Making the shift to using solar energy

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In 2011 the federal government announced the return of the ecoEnergy Retrofit for Homes Program, granting up to $5,000 for homeowners to improve their home’s energy efficiency. Including an allowance of $1,250 for installing a year-round solar hot water system. As homeowners evaluate their home’s energy efficiency, many are turning to solar thermal … [Read more...]

Crazy for Psycho

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One of the perks of writing a movie column is that you can always justify attending movie-based events. Most of the time that means heading out to an opening night, or taking in a film festival. But occasionally, unique events come up that any film lover, yours truly included, would not want to miss. I’m currently attending school in Calgary, … [Read more...]

Terwiel qualifies for World Cup Slalom

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Facebook, Twitter and the phone lines blew up when Sun Peaks’ own Elli Terwiel qualified for the Women’s Slalom at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Aspen, Colo. Proud father and coach, George Terwiel notes, “She competed against eight other girls from the national team and they only had room for five girls and Elli was picked out of those, under … [Read more...]