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A family llama was on the loose for a month in a B.C. town

July 15, 2019

Until Sunday, July 14, Coco the llama had been on the lam in a B.C. town for about a month. Clinton, B.C. is not the natural home to llamas, but Coco has decided the wilds outside of town suit her just fine.…


Ottawa investing $7.3M in new 24-unit Whistler staff housing project

Cheakamus Crossing development will add 53 rental beds to community

The federal government has announced it will invest $7.3 million in a new 24-unit staff rental housing building in Cheakamus Crossing as part of Ottawa’s National Housing Strategy. The four-storey development is planned for 1020 Legacy Way and will include four studio, 13 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom units.…


How Alta Lake captured Mollie’s heart

A couple of summers ago we shared some of the story of Mollie Stephenson. The bulk of the information we have about Mollie comes from her own writing, as in 2010 her daughter sent the museum part of an autobiography written by Mollie.…


BC Parks pulls statistical report after significant errors are identified

Mistakes suggest wider mismanagement and underfunding, says parks advocate

Visitation to BC Parks, by most estimation, has grown in recent years. But that’s not what was borne out in the agency’s most recent statistics report, which covers from March 2017 to March 2018.…


Bernie Sanders’ accomplishments – Occasional Planet

July 14, 2019

occasionalplanet.org – This list of Bernie Sanders’ accomplishments is for those who think Bernie Sanders has achieved “nothing” in his time in office, or think he’s an uncompromising leftist ideologue who doesn’t know how…

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The Outdoor Lover’s Obsession with the Next Dream Town

outsideonline.com – You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. —Albert Camus You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. —Albert Camus Apologi…

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South of Devon Films take on Cornish folklore with crowdfunder | D&CFilm

devon-cornwall-film.co.uk – An independent filmmaking collective, South of Devon Films, is looking to put their take of Cornish folklore on film, and they need your help. South of Devon Films is a collective of new filmmakers w…

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Weary by James Abbott McNeill Whistler | House Collection | Museum

museum.doaks.org – The model for this famous drypoint print was Whistler’s mistress, agent, and muse, Joanne (Jo) Hiffernan, an Irish beauty. Whistler’s creation of her image was exuberantly recounted in 1921 by Joseph…

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Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Whistler | The Whistler Insider

whistler.com – Watching a sunset, is there a more quintessential vacation experience? Away from life’s daily responsibilities and distractions, we get to sit down and become audience members for the end of day show…

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Old World Craftsmanship New World Technolgy

Visiting the oldest bike shop in Italy’s mountain-bike heaven Finale Ligure

The Whistler downhill crowd is no stranger to Finale Ligure, the “Italian Eden of mountain biking,” with its picturesque Mediterranean backdrop. It is also home to Oddone Bici, a bike shop that’s been in operation for more than 90 years—a true gem, which blends tradition and technology.…


A Green New Deal

“Throughout the nation men and women, forgotten in the political philosophy of the Government, look to us here for guidance and for more equitable opportunity to share in the distribution of national wealth… I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people.…


The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer channel the rock gods of yesteryear on new live album

Record is being mixed in the legendary Rolling Stones Mobile Studio

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer aren’t afraid of the rough edges of rock. And in an age when the bulk of artists are moving further towards the polished gloss of digital sound, the Vancouver blues duo are increasingly becoming the exception, rather than the rule.…


Local trails appear safe from changes

Sports briefs: Miller hits EWS podium

Despite some uncertainty after news broke last week that the Municipal Insurance Association of B.C. (MIABC) had requested that the District of North Vancouver (DNV) remove five teeter-totters from trails on Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour, it appears that the issue will not extend its reach into the Sea to Sky.…


NatureSpeak: A beginner’s guide to forest bathing

what brought you to Whistler? Almost everyone I’ve asked that question of has included “nature” as one of the top reasons why they came, or why they stayed for longer than originally planned.…


Ricard, Sands win at Red Bull 400 Worlds

July 13, 2019

B.C. defends home turf at Whistler Olympic Park

The men’s final at the Red Bull 400 World Championships at Whistler Olympic Park on Saturday was truly a battle of B.C. against the world. In the end, in the contest where racers clamber up the park’s ski jumps up angles at times reaching 37 degrees, Squamish resident Alexandre Ricard held off Norway’s Erik Resell to earn the title of world champion in his first crack at the race.…


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