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UBC researchers claim find of COVID-19 trial drug

April 4, 2020

“There is hope for this horrible outbreak,” researcher says

University of British Columbia researchers say they have found a trial drug that blocks the cellular door the virus uses to infect people with COVID-19. “There is hope for this horrible outbreak,” said UBC Life Sciences Institute director Dr. Josef Penninger.…


The pandemic might not make me a better person

Day 20 of our self-imposed isolation and I have to confess, I haven’t really maximized the opportunity to self-actualize. Not that there’s been any shortage of resources or recommendations shared by beautiful, loving-minded friends—how to work from home, how to be healthy when completely alone, how to learn a second language, spring-clean your house, meditate every day, practice yoga from your living room, how to make your own cleaning products, how to kickstart home schooling with a ton of resources, how to set up learning games around the house to keep a house-bound kid from tearing it apart……


Interactive map: Today’s COVID-19 cases in Canada

By Glacier Media Source:: Interactive map: Today’s COVID-19 cases in Canada


Trudeau announces COVID-19 funding for women’s shelters, homeless

Prime Minister dismisses possibility of retaliation against Trump’s attempts to ban mask exports to Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced increased funding for the homeless and women’s shelters Saturday and dismissed the idea of retaliation against U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban the export of N95 masks to Canada. In his daily press briefing Saturday, Trudeau said his government will spend $40 million for women’s shelters and $10 million for aboriginal women’s shelters.…


Quest University lands up for sale

School reps say this is a way of addressing debt by pursuing revenue streams from developers

Quest University’s remaining development lands have been listed up for sale by Colliers International, which even floats the possibility of selling the whole school. “Although Quest University is seeking offers for the purchase of those lands described herein, the University would also be prepared to consider a comprehensive sale of the entire University and associated development lands with a long-term leaseback arrangement for the continued University/campus use,” reads the Colliers listing.…


Local photographers capture the moment—and raise money for good causes

Pembertonian Chad Chomlack and Whistlerite Rachel Lewis spent the week shooting portraits from a distance

Chad Chomlack isn’t a family or portrait photographer.…


Economic Ecology Part II: Opportunity

In a previous column (Pique, March 19) I argued that the current pandemic, though proximally tied to environmental degradation, is more distally symptomatic of rabid globalization and economic hubris, leading most countries to adopt too-tentative measures for a threat they gambled wasn’t the red-alert it seemed. A lack of foresight on both fronts has proved disastrous.…


Quarantino continues

Well, here we are safe at home, and Hollywood isn’t sure what to do with us. The idea of “renting” new releases for $20 on the streaming platforms doesn’t seem to be catching on as much as they’d like, and while some flicks are being pushed (Wonder Woman 2 is slated for August now, not June), Sony is the first studio to officially put the entire summer of 2020 out to pasture.…


SD48 to expand use of online learning tools

Whistler’s school district’s initial priority during COVID-19 crisis will be on graduating students

just because schools across British Columbia are essentially closed through the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t mean students won’t have the opportunity to continue learning. In the Sea to Sky School District, many teachers already use a variety of online learning tools, such as SeeSaw, Google Classroom and Zoom, to connect with their students, and the use of those platforms will be expanded in the coming days.…


The Whistler Food Bank is being temporarily relocated to the conference centre

April 3, 2020

Move will allow for better distribution during COVID-19 crisis, says RMOW

The local food bank will move from its current Nesters Road location to the Whistler Conference Centre, beginning next week, in order to support those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS), which operates the food bank, is working with other resort partners to manage the uptick in demand.…


The FOMO will fade if we all stay home

As a lot of you probably know, I like being outside. I like being outside in the mountains even more.…


Whistler council to meet virtually starting April 7

RMOW moves more services online

WHISTLER COUNCIL is set to resume its regular meeting schedule, with the first remote meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Residents can tune in online at www.whistler.ca/council.…


Tilston named Alpine Canada men’s head coach

Armstrong set to take over at WMSC

Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) executive director Mark Tilston is leaving the club for Alpine Canada. According to an April 3 release, Tilston will become the Alpine Canada men’s head coach as of May 1.…


BC Ferries to halt all sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo

60-day suspension of service between West Vancouver and Vancouver Island comes into effect April 4

BC Ferries has announced it is suspending all sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo effective Saturday, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The halting of all sailings between the West Vancouver ferry terminal and Vancouver Island is being put in place for 60 days.…


Pique’s unofficial guide to self-isolation health and wellness

Local fitness and yoga instructors are streaming classes for free

One can only watch so much Netflix. So after binging Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, (required self-isolation watching) why not try a class that aims to make you feel physically and/or mentally rejuvenated?…


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