Message from the Mayor
Dated July 30th, 2020
Well, Summer at last!
It has been a wet summer unlike the past few years of drought and forest fires. The pendulum certainly swung strongly to the other side, wetter than normal thus more mosquitos and cooler temperatures. All of this on top of the Covid 19 pandemic, a summer we are not likely to forget.
Great to see the village much busier and some familiar faces back in the community. Generally, our guests and residents are paying attention to physically distancing, hand sanitizing and staying within their bubbles. Businesses are trying hard to maintain the new Covid rules and keep us all safe. Thankfully, most patrons are very understanding and assisting in ensuring that we all remain safe.
Regrettably, not everyone is getting the message. There are still a few folks who behave like Sun Peaks is a Corona Virus free zone. Please pay attention, nobody is Covid immune at this time.
Unfortunately, the Covid virus has not left B.C. or the Kamloops region. The recent outbreaks in Kelowna should have sent a strong message that gatherings with lots of alcohol are the perfect venues to let our guards down. Unfortunately, people who show no signs of being ill may be asymptomatic infectious carriers and nobody is able to identify neighbours or friends who may be unknowingly spreading the virus.
The worst part of attending a party where Covid may be circulating is that it takes 3 or 4 days before you recognize that you are ill and it takes another 3 to 5 additional days to receive the results of a Covid test. If you test positive, you will have to recall the names of all those who were close to you over the past 6 to 9 days. Worse, all of your friends must immediately self-isolate and if they show any signs of Covid, they will need to take a test and if they test positive, they and all of their contacts will need to quarantine immediately. Nobody wants to go through this, so stay alert and safe.
Our office is open 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Friday. There are restrictions to the number of people permitted within the office, so appointments are recommended.
Council meetings will continue to be via Zoom with Facebook streaming. There will only be one Council meeting in August on the 18th at 10 am.
Enjoy the summer weather and your friends but stay safe in small bubbles!!!
Sun Peaks Community Helps Fund
Sun Peaks Community Helps Fund has established an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please donate to the SPCommunityHelps Fund through:
- E Transfers to email@example.com using the password 'sphelps', or
- Support cheques can be mailed to Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality, 106-3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks V0E 5N0 Attn. SPCommunityHelps Fund
Donors will receive official receipts for income tax purposes.
SUN PEAKS COMMUNITY HELPS FUND
$45,045 RAISED AS OF June 26
LET'S HELP OUR COMMUNITY GET THROUGH THIS CHALLENGE