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Buchanan tops pump track challenge in Crankworx comeback

August 17, 2018

First look: Newcomer Hudson wins men’s event

It’s not often that an event’s defending champion comes in as an underdog. And yet, it was hard to consider Australian Caroline Buchanan anywhere near an overwhelming favourite coming into the RockShox Ultimate Pump Track Challenge on Aug. 16.…


Judge says Ticketfly can recover funds it lost after Pemby Fest cancellation

Ticket vendor reportedly lost $7.9M it refunded to ticketholders following event’s bankruptcy last year

Ticketfly Canada will be allowed to try to recover funds it lost after the Pemberton Music Festival was cancelled last year and its organizers filed for bankruptcy, according to a ruling this month in B.C.’s Supreme Court. Pemberton Music Festival Limited Partnership (PMFLP) filed for bankruptcy last May, having lost approximately $47 million over the event’s preceding three years.…


Working in Whistler survey results released

Responses will inform Whistler chamber of commerce’s future programming, advocacy work

The Whistler Chamber of Commerce released the results to its Working in Whistler surveys this month—the first since 2016—and they painted a picture of a business sector that continues to struggle with a major labour shortage. The chamber sought responses through two surveys: one for employees and one for employers.…


Trio of Whistler victors on Maple Leaf Junior Tour

Walker, Hill, Miller all take victories

Though he’s just 13, Stewart Walker is making the case to never count him out. Competing in the Maple Leaf Junior Tour’s Whistler Junior Championship, the Nicklaus North Golf Course member overcame an eight-stroke deficit after Round 1 to emerge as the winner in the bantam boys division.…


Cooke, Brown top whip-off

August 16, 2018

First look: Canadian continues Whistler dominance

When it comes to rotating her bike 90 degrees or more off a jump, Casey Brown can rarely be outwhipped. A second-place finish at the Official European Whip-Off Championships in Les Gets, France in June proved that the Revelstoke resident wasn’t invincible, but you wouldn’t know it watching her at the Official Whip-Off World Championships up at Crabapple Hits on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 16).…


Hey 19: Iles comes of age with Fox Air DH win

Kintner wins sixth consecutive edition

Finn Iles became legal with his 19th birthday on the same day as the Fox Air DH, Aug. 15. His speeds on course, however, likely still broke some laws some place.…


Whistler Writers Festival unveils lineup

Arts news: Art Escapes takes artists on adventures; North of Nightfall premieres

The Whistler Writers Festival has unveiled its full lineup of authors for this year’s event. Running from Oct. 11 to 14, the festival will feature two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize Peter Carey; internationally renowned First Nations writer Eden Robinson; Giller Prize-winner Esi Edugyan; award-winning poet Billy-Ray Belcourt; and acclaimed short-story writer and novelist Lisa Moore.…


Whistler’s prohibitive approach to smoking isn’t working

August 15, 2018

With the sweltering heat of late, I’ve started swimming in the evenings. I dive into water and race towards the dock.…


Whistler’s GHG emissions continue to rise

Council to receive quarterly CECAP updates

Whistler’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy use continue to trend in the wrong direction. While Whistler averaged greenhouse gas reductions of about 3.8 per cent annually from 2008 to 2012, the resort has averaged a 4.7 per cent increase in total emissions each year since 2014.…


Quelling reefer madness

One toke over the line sweet Jesus,One toke over the line. I am loathe to blame the media for anything, that being the domain of the self-declared aggrieved looking for a scapegoat to hide behind.…


Get back to the land on Slow Food Cycle Sunday

Pemberton event combining farm-fresh food and cycling returns this weekend

The Sea to Sky, like a lot of other places in B.C., has endured plenty of change in recent years, and Pemberton is no exception. The farming community has seen its population climb as more and more people make the move to Spud Valley to escape skyrocketing housing prices in Whistler and beyond.…


Could changes to ICBC impact behaviour on the Sea to Sky?

There are a lot of bad drivers on the Sea to Sky Highway, particularly in the summer months when tourists are visiting en masse and good weather prompts higher speeds. A taste of the kind of people you find behind the wheel: the prairie tourist who’s white knuckling the winding road at 60 km/h because they’re used to navigating straight, flat roads; the local with the “I like big dumps,” “Squamish is full,” etc. bumper stickers plastered on their Tacoma who are keen to show off how fast they can negotiate turns on their home turf; and of course the motorhome seniors who are toodling along in the fast lane taking in the view at a leisurely pace without a care in the world.…


More work underway on DES

Council briefs: Parking fines set to go up; Q2 financials presented

While residents of Cheakamus Crossing are still grappling with the neighbourhood’s District Energy System (DES)—another 11 letters from disgruntled homeowners were included in the Aug. 14 council package—council is looking at more ways to address some of the concerns with the controversial heating system. The matter was discussed in a closed meeting on Aug. 14, said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden during the council meeting later that evening.…


Second black bear of the year destroyed due to human conflict

COS killed male bear after animal accessed food from a picnic table in Rainbow Park

A black bear was destroyed in Rainbow Park by the local Conservation Officer Service (COS) on Saturday, Aug. 11, after accessing food from a picnic table while people were present. “The bear walked right on the picnic table while people were eating there.…


Public hearing set for proposed bowling alley

Whistlerites can have their say on Sept. 4

As public discourse around a proposed bowling alley and restaurant complex in Whistler Village ramps up, a public hearing has been scheduled to move the project forward. Whistlerites can take to the podium on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Maury Young Arts Centre to add their voices to the public record.…


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