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Whistler Chamber named as finalist at World Chambers Competition

July 26, 2017

Local business organization recognized for its Whistler Experience training program

The Whistler Chamber of Commerce will be competing on the global stage this September as part of the 2017 World Chambers Competition. Last week, the chamber was named as a finalist in the “Best Education and Training Project” category of the international competition for its Whistler Experience training program.…


What did we do before plastic?

Our ‘love affair’ has delivered one ton of plastic for every person on earth

My dear mom, who is pushing 90 and still ranks as one of the finest cooks and housekeepers on the planet, has often remarked (and remarked that her older sister, too, has remarked) what on Earth did we do before plastic? Translation: they’re over the moon about plastic.…


Top triathletes coming for Subaru Ironman Canada

Mack hopes to defend 2015 title

Danielle Mack overcame chilly conditions to win Subaru Ironman Canada in 2015. The Boulder, Colo. resident is hoping for a warmer welcome than last time as she tries to defend her title.…


The sky hasn’t fallen (yet)

Six months into the presidency of Donald Trump, and the world has yet to collapse. Business in Canada and in Whistler has been humming along much in the same way it did before the gruelling 2016 election was capped with Trump’s inauguration last January.…


Poland: A pause on the march to autocracy

Zofia Romaszewska, now in her 80s, was jailed during the years of martial law in Poland in the early 1980s. She is a national hero for her human rights activities in the 1980s and is now one of President Andrzej Duda’s advisers.…


Pemberton Health Centre to get new nurses and technology

VCH COO brings good news to VOP committee of the whole meeting

Karin Olson, chief operating officer for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), visited the Village of Pemberton’s (VOP) Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, July 25 with some welcome news. Olson informed council that VCH has hired five additional nurses to serve the corridor, and now Pemberton will have two on-call nurses on any given night.…


Into the Northwest Passage

History, seascapes and more

Perhaps I’d been reading too much about climate change. Perhaps stories about the world’s polar regions warming the fastest made me think that cruising through the Northwest Passage would be easy, the marine equivalent of a walk in the park.Whatever the reason, it’s fair to say I had no idea what was awaiting as I prepared to join Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour, on one of its two annual expeditions through the passage.…


Welcome to Canada

Sixty people sworn in as Canadians at Olympic Plaza

In a ceremony at Olympic Plaza on Wednesday, July 19, 60 people were sworn in as Canadian citizens. Around 150 people were onhand for the event, which moved some to tears.…


Changes coming to Valley Connector transit route

Redesign will separate route into north and south segments

After a lengthy review of the Whistler Transit System’s Route 1 Valley Connector (VC), BC Transit and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will move forward with a redesign of the route in an effort to make it more efficient. Council approved the change at its July 18 meeting.…


Construction begins on long-awaited Spearhead Huts safety concerns linger for head of WSAR

It’s been a long road, but construction on the much-anticipated Spearhead Huts system has begun, opening a new chapter in the evolution of backcountry travel through Garibaldi Provincial Park. Following final approval from BC Parks, officials last week broke ground at the site of the first of three huts planned along the 40-kilometre Spearhead Traverse.…


Man sentenced to four years in connection with Squamish robbery

Police Briefs: Man with knife threatens pedestrians; Items stolen in Alpine break-ins

A man who robbed a Squamish liquor store last fall has been sentenced to prison, according to police. On the night of Oct. 2, 2016, Aaron Hastie entered the Sea to Sky Hotel Beer and Wine Store wielding what appeared to be a handgun before robbing the store and fleeing on foot.…


Amazon: Whistler CR93 Laser/Radar Detector – Prime Members » Freebies For A Cause

July 24, 2017

freebiesforacause.com – Head over to Amazon where you can grab the Whistler CR93 Laser/Radar Detector for the best price ever plus FREE shipping!

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Relax Attack Jazz Series: Miloh Quartet — The Whistler

whistlerchicago.com – Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. Tonight’s group is led by guitarist Dan Bruce. He’s active throughout t…

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Puppy takes over.

July 23, 2017

theowlwhistler.blogspot.com – Profuse apologies for the lack of updates recently but I have been taken in by a puppy. We got him two weeks ago now. I had forgotten how time consuming a puppy is; like a new baby. Please be assured…

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