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Mandatory alcohol screening that takes effect Dec. 18

December 5, 2018

Liberals defend new powers to demand roadside breath samples

Federal ministers are playing down the potential for racial profiling and civil-rights violations as they tout a strict new law intended to curb drunk driving. Mandatory alcohol screening that takes effect Dec. 18 will allow police to demand a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stopÑa lower bar than the current threshold, which requires reasonable suspicion the person has been drinking.…


B.C. Treaty Commission says new accord offers smoother, faster road to treaties

December 4, 2018

Chief commissioner Celeste Haldane says the accord pledges to speed up and transform negotiations

VICTORIA — A deal between Indigenous leaders and the federal and British Columbia governments provides a clearer path to reaching 10 new treaty agreements within the next two years and 20 more soon after, says the head of the B.C. Treaty Commission. Chief commissioner Celeste Haldane said Monday the accord pledges to speed up and transform negotiations.…


Another bear relocated out of Whistler

Bear seen feeding on garbage at Olympic Plaza second to be relocated in last week

A bear has been relocated out of Whistler, the second in the span of a week, after it was seen feeding on garbage left behind in the village, confirmed the Conservation Officer Service (COS). Conservation officer Brittany Mueller said the male bear was observed on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 1 accessing what appeared to be a bag of trash in Olympic Plaza.…


Cypress Mountain officially open for ski season

Monday’s chill in the air can only mean one thing: North Shore’s ski season is officially underway. On a bluebird day, some couple hundred skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts took the first turns of the season at Cypress Mountain, which opened at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3.“People were running from the ticket gates to the lift, as usual.…


New fire chief takes command

Chief John McKearney brings extensive experience to new role

Three weeks into his new role, new Whistler Fire Rescue Service (WFRS) chief John McKearney is still settling in. “It’s amazing actually ……


Average Whistler family to pay $400 more for groceries next year

Food prices will rise between 1.5 to 3.5 per cent in 2019 across Canada

The average Canadian family will pay about $400 more for groceries and roughly $150 more for dining out next year, an annual food price report predicts. Food prices will rise between 1.5 to 3.5 per cent in 2019, according to the report from researchers at the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University.…


Tourism Vancouver partners with Airbnb

December 3, 2018

Agreement aims to promote Vancouver as a place for short-term rentals

Tourism Vancouver announced December 3 that it has signed an agreement with Airbnb to help promote Vancouver as a tourism destination. The agreement will see Airbnb market Vancouver on its platform to travellers, as well as through its digital channels, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and its magazine Airbnbmag, according to a Tourism Vancouver news release
Airbnb will also work with Tourism Vancouver to “expand the variety and quality of licensed accommodation offerings in the city, providing visitors with diverse options to suit every budget and style,” according to the release.…


NEB hearing into Trans Mountain to hear First Nations oral evidence today

Tsleil-Waututh Nation presents cultural and scientific evidence in Nanaimo

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation will be presenting Indigenous oral traditional evidence to the National Energy Board at a hearing in Nanaimo. A news release says the board is hearing new evidence about the environmental effects of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion including adverse effects of shipping to species at risk such as southern resident killer whales.…


Brackendale Winter Eagle Count seeks volunteers

33rd annual count is set for Sunday, Jan. 6

The 33rd annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Count is set for Sunday, Jan. 6.The Squamish Environment Society is looking for “intrepid volunteers ready to brave the elements, and cover routes by foot, snowshoe, raft and skis,” said a representative of the society “We would also be keen to have some experienced kayakers to reach some nooks and crannies.”…


Whistler’s winter programming ready to roll

Outdoor skating, Snow Zone, Family Après and more on tap for the holiday season

There might not be much in the way of natural snow in the valley, but holiday programming in Whistler is set to get underway regardless. Snow guns are working overtime to build the Snow Zone at Whistler Olympic Plaza, while outdoor skating returns Saturday, Dec. 8.”Come to Whistler Village and enjoy the winter season.…


Newly discovered cave in Wells Gray Park could be Canada’s largest

Formal naming of the cave will happen after consultations with First Nations

A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia’s Wells Gray Provincial Park might just be the country’s largest. The feature was spotted by a helicopter crew from the province’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change last March, when they were conducting a caribou census through the northeastern part of the park.…


Fundraiser launched in memory of Squamish woman killed on Hwy 99

Bekah Mann died on her way to her job in Whistler on Sunday

An online fundraising campaign has been launched to help with costs for the funeral of Squamish’s Bekah Mann who died Sunday in a three-car crash on the Sea to Sky Highway. Mann, 24, was on her way to work when it happened, her sister Joy Pringle told The Squamish Chief Monday.…


Canada wins bronze in team relay luge event in Whistler, B.C.

December 2, 2018

cp24.com – WHISTLER, B.C. — A fresh-faced Canadian team slid to World Cup bronze on Saturday, showing promise for the future. Canada’s Tristan Walker, Justin Snith, Kyla Graham and Reid Watts posted a time of …

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A new way to create Saturn’s radiation belts – News – British Antarctic Survey

bas.ac.uk – A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet …


Phantom Whistler

silentthrill.wordpress.com – An unsolved case from 1950, Paradis, Louisiana in the United States centred around 18 year old Jacquelyn Cadow. She heard wolf whistles outside her bedroom at night, starting in February that year, t…


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