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

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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...]

Open burning restrictions effective May 15 in Kamloops Fire Centre

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Effective at noon on May 15, 2014, the size of open fires will be restricted in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. Since April 1, Kamloops Fire Centre crews have responded to 38 wildfire incidents covering more than 438 hectares. Many of these wildfires resulted from poorly planned open burning. This prohibition applies to all areas of the Kamloops … [Read more...]