Wild about local mushrooms


Mushroom picking has an aura of secrecy about it, and seemingly no one wants to disclose their hidden spot. But, you can eye a good growing area by the trees, ground cover, water, slope, and the region’s humidity. Another not so subtle clue is whether a forest fire has passed through. Morels grow best in burn areas the year after a fire. For … [Read more...]

Fire prevention in full swing


Members of the Sun Peaks Fire Rescue (SPFR) and Sun Peaks Resort Corporation staff completed their wildfire course together in May. The Sun Peaks firefighters (including eight new members) plus 30 SPRC employees took part in the wildland firefighting course. The group completes training annually, which serves as an important certification for … [Read more...]

Beware of computer virus scam


Fraudsters behind the computer virus scam that started back in March are still phoning at random, hoping to victimize and make money off of unsuspecting people. The Kamloops RCMP received three notices in the Kamloops area about the computer virus scam through the Scam Line Information Kamloops (SILK) system last March. Victims receive a … [Read more...]