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MP Patrick Weiler tackles immigration, housing and taxes

February 15, 2020

Weiler, who was elected last year, has first formal talk with Squamish Chamber of Commerce

Immigration, housing and taxes were just some examples of the topics raised with MP Patrick Weiler during his talk with the Squamish Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 13. During this gathering at the Squamish Adventure Centre theatre, Weiler, who was just elected to represent the Sea to Sky in the House of Commons in October last year, answered questions and concerns from the local business community.…


Squamish demonstrators hold second rally supporting Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Protesters gathered at Bank of Montreal downtown

Standing just outside the Bank of Montreal, Larry Douglas contemplated pulling his money out of the institution. Douglas, a Squamish Nation member, was part of the more than a dozen people who were putting on a demonstration in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs at noon on Feb. 14.…


Tim Nutt comes to Whistler for the comedy—and skiing

Kelowna-based comedian performs at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Feb. 20

Tim Nutt’s long-running comedy career has a (tenuous, but real) Whistler connection. Decades ago, Nutt was living in Vancouver working in the kitchen of a Japanese restaurant when he fell down the stairs and hurt his back.…


Sweet dreams are made of this

Tired of being tired? Try some new drinking habits

Flipping and flopping in bed all night? Having a hard time falling asleep due to (check all that apply): too much coffee; too much booze; too much on your mind; too much on your plate; too much “face” time, meaning the face of your insidious little blue-light gizmos, especially late at night; hormonal or other physical changes; all of the above?…


What do we do when our home is on fire?

Successive Australian governments have denied or downplayed the existence and risks of human-caused climate disruption. There, coal is king.…


Naturespeak: Autumn birds finish year on an unexpected crescendo

February 14, 2020

The autumn migration did not disappoint. Sightings in September and October tallied 111 species and not too shabby volumes, but November’s quirky weather added nothing more.…


VIDEO: Whistler Blackcomb staff respond to ‘Make Whistler Great Again’ petition comments

VP of mountain ops, patrol director share insight into the challenges causing some of these perceived issues

A recent petition dubbed “Vail: Make Whistler Great Again,” has been gaining traction online over the past week. To date, more than 8,000 people have signed in support of the petition’s claims—namely, that “ever since Vail Resorts bought the mountain four years ago the lifts have become more and more unreliable, lines have become longer and longer, terrain takes more and more time to open, snow making has been reduced, grooming has gone downhill (pardon the pun), and the food has gotten worse—all while prices have gone sky high.”…


Village mainstay Black’s Pub sells to Gibbons Whistler

After 34 years, owner Lawrence Black says ‘it’s time to move on’

When Lawrence Black first opened Black’s Pub (then known as The Original Ristorante) some 30 odd years ago, it was part of a broader plan to launch up to 10 bars and restaurants in the Vancouver area. Knowing that the ski resort was a popular weekend getaway for the Lower Mainland crowd, even then, he thought a bar in the burgeoning community would be a great way to expose himself to the Vancouver market.…


Heather Paul named new executive director of Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Long-time local starts new position on March 9

Heather Paul has been hired as the new executive director of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). After a “nation-wide recruitment process” the SLCC landed on the long-time local, it says in a release.…


Sea to Sky School District tallies potential late start costs

Squamish buses would be cheapest, Pemberton most expensive

As the Sea to Sky School Districttallies the potential costs of running buses for a later start time for students, trustees discussed whether the idea is worth pursuing. While the anticipated cost has decreased from an initial estimate of just under $458,500, the latest assessment of $389,241.86 has some trustees pressing pause on the idea.…


Game On

Put away your cellphone—board games have exploded over the past decade

I’m standing clutching a red token secretly in my palm; a terrorist in hiding. If only I could work out which of my fellow terrorists has the bomb.…


Whistler’s Sharpe wins Dew Tour stop

Sports briefs: Read 16th at Chamonix; Jordan hits NorAm podium

Cassie Sharpe came through on back-to-back weekends. Competing at the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain, Colo. on Feb. 8, the Whistler-based skier topped the modified superpipe final, scoring an 85.00 to best fellow Canadian Rachael Karker, who placed second with an 83.00.…


Celebrate the season—and Olympics—at the Cypress Point Winter Carnival

Catch all the arts, sports, music, and food at The Point Artist-Run Centre on Sunday, Feb. 16

Over the last seven years, the Cypress Point Winter Carnival has seen every type of winter weather. “We’ve had everything from totally open water [on Alta Lake] with a polar bear swim to three feet of ice,” says Stephen Vogler, artistic director at The Point Artist-Run Centre, which organizes the festival.…


Parasite: A distinctly South Korean film with global resonance

On Sunday, the South Korean thriller Parasite made history as the first foreign-language film to take home Best Picture honours in the Oscars’ 92-year existence—and deservedly so.
The film is clever without being pretentious, engrossing without losing its savage sense of humour, and contains the kind of striking visuals that director Bong Joon Ho has become known for.…


Ask Whistler is here to answer all your burning questions

February 13, 2020

Tourism Whistler launches new live chat service

Where’s a good place to get pizza in Whistler? How do I access the Peak 2 Peak?…


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