From January to August 2014, I called the beautiful city of Kamloops, BC home. I had a co-op job at Tolko Industries as a Control Systems Specialist, frequently getting my hands (and boots) dirty at the Heffley Creek Veneer and Plywood mill 20 km north of town.
Kamloops has an absolutely stunning landscape. At first it reminded me of Alberta’s badlands, but then the grass got green as summer approached. Then it got blistering hot for weeks, turning that green grass brown again and rendering air conditioning an absolute necessity. 40 degrees Celsius, kids! Kamloops is beautiful in every season.
My work term at Tolko ended at the end of August. My helmet was well decorated by the time I left. (thanks Electricians!) 😉