How about inviting some bugs over to your garden? No, we’re not talking about pests. We’re talking about creating gardens that attract beneficial insects and wildlife, like butterflies and bees. As populations increase and more houses are built, insects and other wildlife are displaced and their habitats destroyed. Wildlife gardening is a way to mitigate the effects on insect population. Wildlife gardening...

Sun Peaks Family Cup

Flags are being pulled out, skis are being waxed and families are teaming up to represent their countries in the 5th Annual Travelplan Sun Peaks Family Cup, taking place Jan. 5 to 9, 2011. The Family Cup is the one event every year where competitors range from four years old to 71 years old as individuals, families and teams from...
SIX RESTAURANTS TO COMPETE IN NINTH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF The chefs at Bottoms Bar & Grill are looking to solidify their reputation of best chili on the mountain. They will aim for their third straight people’s choice award in the ninth annual Mountain of Beer and Chili Cook-Off on July 2. “It’s always fun to win a competition so of course...
Rotary Club of Sun Peaks seeking vendors for Art Summit The Rotary Club of Sun Peaks is well on their way to achieving their goal of more than doubling their vendors for this summer’s second annual Rotary Club Art Summit on July 27. With eight artists confirmed to attend this year’s event, club secretary Brenda Wilkinson said the event is...

Going the distance

Skiing Your Age a Growing Trend One man’s birthday tradition has turned into a new challenge for local Nordic skiers. Seventy-three-year-old Gunner Rasmussen celebrated his birthday on Jan. 24 by hitting the cross country trails and skiing his age in kilometres. It’s a tradition he began on his 65th birthday and has continued for the past nine years. “I decided to do...