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Vital Signs project braves new frontiers

January 19, 2019

‘Vital Cafés’ will offer monthly dive into bigger issues

The Community Foundation of Whistler’s Vital Signs project is expanding its purview in a big way in 2019. Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Vital Signs is hosting a series of monthly talks—or Vital Cafés—at the Whistler Museum looking at some massive international issues and how they relate to Whistler.…


Winterstoke Backcountry Festival returns for fifth year

Annual event celebrates backcountry adventure with events and clinics from Jan. 24 to 27

Outdoor enthusiasts taking part in the Winterstoke Backcountry Festival might want to start downing caffeine now. Heading into its fifth year from Jan. 24 to 27, the festival features panel discussions, an art show, a beer-filled après and, of course, clinics.…


World’s first off-road racing mech hangs out in Squamish

Prosthesis: the anti-robot is being tested in town

It is just a giant robot splashing through puddles in an empty, open-air warehouse, with the Stawamus Chief as its backdrop. Nothing unusual in that.…


Province upgrades Duffey Lake Road avalanche-control system

Gazex system cuts down on closures

Listening to Robb Andersen discuss the avalanche control system on the Duffey Lake Road, it’s easy to find yourself envisioning a scene from an action movie. In order to initiate the exploders, a technician parked on a secure part of the highway taps in “secret shoot codes” to their computer, explained Andersen, who leads the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (MOTI) avalanche management team.…


Corless captures win

January 18, 2019

Youth ‘A’ luger tops large field at St. Moritz

Whistler’s Natalie Corless came up big in FIL Junior World Cup action at St. Moritz, Switzerland on Jan. 17. The 15-year-old bested a field of nearly 40 sleds to secure her first-ever youth ‘A’ singles victory and second podium finish of the season.…


Cheakamus Crossing homeowners reject municipality’s DES deal

Current terms of $870K offer to cover repair costs not ‘workable,’ says committee head

Cheakamus Crossing homeowners have rejected an offer proposed by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to help cover costs associated with the neighbourhood’s controversial heating system. In September, Whistler’s outgoing mayor and council approved an $870,000 loan to municipal subsidiary and developer of the former Athletes’ Village, the Whistler 2020 Development Corporation, to help cover repair and maintenance costs associated with the District Energy System (DES).…


Squamish woman to climb 48-storey building

January 17, 2019

Lisa Merrick joins father, a double-lung transplant recipient, in BC Lung Association 18th annual fundraiser

Lisa Greenslade Merrick is no stranger to an uphill battle. Having lived in Squamish for two years, she’s taken advantage of the natural landscape by hiking, mountain biking and climbing her way along the Sea to Sky.…


Most British Columbians back proposed ban on smoking in apartments

In the late 1990s, Canada was one of the first countries to implement legislation aimed at curbing the use of tobacco. The guidelines established by the Tobacco Act, passed by the Liberal government headed by Jean Chrétien, have since been adjusted by other administrations of all political stripes.…


WSS student shows support for Wet’suwet’en

January 16, 2019

‘It’s not about the pipeline, it’s about consent,’ says Natilyn Kyanna

Following last week’s RCMP raid on the Wet’suwet’en protesters in northern B.C., shows of solidarity have been held across the country—including in Pemberton. After seeing a woman demonstrating in downtown Pemberton on Wednesday, Jan. 9, Natilyn Kyanna—a Grade 9 student at Whistler Secondary School—decided to join the cause.…


Shyamalan’s dirty teeth

I’m thinking of going down to Toad Hall and getting a bumper sticker printed: “Life is too short to watch M. Night Shyamalan movies.” Which is unfortunate because the only new movie opening this week is Glass, Shyamalan’s latest and a super-hero crossover that mashes up characters and ideas from two of his previous (and least-shitty) films.…


Marcus Ramsay maps out busy year

Sea to Sky musician launches Northern Ignition Music

Marcus Ramsay has had an unusual career trajectory for a Whistler musician. For one, after graduating from the SAE Institute Vancouver where he studied music production and audio engineering, he moved up the highway to the resort—and promptly blew out his knee in his first season.…


How to strata

It can be hard to live with people. Even the best of friends can grate on one another after being cooped up in the same house all winter long.…


Free will astrology for the week of January 17

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In 1917, leaders of the Christian sect Jehovah’s Witnesses prophesied that all Earthly governments would soon disappear and Christianity would perish.…


Flower power in the City of Brotherly Love—The Philadelphia Flower Show

Every March, people come from around the world to see thousands of profuse blooms in the East Coast city of Philadelphia. Sometimes it’s sunny outside and sometimes there’s snow on the ground—when I went last year, the city had a raging blizzard.…


Crankworx reveals 2019 schedule

Sports briefs: Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme registration opens; Kripps takes silver

The Crankworx World Tour is down a stop but up a tour title. This year’s tour will see three stops, down from the four it hit the past two summers, after eliminating the French festival in Les Gets.…


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