New festival to celebrate biking culture

The first-ever Peaks Pedal Fest will highlight and celebrate another successful season of biking in Sun Peaks over the weekend of September 5 to 7. The festival will include events for all ages and biking disciplines, and is also set to feature some big prizes. Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR), said the Peaks Pedal Fest was a great way to wrap up the biking season in … [Read more...]

Community mailbox concerns nothing new

By Mel Rothenburger, TNRD Director Area P (Rivers and The Peaks). director.mrothenburger@tnrd.ca When Canada Post recently announced it was scheduling the end of door-to-door mail delivery in Kamloops, the reaction was one of both disappointment and resignation. While it had been known for quite some time the decision was coming, it nonetheless stirred up old concerns. In rural areas, community mailboxes are … [Read more...]

Now available for long term or seasonal rent

Available now for long term or seasonal rental. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished town home. Also a 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished suite. Both are located just a short walking distance from lifts and are suitable for working professionals. Both N/P, N/S. 604-999-2662. … [Read more...]

B.C. Ambulance putting rules above common sense

It’s well past time we had an ambulance service based in Sun Peaks. Because it’s literally just a matter of time before someone dies while waiting for an ambulance to drive up the hill, turn around, and drive them to Kamloops. We’re the second biggest ski area in Canada. But as far as BC Emergency Health Service is concerned, we might as well be Hemlock Mountain. We see ourselves as a world-class ski resort, but … [Read more...]

Trail Champs running to new venue

The team at Dirty Feet Trail Series will bring the 2015 Canadian National 50 km Trail Championships to Sun Peaks on September 12 — marking the first time the event has been held in Western Canada for several years. Phil Hiom from Dirty Feet said he was pleased to bring the event to Sun Peaks. “It’s awesome. We’re excited for Western Canadians to have the opportunity to race on home turf,” he said. Sun … [Read more...]