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Ski movies and black icons

February 13, 2020

From the early days of the artform, cinema has always had a boner for skiing. In 1910, French actor Max Linder starred in Max Goes Skiing, a flick where, much like Snakes on a Plane, the title is the plot.…


Whistlerite blasts GoFundMe after administrative snafu

Campaign for Australian wildfire relief resurrected after more than $26,000 disappeared from the page

A high-profile Whistler fundraiserfor Australian wildfire relief hit a major stumbling block because of an administrative issue with GoFundMe, a popular crowdsourcing tool that was being used to collect donations. As of Feb. 5, a local group had raised $26,401 for Wildfire Victoria thanks in large part to a silent auction that was held at the GLC in January.…


Work and fun collide for Patrick Gavigan

Vancouver musician plays the Mallard Lounge on Saturday, Feb. 15

Patrick Gavigan’s day job is playing music. His after-hours passion project?…


Sea to Sky Nordics skiers win in Prince George

Pochay-McBain, Lowe snag BC Cup gold

Sea to Sky Nordics sent just two athletes to a recent BC Cup cross-country event in Prince George, and the duo came home with quite the haul. Competing in the U16 division, 2005-birthyear Marin Lowe won the 2×3.75-kilometre classic mass start, while winning her age group, finishing fourth overall, in the 800-metre sprint heats.…


Pemberton school tackles the weird and wacky world of Wonka

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory runs at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Feb. 14, 15, 21, and 22

Pemberton Secondary School drama teacher Renata Zablotney goes through the same cycle when she’s deciding which production her class will put on. She ruminates on a few ideas, but is careful not to get too attached to any because when she sits down with the students, they usually inspire the choice.…


New art exhibits abound

Arts news: Anonymous Art Show seeks artists; kids get crafty every Thursday

Looking to spice up those rainy, deep winter days with a little art? Well, you’re in luck because new solo art exhibits abound in Whistler this month.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of February 13

Your Olympic legacy venues say “thank you!” This February and March, our whole region commemorates the anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2010.…


Valentines in a leap year

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2020 is a leap year. Oh yeah, baby, one extra day to celebrate in the shortest month of the year.…


Whistler Village fire sparks déjà vu

February 12, 2020

Purebread, other businesses hit with water damage

A fire at the Tyndall Stone Lodge building in Whistler Village on the morning of Monday, Feb. 10 brought back some unsettling memories for Purebread owner Mark Lamming—more specifically, memories of a fire in the exact same building in 2013. That blaze nearly seven years ago kept the bakery out of operation for a year.…


Ride hailing officially arrives in Whistler

Whistle! app available for download; no timeline for uber or lyft

NEarly a decade after the first Uber ride in San Francisco in 2011, ride hailing has officially arrived in Whistler. Whistle!—the first ride-hailing company to be approved in B.C.—began accepting rides in the resort on Monday, Feb. 10.…


Petitioning for change

7,022. At press time, that’s how many people had taken the time to sign a petition asking Vail Resorts to address concerns skiers and boarders have with Whistler Blackcomb (WB).…


Free will astrology for the week of February 13

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Now that she’s in her late 40s, Aries comedian and actress Tig Notaro is wiser about love. Her increased capacity for romantic happiness has developed in part because she’s been willing to change her attitudes.…


Emerald residents weigh in on Resort Municipality of Whistler land purchase

While many are positive about restored rec access, nearby neighbour ‘devastated’

While many Emerald Estates residents are happy with the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) purchase of a residential lot to restore recreation access behind the neighbourhood, the deal isn’t striking everyone the same way. “It’s like somebody just ran over me with a Mack truck,” said George Vodarek, who lives next to the now-municipally owned property at 9561 Emerald Dr.…


Village of Pemberton to apply for bike path grant for Pemberton Farm Road East

Council briefs: Wellness Almanac funding; natural hazards resolutions; mayor’s meeting with new MP

Village of Pemberton (VOP) council directed staff to move forward with a grant application that would see the construction of a multi-use bike lane on Pemberton Farm Road East. The section of path would be used as a connector for the Friendship Trail, which connects the VOP with Lil’wat Nation.…


Provincial health officer says four people with coronavirus in B.C. doing well

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s provincial health officer says four people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus are doing well in isolation and would be cleared of the illness after two negative tests, 24 hours apart. Dr. Bonnie Henry says the individuals in the Vancouver region are being monitored by health professionals and three of them are living in a home with others.…


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