A new era for Sun Peaks Independent News

Welcome to the first issue produced solely by the new owners of Sun Peaks Independent News. The first order of business is a few huge acknowledgments of gratitude. The amount of well wishes and words of encouragement we’ve received from the community before even putting pen to paper has been overwhelming. In an era of a vastly changing media landscape, you’re never sure of the reaction when you tell someone you’ve … [Read more...]

Over and out – Adam Earle signs off from SPIN

Adam Earle

Time flies when you’re having fun - the proof is the past 13 years of owning and publishing Sun Peaks Independent News Inc. (SPIN), has been both a blast and a blur. Back in December 2002, my wife Cathy and I nervously launched the first issue of SPIN, without knowing anything about newspapers or the media business. If it wasn’t for the sound advice of our very first customer, it might have been both the beginning … [Read more...]

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...]