Achieving sustainability

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality has begun the process of developing a Social Sustainability Plan (SSP) for Sun Peaks. The SSP will outline a vision for the future of social aspects of the Sun Peaks community, including recreation and leisure; arts, culture and heritage; education and learning; housing; health; participation and partnerships. “It’s a way forward,” said Rob Bremner, chief administrative … [Read more...]

Students to jazz up Sun Peaks

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The hills will come alive to the sounds of the 9th Annual Sun Peaks Music Festival from April 12 to 14. Presented by Con Brio Festivals, over 800 elementary and high school students will take part in a non-competitive musical educational experience. Festival artistic and managing director Douglas Macaulay said that the festival aims to promote music in school education. “We want school ensembles to grow, … [Read more...]

Cats and dogs rejoice!

For all the pet owners at Sun Peaks, catering for your pet’s hungry belly just got a whole lot easier with the opening of Creekside Critter Outfitters. Based in the Mountain Money location of the Fireside Lodge, Creekside Critter Outfitters carries a full line of organic and Canadian-made pet foods and supplies along with some larger brand names for those pets unwilling to change their diets. It also carries … [Read more...]

Filling vacancies, lawfully

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It’s an issue that’s been on the table for the last decade — nightly rentals at Sun Peaks. Renting out your residentially zoned home for less than one month, also known as “short-term rental” or “vacation rental” has been on the agenda at Sun Peaks for years. A public information session addressing short-term nightly rentals took place on March 2. From that meeting options for solving this issue are now on the … [Read more...]

Spotlight — Heidi MacGowan

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From? I grew up in Saskatchewan and have lived at Sun Peaks for seven years. What was the draw to Sun Peaks? Honestly what brought me here was (a job), what kept me here was the skiing. (At first) I didn’t even know it was a ski resort! It’s pretty chill up here, that’s the reason why I like it. Favourite winter sport? I ski and snowboard. I’m converting back to skiing but I still love snowboarding. I find … [Read more...]