Tod Peak hikers rose to the challenge

A family poses for a commemorative photo by the summit marker. Photo contributed by Sun Peaks Resort Corporation.

The weather was beautiful, the flowers were prolific, and dozens of hikers showed up to summit the 2,152 meter Tod Mountain at the second annual Hike to Tod Peak with Nancy Greene. Last summer, 12 hikers made the three to four hour trek from the top of the Sunburst Chair to the peak and back. This year, 80 people ranging in age from four to 85 … [Read more...]

A baby named is an adult named. Eh, Dweezil?


Diva Thin Muffin Zappa, Moxie Crimefighter Jilette, or Pilot Inspektor Lee? This is just a brief taste of names popping up in Hollywood. It seems that Michael, Christopher, Amanda and Jennifer have become a bit too common for North Americans. These monikers have dropped from Canada’s top four names in the 1980s to absenteeism in 2010, except for … [Read more...]

Time to think about retirement

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” —Ben Franklin, popularizing Daniel Defoe’s original comment. Jack Layton is only the latest politician having to juggle the demands of a fickle public with the remorseless sands of Father Time. Hugo Chavez is battling pancreatic cancer; Hosni Mubarak is on his deathbed in … [Read more...]