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Avalanche researcher taps commercial guides for expertise

February 20, 2018

SFU’s Pascal Haegeli is using data-driven technology to learn about avalanche risk

B.C.’s heli-skiing and cat-skiing guides are experts when it comes to understanding avalanche safety. A new project led by Simon Fraser University avalanche expert Pascal Haegeli aims to harness their expertise by studying where they choose to lead clients given various snow conditions.…


Whistler library axes late fees; experts urge others to do the same

wayback.archive.org – If you’ve been meaning to take out Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace from the Whistler Public Library but have found the book’s physical resemblance to a brick daunting, now might be a good time to pull th…

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Tiny toads close road in Whistler, B.C.

wayback.archive.org – The annual migration of tiny protected toads is underway in Whistler, B.C., prompting a road closure and other restrictions — though not everyone seems to be obeying the amphibian’s right-of-way. Wes…

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‘Wild ride’: Ross Rebagliati on his trip from Olympic podium to pot merchant

February 18, 2018

cbc.ca – Ross Rebagliati could have been describing his athletic adventure 20 years ago in Nagano. His gold medal win in the first-ever Olympic snowboarding event came as such a surprise, even well-briefed sp…

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A Sauna with Lady Gaga – Once in a Lifetime Experiences – Adventures of a London Kiwi

adventuresofalondonkiwi.com – So, there I was. Hanging out in my swimsuit, hair drawn back, just minding my own business and relaxing in the delicious, luxurious Scandinave Spa, a stone’s throw from Whistler town centre. The husb…

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Snowmobiler Dies Near Whistler, BC After 250-Foot Fall & Partial Burial Via Cornice Failure

snowbrains.com – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from Whistler, BC is reporting that a 52-year old male has died while snowmobiling near the Callaghan Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. T…


9005 SKIERS REST LANE, WHISTLER, BC V0N 1B9

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Schiff fires back at Trump: ‘If McMaster can stand up to Putin, why can’t you?’

thehill.com – Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump likely to approve release of Dem memo: report Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo MORE (D-Calif.) on Su…

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Day Trips Near Whistler

whistlerrealestate.ca – Just north of Whistler is the small town of Pemberton. Here you will find a valley full of rich farmland and friendly locals situated below an impressive mountain backdrop. A trip to Pemberton is alw…


Whistler tempts drivers to stay off the road

bc.ctvnews.ca – Winter driving is notoriously challenging, especially along the twisting and turning Sea to Sky Highway where winter weather can strike quickly and furiously. On Saturday, the region between North Va…

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Bird Language Of Black Sea Villagers In Turkey – Your News Reporter

yournewsreporter.com – The Whistling Language or the Bird Language is an unusual part of Black Sea Villagers’ culture. With the advent of cellphones in their lives, it is now on the verge of extinction. UNESCO has added th…

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Canada’s luge medals come from heartbreak, grit and ice time on world’s fastest track near Whistler

wayback.archive.org – Canada’s first Olympic luge medals are being credited to a combination of prior heartbreak, hard-won experience and slide-time on the world’s fastest luge track near Whistler, B.C. The Whistler Slidi…

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Sea to Sky avalanche danger rating remains at considerable following Saturday’s storm

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Howe Sound

While the nearly 40 centimetres of snow that have accumulated on Whistler’s peaks in the last 72 hours may have resulted in ideal ski conditions and long lift lines on Sunday, Feb.18 B.C.’s Ministry of Public Safety is reminding backcountry users to be cautious. As of Sunday, Avalanche Canada’s danger rating remains at considerable for both the alpine and treeline following Saturday’s storm.…


Draft budget shows $40M in 2018 project spending, emphasis on infrastructure

February 16, 2018

Have your say at open house on Thursday, Feb. 22

Some early details regarding Whistler’s 2018 budget have been revealed ahead of the budget open house on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Draft materials posted to www.whistler.ca/budget on Friday afternoon show an outline of spending over the coming years, but contain no information about tax increases.…


Watts takes 12th in Olympic debut

February 14, 2018

Young luger soaking in all PyeongChang has to offer

Reid Watts’ first Olympic Games was, admittedly, a bit of a blur. With the men’s singles luge races slated for early on in the Games, early in the morning Whistler time on Saturday and Sunday, the squad of Watts, Sam Edney and Mitchel Malyk didn’t attend the Opening Ceremony.…


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