At this point I have a practical question.
Does TRU actually have functional legal volunteering opportunities?
I saw on the website that TRU has a legal information centre, which I think just gives out information (ala an in-person Google) but I'm not so sure if one learns all that much from doing it.
I also heard that they are planning on starting a legal clinic next year but information is pretty scarce. Does anyone know anything about this?
Also I lived in Kamloops for a long time, and I think that this is going to come up a few times.
What is it like living in Kamloops? I am still hoping to get into my home province (Alberta), but BC has such an appeal in terms of their weather. However, I know Kamloops is a smaller city, so I was wondering what it's like for weather, activities, ect.
It's a stretch to call Kamloops a city at all. If you like to do big city stuff (go to trendy restaurants, flashy concerts, etc.) than you are going to be disappointed. It does have a bit of a music and arts scene but Vancouver it is not.
However, if you like to do outdoors stuff, I think it's pretty great (two ski hills nearby, hiking and biking in town, fishing nearby etc.) You don't even really need a car to access a lot of outdoors stuff.
The climate is one of the most mellow in Canada, at least during the school year (Summers are really hot). Winter is really cloudy, but often above freezing and with very little precipitation.
Also, traffic is pretty much a non-factor. At least in comparison to Edmonton where I live now, Kamloops traffic never amounts to much.
Finally... this last bit is really straying into extreme personal opinion territory.
In comparison to a lot of the places I've lived in, I think Kamloops is pretty down to earth. It's a really blue-collar town with a lot of mines and mills, and I think it shows in the people who live there. There is way less focus on trendy things than some of the other places I've lived, I think it makes people a little friendlier, but I guess that probably depends on what scene your into. If you really like indie rock and vegan restaurants (for ex.), than there are municipalities you'll like more I think.
Edited by AntelopeofZeus, 30 May 2016 - 07:19 PM.