Vancouver firefighters visit

Visiting Firefighters

Sun Peaks Fire and Rescue’s Work Experience Program (WEP) is gaining attention around B.C. with representatives from the Vancouver Fire Department visiting Sun Peaks to address WEP participants in May. Chief Colin Cannon said it was the first time the Vancouver department had visited the community. “They’d heard about the WEP program and . . . they’ve hired members who’ve taken part in it,” Cannon … [Read more...]

Black and white is best for photographer Bill Fell

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When Bill Fell finished university and headed to Europe to travel, his father gave him his first camera to record his favourite holiday moments. Little did Fell suspect the gift would spark a lifelong passion and grow into a career spanning decades, with his work being showcased in exhibitions in his home province of Ontario. Now residing in Sun Peaks to be closer to family — including his three young grandchildren … [Read more...]

The Voice of Foreigner looks back on a lifetime of rock

Lou Gramm

It’s all about perspective. And from where Lou Gramm is sitting, there’s a lot to be grateful for. After riding a wave of tremendous fame throughout the 70s and 80s as lead vocalist and co-writer for the multi-platinum band Foreigner, he’s overcome both drug addiction and a life threating brain tumour. “I’d been thinking about it (my story),” said Gramm, speaking about his recent autobiography, Juke Box Hero: … [Read more...]

Johnny Crichton named B.C. Alpine athletic director

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Sun Peaks skier and former head coach of the B.C. Alpine team, Johnny Crichton, has recently been appointed as B.C. Alpine’s athletic director, giving him responsibility and coaching oversight over every ski club in the province. It’s a big change for Crichton, who admitted the job “wasn’t even on my radar” when he was asked to take it on. “I’m still trying to get my head around it. It’s a change of pace but … [Read more...]

Black Beaver plans for local gym

Black Beaver

Physical trainers Hamish and Tori Charlton, the husband-and-wife team behind Black Beaver Strength Co. have big plans ahead for Sun Peaks — hoping to set up a CrossFit gym for the community before the year is out. The pair have a long-standing relationship with Sun Peaks. Australian born Hamish spent three winters working for the sports school, and Tori grew up in Kamloops. After spending the past few years in … [Read more...]