake trails. For information on rates, click here.

> Sun Peaks Resort: The snowshoeing trails at Sun Peaks Resort are world class. Enjoy lunch in the Village and then set out for an afternoon of exploring the beautiful resort on snowshoes.

> McConnel Lake Provincial Park: McConnel Lake is located 35km south of Kamloops (take Lac Le Jeune Exit off of HWY 5). The trail around the lake is about 4km and is great for snowshoeing!

> Lac du Bois Provincial Park: Although there are no designated trails, snowshoeing provides a way to experience this beautiful park.

> Kenna Cartwright Park: With its extensive trail system, Kenna Cartwright provides a great place to snowshoe right in town.

> Harper Mountain: Located only 20 minutes from Kamloops, Harper Mountain not only has skiing & tubing available but also has great snoeshoeing! Enjoy a 1km loop then stop in the Lodge for some hot cocoa.


Christmas and Winter Holiday Activities in Kamloops

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

2014 Holiday Activities in Kamloops, British Columbia

The cookies have been made, the wrapping is done,

It’s time to relax and have a little fun!

Join Tourism Kamloops, and the City too,

For a Holiday Celebration that includes you! 

There are tons of Christmas and Holiday activties happening all throughout the city this winter so get in the spirit and check some out! Courtesy of Tourism Kamloops

 Westsyde Annual Craft & Home Based Business Fair @ The Westyde Fellowship Church – November 15, 2014

Mark your calendar for the Annual HUGE Westsyde Craft & Home Based Business Fair. Sat Nov 15th, 10am – 3pm, 2833 Westsyde Rd (in The Westsyde Fellowship Church)*All tables already booked with fabulous vendors* Over 50 fantastic vendors, concession and more! Click here for more information.

 Christmas Shopping Extravaganza @ The Cottonwood Community Centre – November 18, 2014

November 18th 5PM-9:30PM Cottonwood Community Centre 452 – 730 Cottonwood Avenue Photos with Santa by donation to The  MS Society of Canada from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Complimentary Coffee and Tea. Support local and home-based businesses and get your Christmas Shopping Done! Click here for more information.

 Christmas in the Square @ St. Andrews on the Square – November 21 & 22, 2014

Friday 11-7 pm & Saturday 10 – 3 pm. The annual KHS Christmas at the Square boasts a wide range of quality artisan wares. Held over two days in November this Fine Arts and Craft Show is a must see in the beautifully decorated historic St. Andrews on the Square. Admission by donation to The Kamloops Heritage Society. Click here for more information.

 Homes for the Holidays – November 22 & 23, 2014

2014 is the 13th Aniversary for the Homes for Holidays in Kamloops. The tour features homes volunteered by local Kamloops residents and decorated by Kamloops’ signature designers. Designers work together with florists and retailers to inspire Christmas decor, contemporary flair and I-never-thought-of-that pieces. This year’s tour will once again feature many wonderful delights. Click here for more information.

 Lights in the Night – November 27, 2014

Lights in the Night is the one day of the year when merchants, businesses and service providers come together to throw a holiday party like you have never seen before. Everyone (you, your kids, co-workers, mother, dog, father, cousins, friends) is invited to head down to the core to take part in the fun and festive frolicking. Click here for more information.

 Santa Clause Parade – November 29, 2014

The city’s biggest outdoor winter celebration with lots of decorated floats, live music, caroling, and entertainment. Fun for the whole family!

Click here for more information.

 Christmas at the Courthouse – November 29 & 30, 2014

If you have never been inside this heritage building, this is the best time of the year to visit. The Old Courthouse will be filled with high quality crafts and decorated beautifully for Christmas. This event will take place 10am to 4pm both days. Click here for more information.

 Winter Tasting Room Hours @ Privato Vineyard & Winery – November 29 to December 21, 2014

Open daily from 10am to 4pm.

 Pick your Tree at Woodward Christmas Trees – November 29 to December 21, 2014

Open daily from 10am to 4pm, you can pick out your own Christmas Tree and sample and buy some local wine. On weekends Woodward Christmas Trees offers hay rides that take you to the trees. Enjoy the concession and a bon fire to follow.  This year they have opened their winery – Privato Vineyard and Winery.  While it is closed for the season, they are reopening it just for the Christmas season for their valued Christmas tree customers. They also have two locations within the city at the Safeway Stores where they bring freshly cut trees from the farm daily. Click here for more information.

 A Very Merry Slumber Party @ Rivercity Gymnastics – December 6, 2014

3 hours of Frosty Fun with Our Snow sisters and our Fairy sisters! We’ll make and decorate snow cookies, make a craft, play tons of games, and have fun! 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Click here for more information.

 Christmas Dinner and Dance @ The Desert Gardens – December 6, 2014

Have fun at the Kamloops Old Time Fiddler Christmas Dinner and Dance on December 6, 2014 cost is $40.00 Person, at the Desert Gardens, for more info contact Jackie 250-319-3680.

 17th Annual Choral Rhapsody of Christmas @ The Sagebrush Theatre – December 9, 2014

Free community concert Tuesday, December 9 at 7 pm at Sagebrush Theatre Local Choirs will be presenting a delightful selection of Christmas carols with sing-a-longs in between sets for audience participation. Will be accepting donations for the Kamloops Food Bank To reserve your seat contact Kamloops Box Office Live 250-374-5483

 Wildlights at the BC Wildlife Park – December 12, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Picture hundreds of thousands of twinkling little lights while bonfires crackle and people sip steaming cups of hot cocoa or apple cider. Wildlights is an annual celebration at the BC Wildlife Park where families and friends gather to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the many animal sculpture lights. Check out the miniature train too … this is a MUST event for the Christmas season. Visitors can dare enter the new and larger Giant Maze, take a trip around the park on the Wildlife Express miniature train, enjoy a wagon ride to the North Pole, get entertained by Uncle Chris the Clown who performs nightly, and much more!

Click here for more information.

 Christmas with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra – December 13 & 14, 2014

Songs and carols with the KSO Chorus, a young violin soloist, and “Snowstorm” music from Russia.  A lovely programme for the holiday season. Click here for more information.

 CP Holiday Train – December 16, 2014

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again on November 26 and will be visiting over 150 communities across their network. Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community. The CP Holiday Train will arrive in Kamloops on December 16th at 4:45pm at the north side of Interior Savings on Lorne Street.  Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time to see the train pull in.

Click here for more information.

 Cirque du Soleil Presents: Dralion @ Interior Savings Centre – December 24 to 28, 2014

After 15 years performing around the world, Dralion will make its finale curtain call in January 2015. From December 24th, 2014 to December 28th, 2014, Kamloops will experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil’s signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Dralion will be presented at the Interior Savings Centre for seven performances only. Starting June 20th, Dralion tickets will be available to the general public for all performances and can be purchased online at, or by calling 1-855-985-5000, or in person at the Interior Savings Centre Box Office at 300 Lorne Street.

 Snow White – The Panto – December 24 to 31, 2014

The Laughing Stock Theatre Society presents the 4th annual Panto production. Fun for the whole family! The Panto will take place at the Sagebrush Theatre.

Click here for more information.

Happy Halloween… Vancouver’s haunted places

Friday, October 31st, 2014

1) Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville Street

Since it was built in 1927, the Orpheum has played host to a variety of performers, including an acrobat who fell to his death during a vaudeville act. Since then, he’s been a regular fixture at the theatre, with many sightings of him — mostly as an orb of light — reported by staff and performers.

2) Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.

Built in 1941, the Vogue Theatre was first established as a popular venue for concerts, plays and big-name performers. It’s also reportedly home to two ghosts, one of whom entertains and spooks guests with his footsteps and the opening of doors in the downstairs dressing room area. His pal enjoys shocking folks by appearing nonchalantly, dressed in a tux and bow tie, in the seating area. The ghosts have been spottedseveral times, including by a performer while on stage.

3) The Dominion Building, 207 W. Hastings

Opened in 1909, this 13-storey building was once the tallest in the British Empire, and Vancouver’s first steel-framed highrise. It’s now headquarters to many of the city’s young creative professionals who enjoy its well-maintained heritage character and affordable rent. A building of this stature deserved the big grand opening celebration it received. Sadly, the party was cut short for its architect, John S. Helyer. It’s said he either threw himself or fell down the stairs, and was killed. Since then, his spirit has been seen — and his footsteps heard — in the stairway between the seventh and eighth floors.

4) Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia

Cue the cheesy Chris de Burgh tune: The Hotel Vancouver’s resident ghost — the lady in red, as she’s known — won’t turn down your sheets. But she may scare the bejesus out of you when the elevator makes an unscheduled stop on the 14th floor, and there she appears, an elegant beauty floating along the hallway. Some stories have her walking on the window ledge. No worries; it’s not like she’s going to fall and die.

5) Beatty Street Drill Hall, 620 Beatty

Paranormal enthusiasts seem to enjoy hearing footsteps and voices in the basement, and watching books and wall hangings fall down for no apparent reason. A mysterious unknown man has been seen in the Officers’ and Senior NCO messes. In Officers’ Row, staff have reportedly heard footsteps, had the feeling of being touched and felt cold spots, and heard the ringing of unplugged phones.

6) UBC/University Boulevard

Sometime in the 1960s, while driving on University Boulevard on their way to UBC’s main library, a couple got into an argument (or so the story goes). The young woman got out of the car and started walking in the rain. She was hit by a car and killed. But death, it seems, didn’t keep her from hitchhiking along that road. She’s been haunting young men who pick her up out of the rain by giving them a piece of paper with the library’s address on it. If the man is alone, she’ll jump in the rear seat, and then vanish. Also, at UBC’s library itself, the ghost of an older woman in a dress has been seen.

 7) Hycroft Mansion, 1489 McRae Ave 

Hycroft Mansion was a stately home built for politician and war heroGen. Alexander Duncan McRae. Since his demise, it’s been the haunt, literally, of many honourable ghostly guests, including McRae (dressed in his First World War uniform) and his wife. The home was used as a veteran’s hospital during the Second World War, which makes the ghostly sounds of a crying man seem quite appropriate. Images of the head nurse have been seen, and apparitions of at least three war vets, in full uniform, would have made any visitor stand at attention.

8) Gastown, along Cordova and Water Streets

The five-block area along Cordova and Water streets, east fromWaterfront Station, includes some pretty creepy spots. Among the breathless tales: A man wearing a bowler hat was observed in the hallway of the Bodega Hotel. Another incident involved the manager of the card shop in the Hotel Europe, who was looking into a security mirror when she saw an eccentric looking man wearing strange clothes. These apparitions were dressed not like others of our time, but as they would have appeared in the late 1800s … about the same time as the Great Fire.

9) The Old Spaghetti Factory, 53 Water St.

A decommissioned British Electric streetcar trolley from the 1950s sits in the middle of the dining room, and in it sits a ghost conductor. Longtime employees have reported hearing their names called out and feeling the presence of the mysterious diner, while vintage photos in the restaurant show a shadowy figure in a seat in the streetcar. A second ghost has also been reported: a red-headed man who likes to surprise women in the ladies’ washroom.

10) Mushroom Studios, 1234 W. 6th Ave.

Diana Ross and the SupremesLed ZeppelinHeartQueensryche,Loverboy and Sarah McLachlan all recorded there. And numerous people who’ve worked at Mushroom Studios claim it’s haunted, perhaps by one Shelley Siegel, the man who helped Ann and Nancy Wilson make it big with tunes like Dreamboat Annie, which was recorded in the building. Siegel died in his early 30s from a brain aneurysm; his body’s buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. His spirit, however …


Special to The Vancouver Sun

With thanks to Lorne Richard, director of operations at Vancouver Trolley Tours, which conducts tours of local sites of murders and hauntings.

Top 10 ghostly places in Vancouver

Whats Brewing around Kamloops

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Kamloops’ downtown is home to many great watering holes. With some new tasty additions over the season, we thought we’d take you on our new Brew Tour! ‪#‎ExploreKamloops‬

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