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Whistler Mountain Ski Club alum savours first World Cup start

October 31, 2019

Riley Seger failed to qualify for second run in debut

Riley Seger didn’t quite have the World Cup debut he hoped for, but he was glad to have achieved the milestone. Lining up at Soelden, Austria on Oct. 27, Seger completed his first run, but with only the top 30 competitors advancing, he did not qualify for a second run.…


Terra Lightfoot heads back to Whistler

Singer-songwriter-guitarist brings new, travel-inspired material to the Maury Young Arts Centre on Monday, Nov. 4

“Just one sec, sorry,” Terra Lightfoot says over the phone, in the middle of our interview. “Hey, when they finish this take you can just tell them to take a break?”…


‘I’ve always had a need to try everything I’ve ever wanted to do’

The multitudinous Lil’wat artist Levi Nelson on his first solo exhibit

Levi Nelson still remembers when the Kevin Costner-helmed Western, Dances with Wolves, was released to much fanfare 20 years ago. To a young Lil’wat boy who had never seen faces that looked like his on the big screen, the film, which tells the story of an American Civil War soldier who develops a bond with a band of Lakota, was a revelation.…


Murder scene campsite: a Halloween tradition

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was a dark and crystal clear night.…


Free will astrology for the week of October 31

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Do you have any skill in fulfilling the wishes and answering the prayers of your allies? Have you developed a capacity to tune in to what people want even when they themselves aren’t sure of what they want?…


Wanderlust won’t return to Whistler in 2020

Yoga and wellness festival scales back as it looks to reinvent

After seven years in the resort, Wanderlust will not return to Whistler in 2020. The yoga and wellness festival is taking the year to massively scale back—from 18 North American events to just three—though it hopes to return in 2021, said Wanderlust CEO Sean Hoess.…


The Oldening

There’s a ghost in my house and he is me. There’s also a vampire, werewolf, zombie and Frankenstein’s monster—and all of them are also me. On Halloween night, this collection of terrors will shamble between haunted houses under pitch-black October skies, favouring the heel he hurt jogging four months ago that never seemed to heal, chasing a child down pumpkin-lit pathways towards waiting bowls of candy.…


Strata termination could force sale of Sushi Village, Black’s and Mexican Corner for ‘nickels on the dollar’

Resort Municipality of Whistler has raised issue with province, but no obvious legislative fix, says mayor

The termination of a mixed-use strata last summer could force the sale of three longstanding village businesses for well below market value, according to a concerned citizen speaking on behalf of the businesses. In August, a vote passed the 80-per-cent threshold required to terminate the Sundial strata corporation, a mixed-use Phase 2 and commercial strata.…


Questions abound at info meetings for Whistler housing project

Rezoning bylaws, formal public hearing to follow

A pair of open houses on Oct. 24 for a proposed employee housing project on Alta Lake Road were well attended, with a wide range of questions and comments heard—both for and against. Like others before it, the development at 5298 Alta Lake Rd. has drawn the ire of nearby neighbours, who wrote to council en masse to oppose it before it was first presented on Sept. 17.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of October 31st

Show council you care about climate change We have all seen we are at a unique point in the calls for climate action from all around the world—especially coming from those who have the most to lose.…


Confessions of a guilty commuter

Like many people in the Sea to Sky corridor, I commute to work. As the discussion about climate change intensifies, I feel increasingly guilty about logging hundreds of kilometres from Squamish to Function Junction each week.…


Youth lawsuit draws attention to climate crisis

Children and teens are at a disadvantage. They can’t vote and have little say in many plans and policies that will determine their futures.…


See North Vancouver’s ‘rake dancing’ bear (VIDEO)

October 30, 2019

Usually when the bruins are on the golf course, it’s after a deep playoff run. But golfer Ken Bayne rolled footage of the “frisky” young bear attempting to make off with a rake on the 18th hole of Northlands Golf Course Monday morning.…


B.C. to introduce time-change law but not before we ‘fall back’ this Sunday

VICTORIA — British Columbia is set to introduce legislation that would eliminate seasonal time changes, but when it happens still remains a matter of timing. Attorney General David Eby says he will introduce legislation Thursday that permits B.C. to stop moving to Daylight Savings time and back to Standard Time every spring and fall.…


B.C. school trustees ask for provincial, federal aid to stomp out student vaping

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s school trustees are asking for help to stop students from vaping. Stephanie Higginson, president of the B.C. School Trustees Association, said in an interview Tuesday that her members report more students are vaping and school staff are spending more time policing the problem.…


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