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B.C. rules tangle cannabis tourism

November 12, 2019

Bureaucracy presents roadblocks for sector

Cannabis-related tourism, or canna-tourism, is a niche in the cannabis sector that has a way to go to take shape as the legal cannabis industry evolves. After Canada legalized cannabis in October 2018, many businesses started to realize that cannabis culture’s social element, similar to that of alcohol, makes the drug a natural counterpart for tourism ventures.…


Opinion: Firing of Don Cherry was ‘inevitable,’ says man who hired him

But he still deserves the Order of Canada

Even the Brentwood Bay man who put Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada figured he would get himself fired one day. But Ron Devion still thinks Cherry deserves the Order of Canada.…


Charlie Chandler and the runaway bannock

This week, we thought we’d take a look at the life and legacy of Charles Ernest Chandler, one of Whistler’s earliest European settlers. Known locally as Charlie, he was a trapper during the beginning of the 20th century.…


Adventurers share challenges, lessons, conservation concerns

November 11, 2019

Three intercontinental travellers share their observations

Walking by the little organic food shop in her neighbourhood in Switzerland, Sarah Marquis noticed a photo in the window of the vast Mongolian steppe. Back at her home, the photo remained imprinted in her mind.…


Whistler gathers to honour Remembrance Day

‘More important than ever to remember those who were left behind, unknown but not forgotten’

A sizeable and somber crowd made its way to the Whistler Cenotaph today to mark Remembrance Day—a time to pause, reflect and pay respect to the millions of Canadians who served our country, and the over 118,000 of those who paid for our freedom with their lives.…


Conservation Officer Service hands out $8,000 in fines one day last month

Fourteen people fined for driving on closed Upper Lillooet Forest Service Road on Oct. 26

The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has handed out 16 tickets—totaling more than $8,000 in fines—to 14 people for accessing the area Lillooet South Forest Service Road (Lillooet South FSR) by motor vehicle on a single day last month. The fines were given to the occupants of four pickup trucks and two ATVs on Oct. 26, according to a COS Facebook post.…


New Competitions 10th November 2019 – UK Competitions

November 10, 2019

loquax.co.uk – Each and every day our amazing community of compers share competitions and prizes on Loquax. There are always new prizes waiting to be won whether they are on websites, Facebook, Twitter or on blogs.…

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Republicans Name 8 Potential Impeachment Witnesses. Here They Are

dailycaller.com – House Republicans on Saturday released a list of witnesses they want called to testify as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry, including the anonymous Trump whistleblower, Hunter Biden, and a DNC o…

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NERF Megalodon N-Strike Mega Toy Blaster with 20 Official Mega Whistler Darts – WhatsHotNow

whatshotnow.net – Crank to fire 20 darts in a row from the Megalodon toy blaster! This Nerf Mega blaster has a rotating drum that holds up to 20 official Nerf Mega darts, giving you plenty of firepower for all your Ne…

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A weekend in the Yukon: Summertime sights in the land of the midnight sun

If life is short, vacations are even shorter. Travelling to the Yukon might seem like one of those trips you need a week or two to even consider, but it’s possible to make an epic long weekend of it.…


Squamish residents protest gas prices in town

About 40 demonstrators held signs and waved at passing vehicles on Highway 99 on Sunday morning

Squamish residents upset by the price of gas in town gathered near two stations in the Garibaldi Estates Sunday morning to make their voices heard. About 40 residents held signs and chanted for TV cameras and passing motorists on Highway 99.…


Local climate scientist hosts Thunberg at Columbia Icefield

Out of Range briefs: Hiker fined; $20 billion in visitor-spending target in Alberta; Squamish empowerment event

JASPER, Alta.—The weather was cold, windy and unpleasant, as it frequently is in the Columbia Icefield area of Jasper National Park in October, but that didn’t deter teen climate activist Greta Thunberg from spending several hours learning about how climate change is affecting the Athabasca Glacier. Thunberg, who is touring North America on an extended trip from her home in Sweden, was guided by John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and director of the Global Water Futures.…


The currant, not The Current

When currants aren’t really currants, but still pack a wallop

I was on about currants the other day with one of my longest-time Whistler pals, Anita Webster. The ones you eat, to be clear.…


Winter wining

Sure, most people visit the Okanagan in summer, but with many of its star wineries open all winter when human traffic is lowest, it’s a perfect way to combine winter recreation and libation. Remember how every Cornucopia you make a pact with your partner to visit a particular Okanagan winery that has caught your fancy?…


Mountain biking’s winding road to sustainability

Tourism symposium discusses the sport’s environmental, social, and economic future

Mountain biking is all about hitting the sweet spot. When riding, you want just the right line to get where you’re going quickly, safely and enjoyably.…


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