Sun Peaks Music Festival returns for its eighth year

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Each year, students from all over British Columbia and Alberta head to Sun Peaks for the Annual Sun Peaks Music Festival. This year, the festival runs from May 13 to 15 at the Delta Sun Peaks. This is the eighth year of the event put on by Conbrio Festivals. About 1,000 students will be in the resort to participate in a non-competitive festival … [Read more...]

Regional hospital board approves tax increase

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The Thompson Regional Hospital District has recently approved a $6.15 tax increase for average-assessed residential properties for 2011 within the Thompson Regional Hospital District bylaw. In Sun Peaks and other municipalities, the tax increase will be collected by the municipality on behalf of the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD). … [Read more...]

Bear enters Burfield house through kitchen window

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Days are numbered for a burly, cinnamon coloured black bear that broke into a house in Sun Peaks last weekend. A bear trap has been set up to catch the habituated bear and protect residents. Burfield Drive resident Kona Van Diest was awakened by noise outside her kitchen window at around 1 a.m. Monday. She went to her kitchen to investigate and … [Read more...]