Thanks Mr. Ohkubo

Village walkway (5)

I’ve lived in this magical town called Sun Peaks for more than half my life, but if it wasn’t for a gentle smile and a firm handshake many years ago, it may have never happened. It was the summer of 1992 and Tod Mountain was bankrupt and at auction. I’d left the ski hill the season prior, after two years with the events department. The skiing was great but there was no future for me. My summer seasons back then … [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 new Sun Peaks residents walking on the non-existent shoulder of a … [Read more...]

You can make a difference

Village At Night

As the full-time residents of this mountain town ready themselves with their annual pre-winter tasks, there are scores of young men and women around the globe anxiously anticipating a winter season ahead at Sun Peaks, living far away from home, school and mom and dad. Kind of like their first day at grade school, for these new “locals” it can be exciting but scary. New country, new job, new friends, different … [Read more...]

Teach your children well

On Strike

As someone that doesn’t have children, I’ve quietly sat on the sidelines and watched the B.C. Government and the BC Teachers federation (BCTF) have one dispute after another, leading to continued strike action, cancelled classes, no school sports or report cards and more. While I certainly don’t profess to understand all the issues at hand with the current dispute between the B.C. Liberals and the BCTF, I do … [Read more...]

Cleaning house

newspaper

I hate to admit it wasn’t that much of a shock to me that after more than 80 years reporting community news, sports, obits, and ads the Kamloops Daily News (KDN) announced that it was no longer publishing a daily newspaper. Online competition, increased costs, decreased advertising revenue and market trends are just a few of the tag words used in the newspaper business to explain the newspaper cannibalism that … [Read more...]