All signs point to wine

Harpers hay bails

Motorists around Kamloops may have noticed new signs directing them on a taste-filled journey. The Kamloops Wine Trail, a joint effort by Kamloops wineries through the recently formed Kamloops Wineries Association, launched this summer to a thirsty demographic. “I’m always asked ‘What makes Kamloops’ wine region unique?’” said Trish Morelli, executive director of the Kamloops Wineries Association. “Wine is all … [Read more...]

East meets West in Cirque du Soleil production

Cirque 01 - Photo by Mark Delong

Canada’s internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil will arrive in Kamloops from December 24 to 28 to perform their Asian-infused production, Dralion. The show’s name is derived from the dragon, symbolizing Eastern culture, and the lion, symbolizing the west. Julie Desmarais, touring publicist for Dralion, said Sun Peaks residents would be delighted by the high-energy show, which blends the 3,000 year-old … [Read more...]

Tourism activities make an impact in Business Awards

Alpine and Voyageur

Two of Sun Peaks’ unique businesses have been recognized for their contributions to the business community with nominations from the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Excellence Awards. The NorthWest Voyageur Company has been nominated for the Tourism Award, while local business owner Gemma Harris has been nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award. Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks, … [Read more...]

Campfire ban for Kamloops Fire Centre

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Effective Wednesday, July 16 all campfires are prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre due to "high" and, in some cases, "extreme" fire danger ratings throughout the area. In accordance with this ban, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality will be implementing a campfire ban. Due to current dry, hot weather, natural wildfires are extremely aggressive and the introduction of human-caused wildfires could divert … [Read more...]

Nine eagles killed — public’s assistance requested to catch those responsible

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The Conservation Officer Service is requesting the public's assistance in their investigation into the illegal killing of nine eagles in the Kamloops area. Eight Bald Eagles and one Golden Eagle were found in March with their heads, feet, tail feathers and wings removed. The eagle carcasses were discovered in a ditch near a well-used public road. Under the Wildlife Act, it is an offence to possess, take, … [Read more...]