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Parking changes cause concern

July 19, 2017

Strata owners upset with bus parking along Blackcomb Way

With changes to parking in the resort — including pay parking in lots 4 and 5 — going into effect on July 1, things are working well from a Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) perspective at least. “We’re seeing a really quite astonishing use of the free transit on the weekends, which is terrific,” said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden.…


New government, new priorities?

B.C has a new government in place and while it is early days yet for communities closely tied to tourism to see what this might mean, it’s clear that change is in the air. The new NDP government, the first since 2001, may already be signalling a shift in its focus on the sector by placing it in a ministry partnered with arts and culture under Minister Lisa Beare (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows).…


Local crews reflect on ‘textbook’ response to July 2 fire on Blackcomb

State of emergency continues as fires rage across the province

If love is like a wildfire, it’s fitting that fighting one is sometimes a bit like being married. “We’re always trying to do better, but as I think anybody in a marriage can attest, communication is usually where things break down,” said Whistler Fire Rescue Service (WFRS) chief Geoff Playfair with a laugh, in discussing a debrief of the July 2 fire on Blackcomb.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of July 20th

Bus parking needs revision I notice that the “no parking” signs have been replaced along Blackcomb Way with signs that read “Bus Parking Only — Violators will be Towed.”…


Kabush, Nash top BC Bike Race

Squamish racer wins in debut while Czech star triumphs for second time

The 11th edition of the BC Bike Race still had plenty to be decided coming into its seventh and final day on July 13. Thanks to a mechanical to front-runner Katerina Nash on Day 6 in Squamish, Quebec’s Maghalie Rochette clawed back nearly all of the six-minute deficit in advance of the final stage, leading to some thrilling riding going down to the wire.…


Chinese group set to buy Grouse Mountain

Visits to Whistler by Chinese tourists expected to grow significantly in next decade

It looks like another iconic B.C. ski hill will be sold to an international buyer. According to recent reports, China’s largest privately-held investment group, China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), is expected to pay approximately $200 million for Grouse Mountain.…


A Vancouver company is proving dehydrated meals don’t have to taste like nuclear sludge

Nomad Nutrition makes organic, locally sourced meals in a bag for your next outdoor trek

Denis Mikhailov loves ham sandwiches, just as long “as they don’t have any ham or sandwich in them.” It’s a personal preference built up over years of trekking into the remote wilderness of B.C. and seeing the lack of tasty, nutritional meal options available to his fellow outdoor adventurers.…


RMOW adds bear alert tool to its website

New feature provides real-time bear updates and chance to report conflict behaviour

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has introduced a feature to its website to help the public stay on top of bear-management issues in the community. The new bear-alert tool provides updates on bear activity in real time, as well as recommendations on how to avoid conflict with Whistler’s ursine population.…


By-election to take place in October

Council Briefs: Phase 2, nightly rental business licence bylaws adopted

Whoever puts their name forward in Whistler’s by-election later this fall, they’ll have their work cut out for them in filling the shoes of late, beloved local Coun. Andrée Janyk.…


Whistler pays glowing tribute to Andrée Janyk

Hundreds attend late councillor’s memorial

In the middle of Andrée Janyk’s memorial service this weekend, fellow council member John Grills urged the standing-room only crowd to take a moment to hug the person next to them, a fitting gesture in remembrance of a woman who never missed an opportunity to tell those she loved how she felt. “Remember, Andrée never hugged lightly,” Grills noted.…


Man robbed at Loggers Lake near Whistler

Police Briefs: Assault on Village Stroll; Impaired driver caught in stolen vehicle

An unknown assailant allegedly robbed a man at Loggers Lake last week, police confirmed. The alleged victim told police an unknown man pushed him and stole a Go-Pro camera he had left on a rock on the morning of July 13 near the Cheakamus Forest Service Road.…


B.C. tourism ‘open for business’ despite wildfires, says Destination BC

July 18, 2017

Wildfire headlines leads to cancellations for tourism operators

With wildfires raging and making headlines near and far, British Columbia’s tourism industry wants to reassure potential visitors to the province that all is not lost this summer. “While our province is currently under a state of emergency to ensure that the impacted areas get everything they need in terms of support, the rest of the province is very much open for business in terms of travel and tourism,” said Maya Lange, vice president of global marketing at Destination BC, in a July 14 conference call.…


andrewtmurray

July 17, 2017

andrewtmurray.tumblr.com – James Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, 1875

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Views from the Whistler Half, one of Canada’s most eye-catching races – Canadian Running Magazine

July 16, 2017

runningmagazine.ca – One of Canada’s most scenic events went off on Saturday at the partial site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The North Face Whistler Half-Marathon, which goes off from Whistler Olympic Plaza in the heart…

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We Placed Our 3 Year Old Toddler in the Whistler Ski School for Kids

surfandsunshine.com – Each year in March, our family takes an annual trip to Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada. In March of 2009, Ben and I took our annual ski vacation and in November 2009 our son Whistler w…

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