A nation of opportunity

Exams

With mid-term exams taking place for university students across Canada recently, now more than ever, thousands of Canada’s youth are looking towards their futures and the opportunities that lie ahead. We’re greatly privileged to live in a nation rich in opportunity. Opportunity is there for all of us who demonstrate creativity, work hard and who … [Read more...]

Je Suis Charlie

Image by Lucille Clerk

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell. I’m a journalist. I’m not a particularly important journalist. I don’t report on the Federal Budget or get invited to Stephen Harper’s press conferences. I haven’t uncovered any scandals or exposed a great cover up or probably … [Read more...]

Regional people not in touch with nature?

Pipeline

Earlier this year, Sun Peaks mayor Al Raine travelled to Whistler to represent Sun Peaks at the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference. One of the hot-button issues discussed was Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline. Unlike the Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would run through northern B.C., the Trans Mountain Pipeline will pass … [Read more...]

Unfunded liabilities

Pension

There’s a foreseeable threat to the financial well-being of Canadians. It is representative of failings found throughout our political system, our economic system, and even among our voting public. This threat comes in the form of unfunded liabilities — those obligations that have no funds set aside to pay for their future costs. According to a … [Read more...]

Darwin award candidates

Car Rollover

November 22, opening day, winter season 2014/2015. While skiable terrain was limited due to lack of natural snow, Mother Nature kindly dumped 20 centimetres of fresh powder the night before and Sun Peaks awoke to blue sky and fluffy powder. A great start to the winter season! My opening day started just before 8 a.m. as I passed several, obviously … [Read more...]