For the third anniversary of her son’s disappearance, Heather Shtuka and her husband, Scott, have returned to Sun Peaks.

Until pandemic health orders began to limit the couple’s ability to travel, the Shtukas had made the same journey from their home in Alberta to the mountain resort nearly every month since 2018.

On Feb. 17 of that year, 20-year-old Ryan Shtuka left a house party on Burfield Drive around 2 a.m. and never returned.

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