Over and out – Adam Earle signs off from SPIN

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Time flies when you’re having fun - the proof is the past 13 years of owning and publishing Sun Peaks Independent News Inc. (SPIN), has been both a blast and a blur. Back in December 2002, my wife Cathy and I nervously launched the first issue of SPIN, without knowing anything about newspapers or the media business. If it wasn’t for the sound advice of our very first customer, it might have been both the beginning … [Read more...]

Cleaning house

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I hate to admit it wasn’t that much of a shock to me that after more than 80 years reporting community news, sports, obits, and ads the Kamloops Daily News (KDN) announced that it was no longer publishing a daily newspaper. Online competition, increased costs, decreased advertising revenue and market trends are just a few of the tag words used in the newspaper business to explain the newspaper cannibalism that … [Read more...]

Build it and they will come

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Like any resort-based community, the pulse of Sun Peaks is dependent upon people from around the globe coming to the community, enjoying themselves while here and upon leaving, telling their friends what a fabulous time they had. They could be here for skiing, biking, a winter wine festival, a summer adventure race or just a weekend away. They could be here for a month, a week or just a day. We all know that … [Read more...]

Music Diva moves on

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The expression “all good things must come to an end” is apt as SPIN has to announce that freelancer, environmental writer and music diva, Rikki MacCuish, will no longer be writing regularly for the newsmagazine. MacCuish moved to Sun Peaks in 2007 and began writing for SPIN shortly thereafter. Over the years she’s interviewed some big names and cites some of her most memorable interviews as with folk artist Cat … [Read more...]

The principles in action

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In last month’s article we talked about some of the paradigm shifts that have occurred throughout our history. There have been many: from a flat earth to a round planet, from travel by land and sea to jet planes and rocket ships, the list goes on. What’s interesting about a paradigm shift is that the potential or principles underlying each advancement were already in existence from the beginning of time but … [Read more...]