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Sharing the History of Alta Lake Road

August 18, 2019

Every so often, we get to take history out of the museum and share Whistler’s past at events around town. This weekend, we’ll be attending the Alta Lake Road Block Party held at The Point, and so for the past few days, we’ve been gathering together any information we have about the neighbourhood.…


Paddling Palawan: Part 2

The mouth of Malampaya Sound is chock full of rocks and we needed to run the gauntlet between them and a perilous point. As I pondered how best to do this, I watched the local bancas (central dugout-style hulls with two outriggers) run the narrow channel and set course—splitting the crazy currents and the wild waves left little margin for error.…


Kluane revealed

In the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, 150 kilometres west of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway, you’ll find Kluane National Park and Reserve—a place you will write home about. It’s the biggest of the big and wildest of the wild in a land brimming with a smorgasbord of big wilderness set-asides.…


Johansson hangs on for first Joyride win in Whistler

August 17, 2019

Rheeder narrowly misses Triple Crown of Slopestyle

When Emil Johansson placed second at Red Bull Joyride in 2017, the question wasn’t if but when he would win the event one day. It’s only been two years since then, but it’s been a long road for the 20-year-old Swede.…


Scott wins first-ever women’s Speed and Style at Crankworx Whistler

Ropelato tops men’s event to extend King of Crankworx lead

Jordy Scott made Crankworx history on Aug. 16, winning the inaugural women’s event at the CLIF Speed and Style up at Blackcomb Base II. Scott almost didn’t make it up the mountain, however, a day after taking silver in the Rock Shox Ultimate Pump Track Challenge.…


Sea to Sky Gondola donates perishables to Squamish Food Bank

Helping Hands also received a donation as well

There have been bright spots amidst an unprecedented act of suspected sabotage. Following the indefinite closure of the Sea to Sky Gondola, the company declared that it would donate its perishable food items to the Squamish Food Bank.…


Sea to Sky SPCA opens new doors

Squamish location moved to 1005B Industrial Way

As the Sea to Sky SPCA tries to find new forever homes for the animals in its care, both the animals and human staff are settling into a new location. On Aug. 12, the Squamish SPCA opened its doors after a two-year wait.…


Whistler council endorses crown land lease application

Cheakamus Lake Road site could help Whistler Search and Rescue ease ‘space availability challenges’

The RMOW is looking to secure a Crown Land Lease to help accommodate Whistler Search and Rescue (WSAR) operations. At its Aug. 13 meeting, council endorsed a lease application for a small parcel of land on Cheakamus Lake Road near Highway 99.…


Change diet and land-use to curb climate chaos: Report

Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, land use—including agriculture and forestry—accounts for 23 per cent of human greenhouse gas emissions, while “natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide equivalent to almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry.”…


Province’s best golf pros coming to Whistler

Whistler Golf Club to welcome PGA of BC championship on Aug. 19 and 20

The Professional Golf Association of BC (PGA of BC) is bringing its biggest event of the year back to Whistler. The TaylorMade and adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship is coming to Whistler Golf Club (WGC) on Aug. 19 and 20, bringing plenty of the province’s top professionals to town in search of their share of the $35,000 purse.…


Local talent at Lytton River Festival

If you find yourself in Lytton, B.C. from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, be sure to stop in at the Lytton River Festival. The street festival will showcase several Indigenous artists—including a performance by Lil’wat Nation band Spiritual Warriors on Friday, Aug. 30.…


Slow Food Cycle Sunday marks 15 years

Annual celebration of food, farms and cycling returns to Pemberton this Sunday

“There are potatoes to eat and potatoes to look at and potatoes to talk about and potato equipment.” Anna Helmer, in case it wasn’t clear, is big on potatoes.…


Explorer, conservationist John Baldwin named 2019 Mountain Guides Ball Patron

Long history as explorer, author, and mentor honoured in selection by the Alpine Club of Canada

John Baldwin epitomizes mountain culture, said Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) executive director Lawrence White. And that is why Baldwin has been chosen as the 2019 Mountain Guides Ball (MGB) Patron.…


Goldsmith-Jones supports Trudeau on SNC-Lavalin

August 16, 2019

Liberal candidate for riding could be named ‘within 10 days’

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones has reiterated her support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying she accepts that he’s taken “full responsibility” for his actions in the SNC-Lavalin affair. “I support him and I support the responsibility he’s taking,” Goldsmith-Jones said after a funding announcement outside of Gibsons on Aug. 15.…


Zula, Kintner tops in pump track at Crankworx Whistler

Squamish’s Jewett narrowly misses medal in first pro contest

It’s been a long time since any pro rider was as excited as Tommy Zula was to win a Crankworx Whistler event. The American, who bested France’s Adrien Loron in the Rock Shox Ultimate Pump Track Challenge final in the Boneyard on Aug. 15, eagerly looked up at a screen broadcasting the race to determine whether his two-run combined time was enough to knock off the four-time Crankworx World Tour champion, and upon receiving that confirmation, jumped into Loron’s arms.…


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