Western Canada Summer Games’ Sun Peaks connections


On Aug. 5 to 14, Kamloops will host the Western Canada Summer Games for the first time ever. About 3,000 athletes from all over B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut will compete in 19 sport events. Several people are representing Sun Peaks at the event in a big way, from athlete to … [Read more...]

Pramod Thapa awarded Athlete of the Year


Not many people share Pramod Thapa’s drive and determination. He only started skiing two seasons ago, and yet he had three podium finishes in Whistler last April, beaten only by provincial team members at the B.C. Provincial Para-Alpine Championships. Born with cerebral palsy, the eighteen-year-old already had a black belt in karate coming … [Read more...]

Accidental lockup prompts changes at Heffley Creek landfill


A resident and her five-year-old son almost spent the night at the dump after employees left for the day, accidentally locking them in. Upper Louis Creek resident Rebecca Advocaat went to the Heffley Creek dump about 20 minutes before closing to unload some dirt and brush before heading home. “I went past the attendant’s station and there … [Read more...]