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Bike thefts in Whistler down 57% this year, police say

September 19, 2018

Police credit bait-bike program for helping reduce theft reports

Whistler has seen a 57-per-cent drop in bike theft reports so far this year, according to statistics from the Whistler RCMP. There have been 25 reported unrecovered bike thefts in 2018, valued at approximately $40,000, police said.…


Whistler Coun. Anderson’s assault case adjourned until December

Police Briefs: Whistler man caught with drugs, cash after fleeing police; Repeat thief caught with bait bike

An assault case against Whistler Councillor Steve Anderson has been adjourned until December in the hopes that the parties involved can resolve the matter, thereby avoiding a trial. Anderson was charged with two counts of assault last month stemming from an alleged domestic dispute at an Airport Road residence in Pemberton on Aug. 2.…


B.C. invests in French teacher education seats, recruitment, retention

September 18, 2018

News seats funded for university could be good news for Whistler long term

The British Columbia government wants to double the number of French teachers available for the 2019-20 school year. Education Minister Rob Fleming said the government will fund another 37 seats for French teachers next year, for a total of 74 seats funded by the province over two years.…


Whistler schools grapple with growth

Provincial funding for new middle school likely long way off, says district superintendent

Whistler schools are once again experiencing increasing enrolment numbers. With 49 additional students, Whistler Secondary School (WSS) has seen the largest increase.…


Sea to Sky students doing slightly better than provincial average: UBC ‘well-being’ survey

Seventy percent of students have medium to high ‘well being’

Sea to Sky students from Grades 4 to 7 are, on average, doing better than students in B.C., when it comes to their well-being. But a University of B.C. survey shows that there remain many children who are classified as having “low well-being.”…


Landlords group says 4.5% rent hike is just fine with them

Horgan told UBCM convention in Whistler that the maximum allowable increase will likely be lowered.

Landlords are speaking up about B.C. Premier John Horgan’s hints that the 4.5-per-cent maximum rent increase for 2019 might be scrapped. LandlordBC issued a news release Sept.18, saying the organization is “very concerned about the possibility that the current maximum allowable increase formula of 2% + CPI under the Residential Tenancy Act will be altered and/or rescinded.…


Fire ban lifted for Sea to Sky corridor, including Whistler

Open burning will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction

Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced wildfire risks in the region, which has resulted in the lifting of the summer-long fire ban
All open fires will be permitted, along with the use of tiki torches, burn barrels, fireworks, sky lanterns and binary exploding targets. People undertaking any open burning should use caution and be aware of local conditions that might impact their ability to burn safely and control their open fires.…


Time is of the essence in All Relative

All-original theatre production onstage at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Sept. 19 and 20

When trying to come up with a premise for a play, writer Brandon Barrett did what we all do when in the throes of procrastination—he journeyed down the internet rabbit hole. Only, in this case, watching YouTube videos of people pretending to be time travellers yielded something productive.…


Chris Buck Band caps off summer with ‘one last shindig’ in Pemberton

Rising country musician returns to Pemberton Barn Dance on Sept. 22

Band merchandise is typically created after an album has been released—t-shirts, hats, tote bags are emblazoned with its art or title across it. But this time around, Chris Buck did things a little differently.…


Gravel route on Mamquam Road closed

September 17, 2018

Safety concerns necessitate immediate closure

Vehicles will no longer be allowed to use the gravel section of Mamquam Road toward Quest University in Squamish. The closure, which is effective immediately until further notice, runs from the bridge over Mashiter Creek to a section of road near the trailhead to Carpenter Son’s Bridge close to Quest.…


There will only be one BC cannabis store open on legalization day—and it’s not in Whistler

Drug-impaired driving high on list of issues to tackle post legalization

On the morning of Oct. 17, British Columbians shouldn’t expect to wake up and see marijuana stores opening their doors. At least that’s the message from the province’s minister of public safety and solicitor general, Mike Farnworth.…


Whistler resident returns from climate change leadership conference

After receiving training from Al Gore, Taniell Hamilton is now looking to pay it forward by offering free climate change presentations in Whistler

When discussing climate change, it’s difficult to picture a bigger champion for the cause than former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. Since leaving political life, he’s made it his mission to educate citizens about global warming, first through a slideshow presentation he’s delivered thousands of times, and later through An Inconvenient Truth, the Academy Award-winning documentary based on that presentation.…


Central Coast Circle Tours

September 16, 2018

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B.C.’s Family Day moving to a different date next year | CBC News

cbc.ca – The B.C. government has announced that this year’s Family Day will be the last time it falls on the second Monday of February. Starting in 2019, the holiday will be on the third Monday of February, m…

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Whistler Golf Club Seeks Superintendent

golfnewsnow.ca – The Whistler Golf Club in Whistler, B.C., is seeking a full-time, year-round superintendent. As leader of the golf maintenance team, the golf course superintendent directs, coaches and coordinates th…

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