Public meeting on short-term rentals on Sept. 24


The Sun Peaks municipal council is holding a public meeting on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Hearthstone Lodge to discuss the issue of short-term rentals in residential zones. Short-term rentals are defined as rentals that last less than 28 days. Noise and parking issues are some of the complaints received from property owners who are opposed to the … [Read more...]

To Tiger Mom, or not to Tiger Mom


Even before the release of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, an excerpt in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” started the bees buzzing. Amy Chua’s parenting philosophy, simplistically, is this: offering the means for excellence predicates excellence. What makes her controversial is that she equates … [Read more...]

Province announces air ambulance for B.C. Central Interior

A B.C. ambulance similar to the one in this picture is now available in the Central Interior flying out of Kamloops, B.C.

After a successful trial period last summer, the B.C. government announced the launch of a dedicated helicopter air ambulance to B.C. Central Interior on Aug. 30. With an estimated annual cost of $2.35 million, the B.C. Ambulance Service’s Critical Care Transport helicopter is now available 12 hours a day, seven days a week to transport patients … [Read more...]