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SCIENCE MATTERS: Reflections from an elder in isolation

July 5, 2020

piquenewsmagazine.com – I’m fortunate. This slowdown is giving me time with my grandchildren who are with me, and to think about what has mattered most in my life, what has given me the greatest joy and satisfaction, and wh…

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Take A Peek Inside This $12.5M Lakeside Whistler Chalet

604now.com – Whistler is full of luxurious homes, but this lakeside chalet is a cut above the rest. For $12.5 million, you can get this Whistler mansion, which sits at the doorstep of the lake, while offering uni…

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A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

piquenewsmagazine.com – Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: On July 3…

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The drive to preserve the Lil’wat language

piquenewsmagazine.com – In mid-March, Valerie St-Arnaud and her husband Dave Leveille found themselves hurtling cross-country in a large, black RAM Promaster van during not just a snowstorm, but also a burgeoning pandemic. …

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Dentists work to clear backlog after months-long closures

June 28, 2020

piquenewsmagazine.com – Dentists are busy catching up on backlogs of patients as pandemic restrictions lift across the region. Some patients due for general cleanings and checkups might have to wait longer as dentists atten…

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British Columbians warned over hand sanitizers containing potentially toxic ingredient

richmond-news.com – British Columbians are being warned about some hand sanitizer products manufactured in Mexico, which may contain a potentially toxic ingredient. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) says the han…

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Online services

whistler.ca – Easily manage your MyWhistler account, claim Home Owner Grants, renew dog or business licences, pay for municipal tickets and view property taxes online. Do you already have a MyWhistler profile? Log…

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MUSEUM MUSINGS: Whistler Museum will re-open July 1

piquenewsmagazine.com – Over the past few weeks, museums and other cultural organizations have begun to reopen around the province, many with new procedures in place and some with reduced hours and services. Locally, the Sq…

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Squamish’s Anthill Films produces short with National Film Board

piquenewsmagazine.com – When Jo Osborne signed on with Squamish-based Anthill Films, it was as a sound supervisor, not a performer. However, Osborne has a starring role in the company’s latest short, 60 Day Cycle, where he’…

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North Vancouver rescue crews respond to two mountain callouts a few hours apart

nsnews.com – It was a busy morning on the mountain for North Vancouver fire and rescue crews. District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded to two calls to assist people in distress on the Grouse…

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Feds announce Canada Student Service Grant

piquenewsmagazine.com – The federal government is looking to hit two birds with one stone through the Canada Student Service Grant. The grant, announced on June 26, will encourage post-secondary students and those who gradu…

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Quiet Salish Sea gives scientists chance to study endangered killer whales

piquenewsmagazine.com – A significant drop in sea traffic brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has created what scientists call a rare opportunity to study how quieter waters affect southern resident killer whales off the Br…

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In terms of mental health calls, ‘We’ve asked the police to do too many things,’ says expert

piquenewsmagazine.com – Police across the country have been put in an unfair position of responding to issues they simply are not equipped or trained for, according to one of Western Canada’s foremost criminologists. But re…

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Mrs Whistler by Matthew Plampin

shereadsnovels.com – Thanks to everyone who commented on my post earlier this month asking for recommendations of novels about artists; I now have a whole list of titles and authors to investigate – and as promised, here…

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B.C. reopens non-essential travel, tourism and more

June 24, 2020

B.C. enters Phase 3 of its restart plan

British Columbia will begin a slow move into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 restart plan Premier John Hogan announced on Wednesday. This includes allowing non-essential travel within the province as well as reopening hotels, the film and television industry and some entertainment venues like movie theatres.…


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