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Kamloops Real EstateThe Kamloops Real Estate Blog is updated regularly and provides a wealth of information for the real estate market in Kamloops, BC, Canada and the surrounding communities.

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Kamloops HomeKamloops surrounding communities real estate information including Barriere, Cache Creek, East Barriere Lake, Heffley and Knouff (Sullivan Lake), Logan Lake & North Barriere Lake click here.

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In today’s challenging Real Estate market, your choice of Real Estate Professional does matter!

Buying or selling Real Estate? Realtor Kirsten Mason is one of the top selling agents in Kamloops and a dedicated full time professional.

Kirsten can guide you through the process and be counted on to help you make the best decisions. Whether you are buying, selling or wish to investigate the possibilities. She cares about your needs, and she will take the time to provide you with personal attention and 100% client satisfaction.

1352 Dunbar Dr, Kamloops Home for Sale

Kamloops Home for Sale: 1352 Dunbar Drive, Aberdeen, B.C. $519,900. Open concept rancher located in one of Aberdeen’s newest subdivisions. Living room boasts 12 ft ceilings and large windows allowing a lot of natural light in. Beautiful city views from the living and dining room. Master bedroom has a 5 piece ensuite and a generous sized walk in closet. The master bedroom also has a nice city view from the large window. There are two additional bedrooms on the main floor, a 4 piece bathroom for guests and main floor laundry.

This home has a full basement with a finished suspended slab media room with a bar. There is potential for an inlaw suite with separate entry to the basement and potential for a second laundry. Two covered decks and this home comes landscaped. Walking distance to elementary school. Ready for occupancy!

Click here to view more pictures of this home.

Aberdeen houses a number of retailers including the Aberdeen Mall where you will find numerous stores. There are also a number of big box stores in the Aberdeen area including Staples, Future Shop, Sport Check, Petcetera, Chapters, Sears, The Bay, Canadian Tire and Costco to name a few. Aberdeen is also home to many of the city’s hotels, mainly located on Rogers Way between Hugh Allan Drive and Highway 5A.

There are a few areas where professional offices are located. Mainly in the shopping district around Aberdeen Mall. There are not as many services in the Aberdeen area as the Sahali and Southgate areas.

Aberdeen Elementary School is located three blocks away from this home. Highschool students take a school bus to school which is a short 5 to 10 minute drive. Thompson Rivers University is located in Southgate. TRU is a fully accredited University and offers a variety of programs and courses to students in many different areas of study. Aberdeen often is an area popular with students attending TRU. It is close enough to the University making it easily accessible.

There are a number of parks and green spaces in Aberdeen. Elementary schools have play grounds for children to enjoy. There are also numerous hiking trails as some areas of Aberdeen back on to green belts.

Kenna Cartwright park is within a five to 10 minute drive of Aberdeen. This beautiful park has panoramic valley views and many hiking and biking trails for the whole family.

Tournament Capital Centre is located in Southgate which is only a five to 10 minute drive from any Aberdeen neighbourhood. TCC has many different facilities all in one building such as gymnastics, swimming, indoor track, fitness facility, courts and much more. There are also a number of sports fields that surround the facility.

Aberdeen is serviced by BC Transit busses on a frequent and regular schedule.

To view all homes for sale in Kamloops click here.

People find many different ways to celebrate holidays. How would you feel if this was your neighbour? Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!

A Toxic Waste Incinerator in Kamloops? No Thanks!

The Issue:  The Aboriginal Cogeneration Corporation has applied to the BC Ministry of Environment for an air emissions permit for its proposed incinerator to burn CP Rail’s creosote ties. ACC wants Kamloops city council to allow it to dump incinerator ash and waste water in our landfill and sewage lagoons. Kamloops is a city of 85,000 people situated beside an important salmon river. It makes no sense to allow a company with no track record to pilot-test a toxic waste burning facility in our community.

What to do: If you are concerned about this issue, please write to Rick Adams at the Kamloops Ministry of Environment and to Kamloops City Council, and support Save Kamloops events. To find out more about what’s going on, please go to www.savekamloops.ca or email moc.liamgnull@spoolmakevas.

Health and environmental concerns:

  • The Canadian government is concerned about creosote-treated wood products
  • The Canadian government has added creosote-impregnated waste materials to its Priority Substances List

The substance creosote-impregnated waste materials (CIWM) was added to the Priority Substances List under CEPA because of concerns about the potential for environmental contamination from waste materials.

  • Creosote contains harmful chemical compounds.

Creosote is a complex and variable mixture produced from coal that is made up of more than 300 compounds. There are five major classes of compounds in creosote:

  • Aromatic Hydrocarbons including PAHs, alkylated PAHs, benzene, toluene, and xylene (PAHs can constitute up to 90% of creosote);
  • Phenolics including phenols, cresols, xylenols, and naphthols (1 to 3% of creosote);
  • Nitrogen-containing Heterocycles including pyridines, quinolines, acridines, indolines, carbazoles (1 to 3% of creosote);
  • Sulphur-containing Heterocycles including benzothiophenes (1 to 3% of creosote); and
  • Oxygen-containing Heterocycles including dibenzofurans (5 to 7.5% of creosote) (U.S. EPA, 1987).
  • “Pure” creosote is denser than water. For some wood preservation uses, creosote is mixed 1:1 with fuel oil.

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