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Poke the Soufflé examines humour writing

August 15, 2019

Workshop with Susan Juby takes place after Whistler Writing Society’s AGM on Aug. 21

For award-winning author Susan Juby, it’s harder to make people laugh than it is to bring them to tears. That challenge is part of what first drew her to humour writing.…


Naked Giants continue to grow

Catch the Seattle band at Blackcomb Base II on Friday, Aug. 16

When Seattle garage rockers Naked Giants were invited to play a show at CLIF Bar founder Gary Erickson’s home, they didn’t give it much thought. “We thought, ‘Oh it’ll be a little party.…


When what you say may not mean what you say

Words are so weird it’s a wonder any clear idea ever gets communicated using them. This, of course, is a terrible admission for someone who writes words and gets paid for it but familiarity has, perhaps, bred contempt.…


Topless march planned for Whistler

Go Topless Day parade takes place Sunday, Aug. 25

when denise belisle first got involved with topless marches in Vancouver more than 10 years ago, it was something of a spectacle—hundreds of people stopped and stared, snapping pictures and the like. “What I was telling the journalists at the time is that the day that this walk is a flop, I have succeeded,” Belisle said in an interview on Aug. 8.”Which makes sense, right?…


Ski areas extra vigilant after suspected Squamish sabotage

Sea to Sky Gondola general manager believes gondola line cut straight through

Gondola operators are on heightened alert following last week’s apparent sabotage of the Sea to Sky Gondola. Investigators said the gondola’s main cable was cut in the early hours on Saturday, Aug. 10, causing 31 cars to plummet toward the ground.…


Reach out

As summer heads into fall, it always feels like the start of a new year. Perhaps this is due to lifelong tie to the start of school in September, and perhaps a tiny bit of it is linked to looking forward to another ski season approaching.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of August 15th

The horrific truth about the way our bears are managed The BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) has lost its sense of ethical and moral values.…


Is Whistler’s Squaw Valley Crescent going to get a new name?

Whistler council receives another letter urging municipality to change the Creekside street’s name

Every six months or so, it seems, Whistler council receives a letter urging the municipality to change the name of Squaw Valley Crescent in Creekside. In the past, council has pointed out that some of the local street names, like Squaw Valley, are derived from past Olympic host cities.…


Free will astrology for the week of August 15

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
How did sound technicians create the signature roar of the fictional monster Godzilla? They slathered pine-tar resin on a leather glove and stroked it against the strings of a double bass.…


Unlocked bike reportedly stolen near Whistler bike park

August 14, 2019

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP

A mountain bike that had been left unlocked near the Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park was reportedly stolen this week, according to a release from local police. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, Whistler RCMP received a report of the theft from a bike rack in the 4100 block of Springs Lane.…


New faces are joining the Whistler Housing Authority board

Dale Mikkelsen appointed director; G.D. Maxwell to fill employee housing community representative role

Some new faces are joining the board of the Whistler Housing Authority (WHA), while one long-serving member has moved on. “Following a public expression of interest to fill the vacant seat on the WHA board, Dale Mikkelsen was successfully appointed as the new director,” Crompton said in his mayor’s report at the Aug. 13 council meeting.…


New Joyride course in Whistler

American Carson Storch gives thumbs up to re-design

It’s been awhile since the Red Bull Joyride course received a revamp, and the changes are getting a thumbs up from one rider. Carson Storch, an American athlete, had the opportunity to ride the course before training officially began on Aug. 13 as a result of his Red Bull sponsorship.…


B.C. couple remembers Woodstock Festival 50 years later

Peter Uhlmann didn’t even see the show – he was busy talking trippers down

“The brown acid that is circulating around us is not specifically too good.…


A timeline of key events in the SNC-Lavalin political controversy

Federal election set for Oct. 21

OTTAWA— A chronology of key developments in the SNC-Lavalin controversy, according to public documents, reports and testimony to the House of Commons justice committee: Feb. 19, 2015 – The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin over business dealings in Libya.…


B.C. teacher who hit on former student suspended

Former teacher told restaurant server she looked “f—ing hot”

A Kamloops teacher who made unwelcome sexual comments to a former student working in a restaurant has received a two-day suspension from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. A commissioner’s decision said on the evening of Nov.12, 2016, Brett Edward Wasylik went to a Kamloops restaurant for an end-of-season sports team celebration dinner.…


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