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Nouveau alpine chic: The green roof

April 11, 2018

Reading up on the evolution of alpine architecture, I came across this: “Mountains were a place to die, not live or work or lounge about in an iridescent Bogner suit, sipping a martini. The great massifs of Europe were impassive killers that could take out an entire village with an avalanche without warning.…


Mountain News: Zero vacancy rate at two Banff towns

BANFF, Alberta—You think housing is tight in your town, check out Banff. The housing rental vacancy rate has been sitting at zero per cent since 2013.…


Free will astrology for the week of April 12

ARIES (March 21-April 19) : Aries statesman Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States.…


A flurry of U.S. research illuminates snow’s foes

New studies detail how hotter temperatures, humid air and wind-blown dust can pummel the Western snowpack

Depending on where in the West you are, this winter was either a winner or a big bust: Montana, for example, is swathed in snow while parts of the Southwest are dismally bare. As of late March, the Upper Colorado River Basin snowpack was well below average.…


Sea to Sky students present transportation and housing solutions

Elected officials on hand to ask students about their ideas on growth issues

It’s no secret that housing and transportation are the two biggest—and most frequently discussed—challenges currently facing the Sea to Sky corridor. But on Friday, April 6, a whole new crowd was welcomed into the conversation.…


Heli-ski run, bursary to be named after Lisa Korthals

Hundreds gather to pay respects to longtime ski guide who died in avalanche March 28

The legacy of Lisa Korthals, who died in an avalanche near Pemberton last month, will live on in the mountains she so loved. Whistler Blackcomb (WB) has confirmed plans to name a heli-ski run after the longtime ski guide near Mount Currie, an area that was near and dear to Korthals’ heart.…


Artificial turf remains a sticking point

Council briefs: Housing report deferred

Whistler’s 2018-2022 Five-Year Financial Plan—with a proposed tax increase of 2.25 per cent and 1.1- and 4.5-per-cent increases to sewer parcel and solid waste fees, respectively—is officially headed for adoption after receiving first three readings at the April 10 council meeting. The readings passed in a vote of 5-1, with Councillor Sue Maxwell opposed.…


WSSF gears up for another year

April 10, 2018

Arts news: Whistler Secondary School hosts fashion show fundraiser; learn to make kokedama

The end-of-season blow out bash known as the World Ski and Snowboard Festival is upon us for another year. With a condensed six-day lineup, you’ll have to schedule your sleep after the festivities wrap up on April 15.…


Black bear that swatted woman’s leg killed by conservation officers

April 9, 2018

COS ‘surprised’ by amount of attractants left unsecured as Whistler heads into bear season

Conservation officers have killed a black bear that was slated for destruction after injuring a woman earlier this month. The Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a bear eating compost in the Alpine area on the morning of Friday, April 6.…


Formula Introduces A New Technology for Air Suspension – Pinkbike

pinkbike.com – Formula’s latest trick is a special air-volume spacer made from a secret closed-cell foam material that, reportedly, alters the spring rate of a air-sprung fork to better emulate the linear compressi…


5 Alternative Whistler Activities – Adara Hotel – Whistler Village Boutique Hotel

April 8, 2018

adarahotel.com – When you think of Whistler, all the obvious come to mind- skiing, snow, après, etc. And of course, these activities are incredible; they’re often the reasons why so many people visit this world-class…


Calgary Olympic bid could include Whistler, Edmonton venues, IOC official says

wayback.archive.org – The International Olympic Committee wants bidding cities like Calgary to aim for a more sustainable Olympics, by re-using existing facilities and spending less on the games. IOC’s executive director …

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Glacier Media closing 41-year-old Whistler Question weekly newspaper | CBC News

wayback.archive.org – Vancouver-based Glacier Media says it is closing a weekly newspaper that has served Whistler, B.C., since 1976. The Whistler Question, located in the ski resort region 120 kilometres north of Vancouv…

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Looking for a Home | Point2 Homes News

point2homes.com – Buying a home of your own is a very significant life achievement, a real dream come true. And even though you’ll look back at it as one of the best investments you ever made, the actual process of pu…


JOKE: THE PROFESSOR AND THE WHISTLER

lolia.com.ng – Saturday, 7 April 2018 Tagged Under: Popular Jokes JOKE: THE PROFESSOR AND THE WHISTLER A Professor started his class on a very serious Topic. The moment he turned towards the blackboard, one of the …


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