Health Centre pushed to 2016

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Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine tabled a preliminary financial report for 2015 at the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality meeting on January 19 — which included a delay on the construction of the health centre until 2016. Raine said it would allow the municipality and the Sun Peaks Health Association the time they needed to finalize their funding … [Read more...]

Big city success for local artist

Liz Derksen

Liz Derksen would often visit the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) gallery on Vancouver’s Granville Island and admire the work on display. “I’ve been going to that gallery for years, thinking, maybe one day . . .” In February, Derksen was “very proud and excited” to find out two pieces of her art would be on display in the gallery, after … [Read more...]

Winter art workshops a success

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Art Zone Sun Peaks has been keeping active this winter, offering a series of workshops designed to showcase, share, and develop local talents. Art Zone held two successful workshops in January, a life writing workshop and an acrylic painting workshop, hosted by Ruth Wiebe and Liz Derksen, and a popular Habotai silk scarf workshop in February, run … [Read more...]

Who Dunnit fundraiser for Art Zone

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Art Zone Sun Peaks will hold an anonymous artwork fundraiser from March 7 to 14, featuring up to 60 works of art from a diverse range of artists. Artists who’ve signed up for the Who Dunnit exhibition will each submit an unsigned artwork on an 8x8 inch canvas. Buyers will only discover the true identity of the artist on purchase. Each piece will … [Read more...]

Richmond murder victim a former Sun Peaks resident

Alex Renney

Murder investigators have released the name of the body found in Richmond on Monday, February 23. Alex Renney, 20, a former Sun Peaks resident, was found dead at about 6 a.m. by an employee arriving for work on River Road, between No. 6 and No. 7 roads. According to the police’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), Renney was last seen … [Read more...]