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New, condensed cultural plan established for Whistler

June 6, 2018

Cultural Plan now combines the Cultural Tourism Development Strategy and Whistler’s Community Cultural Plan

Whistler has a new cultural plan. At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 5, John Rae, manager of cultural planning and development with the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and Maureen Douglas, executive director of Arts Whistler, offered an update on the document that maps the development of arts, culture and heritage in the resort.…


Hey, BC Parks: Tourists aren’t more important than locals

There is so much to be pissed off about right now: a taxpayer-funded pipeline slated to be built under the guise of the “national interest,” the disaster that is America (take your pick of issues there), and the daily unveiling of a new privileged male pervert. The frustrating part of existing in the world today is bearing the weight of these serious issues and feeling entirely unable to do anything about them.…


Free will astrology for the week of June 7

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you would be wise to ruffle and revise your relationship with time. It would be healthy for you to gain more freedom from its relentless demands; to declare at least some independence from its oppressive hold on you; to elude its push to impinge on every move you make.…


Don’t water down marine protection

Will Canada finally inspire a wave of celebration on World Oceans Day, June 8? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to lead G7 nations on global marine protection during Canada’s presidency this year, a welcome change after decades of inaction left just one per cent of our oceans formally safeguarded.…


BioBlitz heads back to school for 12th edition

Annual celebration of local biodiversity set for June 7-10

For the second straight year, BioBlitz is heading into the classrooms—to the delight of junior scientists across the valley. This year’s BioBlitz will feature scientists sharing their expertise with 20 classrooms and more than 500 students.…


Overall satisfaction slips again in Community Life Survey

Council briefs: Cannabis cultivation bylaw; Creekside Plaza housing agreement

For the second straight year, overall satisfaction with life in Whistler is slipping, according to the annual Community Life Survey (CLS) conducted by Forum Research Inc. While 88 per cent of permanent residents said they were either “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with Whistler as a place to live, the number of those who said they were very satisfied fell 16 percentage points, from 61 per cent last year to just 47 per cent in 2018.…


New Cheakamus owners can’t opt out of DES

While current users can opt out of heating system, Basalt Living owners won’t have same option

Months after the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) gave homeowners in Cheakamus Crossing the chance to opt out of the neighbourhood’s controversial heating system, municipal hall confirmed incoming owners at a new development wouldn’t have the same opportunity. In a recent letter to mayor and council, realtor Steve Shuster, who is representing the developer of the 24-unit Basalt Living Whistler, wrote that “the majority of the buyers have expressed concern” over the District Energy System (DES), an ambient heating system installed ahead of the 2010 Olympics that has led to a litany of technical issues and costly repair bills for some residents.…


Contracts awarded for artificial turf field

Council opts for Thermoplastic elastomer with sand infill over controversial crumb rubber

The Artificial Turf Field project is headed to the construction phase with council’s decision to award two contracts at its June 5 meeting. The contracts—one with TGK Irrigation Ltd. in the amount of $1,444,900, for construction of civil, lighting and landscaping services, and another with AstroTurf West Distributors Ltd. worth $571,000 for the supply, delivery and installation of artificial turf, shock pad and infill for the field—were awarded in a vote of 4-3, with Councillors Sue Maxwell, Jen Ford and Cathy Jewett voting against.…


No life-threatening injuries in stabbing involving Whistler teens

Police Briefs: Single-vehicle crash in Pemberton; Numerous violations following 4×4 rally

A 13-year-old youth was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed by a 15-year-old last week, police said. Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at around 9 p.m. on June 1 that took place during “an escalated argument” between two local youth who knew each other previously, explained Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes.…


RMOW reveals summer concert series lineup

June 5, 2018

Lights, Bedouin Soundclash and Stars to play Whistler Olympic Plaza this summer

It’s a lineup you wouldn’t find at any other festival. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) unveiled a diverse roster for its annual Whistler Presents Summer Concert Series featuring acts that range from country music to indie rock to a choir and DJ—and it all culminates with a Neil Diamond tribute band.…


Talk to give parents advice in the digital age

June 5 presentation will offer guidelines, tips and understanding

With society heading in a direction where people are constantly connected, many parents are grappling with how to teach their kids to be responsible in their digital lives. But an upcoming presentation, Raising Digitally Responsible Youth, hopes to help guide caregivers through the maze.…


Video: Rob Warner & Aaron Gwin Chat Winning Races, Training Hard and Toilets with a View – Pinkbike

June 4, 2018

pinkbike.com – Faith is a tool. Aaron uses it very well. Most people? Not so much – it’s their grudge. Coming from Catholic upbringing, seeing how different people look at their relation to religion, I can see how…


G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders’ summit in Quebec | Money

June 3, 2018

newsdailymail.ga – WHISTLER, June 3 ― Finance leaders of the closest US allies vented anger over the Trump administration’s metallic import tariffs yesterday, ending a three-day assembly with a stern rebuke of Washingt…


The 10 Craziest Zip Lines Around the World

hrtips.in – “These significant-wire functions aren’t with the faint of coronary heart.” Named following the larger sized-than-life folklore legend, The Sasquatch requires sightseeing to new heights, launching fr…


G7 finance chiefs end annual meeting in Canada’s Whistler

asiannewsservice.in – Jun 3 • International • 16 Views • No Comments on G7 finance chiefs end annual meeting in Canada The Finance Ministers of Group of Seven nations have ended their annual meeting at Whistler in Canada,…


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