Breaking the norms to find yourself

Ryan McLean, a.k.a. BopN Gadget. 
Photo: Charese Weatherbee.

You may think that anyone travelling to Sun Peaks, or choosing to live here, has done so to pursue their passion for winter sports, but you’d be wrong if you assumed that’s why Grade 12 student Ryan McLean did so. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a snowboarder and came here to take advantage of everything this mountain has to offer, but he also moved to Sun Peaks to take advantage of the freedom the mountain’s high school … [Read more...]

New festival takes over Merritt Mountain grounds


The Merritt Mountain Music Festival had a long successful run, and while there may be no more country music headliners gracing the stages on the beautiful hills in Merritt another festival has laid claim to the area—on the complete opposite end of the genre spectrum. Electric Mountain Music Festival is the new festival taking over the grounds that used to host the huge Merritt Mountain Music Festival, a country … [Read more...]

Nothing like a weekend of hip hop and reggae

The snow has fallen, the season has started and that means life is in full swing on the mountain, musically as well! Life on the mountain is heating up and nightlife has returned to the joy of ski bums, visitors and die-hard locals alike. A couple of upcoming events stand out in particular: Mystic Bowie, a reggae funk band playing at Masa’s Bar and Grill on Dec. 5 and Gift of Gab, of Blackalicious, at Club … [Read more...]