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Free will astrology for the week of February 14

February 14, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
When directors of movies say, “It’s a wrap,” they mean that the shooting of a scene has been finished. They may use the same expression when the shooting of the entire film is completed.…


Re-Build-It Centre launches tool-lending library

Membership costs $50 a year, or $75 for a family

Whistler’s climbing population and associated housing shortage has had one obvious side effect for residents: a distinct lack of storage space. That’s how Lori Pyne found a niche she could help fill through her work as manager of the Re-Build-It Centre in Function Junction.…


American Friends of Whistler to hand out $90K in grants this year

Despite significant contributions, raising awareness of group ‘continual challenge’

The American Friends of Whistler (AFOW), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the resort community, will hand out close to $100,000 to deserving local and regional organizations this year. Founded in 2002 by a group of American visitors who regularly spent time in Whistler, the AFOW raises and distributes funds to groups working in the following sectors: health and human services, arts and culture, environmental protection, and outdoor recreation.…


WORCA gets Fee-For-Service funding increase

Council sees need for collaboration, trails master plan

The Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) will have some extra funds to work with in each of the next two years. At the Feb. 12 council meeting, Whistler’s mayor and council approved $120,000 in Fee-For-Service (FFS) funding for the organization in each of 2019 and 2020 (pending approval of the municipal budget).…


Exploring identity in Tales of An Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was

Work of multi-disciplinary artist Joseph Tisiga on display at Audain Art Museum

Back in the late ’50s, an English-born man named Oliver Jackson operated a museum in Kelowna, B.C. seemingly filled with First Nations’ art. His collection boasted around 4,000 items—from beadwork to masks to moccasins and instruments.…


‘Toilet Mahal’ coming to a public place near you

I have this friend in Toronto. He and his partner are both successful lawyers, great people and good companions.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of February 14

Making a difference together Yesterday, I brought home some webbing that needed sowing to make tethers for the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program.…


Thanks for the memories

I’ve been a bit nostalgic in the last few weeks. I’ve been thinking about how long it’s been since I saw snow banks this size in the resort.…


In the groove with green love

February 13, 2019

We can’t care too much when it comes to ‘home’

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Such a sweet time for love—so this year let’s get the good vibes going for this amazing place we call home and dish out our finest “green love” along with the usual pink and red.…


CWSAA president sounds positive note on future of Western Canadian ski industry

Demographic issues are being met with innovative solutions, says Christopher Nicolson

The Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) has released its annual financial report, and despite ongoing concerns about a lack of young people picking up skiing, the organization’s president is sounding a positive note. The report found that over $100 million was spent on lift and base infrastructure over the 2017-18 season.…


Whistler pair set for axe-throwing nationals

Forged’s Kotzen, Mackie look to chop the competition in Toronto

Forged Axe Throwing’s two representatives at the 2019 National Axe Throwing Championships in Toronto on Feb. 17 are quick studies in the sport. Brent Kotzen and Krista Mackie both started roughly a year ago—and they’ve now worked their way up to the top 192 competitors on the continent.…


Police on the lookout for suspect in Creekside assault

Police Briefs: Suspect allegedly struck victim several times before fleeing on foot

Whistler police are searching for a suspect linked to a reported assault in Creekside earlier this month, according to a release. At about 1:50 a.m. last Wednesday, Feb. 6, Whistler RCMP received a complaint of an assault that had occurred in the 2100 block of Lake Placid Road.…


Pemberton’s Hess set for worlds

Sit-skier excited for return to Prince George

For a relatively small outpost, the city of Prince George has played a pivotal role in Ethan Hess’ career. To start, the then-15-year-old won his first-ever Canada Winter Games medal—a bronze—there in 2015.…


B.C. throne speech: Poverty-reduction, daycare, ferry-fare freeze, scalper crackdown

$10-a-day child care not on the table

Centred around the theme of making life more affordable, the NDP government’s throne speech promises to unveil a poverty-reduction strategy, enshrine universal daycare into law, continue a freeze on ferry fares and prevent British Columbians from being gouged by ticket scalpers, predatory payday lenders and high cellphone bills. “Government is making different choices to make life better, so that B.C.’s bright future and unlimited potential is shared with everyone, not just the few,” said the speech, delivered by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin Tuesday at the B.C. legislature.…


Seven Summits climber reaches new heights with memoir recounting experience

North Shore resident youngest Canadian to traverse world’s tallest peaks

Waiting for the delivery guy, Elizabeth Rose takes a moment to consider the unexpected upside of her personal economic downturn. Rose, a Rockridge grad, is back on the North Shore after becoming the youngest Canadian to climb the tallest peaks each of the seven continents had to offer.Ê…


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