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Kamloops is a city in central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River. It is the seat of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Kamloops is also the Tournament Capital of Canada.

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Industry

Major Kamloops-area industries include primary resource processing (pulp mill, copper mine, ranching) as well as tertiary services (provincial lottery headquarters). Kamloops is also a transportation hub for the region, with three major highways, and a semi-international airport.


Climate

While situated in an arid, almost desert-like valley, Kamloops winters are generally mild with an occasional cold snap. Snow is common from December to March. On the other hand, summers in Kamloops can be quite hot. Temperatures of above 40'C have been recorded.


Demographics

(according to Statistics Canada 2001 census)
Population: 77,281.
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 1.2%
Total Private Dwellings: 32,076
Area: 297.57 km2
Density: 259.7 people per km2


Mayor

Mel G. Rothenburger


Educational Facilities

Kamloops is home to the University College of the Cariboo, an undergraduate degree-granting university college with satallite campuses in Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Lillooet. In March 2004 the Premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell, announced that UCC would be granted full university status in April, 2005. The new University is named Thompson Rivers University.


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Kamloops, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
Locator map for Kamloops, BC Kamloops is a city in central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and on the shore of Kamloops Lake.
Kamloops is also a transportation hub for the region, with three major highways, and a semi-international airport.
Kamloops is home to Thompson Rivers University, an undergraduate degree-granting university with satellite campuses in Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Lillooet.
Canadian Relocation Systems, Kamloops, BC (275 words)
Kamloops was incorporated as a city in 1893, and North Kamloops became a village in 1946 and a town in 1961.
Kamloops is a hub for transportation with both major railways passing through the City and several major highways passing through the City including Trans Canada Highway #1 and Yellowhead #5 Highway.
Kamloops is also home to many regional and district provincial government offices, agencies and crown corporations.With a population in excess of 75,000 serves as a major service centre for the 160,000 people in its trading area.
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