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Purebread opens fifth location

October 14, 2018

Whistler-based bakery expands to Kitsilano

If you live, work or play on West Broadway in Kitsilano, get ready to buckle your belt one notch looser, because Purebread Bakery has opened up a brand new cafe in the neighbourhood. The Whistler-based baked goods mecca opened its third Vancouver location on Friday, October 12, sliding into the space at 2887 West Broadway.…


Village crabapple trees cause for concern, says conservation group

PWA calls on Village to take action on bear attractants

The Pemberton Wildlife Association (PWA) is raising concerns with the Village of Pemberton (VOP) about the crabapple trees that line Portage Road. “Public safety is the number one issue here,” said Allen McEwan, president of the PWA.…


Plant-based tour of Joffre Lakes, anyone?

October 13, 2018

Mount Currie’s Tanina Williams wins business pitch competition for novel plan

A Lil’wat Nation woman has won a business pitch competition aimed at Sea to Sky Indigenous entrepreneurs and hosted by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability. “I honestly didn’t think I was going to win, because everyone’s idea was so good,” recalled Tanina Williams of the business pitch competition, which was held earlier this month.…


Retired RCMP won’t get veterans’ plates

Special B.C. veterans’ licence plates will remain reserved for veterans. A proposal to expand the program to retired RCMP members has been nixed by the province.…


New Kelty Centre website makes mental-health resources more accessible

‘I can’t even express how happy I am,’ says Whistler’s Ginny Dennehy of revamped website

Following the suicide of their teenaged son Kelty, Whistler’s Ginny and Kerry Dennehy found themselves consumed by a darkness that very few of us could ever imagine. “When we went through the situation we did with Kelty, we didn’t know anything.…


Lozen and Angie Nolan let go of their baggage with concept for new music video

October 12, 2018

Video pitch has been shortlisted for $10K StoryHive grant; online voting begins Oct. 15

Lozen, the hip-hop impresario who has been a fixture of Whistler’s music scene for years, acknowledges she comes at her art with plenty of baggage in tow. While meeting with local filmmaker Angie Nolan recently, Lozen illustrated that emotional baggage by dumping out all the contents of her actual bag.…


Naturespeak: Are all fungi mushrooms?

All mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. Most nature lovers are familiar with fungi that produce relatively large, showy reproductive structures such as mushrooms, truffles, puffballs, shelf, and cup fungi, but they are less than one per cent of the described species.…


Why does diversity among elected officials matter? An expert explains.

So why does diversity matter? For Sanjay Jeram, a senior lecturer in political science at Simon Fraser University, the arguments in favour of more diversity among elected officials can be divided into two distinct pieces: policy and philosophy.…


Council hopefuls talk growth and overtourism during all-candidates meeting

October 11, 2018

Five nominees are vying for four council seats

Pemberton council hopefuls discussed growth and overtourism during a lively all-candidates meeting in the lead up to the Oct. 20 municipal election. Around 100 people attended the Oct.10 event, which was held at the community centre and hosted by the Pemberton and District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Pemberton Off Road Cycling Association (PORCA) and the Pemberton Valley Trail Association (PVTA).…


DFO looking for Squamish properties, according to FOI documents

Latest emails obtained by The Squamish Chief show the office could stay put

There is a possibility the local office for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) may be able to remain at Hunter Place in Squamish, according to documents obtained by The Chief through a Freedom of Information request. On May 4, emails exchanged between the regional director of conservation and protection Mike Carlson and regional director of real property, safety and security Lisa Kerr said that the building had not sold and “the new owner may be prepared to enter into a lease with us.”…


Waste, climate change, and carrying capacity

October 10, 2018

Pique discusses environmental priorities in lead up to Oct. 20 election

With municipal elections just around the corner, it’s clear that environmental stewardship is top of mind for a number of candidates running for Whistler’s six council seats. That much was clear after the first all-candidates meeting, said Claire Ruddy of the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) in an interview with Pique.…


Taking care of business

Pique asks the business community which issues Whistler’s election candidates should be focused on

It’s a given that any election candidate worth a vote should have ample knowledge of the issues facing the community they wish to serve. But in a global tourism destination like Whistler, having a knowledge base that extends beyond the community’s borders goes a long way, too.…


Work underway on Function sidewalks

Council briefs: Council procedure bylaw update; Van West purchase

While mayor and council typically receive letters from the community requesting action, one included in the Oct. 2 council package was especially succinct. “Please take action on installing sidewalks in Function Junction,” it read.”This is long overdue.”…


Whistler’s Melamed finishes Enduro World Series in ninth

Local mountain biker overcame a broken collarbone and a broken hand to finish inside the top 10

For most athletes, breaking a bone in the middle of a season would be devastating. This season, Jesse Melamed had to endure that hardship twice.…


Vancouver Cello Quartet brings unique performance to Whistler

Concert set for Sunday, Oct. 14 presented by Whistler Chamber Music Society

You can’t blame the Vancouver Cello Quartet for their lack of social media presence. “We’ve been considering a Facebook page,” says Lee Duckles, one of the cellists in the group.…


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