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Extremely fragile items such as glass, mirrors and pictures should be professionally packed or crated.

Kamloops – Ol’ Fashioned Western Appeal

Kamloops has long been compared to the small yet burgeoning cities of the old west, minus the high-noon showdowns of course. Even our Kamloops moving company borrowed from such themes when branding our Kamloops moving and storage service. We wear the old western town charm comparison with pride as does the rest of our fine community.

Readers by now know that we use this Kamloops moving company blog for more than offering tips on household relocations and the like. We like to think of this page on our website as a place to come for all things related to the Kamloops community. When an individual or household is considering a move to Kamloops they need look no further than Pioneer Moving as their Welcome Wagon – that’s pure western hospitality!

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More Building, More Moving in Kamloops for 2013

Expect a few more lights to fill up our Kamloops skyline in 2013

Kamloops This Week reported today that in 2012 more building permits were handed out than within the last 5 years – over $200 million worth in fact. Big projects such as the new Telus Centre take up the lion’s share of the commercial building in Kamloops but a massive number of residential projects will be underway in 2013. Either way, you’re likely to see a lot of construction in Kamloops in 2013 and while some of you may furrow your brows at the sounds of hammers and nails as brick and mortar go up you have to admit that this kind of growth is simply good for our city.

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Home for the Holidays in Kamloops

The Holiday Season is a big deal here in the Thompson River country and the staff at our Kamloops moving company is immersed in practically every seasonal activity in the city. As an unofficial community liaison (seeing as we frequently welcome new households into the area) it is important for us to stay in-the-know for all that takes place within Kamloops – including the fun stuff of course. Everyone from office staff to our guys in the moving truck are frequently asked by new households arriving in Kamloops from across the province, country, border, or sea about unique things to do in the city.

With two weeks to go before the month concludes and in the spirit of the Holiday Season our movers in Kamloops have compiled a list of our favorite Christmas events and attractions in the area for you and your family. We welcome you to ring in the season with us and the rest of your new community at any one or more of the following Christmas Events in Kamloops:

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Tips for Moving in Cold Weather

You’ll want to be prepared in case you wake up to this on moving day

Winter is officially fast approaching our community and our Kamloops moving company has already begun our logistical preparations for the dropping temperatures, road conditions, and other climate based considerations. A household relocation in the early winter can be a challenge for residents moving to or from our region but our Kamloops moving company,  with its years of experience in navigating cold weather south central BC / Kamloops moving, is here in time to prepare you for moving in the cold weather months ahead.

Here are 6 Tips for Cold Weather Moving:

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Rare Bear Makes Kamloops Home

It looks like a polar bear, it sounds like a polar bear, but it’s not a polar bear – it’s a Kermode bear. This week our Kamloops moving company caught wind of a new resident moving to Kamloops. We weren’t too concerned about not being contacted for this job since it’s a little out of our league. A rare white furred Kermode bear cub named Clover, abandoned months ago but rescued and rehabilitated over the summer, was at first reintroduced to the wild of Central Northwestern BC near Terrace into the aptly named Great Bear Rainforest. Apparently the furry fella wanted no part of that climate or the isolation because shortly after being collared with a monitor and released he broke free from his constraints and wandered back towards civilization, closer to his human counterparts. After further consideration, Clover was deemed unfit (unwilling?) to live in the Central Northwestern BC wild and the decision was made to bring him here to the Thompson River region to live his many years to come in the welcome arms of the BC Kamloops Wildlife Park.

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Parking Puts the Brakes on Moving in Kamloops

The way some see it, THIS may be the only parking option available. Good luck relocating your business w/that trunk space.

Staff at our Kamloops Moving Company browsed local periodical The Kamloops Daily News yesterday which reported on a downtown Kamloops forum that took place this week addressing the concern over a lack of available parking in the city core of Kamloops. Neighborhood business owners, big and small, feel that there is a need to bring (i.e. build) a solution so that the public can better enter downtown Kamloops and stay to shop, dine, and enjoy other leisure activities without worrying about whether or not they will find parking to accommodate their tenure in town. As a Kamloops mover we sympathize with the business community on this matter.

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Ironman Hopes Dashed But Kamloops Looks to Move Forward

We were hoping to see this scene in the Thompson River next year

Our Kamloops moving company kept a watchful eye on Kamloops’ bid to host the 2013 Ironman Canada triathlon. In addition to great exposure for the city of Kamloops as a whole, it certainly would have kept our Kamloops Moving and Storage company on its toes as the next summer season approached. Anytime a big event like that takes place in the region our Kamloops storage facilities are booked up to accommodate the short term needs of the temporary residents. However, as announced this week, the city failed to secure the bid.

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The Season of the Bear

As the summer winds down for the season (someone forgot to tell the weather) bears prepare for their season long slumber. When this happens, they stock up on food preserves in the same manner that us humans do before holiday season kicks in. But these feral grocery shoppers will be coming around the mountain and into our community to stock their bellies full.

The exceptionally warm summer saw an outbreak of bear sightings from the Nicola Valley to Kamloops region. BC Wildlife Park and McArthur Island Park has been owned by our thick furred neighbors through August and campers had to keep eyes and ears open day and night. Experts anticipate even more bear activity in and around Kamloops for the month of September and although incidences will likely remain uneventful for the most part (unless you disturb cubs) Kamloops residents should be mindful.

So what does this have to do with our Kamloops moving company blog?

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Protect Your Possessions During DRY Season Too

It wasn’t long ago that we posted an article about protecting your household possessions during excessive rain season high-water advisories by keeping them in our Kamloops storage facility. Now here we are on the tail end of summer hearing news about campfire bans in the Kamloops area.

The last two months have been drought inducing weeks with barely a drop of rain in sight and while Kamloops tourism is beaming from tourists gracing the city to play on the rolling hilled golf courses and to cool off by taking dips in the Thompson River, the terrain surrounding Kamloops remains susceptible to forest fires. While campfire bans serve their purpose in preventing man-made blazes little can be done to lessen the concern over thunderstorm warnings. The forecast for the next week or so remains sunny with chances of isolated thundershowers which are accompanied by periods of lightning. This scenario creates concern over forest fires and residents with homes in the warning zones are keeping a watchful eye on the sky and landscape.

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Living in a Fresh Water Fisher’s Paradise

Fresh water fishing is a big deal in Kamloops. In fact, it’s most likely the Thompson Country region’s favorite pastime and the Kamloops area lakes are known to be the best fly fishing lakes in BC. Some will say the best in the country. Our Kamloops moving company won’t disagree with that statement because when we’re not busy moving Kamloops residents into their new homes you can find us out on the lakes, with the rest of the locals.

As more than just a Kamloops mover, Pioneer Moving & Storage would like to share a few points about how we can help fishing enthusiasts with the transportation and storage logistics of fishing in Kamloops:

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Pioneer Moving and Storage

231 Andover Crescent Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada V2C 6X2
Tel: 250-573-6083
Cell: 778-220-3720
Toll Free: 1-877-746-5423

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