Community groups receive funding


The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality announced a total of $6,000 in funding for several non-profit community groups at the municipality meeting on January 19, as part of an annual community grants funding round. Sun Peaks Recreational Trails Association were a big recipient, receiving $1,000 in funding for tools to assist with trail construction — although this funding is conditional on a trail plan being … [Read more...]

Health Centre pushed to 2016

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Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine tabled a preliminary financial report for 2015 at the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality meeting on January 19 — which included a delay on the construction of the health centre until 2016. Raine said it would allow the municipality and the Sun Peaks Health Association the time they needed to finalize their funding strategies before moving forward with construction. Raine said the … [Read more...]

Sporting infrastructure a focus for Municipality


Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality will prioritize the completion of the full-sized ice rink and the development of the soccer and softball fields throughout 2015. Mayor Al Raine said the outdoor ice rink would be completed in time for the 2015-16 winter season, after the municipality was recently granted the title for the 4.5 hectares of land the ice rink will be constructed on. “We’ve got a lot of the prep … [Read more...]

Snowmobile concerns prompt big turnout


More than 40 members of the public attended the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality meeting on January 19 to discuss their thoughts on a draft bylaw proposal regulating the use of snowmobiles within the municipality boundaries. Mayor Al Raine said the municipality had been looking into a bylaw at the request of Sun Peaks Resort Corporation, who had concerns about snowmobiles coming within the ski resort … [Read more...]

Provincial grants assist municipal infrastructure


Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) recently received just under $150,000 from the provincial government’s Strategic Community Invest Fund (SCIF). The funding, which has been assisting Sun Peaks’ municipality for the past 3 years, is an integral part of the communities “status quo” according the Rob Bremner, chief administrative office with SPMRM. “It’s a great thing for small communities like us where … [Read more...]