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Turn your patio or balcony into a green oasis with these 8 container gardening tips

April 8, 2018

news.buzzbuzzhome.com – Photo: Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious/Flickr Condo and apartment balconies can be drab, desolate spaces. Even for green-thumbed urban dwellers, these concrete slabs in the sky can pose a real challen…


Myth of Arachne, the spider woman – Greeka.com

greeka.com – Arachne, her name meaning spider in Greek, was a beautiful woman that had a great talent in weaving. Everyone was amazed at her work and one day, Arachne boosted that she had a greater talent than go…


The Wonderful Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C. – Jeff Reifman

jeffreifman.com – If you’ve never been to Whistler, B.C. or haven’t been in a while, The Audain Art Museum is a whole new reason to visit. Architecturally, it’s a brilliant work of art built amongst trees amongst Whis…

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Sea to Sky students present transportation and housing solutions

Elected officials on hand to question students about their proposals during Friday’s forum

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.…


School District 48 applauds provincial commitment to recruit French teachers from abroad

April 6, 2018

Education minister meeting with French, Belgian officials to recruit instructors to B.C.

Officials from School District 48 are applauding a recent commitment from the B.C. government to recruit French teachers from abroad to help fill job shortages across the province. Education minister Rob Fleming led a delegation of B.C. education officials on a trip to Europe this week to discuss opportunities for students in French-speaking teacher training programs, and for existing teachers, in France and Belgium to work in B.C. Fleming also signed bilateral agreements with the governments of France and the Netherlands to promote French-language teacher and student exchanges, as well as the sharing of education-related best practices.…


Authorities on the lookout for another black bear in Whistler

April 5, 2018

Small bear is second in past week to demonstrate aggressive behaviour in search for food

Conservation officers are on the lookout for another black bear—the second that has accessed non-natural food sources in Whistler this week. While authorities continue to search for a large, adult bear that swatted a woman’s leg on Sunday, April 1, causing minor injuries, a second, smaller bear has been reported accessing birdfeed and charging a dog in the White Gold area.…


SLRD to start public consultation on trails ‘master plan’ update

April 4, 2018

District seeks to plan for a busy future

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is updating its Pemberton Valley Recreational Trails Master plan. The regional district is seeking to revisit the 2009 master plan and develop a long-term strategy for recreational trail use in the Pemberton Valley.…


Healthy eating in the early days of Whistler

In Alta Lake’s early days, there were no grocery stores or farmers’ markets. Shipping fresh food up from Vancouver was expensive and unreliable, so Alta Lake residents procured as much food locally as possible.…


Gauging the impact of Whistler’s alpine trail network

AWARE urges need for education of user groups with explosion in use

Local officials knew the Sproatt Alpine Trail Network would be busy even before the opening of the highly anticipated Lord of the Squirrels and Into the Mystic trails last summer. But even they couldn’t have anticipated exactly how popular the area would become with hikers and bikers alike.…


Culinary aesthetics: The Audain is hosting inaugural Dinner Series event

Kitsilano restaurant AnnaLena will prepare multi-course menu for April 21 event

The visual and culinary arts converge this month for a special five-course dinner in one of Whistler’s most unique settings, the Audain Art Museum. On Saturday, April 21, the Audain will welcome a creator of a different kind for Dinner Series Vol.…


Big data is dumb and dangerous

Revelations last week that controversial, Victoria-based tech company AggregateIQ (AIQ) had access to the information of tens of thousands of B.C. voters should be cause for concern—but shouldn’t come as a surprise. The big data disaster is in full swing, and we’re all along for the ride.…


Biathlon Canada honours Whitman

Whistler Biathlon president receives Ruedi Setz Memorial Award

Earning the Ruedi Setz Memorial Award was such a surprise to Whistler Biathlon president Clayton Whitman that he wasn’t in the crowd to receive it. The award was given out at the Canadian Championships on March 24, and while Whitman often attends nationals, he opted not to make the cross-country journey to Charlo, N.B. this year.…


Digital fraud tops Better Business Bureau’s 2017 scam list

Dating scams also near top of the list

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released its list of the top-10 scams of 2017, with online purchase scams at the top of the list, resulting in over $13 million lost. “It’s kind of no surprise given that 95 per cent of consumers are shopping online at any given time,” said Evan Kelly, a spokesperson for the BBB, which wants to get the word out to as many as possible about these scams.…


Ridesharing a good option, but no ‘panacea,’ says local MLA

Vancouver-based ridesharing app wants to help fill the void left by Greyhound cuts

In light of cutbacks to Greyhound service, a Vancouver-based carpooling app is calling on the province’s MLAs and mayors to encourage their constituents to hitch a ride. “Our job is to educate municipalities that there are options to solve the problem, which don’t need funding from the province or from transit agencies to get buses on the road,” said Poparide CEO Flo Devellennes.…


Remembering the ‘gravitational force’ of Lisa Korthals

Memorial for ski guide planned for Thursday

Judging by the extensive network of loved ones Lisa Korthals amassed, a ballroom in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler may not be large enough to contain all the people she’s touched over the years. “People ask how large this (memorial) event is going to be, and I’d have to say: really large,” said Wendy Brookbank, Korthals’ friend of 27 years.…


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