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BC Transit to collect fares, allow front-door boarding on June 1

May 30, 2020

Safety measures to be in place for driver-passenger distancing

BC Transit is set to resume fare collection and front-door boarding on Monday, June 1. It will also be installing a temporary vinyl panel for physical distancing between the driver and passengers on buses without a full driver door.…


First Ride: Cannondale’s All-New Scalpel SE

pinkbike.com – FIRST RIDE Cannondale Scalpel SE Words: Daniel Sapp Video: Michael McQueen The Scalpel has been an iconic bike in Cannondale’s line for nearly 20 years. The full-suspension bike first debuted in 2001…


Here’s what a return to school will look like in the Sea to Sky corridor

Some students opt to head back to part-time classroom learning next week

Around 70 per cent of parents who completed a Sea to Sky School District survey say they plan to send their children back to school in June. Roughly half of the families in the district responded.…


Guns, drugs and Quarantino 10

“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” That famous, factually correct quote is attributed to French director Jean-Luc Godard (Bande à part, Breathless), but Godard himself attributes it to American movie pioneer D.W. Griffith (who pioneered the feature-length film, but is also best known for 1915’s The Birth of a Nation, which hasn’t aged well).…


Sunshine Coast Regional District urges BC Ferries to reverse course on evening sailings

BC Ferries is resuming service on the Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo route June 3, but a schedule change on the Langdale run to accommodate the Nanaimo service isn’t sitting well with some Sunshine Coast residents or the directors at the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD). The new schedule puts the last sailing of the day out of Langdale at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:40 p.m. and the final return tip from the Lower Mainland is changing from 8:45 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.…


Opinion: Multiple crises expose systemic flaws

The coronavirus spreading COVID-19 around the globe isn’t the first disease microbe suspected to have jumped from other animals to humans, nor will it be the last. That we know to a large extent why so many diseases are making that leap should help us resolve the problem.…


Robanske calls it a career

Squamish snowboard-cross racer retires after decade on national team

Among Chris Robanske’s proudest accomplishments in a decade on the national snowboard-cross team was the resilience he displayed in bouncing back from two significant injuries early on in his career. But a serious knee injury suffered at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, including a Grade IV dislocation, full ACL and LCL ruptures, a medial meniscus tear, near-loss of the lateral meniscus and blowing out three centimetres of lateral cartilage, proved to be too much for the Calgary native and Squamish resident to overcome.…


A crash course in archives

The Whistler Museum and Archives is collecting donations of objects, photographs, video, and other documents to record Whistler’s experience during the pandemic. We’re accepting items Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all donations will be safely quarantined.…


Don’t release goldfish into the wild

One Mile Lake Nature Centre sends out reminder after local discovery

Little Cleo isn’t meant to live out life in the wild, but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking, the One Mile Lake Nature Centre is reminding the public. The centre posted a message on Facebook discouraging people from releasing pets such as goldfish into the wild after some were recently found in One Mile Lake.…


Tourism Whistler preps reimagined marketing campaign for COVID times

Province props up destination marketers with $10M grant

destination marketing organizations across B.C.—Tourism Whistler (TW) included—are getting COVID-19 relief in the form of a $10-million grant from the province. In Whistler, the grant amounts to $1.4 million to help cover operational and staffing costs through October, said TW president and CEO Barrett Fisher.…


Missin’ Whismas

I don’t remember exactly who came up with the term “Whismas,” a colloquialism for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s (WMBP) annual opening day. It could have been a fervent downhiller expressing their enthusiasm online or some clever staff member in Whistler Blackcomb’s marketing department.…


Labour remains a big question mark in Whistler’s post-COVID recovery

May 29, 2020

Whistler Chamber resolutions get support at BC Chamber AGM

As Whistler looks to its post-COVID-19 economic recovery, one of the biggest questions is one many employers are already familiar with—where will the workers come from? “As businesses continue to reopen, we’re poised to bring back that success that we once had.…


Whistler’s municipal hall will see limited reopening on June 1

Also, library is launching contactless pick-up and drop-off service next week

Whistler’s municipal hall will reopen its doors to the public on June 1 with certain restrictions in place to ensure physical distancing, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) announced today. The upstairs customer service area will reopen next week, where residents will be able to purchase bus and parking passes, licences, pay their property taxes and outstanding fines.…


Feds will not require airlines to offer full refunds to ticket holders for cancelled flights

The federal government is not committing to a bailout of the Canadian airlines sector – but is also not planning to require air carriers to refund ticket holders for the flights cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic as some consumers have requested. Speaking in Ottawa this morning, federal transportation minister Marc Garneau said mandating a reimbursement on a sector that has lost more than 90% of its revenue during the COVID-19 lockdown would basically cripple an industry that’s of vital importance to Canada.…


B.C. takes precautions as it moves to restart in-person court hearings

Limited number of courtrooms expected to open in coming weeks

VICTORIA— Courthouses and courtrooms around British Columbia are being assessed to ensure they meet health and safety requirements as the province moves to resume in-person hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General David Eby says in a news release the assessments will determine what physical distancing and hygiene measures are necessary to prevent transmission of the virus as required by the provincial health officer.…


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