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Tight lips on new Tarantino flick

May 23, 2019

The Cannes Film Festival is on right now and in amongst all the yacht parties and media circuses (Margot Robbie wore sequined pants on the red carpet! Gasp!)…


Whistler—where you can escape the real world at least for a while

“Blow up your TV,
Throw away your paper,
Go to the country, build you a home. Plant a little garden,
Eat a lot of peaches,
Try to find Jesus on your own.”…


Mountain News: Big winter is over, but the digging out still continues

ASPEN, Colo.—Much of the “roar” in the Roaring Fork River has been diminished, as the Aspen Times’ Scott Condon observed some years ago, because of transmountain diversions from the river’s headwaters near Independence Pass. This year, there was much roaring of avalanches.…


The Planet Smashers combat grumpy climate with ska

Veteran Montreal band set to play the Dubh Linn Gate on Thursday, May 30

If you’re like many Canadian music fans who grew up in the ’90s, you have blasted The Planet Smashers’ “Surfing in Tofino” at least once while navigating the winding Pacific Rim Highway. Despite the fact that the beloved ska gem turns 20 this year, it might still be the most infectious ode to the West Coast.…


Movin’ on up

Dual slalom and dual speed and style events heading to Blackcomb Base 2

While it’s beneficial in some ways to have the Boneyard as a central hub during Crankworx Whistler, organizers are betting it’ll be better to give a few events some breathing room. For the 2019 festival, the dual slalom and dual speed and style events will move up to Blackcomb Base 2.…


Local photographer wins prestigious award

Orthopedic surgeon-turned-photographer had five images featured in Professional Photographers of Canada exhibit

It might be hard to imagine what an orthopedic surgeon and a photographer have in common. But according to Whistler’s Paul Wright, who has had successful careers in both fields, it’s more than you think.…


Sea-to-Sky parents must provide immunization records going forward

SD48 briefs: Deferred enrolment policy

Immunization records for Sea-to-Sky students must be provided to the school for the 2019-20 school year. However, at a recent school board meeting, School District 48 superintendent Lisa McCullough made it clear that this does not mean that a child must be immunized, but rather that the student’s records be provided.…


Pemberton takes over recreational services from SLRD

VOP mayor says move makes sense given plans for new recreation projects

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and the Village of Pemberton (VOP) have finalized the transfer of management of the Pemberton and District Recreation Service. Effective June 1, the service will be managed by the VOP.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of May 23

Reflecting on D-Day 75th anniversary On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment.…


Free will astrology for the week of May 23

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
In the coming weeks, I suspect you will have the wisdom to criticize yourself in constructive ways that will at least partially solve a long-standing problem. Hallelujah!…


Another quiet May long, but the work isn’t over

‘Well-behaved’ crowds a far cry from years past

Whistler’s May long weekend has made big strides in shedding its reputation as a weekend to avoid in recent years, but local officials aren’t fooling themselves into thinking the work is done “This is not something I think we fix and walk away from,” said Mayor Jack Crompton.…


Final Nimby Fifty set for May 25

May 22, 2019

Co-founders look back on favourite memories from past years

It’s funny sometimes how people react when they find out something is going away. Take the Nimby Fifty, for example.…


Man injured after fall in Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

Police Briefs: Truck stolen from Cheakamus Crossing parkade; car keys, tires slashed in separate incident

A 21-year-old man from Burnaby was injured after he fell approximately 30 metres while hiking in Brandywine Falls Provincial Park on Saturday, May 18, said Whistler RCMP. According to a release, the man was hiking near the base of the falls when he began to climb up towards the first observation deck.…


Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

May 21, 2019

$10.1M over five years for field sobriety training

The federal government is boosting funding to help British Columbia police departments recognize drug-impaired drivers and buy roadside testing devices, as many forces remain wary of the technology. Bill Blair, the minister responsible for organized crime reduction and border security, announced funding on Tuesday of $10.1 million over five years to increase the number of officers trained in field sobriety testing and as drug recognition experts.…


Chasing Olympic dreams at Jerome Classic

International governing body gives June 20 event high status

The annual Harry Jerome Track Classic is recognized as one of the top International track and field meets in North America and now with a new announcement from world governing body IAAF the meet has taken on new meaning. The ruling from the IAAF reads: “The IAAF has undertaken to create a global Ranking System where athletes score points based on a combination of result and place depending on the level of the competition in which the result is achieved.…


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