Dear Student - Off Campus Housing

January 29, 2021

Dear Students,

We hope the Winter Term has been going well and that 2021 is off to a good start.

On October 22, the City of Kamloops designated the following nine motels along Columbia Street as nuisance properties, with safety for residents in the area cited as a concern. Nuisance properties are those deemed to be in violation of the City of Kamloops “Good Neighbour” bylaw because of criminal activity or various other health and safety infractions.

Nuisance properties declared on Oct. 22:

  • Star Lodge (775 Columbia Street West)
  • Desert Inn (755/765 Columbia Street West)
  • Knights Inn (625 Columbia Street West)
  • Columbia Motor Lodge (575 Columbia Street West)
  • Ramada Inn (555 Columbia Street West)
  • Hospitality Inn (450/500 Columbia Street West)
  • Panorama Inn (610 Columbia Street West)
  • Best Western Plus (660 Columbia Street West)
  • Grandview Hotel (463 Grandview Terrace)
  • Acadian Motor Inn (1390 Columbia Street)

Students have the right to live anywhere they choose and often base their choices on affordability. We are concerned about the health and well-being of TRU students living at these properties. If you are currently residing at one of these properties and you are not currently bound by a tenancy agreement (or some other type of contract) or if your tenancy agreement is coming to an end and you would like to explore options for alternate accommodations, TRU would like to help you. Whether you are contemplating a move somewhere else off-campus (TRUSU Housing Registry) or would like to consider on-campus accommodations, TRU is prepared to assist you in securing alternate accommodations. You may also be eligible for a relocation bursary to help you with the transition.

  • For on-campus accommodations, the value of the bursary is up to $750
  • For on-campus accommodations, we have arranged flexibility for monthly payment options
  • For off-campus accommodations, the value of the bursary is up to $400

If you would like to move forward with securing alternate accommodations or if you have questions about how we can assist, please send an email to

Thank you and stay safe.


Christine Adam
Dean of Students
Faculty of Student Development

805 TRU Way, Kamloops BC V2C 0C8 Canada |

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