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Mountain News: Do your pushups, but also be clear of your aims in life

December 12, 2018

ASPEN, Colo.—Klaus Obermeyer celebrated his 99th birthday in Aspen recently with a Bavarian band, servings of apfelstrudel mit schlag and scores of friends, family, and co-workers. The celebrated purveyor of winter sporting wear was in his customary good cheer when Scott Condon of The Aspen Times later caught up with him.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of December 13

It takes a village! Thank you Whistler for once again supporting the Whistler Film Festival (WFF).…


Free will astrology for the week of December 13

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
In 1930, some British mystery writers formed a club to provide each other with artistic support and conviviality. They swore an oath to write their stories so that solving crimes happened solely through the wits of their fictional detectives, and not through “Divine Revelation, Feminine Intuition, Mumbo Jumbo, Jiggery-Pokery, or Act of God.”…


Channell fourth to start skeleton season in Latvia

Greszczyszyn leads men with 15th-place finish

In her first-ever IBSF World Cup at Sigulda, Latvia, North Vancouver skeleton racer Jane Channell finished just off the podium on Dec. 8.Channell, a regular at the Whistler Sliding Centre, posted a fourth-place finish that put her 0.57 seconds back of champion Elena Nikitina of Russia. Canadian Elisabeth Maier of Calgary took second while Germany’s Tina Hermann ended up in third in the season-opening event.…


Building on success of its summer program, SLCC launches Winter Feast dinner and performance

Twice-weekly meal and performance offers guests a window into local Indigenous culture

Food is often the first entry point to an unfamiliar culture. For the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations, food plays a vital role in the community.…


Snowfall warning in effect for Whistler overnight, Dec.12

Up to 25 cm expected to accumulate through the night

A moisture-laden frontal wave is producing snow at times heavy along the Sea to Sky Highway north of Squamish and in Whistler. Total snow accumulation for tonight and Thursday morning is forecast to be up to 25 centimetres.…


Naturespeak: Getting ready for the Christmas Bird Count

Annual volunteer bird count set for Dec. 14

Now is a great time to get better acquainted with the birds you might see every day but may not really notice. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been going on in Whistler for 28 years and is an important event.…


Never Ever Days on offer this weekend

Whistler-born program has gone national, with over 80 resorts taking part

For people who grew up around ski resorts, finding their way around is almost intuitive. But for those who have never set foot in one, ski resorts can be intimidating places, filled with jargon that’s not easily understood.…


Desperately seeking chum salmon returns

December 11, 2018

‘Without a healthy chum population, the other salmon populations are going to perform poorly,’ local fisher

The numbers of chum salmon returning to spawn in the Squamish River and nearby waterways this year is being called “abysmal” and the lowest in years by local fishers. And while chum are not highly prized for human consumption, they are essential to a healthy ecosystem in the area—including everything from insects to grizzly bears.…


Snow causing transit delays

‘Dynamic weather’ on the way for B.C.

Tuesday’s snowfall is wreaking havoc on transit schedules. BC Transit is advising that due to current snow conditions, riders should expect delays on all local routes.…


The peripheral; extravagance; and paradox: Whistler reflections by Renée Koch

morebeyond.co.za – I asked my friend Renée Koch, who was a faculty member at the Whistler Retreat earlier this year, to contribute a guest blog reflecting on her experience and learning at the retreat and beyond. I lov…

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North Shore Rescue poised to break call-out record

Organization fielded 139th call this year, tying record

A busy weekend in the backcountry has North Shore Rescue poised to break records for the highest number of call-outs they’ve had in a year. “We had our 138th and 139th calls so we’ve tied our overall record in 2015,” said Doug Pope, search manager.…


‘Ample snowfall’ set for south coast in coming weeks, says meteorologist

December 10, 2018

Whistler Olympic Park set to open for Wednesday night skiing this week, Dec. 12

Skiers and snowboarders might see their Christmas wish fulfilled a couple of weeks early. “There’s some dynamic weather on the way in the next couple weeks to B.C.,” explained meteorologist Tyler Hamilton in a video posted to the Weather Network website on Monday, Dec. 10.…


Vancouver’s cannabis store licences to cost 331 times more than Kimberley’s

Wide discrepancy in municipal business licence fees could influence store location decisions

With the second legal, privately owned cannabis store in B.C. newly open, the trend so far has been for stores to be approved in communities that charge negligible municipal business licence fees. Both of those stores are in the southeastern B.C. community of Kimberley, where the municipal business licence fee for cannabis retailers is $100 – a sharp contrast to the $33,097 business licence fee that the City of Vancouver plans to charge cannabis retail entrepreneurs for each store in 2019.…


Canada Post backlog, Greyhound exit creating headaches ahead of the holidays

Jennifer Critch hopes to spend Christmas morning watching her two young daughters play with a brand new train table. But the southwestern Ontario mom is getting anxious the toy won’t be delivered in time by Canada Post, which says it is trying to clear an unprecedented backlog following a weeks-long labour disruption.…


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