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Doctoral student says it’s time for us to rethink construction in waterways

November 12, 2018

Research looks at alternative ways of mitigating impact

When undertaken without safeguards, construction in waterways can cause issues for plant and fish life. Sediment released can increase turbidity, affecting the light that plants receive, and causing abrasions on the gills of fish.…


Thunderbird Atom C Remembrance Tournament – Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey.

November 11, 2018

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r/RoomPorn – Cascading residence with five levels built on a slope offering views of the conifer forests of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada [1800×1198]

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Housing in Whistler | Accommodation in Whistler | Moving2Canada

moving2canada.com – For the uninitiated, the prospect of finding housing in Whistler can be a stressful, daunting process. If you’re ready for the hustle, here are some tips to avoid the scams and get you on your way to…


Top 5 Things to Do in Whistler

oceanstoalpines.com – Whistler is a beautiful ski resort just two-hour drive north of Vancouver. The mountain range offers activities ranging from skiing and boarding, hiking, and endless other outdoor activities. I am co…


Whistler Remembrance Day ceremony marks 100 years since the end of the First World War

Annual ceremony drew over 1,200 to honour those who serve

Over 1,200 people filled Whistler Olympic Plaza on Sunday morning for a Remembrance Day ceremony commemorating a century since the end of the First World War. Although Whistler has held an annual Remembrance Ceremony since the mid-1980s to honour those who have perished and suffered in armed conflict, “This year, 2018, holds an even greater importance in our history of remembrance,” read Anne Townley from the Act of Remembrance speech written anonymously for this year’s ceremony.…


Friendship Trail Bridge closed to the public after briefly being open

Pemberton council briefs: Regional transit update

While the Friendship Trail Bridge might look complete, it may still be a while before you can cross it. The Village of Pemberton (VOP) recently erected fencing on both sides of the pedestrian bridge, which is located on the south side of the Lillooet River highway bridge.…


Daughter of Whistler visionary aims to raise scholarship funds

November 10, 2018

Walter Zebrowski Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to graduating WSS student since 1997

The daughter of one of Whistler’s most recognizable historical figures is raising funds for the future of a scholarship created in his honour. Named after one of Whistler’s early visionaries, the Walter Zebrowski Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to a Whistler Secondary School (WSS) graduate every year since 1997.…


Hiker saved after 8 days on dangerous Indian Arm route

Multiple rescue agencies involved

It took multiple agencies, by air and sea, to rescue an injured hiker who spent eight days in the bush in a remote area of Indian Arm. North Shore Rescue was called into action Saturday afternoon after a man failed to return home from a planned week-long hike in the backcountry.…


B.C. launches $10-a-day daycare project at 53 sites

Squamish centre selected for pilot project

Parents will save thousands of dollars if their children are enrolled in one of 53 child-care centres that will offer $10-a-day daycare as part of a B.C. government pilot project. The 53 prototype sites, including one in Squamish, will offer $10-a-day daycare until March 2020 as the government explores the feasibility of one of its key election promises: universal affordable childcare.…


Repeated referendums reflect frustrations

NDP accused of wooing Greens, shoring up alienated base

The electoral mail-in referendum on proportional representation (PR) British Columbians are now voting on isn’t the first and may not be the last. Proportional representation referendums were held under Gordon Campbell’s Liberals in 2005 and 2009.…


Whistler Welcome Centre starts pilot program for seasonal workers

November 9, 2018

Free ‘Getting Started’ program aims to help newcomers improve their English, make connections

Moving to a new country is difficult enough on its own, but moving to a new country where you aren’t fluent in the primary language can add an extra layer of difficulties. The Whistler Welcome Centre is aiming to help new seasonal workers who find themselves in that situation through a new pilot program.…


Remembrance Day ceremony set for Sunday

This year to mark 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

This Sunday, Nov. 11, will mark a full century since the First World War came to an end. Here in Whistler—100 years to the date when Germany formally surrendered—residents, visitors and veterans will gather at 11 a.m., on the 11th day of the 11th month, at the cenotaph in Whistler Olympic Plaza to mark the occasion and to remember the more than 116,000 Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.…


Whistler council off to the races

November 8, 2018

Resolutions on governance committee, new development corp, strategic planning commission passed at special council meeting

Whistler’s new council is wasting no time getting down to business. Two days after their swearing in ceremony, mayor and council convened for a special meeting at municipal hall on Thursday afternoon.…


David Labistour to step down as CEO of MEC

MEC’s board to seek successor as no one is yet identified

MEC CEO David Labistour will leave the outdoor-gear manufacturer and retailer in June, he told Business in Vancouver at the Retail West 2018 conference on November 6. “It’s been 11 years and after that amount of time I feel like doing something new,” the 63-year-old said, adding that he feels that he has the energy to move to another position and that he does not plan to fully retire.…


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