Get Retro for health and fitness

Jo's Retro Road Race

The 2nd annual Get Retro at Jo’s Road Race hits Sun Peaks on August 16, and event organizer Jo Berry is encouraging local residents to get on board for the fun run. The “fun, friendly and fabulous” road race includes one kilometre, five km and 10 km routes and will complement the Retro Concert Weekend with participants encouraged to wear retro … [Read more...]

Protect yourself from the sun

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With the release of the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014 and evidence that the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, is on the rise, Canadians are being warned to give due respect to the power of the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UV). According to recent statistics, even though most forms of cancer cases are decreasing in Canada, skin cancer … [Read more...]

Zen and the Art of Forest Chickens

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Sometimes we find our teachers in the most unlikely places. This spring I found mine living in the greenbelt separating my backyard from Louis Creek — or maybe he found me. As part of my naturalist training, most days I wake before sunrise and make a cup of tea before picking my way quietly through this little band of forest en route to my morning … [Read more...]