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Elizabeth May hits campaign trail with Sea to Sky Green candidate Dana Taylor

September 15, 2019

Three days into the federal election campaign, May drops in to rouse support for Green Party

Three days into the federal election campaign, Green Party leader Elizabeth May dropped by West Vancouver. May was at Gleneagles Golf Course Saturday, Sept.14, for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country candidate Dana Taylor’s campaign launch.…


The Mountain Legacy Project

Climate change is doing a number on everyone, but most particularly on those who work in the areas of wildlife and land management. Environmental and ecological changes are happening so rapidly that it’s impossible to properly plan for even the immediate future.…


Jagmeet Singh stood apart from rivals at first debate: prof

September 14, 2019

NDP, Green and Conservative leaders square off beside Trudeau’s empty podium

NDP Leader and Burnaby South MP Jagmeet Singh was able to contrast his vision for Canada against those of Green Leader Elizabeth May and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer during the first debate of the 2019 federal election, according to political scientist Stewart Prest. But perhaps the biggest contrast of the night was between the three leaders standing behind podiums and the empty podium reserved for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who chose not to attend.…


Julia Murray helps get you ‘hooked on plants’ at vegan dinner, movie screening

Raven Room hosting dinner to coincide with the premiere of The Game Changers

Athletes tend to care a lot about protein. Like a lot.…


Mr. Bannock named young entrepreneur of the year

Squamish Nation member Paul Natrall awarded for his Indigenous food truck

In the year since Paul Natrall—the man behind the wheel and the stove—started his food truck, he’s made quite the name for himself as “Mr. Bannock.” A member of the Squamish Nation, Natrall features Indigenous classics, but also his own take on Indigenous fusion.…


Friends and family to celebrate Ken Anderson’s life

Honouring Squamish climber on Sept. 21

On Sept. 21, friends and family will gather at Pavilion Park in Squamish to honour Ken Anderson. At 33 years old, Anderson died on Aug. 4 after falling while climbing the Stawamus Chief.…


Vancouver library loans out dogs in poetry promotion for 15-minute outings

You can take out almost anything from libraries these days, but this one requires a leash. Eight therapy dogs will be available to borrow from the Canine Library on Saturday for 15-minute outings as part of the Vancouver’s Poetry in Parks initiative.…


E-bike policy announced for BC Parks near Whistler

Sports briefs: d’Artois sixth at Cardrona; Gayton, Wareham tops at Bars of Fury

Like many other landholders have recently announced before it, BC Parks is allowing some e-bike use on trails where mountain bikes are allowed. In a release on Aug. 27, BC Parks announced that Class 1 e-bikes are allowed on trails where mountain bikes or other cycling is already allowed.…


American War hits disturbingly close to home

Author Omar El Akkad to take part in the Whistler Writers Festival this fall

It feels impossible to write about Omar El Akkad’s prescient American War without acknowledging realities south of the border and climate change. His novel spans decades but starts in 2074 America.…


Fracked gas heats the planet, but supporters say it’s a solution

The best way to address climate disruption is… burn more fossil fuels? It doesn’t make sense, but that’s what industry, media and governments want us to believe.…


YVR to raise its airport improvement fee

Airport authority announces fee will rise to $25 from $20 starting January 1, 2020

The Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will rise for those flying outside B.C. to $25, from $20, starting January 1. Those flying within B.C. and the Yukon will continue to pay $5.Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA), announced the fee increase during a speech this afternoon (September 12) at a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon.…


Upcoming Vital Café looks at Whistler’s role in Truth and Reconciliation

Free panel discussion will be led by First Nations activist and Whistlerite Linda Epp

When whistler’s Linda Epp tells people about surviving the Sixties Scoop, a time when Indigenous children around Canada were forcibly removed from their families to be put up for adoption or into foster homes, she often gets a similar response. “‘Oh, what’s that?’…


Olympic bob champ Kaillie Humphries says she’s forced to slide for U.S.

September 13, 2019

CALGARY — Kaillie Humphries says Canada’s governing body of bobsled has left her no other option than to compete for another country. The two-time Olympic champion is suing Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton in an effort to obtain her release and race for the United States.…


SLRD and District throw support behind UNESCO bid — again

Local approvals raise the profile of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative and increase the area’s ability to attract international tourism, says backer

The world’s next biosphere reserve reserve could be right in front of us. The Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society has been working on an official application to have Howe Sound (Atl’ka7tsem) designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.…


Whistler actor making his mark on Vancouver theatre scene

Matt Paynter won EV Young Award for Most Outstanding Performance for his star turn in Newsies

Matt Paynter can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be an actor. Coming from a family of dedicated film junkies, Paynter says that, as a kid, he was “always really quick to jump up and try to entertain groups of people.”…


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