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RMI Extended to 2018, but Future Uncertain

August 16, 2017

New tourism minister Lisa Beare hopes to be champion for industry

When B.C.’s new provincial government was sworn in on July 18, one change in particular may have stood out to Whistlerites. The tourism file was shifted from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training to one now called the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.…


The Undeniable Lust for Life of Miki Homma

Resort reeling from loss of Sushi Village founder

It’s the mid-’80s, and Andy Wasa has a hankering for some sushi. In those days, the dining options in Whistler being scarce, there was only one place in town that could satisfy his cravings: Sushi Village.…


Updated Solid Waste Bylaw gets First Readings

Council briefs: Zoning amendment fixes past mistake; Coast Mountain Brewery patio approved

After months of consultation and contemplation, Whistler’s updated solid waste bylaw received its first three readings at the Aug. 15 council meeting. When adopted, the bylaw will require all businesses and stratas to separate waste into three streams (food-scrap organics, recyclables and landfill waste).…


Traces of Tanna

Canadian doctors work with Melanesian population in South Pacific

As we rock along in a 20-seat Twin Otter, my seven-year-old son Sam yells over the whine of the engine, “This is pretty exciting.” My husband Joe laughs and I see the pilot halfturn and smile.…


No Shoes, No Service

I saw it for the first time a few weeks back. There was nothing particularly remarkable about him.…


Melamed Basks in EWS Win

Ravanel repeats as Canadian Open champion

In the finish corral in Skier’s Plaza on Sunday, Aug. 13, Jesse Melamed celebrated arguably Whistler’s greatest sporting moment since Rob Boyd won the FIS World Cup downhill here in 1989. The 25-year-old just put the finishing touches on a victory in the Canadian Open Enduro, the Enduro World Series’ seventh of eight stops on the year, and received congratulations from friends and family members who lined the corral’s edges.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of August 17th

What are you doing to lower emissions? I’m pleased that columnist Leslie Anthony (Pique, Range Rover, Aug.10) has connected the dots between anthropogenic climate change and B.C.’s wildfires.…


Have suitcase, will keep the beat

Travelling Bluesman Sean Michael Simpson performs at the Mallard Lounge

Chances are if you see Sean Michael Simpson playing around Whistler, he’ll be knocking out rhythms on his old Samsonite. “I use a suitcase kick-drum; we use a microphone and a special mallet to hit it, and it sounds incredible.…


Free will astrology for the week of August 17th

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “To disobey in order to take action is the byword of all creative spirits,” said philosopher Gaston Bachelard.…


Creekside Zone Expansion Underway in Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Sproatt trails open; official ceremony slated for Sept. 2

Whistler Blackcomb has started work on a major expansion to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. After years of planning and approval, crews have broken ground on five new trails in the Creekside Zone.…


Crankworx: Taking the World by Storm

Gathering steam across the globe before coming home to Whistler

It only takes one taste of Crankworx — the laidback style, the industry clout, the economic boon, not to mention the feats on two wheels — to keep people wanting more. Take it from Innsbruck, Austria, which held its first Crankworx festival this year, adding one more stop to the global mountain-biking competition known as the Crankworx World Tour.…


Clean-up Time for River of Golden Dreams

Pack-it-in, pack-it-out appears to be working

Volunteers got a welcome surprise this year during the clean up of the River of Golden Dreams — less garbage. In the past, similar efforts have resulted in hundreds of pounds of trash — from discarded float toys to broken bottles.…


Micayla Gatto wins one ‘Ferda Girls’

Rap parody takes home first prize at Dirt Diaries at Crankworx

Competition was fierce at this year’s Dirt Diaries at Crankworx, and laughter was the weapon of choice as all six competitors vied to make the audience — and each other — laugh their spokes off. After six years of the short film competition, both team leaders and judges called it the closest year yet for quality.…


Pemberton RCMP responds to two search-and-rescue calls in one day

Police Briefs: B.C. woman dies in ATV fall; Numerous noise complaints over past week

Pemberton RCMP assisted in two search-and-rescue callouts over the course of one day last week. The first call on Aug. 12 involved an injured hiker near the popular camping spot, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.…


Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Canada

August 13, 2017

elegantresorts.co.uk – Experience Whistler’s finest mountain golf course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, this amazing Audubon-certified course offers an 18-hole, par 72, challenge, which will provide unquestionable fun…

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