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Encyclopedia > Kamloops, British Columbia
Kamloops, British Columbia
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Location of Kamloops within the Thompson-Nicola District in British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 120°20′27″W / 50.67611, -120.34083
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Province Flag of British Columbia British Columbia
District Thompson-Nicola District
Founded 1818 (fur trading post)
Incorporated 1893
Government
 - Mayor Terry Lake
 - Governing body Kamloops City Council
 - MP Betty Hinton
 - MLAs Claude Richmond
Kevin Krueger
Area
 - City 5,686.19 km²  (2,195.5 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,181 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 80,376
 - Density 16.3/km² (42.2/sq mi)
 - Metro 92,882
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V2B to V2E
Area code(s) +1-250
Website: Kamloops.BC.ca

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Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and near Kamloops Lake. It is the seat of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Kamloops is also the Tournament Capital of Canada. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada with 92,882 residents in 2006. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Thompson River is a major tributary of the Fraser River in the south-central portion of British Columbia, Canada. ... Kamloops Lake is situated on the Thompson River just west of Kamloops. ... Thompson Nicola is a region in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The table below lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2001 Census[1] and the Canada 2006 Census. ...

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Geography and Location

Kamloops is situated at 50°43'N 120°25'W, in the Thompson Valley (UTC-8) and the Mountain Cordillera Ecozone. The central core of the city is located in the valley near the confluence of the North and South branches of the Thompson River. Suburbs stretch for more than a dozen kilometers along both North and South branches, as well as to the steep hillsides along the south portion of the city. Kamloops Indian Band areas begin just to the northeast of the downtown core but are not located within the city limits. As a result of this placement, it is necessary to leave Kamloops' city limits and pass through the band lands before re-entering the city limits to access the communities of Raleigh and Heffley Creek. Kamloops is surrounded by the smaller communities of Heffley Creek, Knutsford, Cherry Creek, Pritchard, Campbell Creek, Savona, Scotch Creek, Adams Lake, Chase, and various others, many of which are included in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD). The Kamloops Indian Band is one of the largest of the 17 groups into which the Secwepemc (Shuswap) native nation was divided when the British government established an Indian reserve system in British Columbia in the 1860s. ... Thompson Nicola is a region in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


History

Kamloops and the Thompson River, 1886

The Kamloops area was exclusively inhabited by the Secwepemc (Shuswap) nation (part of the Interior Salish language group) prior to the arrival of European settlers. The first European explorers arrived in 1811, and David Stewart set up Fort Kamloops, a fur trading post, on the south side of the river junction for the Pacific Fur Company in 1812. The North West Company quickly established Fort Thompson on the northeast side of the junction, and the following year the Pacific Fur Company left the area. In 1821, the Hudson's Bay Company merged with the North West Company and took control of the fur trade at Fort Thompson. In 1842, a new Fort Kamloops was built on the northwest side of the junction. Kamloops, British Columbia 1886. ... Kamloops, British Columbia 1886. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Interior Salish is a Salishan language, but can also refer to First Nations/Native American cultures who speak the language. ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... The Pacific Fur Company was founded June 23, 1810, in New York City. ... Today, the North West Company is a grocery vendor in remote communities across northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ...


The gold rush of the 1860s and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s brought further growth, resulting in the City of Kamloops being incorporated in 1893 with a population of about 500. An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ...


"Kamloops" is the anglicized version of the Shuswap word "Tk'emlups", meaning 'meeting of the waters'. Shuswap is still actively spoken in the area by members of the Kamloops Indian Band. The Shuswap language, known to its speakers as or Secwepemctsín, is the traditional language of the Shuswap people of the southern interior of British Columbia. ... The Kamloops Indian Band is one of the largest of the 17 groups into which the Secwepemc (Shuswap) native nation was divided when the British government established an Indian reserve system in British Columbia in the 1860s. ...


Industry

Major Kamloops-area industries include primary resource processing such as Weyerhaeuser Pulp and Sawmill, Tolko-Heffley Creek Plywood and Veneer, LaFarge Cement, Highland-Valley Copper Mine (in Logan Lake), and various other industries. There are tertiary services as well, such as the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and Pollard Banknote (which makes the lottery tickets) and NRI distribution, among many others. Kamloops is also a transportation hub for the region due to its connections to Highways 5 and 97C, the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead Highways. It is the first major city east of Abbotsford on the highway. Kamloops is home to a small international airport: however, there are constituent pressures to accommodate larger aircraft. Due to a persistent disagreement between the City's federal Liberal Party Mayor, Terry Lake, and the area's Conservative Member of Parliament, Betty Hinton, there is no federal funding available for the airport's expansion.[1] Update: the federal goernment has agreed to fund their share of the airport expansion. There has also been speculation of an inland rail port. Logan Lake is a community in central British Columbia. ...


Climate

Locator map for Kamloops, BC
Locator map for Kamloops, BC

The climate of Kamloops is a semi-arid steppe climate (Koppen climate classification BSk) due to its rainshadow location. While situated in a semi-arid valley, Kamloops has winters that are generally mild and very short with an occasional cold snap where temperatures can drop to around -30 °C (-22 °F) when arctic air floods over the Rocky Mountains into the interior. Snow can occur from November to March, but most of it falls over a few weeks in December and January. Winter mean minimum temperature is -7.6 °C (20 °F) in January. Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada locator map This map shows the location of the Fraser River, including drainage area and major tributaries. ... Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada locator map This map shows the location of the Fraser River, including drainage area and major tributaries. ... Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... A Rainshadow is an area which is unusally dry due to nearby geographic features. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ...


Perhaps surprisingly, considering that Kamloops is located at 50° latitude north, summers are quite hot with prevailing dry, and sunny weather. The average July maximum temperature is 28.3 °C (83 °F) and would be higher if not for occasional incursions of cool northerly airmasses. In most years, one might confuse this city with any in southern California, as summer temperatures come close to or even exceed 40 °C (104 °F). Humidity is generally very low and nighttime temperatures are moderate. These hot, dry conditions make the forest fire threat favourable in the region. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Spring arrives very early, sometimes in February, due to mild air spilling over the coastal mountains from the Pacific Ocean. Fall is generally a pleasant and a mostly dry season.


Kamloops lies in the "rain shadow" leeward of the Coast Mountains and is biogeographically connected to similar semi-desert and desert areas in the Okanagan region, the Osoyoos area, and the central parts of Washington and Oregon state as well as intermontane areas of Nevada in the U.S. These areas of relatively similar climate have many distinctive native plants and animals in common, such as Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), prickly pear cactus (Opuntia fragilis in this case), rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis), Black widow spiders and Lewis's Woodpecker. The Coast Mountains are the westernmost range of the Pacific Cordillera, running along the south western shore of the North American continent, extending south from the Alaska Panhandle and covering most of coastal British Columbia. ... A view overlooking Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... Binomial name Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C. Lawson Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) is a widespread and very variable pine native to western North America. ... Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ... Species Many, see text Opuntia is a genus in the cactus family Cactaceae. ... Species about 30 Rattlesnakes is a group of venomous New World snakes, genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, which have a small noise-making jointed rattle on their tails. ... Species L. mactans Fabricius, 1775 L. hesperus Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935 L. variolus Walckenaer, 1837 Wikispecies has information related to: Latrodectus mactans The black widow spider () is a spider notorious for its neurotoxic venom. ... Binomial name Melanerpes lewis (Gray, 1849) The Lewis Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis, is a large North American species of woodpecker which was named for Meriwether Lewis, one of the explorers who surveyed the areas bought by the United States of America during the Louisiana Purchase. ...





Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Extreme Daily Maximum °C 15.9 15.0 22.8 33.0 37.2 38.9 40.6 39.6 34.6 31.3 22.8 16.1
Average Daily Maximum °C -0.8 3.6 10.5 16.5 21.3 24.8 28.3 27.8 22.0 13.7 5.2 0.1 14.4
Average Daily Minimum °C -7.6 -4.4 -0.9 2.9 7.5 11.3 13.7 13.2 8.5 3.2 -1.7 -6.1 3.3
Extreme Daily Minimum °C -37.2 -28.3 -26.1 -8.8 -5.6 1.1 3.3 0.6 -3.9 -17.1 -28.3 -36.1

Average Precipitation mm 22.9 14.4 11.7 14.6 24.4 35.2 29.5 29.1 28.0 16.2 24.1 28.9 270.0
Average Total Snow cm 21.8 11.3 3.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 12.2 26.1 75.5
Average Sunshine h 58.3 91.3 156.8 201.5 250.6 255.0 310.0 286.6 212.0 140.0 65.2 47.4 2074.6
Data[1] is for Kamloops Airport (YKA), in the city of Kamloops, 12 km from city centre.


Current weather conditions and forecasts can be found at Environment Canada's Weatheroffice website[2].


Sports

Kamloops hosted the 1993 Canada Summer Games. It co-hosted (with Vancouver and Kelowna) the 2006 IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship from December 26, 2005, to January 5, 2006. It hosted the 2006 BC Summer Games. The city is known as, and holds a Canadian trademark as, the Tournament Capital of Canada.[citation needed]Sun Peaks Resort is a nearby ski and snowboard hill. Olympic medalist skier Nancy Greene is director of skiing at Sun Peaks and the chancellor of Thompson Rivers University. The Overlander Ski Club runs the Stake Lake cross country ski area with 50 km of trails. Kamloops is home to world-famous mountain bikers such as Wade Simmons and Matt Hunter[3]. In 2007, the Kamloops Bike Ranch opened near Juniper Ridge. The Kamloops Rotary Skatepark located at McArthur Island is one of the largest skateboard parks in Canada.[citation needed] Kamloops will host the 2011 Western Canada summer Games. The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Locator map for Kelowna, BC Kelowna (2001 population 96,288, metropolitan population 147,739) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The BC Summer Games are an amateur sporting event held every other year (even-numbered years) in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Sun Peaks Resort is a winter skiing destination located 50 km (driving distance) northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ... Nancy Green in 2000. ... Thompson Rivers University has its main campus in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and a second campus in Williams Lake, BC. TRU was formally inaugurated April 1st, 2005 and is the result of the merger of the University College of the Cariboo and British Columbia Open University. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Wade Simmons is a mountain biker from Kamloops, British Columbia who has won the Red Bull Rampage Utah 2001 and placed second in the same year in the Red Bull Rampage Australia. ... Juniper Ridge A suburb located in the hills of Kamloops. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Western Canada Summer Games. ...


Kamloops is home to the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers, who play at the Interior Savings Centre, and the Canadian Junior Football League's Kamloops Broncos, who play at Hillside Stadium. The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Kamloops Blazers are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club. ... The Interior Savings Centre is a 5,658-seat multi-purpose arena in Kamloops, British Columbia Canada. ... CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... The Kamloops Broncos are a Canadian Junior Football team based in Kamloops, British Columbia. ... Hillside Stadium is a multi-purpose, fully-lit stadium located at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. ...


Demographics

(according to Statistics Canada 2001 census[4])
Population: 86,491.
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 1.2%
Total Private Dwellings: 36,807
Area: 297.57 km²
Density: 290.7 people per km² Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...


Visible Minority Status[4]

  • Total visible minority population (excluding Aboriginal peoples): 4,675
    • Chinese: 1,000 or 21.3%
    • South Asian: 1,790 or 38.2%
    • Black: 340 or 7.2%
    • Filipino: 305 or 6.5%
    • Latin America: 130 or 2.7%
    • Southeast Asian: 150 or 3.2%
    • Arab: 35 or .74%
    • West Asian: 30 or .64%
    • Korean: 150 or 3.2%
    • Japanese: 690 or 14.7%
    • Non-classified visible minorities: 10 or .21%
    • Mulitiple visible minorites: 45 or .96%


Religious Groups[4]

Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ...

Media

Radio

Television

  • Channel 7: CFJC, Independent
  • Channel 8: CHKM, Global
  • Channel 50: CBUFT-2, SRC

Print

The city's main daily newspaper is the Kamloops Daily News[5]. The city is also home to Kamloops This Week[6], a thrice-weekly free newspaper. CHNL, branded as Radio NL, is a radio station in Kamloops, British Columbia. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... CFBX, also known as The X 92. ... Thompson Rivers University has its main campus in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and a second campus in Williams Lake, BC. TRU was formally inaugurated April 1st, 2005 and is the result of the merger of the University College of the Cariboo and British Columbia Open University. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... CBTK is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio One network in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBUF is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of Radio-Canadas La Première Chaîne network in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... 98. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Classic hits is a popular music radio format, a variation on the classic rock theme that provides most of the playlist of classic rock with an addition of contemporaneous R&B and pop hits as well, striking a balance between the mostly 70s-focused classic rock genre and the more... Weatheradio Canada is a Canadian radio network, which broadcasts weather information. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... CBU-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio Two network in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CFJC is the name of a television station in Kamloops, British Columbia. ... CHAN-TV is a television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, broadcasting over-the-air on channel 8, and available via cable providers in the area on channel 11. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... CBUFT is Radio-Canadas television station in Vancouver, serving franco-colombians in British Columbia. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ...

Education

Public Schools

Public schools in the Kamloops area are part of School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson[7]. School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson a school district based in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ...

  • Elementary Schools (Grades K-6 or K-7)
    • Aberdeen Elementary School
    • AE Perry Elementary School
    • Arthur Hatton Elementary School
    • Arthur Stevenson Elementary School
    • Beattie School of the Arts
    • Bert Edwards Science and Technology School
    • Dallas Elementary School
    • David Thompson Elementary School
    • Dufferin Elementary School
    • George Hilliard Elementary School
    • Heffley Creek Elementary School
    • John Tod Elementary School
    • Juniper Ridge Elementary School
    • Kamloops/Thompson Virtual School
    • Kay Bingham Elementary School
    • Lloyd George Elementary School
    • Marion Shilling Elementary School
    • McGowan Park Elementary School
    • McQueen Lake Elementary School
    • Pacific Way Elementary School
    • Parkcrest Elementary School
    • Pinantan Elementary School
    • Ralph Bell Elementary School
    • Rayleigh Elementary School
    • R.L Clemitson Elementary School
    • South Sa-hali Elementary School
    • Stuart Wood Elementary School
    • Summit Elementary School
    • Westmount Elementary School

Brocklehurst Secondary is a public high school in Kamloops, British Columbia part of School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson. ... École Secondaire South Kamloops Secondary School (SKSS), Home of the Titans, is a grade 8-12 school in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Post-Secondary

Kamloops is home to Thompson Rivers University[8], an undergraduate degree-granting university with satellite campuses in Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, and Lillooet. TRU also has an open-distance learning division. Kamloops is also home to a satellite campus of Simon Fraser University. TRU has begun to offer MBA, M.Ed, and M.Sc. programs as well as undergraduate degrees. Thompson Rivers University has its main campus in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and a second campus in Williams Lake, BC. TRU was formally inaugurated April 1st, 2005 and is the result of the merger of the University College of the Cariboo and British Columbia Open University. ... Clearwater is a small town in the North Thompson River valley in British Columbia, Canada, about 124 km north of Kamloops. ... Barriere is a forestry city in central British Columbia, Canada, located 60km north of the larger city of Kamloops. ... , Chase is a small village located in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... Williams Lake also known as BCs Stampede Capital (and jokingly refered to as Willies Puddle) is a city in British Columbia, Canada. ... 100 Mile House is a town located in central British Columbia, Canada. ... Cache Creek is a junction town 350km northeast of Vancouver in Canada. ... Ashcroft is a village in central British Columbia, Canada. ... Lillooet (formerly Cayoosh Flat) is a small but historic and highly scenic community on the Fraser River in western Canada, about 240 kilometres (150 miles) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. ... Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, part of the metropolitan area of Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


Neighbourhoods

View of the West End in relation to other areas of the city. ... Barnhartvale Barnhartvale is located at the east end of Kamloops, south of Dallas. ... Juniper Ridge is a community located in the city of Kamloops. ... Sahali or (Sa-hali) is a growing and more upscale neighbourhood or municipality in South Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, boardered by both Aberdeen and Downtown district. ... Aberdeen is a neighbourhood in southern Kamloops. ... Brocklehurst is a neighbourhood in west Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ... Westsyde is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ... In May 1973, the municipality of Rayleigh was added to the city of Kamloops. ... Heffley Creek is a neighbourhood along the Yellowhead Highway in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ... Sun Peaks Resort is a winter skiing destination located 50 km (driving distance) northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Notable people

Mark Recchi (born February 1, 1968 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) is an ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League. ...

See also

This list of place names in Canada of Aboriginal origin contains Canadian places whose names originate from the words of the First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, collectively referred to as Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ...

References

  1. ^ Kamloops Weather Summary - from Canada Weather Office
  2. ^ Current weather - Environment Canada's Weatheroffice
  3. ^ Specialized.com
  4. ^ a b c Kamloops Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE.
  5. ^ Kamloops Daily News
  6. ^ Kamloops This Week
  7. ^ School District 73
  8. ^ Thompson Rivers University

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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.
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.
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