As I swing onto the seat of my bike in the snowy Sun Peaks village, a woman smiles and says “Wow, that looks like fun.” It’s the first time I’ve ridden a bike when the temperature is solidly below 0 degrees and it takes some getting used to. I’m wearing winter boots, my ski helmet and ski gloves, which I...

Golf course closes October 10

Make the most of your summer and give your golf clubs a workout before the season ends. Sun Peaks Golf Course closes this year on Oct. 10 so there are only a few weeks left to tee off and practise your swing on the 18-hole course. The SPIN Cup Men’s Night runs until Sept. 29, every Thursday evening from 3...
New Thompson area map promotes local food Over a dozen vendors have signed up for the Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market with more rolling in each week, according to organizers. Summer Farm, based in Coldstream, will be the main fruit and vegetable vendor, allowing residents to add locally sourced produce to their weekly grocery haul. The market takes place...
For Australian social media stars Mark and his furry best friend Mya, a German Shepherd, a trip to the Canadian ski slopes was just the adventure they’d be waiting for. The duo landed in Canada Nov. 15 and have since traveled throughout British Columbia exploring some of the province’s top ski resorts. This past week they made their way...
by Bodie Shandro, Special to SPIN Newsmagazine Ten time world champion Jamie Mitchell calls it the “Waterman’s Super Bowl”. For me, it was a chance to realize a dream of being one of the legendary people that have successfully crossed the infamous channel. The Ka’iwi Channel, a.k.a Molokai Channel or the “Channel of Bones”, has a centuries old reputation for being...