Municipality reflects on five year anniversary

The Sun Peaks Municipality councilors in 2010.

On June 28, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality celebrated its five year anniversary. SPIN caught up with three of the driving members behind the push for Sun Peaks to become a municipality – Mayor Al Raine, councillor Ines Popig, and former SPIN publisher Adam Earle. Al Raine credits Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) owner, Masayoshi Okhubo, for paving the way for local government. “When Mr. Okbubo was buying Tod … [Read more...]

Beautifying the village core


Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality will be investing in the village core this summer, with several smaller projects planned. Rob Bremner, chief administrative officer for the municipality, said funding raised through business licensing fees would be used to purchase hanging baskets, following a recommendation from the Sun Peaks Business Advisory Council. Overhauling the rock garden outside the Tourism Sun … [Read more...]

New bylaw tackles unsightly properties

fairways drive

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) will strengthen their ability to tackle untidy properties, with the introduction of the Unsightly Premises Bylaw (No. 0043, 2015) at the SPMRM council meeting on May 25. The bylaw would allow the municipality expanded powers when dealing with unsightly premises, including in some instances, the ability for the municipality to enter the property and clean the property … [Read more...]

Mayor calls for TNRD pipeline support

Trans Mountain Image

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s board of directors has voted overwhelmingly in support of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline running through Kamloops — after being called on to support the project by Sun Peaks mayor Al Raine. It was seen as an unlikely turn of events — while the pipeline runs through many nearby communities — Sun Peaks will not be directly affected by the proposal to create a “twinned” … [Read more...]

Charity status to help skate park fundraising

Kenny Dale Skating

With winter over and the summer stoke beginning, Sun Peaks skaters are getting back to work on plans to develop a local skate park for the community. Since forming in 2013, the Sun Peaks Skate Park Foundation has been working towards establishing a local facility. Chairman Adam Earle said there was an “obvious appetite” for the recreation facility. “Our vision is to design, fund, build and maintain a free to use, … [Read more...]