Foraging for fiddleheads?

With the onset of spring comes fiddlehead season across Canada. The curled, edible shoots of the ostrich fern are considered a seasonal delicacy. They can be found in the wild, and are often sold in stores, at farmers’ markets, and are sometimes served in restaurants. Fiddleheads can be eaten safely, but can cause food poisoning if they haven’t been properly cleaned, prepared, cooked or stored. Eating raw or … [Read more...]

Get your skin prepped for the season

With the winter season fast approaching, it’s important to make sure our bodies are ready to hit the slopes come opening weekend. Taking care of ourselves doesn’t need to be hard or time consuming, and there are plenty of exercises and activities you can be doing today to get ski, snowboard, skate, sled and snowshoe ready this season. While we spend a lot of time talking about healthy eating (to take care of our … [Read more...]

Staying fit for a smooth move into winter sports

Picture yourself out for your first ski of the season. Are you ready to pick up where you left off last year, or are you expecting to feel rusty, with painful muscle fatigue on the first run? With the right physical preparation you can have fun year-round and be ready to jump right into winter sports. Cross training provides a solid foundation so your body can make a safe and painless transition from the land and … [Read more...]

Is an extended health care centre viable for Sun Peaks?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin. The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) is taking Benjamin Franklin’s words to heart when it comes to the expansion of community medical services. Before diving in head first they’ve opted to create a business plan to ensure the expanded health care centre’s viability, with help from the B.C. government. Announced at the beginning … [Read more...]

Is an expanded health-care centre viable for Sun Peaks?

A $50,000 grant from the Ministry of Health will assist the Mountain Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks determine the viability of an expanded health-care centre, Minister Terry Lake announced today. "The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM), Sun Peaks Health Association (SPHA) and the community have been working hard at promoting their vision of an expanded health centre for families, residents and … [Read more...]