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FireWatch cameras up and running

August 15, 2018

Early-detection system scans Whistler Valley for signs of smoke

Whistler’s FireWatch early fire-detection cameras are up and operational, capturing thousands of false positives in a few short weeks—but no fires yet. “There is literally, on a cloudy day, hundreds of false positives, maybe even up to 300 false positives per day,” said acting fire chief Chris Nelson at the Aug. 14 Committee of the Whole meeting.…


Captains Camps seeking to diversify

DeMerit to teach more than just soccer

During his soccer career in Europe and North America, Jay DeMerit made a point of enjoying life outside the game. Since retiring in 2014, the former Vancouver Whitecaps captain has transitioned well into his post-athletic career, helping to found Portmanteau Stereo Co. and the Rise & Shine Foundation, which has run Captains Camps in Pemberton since 2016.…


Water restrictions go into effect

RMOW moves to stage four restrictions after water main break

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) moved Whistler’s water conservation to a stage four level on Wednesday, Aug. 15. That means the community and local businesses can only use outdoor water for drinking purposes.…


Two sexual assaults reported to Whistler police in past week

Police Briefs: Parking problems at Joffre Lakes

Whistler police received two separate reports of sexual assault in the past week, leading to one arrest. Last Tuesday, Aug. 7 at around noon, Whistler RCMP responded to a complaint of a sexual assault that had reportedly occurred outdoors overnight.…


Council preview for Tuesday, Aug. 14

August 14, 2018

First look: GHG report, bowling alley on the agenda

Here’s a quick look at what to expect at this week’s council meeting, kicking off at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Maury Young Arts Centre. ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND GREENHOUSE GAS REPORT…


Evacuation alert remains in effect due to wildfire near Anderson Lake

August 13, 2018

Special air quality statement in effect; SLRD, N’Quatqua First Nation to host community information meeting on Tuesday

An evacuation alert remains in effect on Monday for the communities of Ponderosa, McGillivray, D’Arcy and all identified properties in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Electoral Area C, due to a wildfire burning near Grouse Creek and Anderson Lake. The alert was issued in the afternoon on Saturday, Aug. 11, after BC Wildfire Service advised the SLRD that the wildfire, “now poses a potential danger to life and health” for those in the above-mentioned communities.…


Forsyth to run for council

Former two-term councillor back in the running ahead of Oct. 20 vote

Former Whistler councillor Ralph Forsyth has added his name to those planning to run for council in this October’s election. Forsyth served as councillor from 2005 to 2011, and said he felt compelled to run again to help address Whistler’s housing woes.…


Maes, Ravanel capture Canadian Open Enduro

First look: Local Barelli takes best result of season in fifth

Martin Maes’ second career Enduro World Series win was a sweet one. The Belgian, who has eight career second-place finishes and hadn’t won since the final race of 2016, put together an incredibly consistent day at the CamelBak Canadian Open Enduro at Crankworx Whistler on Sunday, Aug. 12.…


Lil’wat Nation and Murphy Construction Corp. win development award

BCEDA award recognizes projects that provide economic opportunities

The Lil’wat Nation and Murphy Construction Corp. have won a BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) award for their ongoing collaboration. “We didn’t find out until we attended the annual award (ceremony),” said Kerry Mehaffey, CEO of the Lilwat Business Group.…


Canada, B.C. need action to protect biodiversity

Canada has two years to meet target of protecting at least 17% of its freshwater and land

The vision of vast, untouched wilderness is such an integral part of Canada’s identity that it can be easy to forget just how little of our nation’s lands and freshwater is protected. At a meeting of nearly 200 countries as part of the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada pledged to safeguard at least 17 per cent of the country’s lands and inland waters by 2020.…


11th Annual Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament

August 12, 2018

whistlerrealestate.ca – We are proud to announce that we are sponsors of the 11th Annual Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament, co-hosted by BlueShore Financial, and the Pemberton Valley Supermarket. Funds raised from the even…


River fly fishing near Whistler British Columbia Canada

pembertonfishfinder.com – River fly fishing near Whistler British Columbia Canada One has many options when thinking of River fly fishing near Whistler British Columbia Canada. There are a couple streams in Whistler that hold…


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Turning Toward Your Truth

plutoschool.com – In his inspirational book The War of Art, writer Steven Pressfield describes the moment he stopped running away: “I washed up in New York a few decades ago making twenty bucks a night driving a cab a…


Lost Diamond Ring Found at Whistler, BC

theringfinders.com – I just finished a successful recovery for a man’s lost ring at 3rd beach at Stanley Park when my phone rang with a US area code. The first thing the young man said was… Are you TheRingFinder guy? Ye…

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