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‘Unanimous concern’: In Whistler, G7 finance chiefs unite to condemn Trump’s tariffs

June 3, 2018

sk-7.com – (Bloomberg) — Group of Seven finance chiefs issued a rare rebuke of a member nation, claiming U.S. trade actions could undermine global economic confidence and threaten the effectiveness of the Weste…


US trade tensions create ‘difficult’ G7 agenda – Post Sumo

postsumo.com – Whistler (Canada) (AFP) – Brewing trade tensions among the world’s top economies has caused discord among allies and taken over the agenda as finance officials open their meeting Friday. Canada Finan…


Canada hoping its tariff threat will prompt US back down – Post Sumo

postsumo.com – WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada’s finance minister said Friday he is hopeful the threat of retaliation against U.S. trade measures will persuade the Trump administration to back away from th…


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G7 development ministers’ meeting focuses on empowering women and girls – Canada.ca

canada.ca – June 2, 2018 – Whistler, British Columbia – Global Affairs Canada Advancing gender equality is the most effective approach to eradicating extreme poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive and p…

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BioBlitz keeps education at heart 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. “We got lots of lovely thank you letters (last year),” said Kristina Swerhun, president of the Whistler Naturalists.…


Whistlerites protest Kinder Morgan bailout

June 2, 2018

Saturday afternoon demonstration held on final day of G7 finance meeting

Over 40 protesters gathered in front of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) on Saturday afternoon, hoping to gain the attention of federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau while he was in town for a three-day meeting of G7 finance ministers. The group brought out their pots, pans, whistles, drums, and signs for a noisy demonstration to protest the federal government’s Trans Mountain pipeline project.…


Vincent Pagot claims Whistler Half Marathon win

Runner approached the race as a ‘training run’ ahead of the upcoming Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

When Vincent Pagot was approaching the finish line of the 2018 Whistler Half Marathon, he expected to be the second runner to cross it. “All the way I knew I was second, with a big gap behind the first.…


Vallea Lumina set to light up Cougar Mountain

New multimedia installation kicks off on July 19

Cougar Mountain’s old growth forest is getting a light makeover this summer. Montreal-based Moment Factory is teaming up with The Adventure Group (TAG) to create Vallea Lumina, a multimedia light show with videos, soundscapes and scenography.…


Whistler to get new bus route

June 1, 2018

BC Transit seeks feedback on where to put new stops outside of the village

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and BC Transit are seeking public input on the creation of a new transit route to better connect neighbourhoods north and south of the village. This Valley Express would bypass the village and Creekside with potential stops on Highway 99, allowing the route to avoid congested areas that lengthen trip times.…


Minimum wage increase effective June 1

The general hourly minimum wage will increase to $12.65 from $11.35

Do you feel any richer? Effective June 1, the general minimum wage will be increasing to $12.65 from $11.35.…


Housing a hot topic at open house for bowling alley

May 31, 2018

Proponents looking at potential options to house staff

About 40 people were on hand for an open house at the Delta Village Inn and Suites on May 30 to learn more about a proposed bowling alley and games facility in Whistler Village. The application to the Resort Municipality of Whistler proposes a massive overhaul of the long-vacant property located at 4295 Blackcomb Way (formerly the AlpenRock House, which closed in 2002), including a restaurant, patio and lounge on the main level, and eight bowling lanes, billiards, ping-pong, foosball, skee-ball and basketball nets on the lower level.…


The Himalayas through the clouds

May 30, 2018

On bucket lists of adventurous people, trekking in Nepal is often found near the top. Whether it’s an expedition to the Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, or one of the less travelled routes such as Tsum Valley or Upper Mustang, a few days (or weeks) walking in the Himalayas is a “must-do” for anyone looking for a physical challenge, a spiritual odyssey and a cultural immersion.…


Seawolves shine in home meet

Sports briefs: Illegal trail discovered in Garibaldi Provincial Park; Dyck, Moberg top Nimby Fifty

The Whistler Sea Wolves welcomed their annual meet to the Meadow Park Sports Centre this weekend, and all 34 swimmers performed admirably. The Whistler swimmers set 61 personal bests over the course of the weekend as they competed against four other clubs.…


Reading Series returns with Illuminating Worlds

Arts news: new exhibit opens at The Gallery; award-winning play gets encore; Bratz Biz deadline approaches

The Whistler Writers Festival has revealed the lineup for the second event in its Spring Reading Series. Called Illuminating Worlds, the event will feature four artists from four different genres, including Chelene Knight with memoir, John Mavin representing short stories, poet Arleen Paré and novelist Timothy Taylor.…


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