For over 20 years, Sun Peaks Independent News has been our community’s only local news source. Our digital and print stories feature what’s most important to you: the people, local events and issues in B.C.’s fastest-growing municipality.
With your support, we’re building a new model of independent, community-powered journalism to better serve Sun Peaks. Our membership program helps keep us directly accountable to our readers, sharing stories and information that help the resort community of Sun Peaks flourish. Become a monthly member here.
Should you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, drop us a line.
Mailing Address: 213 – 1130 Sun Peaks Rd. Sun Peaks BC V0E 5N0 Canada
Throughout her career as a community news publisher in the Interior, Brandi has learned people want to see independent, in-depth, solutions-focused local news. As the CEO of Discourse Community Publishing, Brandi leads a growing network of independent news outlets including The Discourse, The Wren, Sun Peaks Independent News and supporting IndigiNews. While her work may now include other areas of B.C., her home and heart are located in the resort community that launched her as a publisher. She is also a sessional journalism instructor at TRU.
Liz McDonald is the community reporter in Sun Peaks (Skwelkwek’welt). As a new community member, she is learning a lot about the village and the people who live, work and play here.
Liz grew up in a small town outside of London Ontario in Treaty 6 before moving to Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories) for graduate school where she studied journalism at UBC. She’s passionate about telling diverse stories, from municipal politics, to sports, the environment, and mental health and substance use policies.
When she’s not working, she loves slacklining, highlining, bouldering, hiking, skiing, yoga, reading, photography, cooking and a strong cup of coffee.
Hollie moved to B.C. from Virginia with her partner and their two pups. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she earned her master’s degree at James Madison University in strategic communication. She loves to work on stories that focus on human rights, wellness, politics and the arts. In her free time, you can find her curled up with her dogs, hiking up to a climbing wall or sipping a cocktail at happy hour.
As Community Editor for Discourse Community Publishing, Tegwyn works with writers to make their stories shine. In her role, she also focuses on social media and other forms of digital outreach. A graduate from Queen’s University with a B.A.H. in History, Tegwyn spent most of her undergraduate career volunteering across campus and editing stories for The Queen’s Journal. She works from the homelands of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ Nations.