Giant Hogweed (a.k.a. Heracleum Mantegazzianum, which sounds like the villain of a Roger Moore-era Bond film) is the dangerous invader from across the seas. The vile plant has stem hairs and leaves which contain a clear, highly toxic sap that can cause blisters, burns and external scarring. Internal scarring as well, if you’re feeling bold. The plant was first introduced...
It’s a perfect opportunity to purchase local, sustainable food for your family’s dinner table, while enjoying a gorgeous alpine setting. The Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market returns to the village square this Sunday, June 27, for the first market of the summer! Local farmers, ranchers and artisans will be in the village selling fruits, veggies, local meats, seafood, arts,...
There's a number of unique and romantic ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Sun Peaks--and the options go beyond chocolates and roses. Below are a list of the specials starting at $2.99: Private horse drawn sleigh rides for $125. Available Feb. 14. Book a driver for a snowmobile tour and your sweetheart rides as a passenger for free. Available Feb. 14. Valentine's Moonlight...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a ski guide and spend your days in the mountains? Though many may have considered completing the required training to be a certified ski guide, the high costs of equipment and courses and extensive time commitments can make the option intimidating. That’s why local ski guide and instructor Bodie Shandro...
If you’re looking for something to do outdoors over the quieter shoulder season, why not give geocaching a try? As long as you have a smartphone, or a GPS and access to the Internet, you can begin straight away. Sun Peaks geocaching enthusiast Harrison Stein took SPIN on a geocaching adventure earlier this month to give us our first taste...