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Dakota Pearl take the next step

July 19, 2019

Pemberton country act celebrate new single and video ahead of fall EP release

Dakota Pearl have become unintentional ambassadors for Pemberton. Their music videos—with help from local videographer Kirk Bereska—often highlight the stunning scenery in Spud Valley and make viewers look at the surroundings with new eyes.…


Arts Whistler workshops bring art to the lake

The Alta Lake Station House hosts an array of unique weekend sessions this summer

For many creative Whistlerites, artistic pursuits fall by the wayside once summer hits. After all, who wants to be indoors when the weather is hot and the daylight stretches through the evening?…


Federal government investing in Whistler’s first Passive House apartment

Cheakamus Crossing development will add 53 WHA rental beds to community

The federal government has announced it will invest millions in a new 24-unit staff rental housing building in Cheakamus Crossing as part of Ottawa’s National Housing Strategy. The four-storey development is under construction at 1020 Legacy Way and will include four studio, 13 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom units.…


Content is king: The double-edged sword of our new entertainment hegemony

There was a time not that long ago when cable networks’ biggest competition for eyeballs was whatever else was on the tube at that particular moment. In today’s era of streaming supremacy, however, entertainment companies are having to contend with a far more powerful rival.…


Best of Pemberton 2019

In many ways, Pemberton is the best parts of two seemingly disparate worlds.…


Lions Gate lanes will be closed overnight this weekend

July 18, 2019

Motorists are being warned to expect delays

Planning on travelling to or from Vancouver this weekend? If so, be prepared to plan around overnight lane closures on Lions Gate Bridge.…


Do we need a remake of The Lion King?

The only rule of economics I know is #blowitifyougotit, but apparently one of the most basic ones is understanding wants versus needs. A need is something you must have to survive (or thrive) while a want is just something that you would like to have.…


Wind Festival blows into Squamish

Also in arts news: Bard in the Barn tickets on sale

Last year, Squamish’s Wind Festival for the Arts drew a record 4,000 people downtown for music, workshops and even a little shopping at the artisan market. This year, the free event is back and bigger than ever, running from July 18 to 20 in Junction Park.…


One-legged cyclist riding 1,000 km for mental health – his own

Jay Doherty says riding a bicycle is essential to his mental well-being

He didn’t sleep near the railroad tracks last night, which, all thing considered, was a nice change of pace. “Getting away from the train is nice,” Jay Doherty reflects.…


Whistler economist pens activist novel

When They Came for the Beach draws on years of facts to craft anti-pipeline story

Robyn Allan had had enough. The Whistler economist, who has held several different executive positions, including president and CEO of ICBC, had been a prominent intervener in the National Energy Board’s (NEB) review of the Trans Mountain pipeline in 2015 when she decided to withdraw.…


Serena Ryder’s eclectic music career

Toronto musician headlines Squamish Constellation Festival—after playing a cruise ship and opening a music studio

Serena Ryder has a lot of interesting gigs lined up for the summer. So, naturally, I open our interview by asking which she’s most looking forward to.…


Grayston tops division at Silver Star

Emerging rider making strides on Canada Cup circuit

If you’ve ever doubted the veracity of that ol’ chestnut, “It’s just like riding a bike,” Max Grayston can confirm it. In just his second year of competitive racing, the 26-year-old went out and won the senior men’s category in the second Canada Cup downhill contest of the season at the Silver Star Bike Park on July 14.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of July 18th

Our e-bike is a life-saver I was motivated to write this, my first letter to the editor in a long, long time (anything for a quiet life these days), after reading Joel Barde’s [opinion column] about e-bikes on the Valley Trail (Pique, July 11).…


Getting hosed on gas

It is so frustrating to pull up to the pump at our local gas stations and know that the price we pay hasn’t really got much to do with the actual cost of oil. The insane cost of gas per-litre in the Lower Mainland and up and down the Sea to Sky corridor in May—$1.70 a litre—had lots of people talking and was, in part, the catalyst for the provincial government’s decision to call an inquiry into the situation.…


Free Will Astrology for the week of July 18

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
An Aries reader sent me a boisterous email. “I was afraid I was getting too bogged down by my duties,” he said, “too hypnotized by routine, too serious about my problems.…


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