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...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Build it and they will come

Adam_Colour

Like any resort-based community, the pulse of Sun Peaks is dependent upon people from around the globe coming to the community, enjoying themselves while here and upon leaving, telling their friends what a fabulous time they had. They could be here for skiing, biking, a winter wine festival, a summer adventure race or just a weekend away. They … [Read more...]