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Dodgy digital app marketers under watchdogs’ glares

June 19, 2019

Over-collection of data not just a privacy issue as competition bureau joins fray

Unscrupulous app producers collecting more information than needed from technology users could soon find themselves in a tug of war between the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) and competition bureaus. Make no mistake, though: if either of those agencies finds app creators or others working in the digital economy are fleecing customers or violating their privacy through collecting more data than customers expect, those creators are going to pay for it.…


Whistler RCMP investigating after man observed masturbating in Meadow Park

Police are investigating after witnesses observed a man allegedly masturbating at Meadow Park on Monday, June 17. At around 4:15 p.m., Whistler RCMP received a report of a man who “appeared to be committing an indecent act,” in Meadow Park, police stated in a release.…


FIL World Championships confirmed for 2021

Whistler Sliding Centre eager to host high-level event

Given that the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Championships operate in the same way, on the same tracks as its Viessmann World Cup races, right down to being a two-run contest, one might not necessarily put that much additional stock in them. But to hear it from Whistler luger Reid Watts, the World Championships are an entirely different animal.…


Despite end of season, Sea to Sky rugby players still winning

Four Axemen help steer Vancouver to victory in tourney; Axemen also celebrate regular season awards

Even though the regular season is finished, Sea to Sky rugby players keep raking in the victories.…


Great Lake Cleanup returns for seventh summer

Volunteer cleanup efforts kick off at Lakeside Park at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 22

Get your waste-collecting weapons of choice ready-the annual Great Lake Cleanup is returning to Whistler for the seventh year.…


Pricey tours of decaying Titanic shipwreck delayed until June 2020

June 18, 2019

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Adventure tourists who paid $168,000 each to help survey the Titanic shipwreck off Newfoundland have been told their much-anticipated dives are being postponed. The U.S. company behind a series of week-long expeditions has announced that the submarine research tours will be postponed until June 2020, after the operator of a staging vessel backed out.…


Former Squamish doctor calls for increased access to sexual assault forensic exams

Dr. Kim MacDonald presented a plan to VCH three years ago, but says ‘nothing really happened’

A Victoria doctor who until recently served as the Sea to Sky corridor’s only local obstetrician-gynaecologist is hopeful that a plan to make sexual assault forensic exams more accessible in the corridor will come to fruition sooner rather than later. “I know that these things take time and are complicated, (but) it does seem like these (discussions) have been going on for an awfully long time,” said Dr. Kim MacDonald, who left Squamish, where he operated the corridor’s only abortion clinic, about a year ago…


More bears entering human environments this spring: Conservation officers

June 17, 2019

VANCOUVER — The BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to brush up on bear safety after had a spike in conflict calls this spring. Deputy chief Chris Doyle says the service received 3,826 calls about black bears and 182 about grizzlies in April and May.…


Sp’akw’us bike race crowns its 2019 champions

Riders from Squamish, Coquitlam and Fernie take the top spots

This year’s Sp’akw’us bike race has seen the ascent of athletes from Squamish, Coquitlam and Fernie. With hundreds of riders participating, the annual event has been a flagship Squamish race since the Test of Metal stopped its operations.…


Squamish council moving toward most restrictive short-term rental option

Staff will begin drafting a bylaw — that’s subject to change — for consideration

Squamish council is leaning towards the most restrictive option when it comes to regulating short-term, or Airbnb-style, rentals in town — but with caveats. Earlier this year, the municipality’s staff offered council three different choices to regulate short-term rentals.…


Village of Pemberton council gears up for annual UBCM convention

First Look: New mower; off-leash dog parks; invasive species survey

Village of Pemberton council (VOP) will meet on Tuesday, June 11 for its regular council meeting. Pique has put together a quick primer on what to expect.…


Surgeon with Whistler ties is recognized for his extraordinary service

Dr. Kimit Rai will be awarded the Order of British Columbia for his work with Operation Rainbow

A surgeon with deep ties to the Whistler community will be awarded B.C.’s highest honour this month. On June 28, Dr. Kimit Rai will attend a ceremony at Government House in Victoria, where he will be awarded the prestigious Order of British Columbia for his extensive work with Operation Rainbow, a humanitarian non-profit he helped found in 1998.…


Early Whistler cycling a dangerous affair

June 16, 2019

Over the past week, the Whistler Museum hosted various events as part of our fourth annual Mountain Bike Heritage Week, including a Post-Toonie Retro Bike Show & Shine, a bike maintenance course, a film screening of Ride to the Hills, and talks on the Cheakamus Challenge and bike manufacturing in Whistler. We’d like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s Mountain Bike Heritage week and all of our amazing sponsors.…


The Epic Australia Pass is the best value season pass for Australians!

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Hiking to the Hidden Whistler Train Wreck in Whistler, British Columbia

travelingcanucks.com – Tucked away in an old-growth forest, hidden between train tracks and the Cheakamus River, the Whistler Train Wreck site has quietly become a popular Whistler tourist attraction. The Train Wreck is ho…

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