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B.C. budget on Tuesday, Feb.18, expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

February 17, 2020

Province has had to put $2.5 billion into ICBC to cover loses so far

British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday, Feb.18, in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Since coming to power more than two years ago, the NDP has made controlling costs for families, with a focus on housing in particular, a hallmark of its economic policies.…


B.C. teachers head back to mediation in last week of February

No meaningful mediation since November: BCTF president Teri Mooring

The province’s teachers-who have been without a contract since the end of June-are set to return to mediation with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. Dates have been set for the last week of February, and B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring-whose organization represents about 45,000 members-said there is hope for more in March…


Celebrating Whistler’s Olympic milestones

Over the coming weeks, there will be plenty of opportunities in Whistler to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (including the Whistler Museum’s next temporary exhibit highlighting the volunteers of the Games, opening Friday, Feb. 28). While many people may still be wondering how a decade has passed, this week we took a look even further back, to when the first Olympic bid was submitted by the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (GODA) 60 years ago.…


One Mile Lake boardwalk being cleared this winter

Pemberton pilot project promotes health and well-being

The One Mile Lake boardwalk and Friendship Trail are being cleared this year thanks to a trial program between local government and an enterprising Pemberton Valley resident. Dani Schranz has been getting up early this winter, plowing the walkways, along with a stretch of the Valley Loop East trail.…


Food Service Supervisor job in Whistler, BC, Canada – February 2020

February 16, 2020

postjobfree.com – Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible Minimum Education: High School Additional Benefits: Optional Extended Medical Benefits – Employer pays half Prof…

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Vancouver ranked most walkable city in Canada

vancouverisawesome.com – While Vancouver was recently ranked the most congested city in Canada, a new ranking finds that the coastal city is quite comfortable on foot. According to a new ranking from Redfin, a technology-pow…

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The Whistler by John Grisham – BOOK SOCIAL

book-social.co.uk – We review the greatest American thriller writer ever (according to Ken Follett). John Grisham gives us his corrupt judge/corrupt casino offering: The Whistler. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the…

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Letter to Eileen Chubb – Compassion in Care February 2020

tomclloyd.wordpress.com – Letter to Eileen Chubb – Compassion in Care February 2020 Eileen Chubb, Compassion In Care, 19A Transmere Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1DT 14th February 2020 Dear Ms Chubb, I write with reference…

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“I Know Where All The Bodies Are Buried”: Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To Investigators

zerohedge.com – The CFO of the Clinton Foundation, thinking he was “meeting an old professional acquaintance,” admitted to investigators that the charity had widespread problems with governance, accounting and confl…

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Whistler accommodation ❄️

obsessedmum.com – We arrived to snow in Whistler Village by coach which was recommended Skylynx. It was a lot cheaper than using a taxi or a personal transfer and worked out very well. After Pieter’s research (which I…

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A Texas jury found him guilty of murder. A computer algorithm proved his innocence.

nbcnews.com – Nearly a decade into his life sentence for murder, Lydell Grant was escorted out of a Texas prison in November with his hands held high, free on bail, all thanks to DNA re-examined by a software prog…

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Awesome Andalusia

Granada, a city seeped in intrigue and home to Spain’s most famous fortress

Granada is indeed grand. But its name has nothing to do with grandeur.…


Skiing the real coast

It had rained hard the day before, the freezing level climbing perilously high before dropping overnight with a skiffle of snow ushered in by a passing cold front. That meant dust-on-crust up top, and less dust on breakable, quasi-crusted, isothermic snow down low—the worst combo in all of skiing.…


Last-minute transit cancellations cause problems for Pemberton Valley commuters

Route saw three unexpected cancellations in January

The Village of Pemberton (VOP) and Lil’wat Nation are raising concerns about transit service—and more specifically, outright cancellations—following a spate of them in January.…


Support swells for putting Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox on the $5 bill

February 15, 2020

The Port Coquitlam cancer crusader faces stiff competition to be the face of the new Canadian $5 bill, including Emily Carr, Louis Riel and Laura Secord…

The campaign to have Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox on the next $5 bill continues to swell. The city of Port Coquitlam now has a direct link on its website to encourage visitors to vote for the cancer research crusader, who ran the Marathon of Hope in 1980.…


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