Austra’s dark twist on Canadian pop


Canada’s indie scene is exploding with good music lately. One band that really stands out right now is Toronto’s Austra, a quirky group with lots of talent and potential. Austra’s debut album Feel it Break, which came out in May this year, is a dark take on synthy-pop music with haunting and austere vocals combined with punchy drums, deep bass, and glittering synthesizers. The highlight of the album is … [Read more...]

Each day is a new day: Tips for a healthier you.

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New Year’s Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to evaluate the state of your health and fitness and make small adjustments to improve both. Small changes gradually add up to a large shift in lifestyle and there are plenty of ways to kick-start a year of healthy living. 1. Skip the salt shaker. Excessive sodium consumption contributes to a variety of health issues including high blood pressure, … [Read more...]

Where does the time go?


They say the older you get, the quicker the time goes by. How true it is. Amazingly this issue of Sun Peaks Independent News (SPIN Newsmagazine) will actually start our 10th year of publishing here in Sun Peaks. I thought that since this is the season of historic anniversaries at Tod Mountain, I should give you a little history of our local newspaper. Since its inception in December 2002, Sun Peaks Independent … [Read more...]