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.
This year’s berry crop is lower than expected because of climate change-induced droughts and wildfires, which could impact female bears in Sun Peaks ability to reproduce and cause increasing interactions with humans.