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Rapid warming deserves more than a lukewarm response

April 12, 2019

Another week, another dramatic warning from scientists—met with shrugs all around. This time, a report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, “Canada’s Changing Climate Report,” warned that this country is warming at roughly twice the global average rate, even more in the North and on the Prairies.…


Mountain News: Howling wolves and cats prowling too

JASPER, Alberta—From Vail to Jasper, cougar sightings have been common this winter along the crest of the Rocky Mountains. In Jasper, Steve Young, spokesman for Parks Canada, told the Jasper Fitzhugh that the town lies within a travel corridor for the animals, so sightings are not at all unusual.…


Housekeeping on comprehensive zoning bylaw

Council briefs: Sponsorship of fundraisers

photo by Alyssa Noel The Village of Pemberton (VOP) council passed readings one and two of housekeeping measures on its recently passed comprehensive zoning bylaw during its April 2 regular council meeting.…


Whistler Cup starting April 11

April 11, 2019

New U14 team relay, Norway’s return among 2019 highlights for 27th edition

The runs are groomed, the international athletes have arrived and plenty of the world’s best ski racers aged 12 to 15 are set to go at the 27th edition of the Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup. There are a few minor tweaks to this year’s event, as the Parade of Nations through Whistler Village will move to Thursday, April 11 at 5 p.m. from its traditional Friday slot to avoid conflict with the World Ski and Snowboard Festival.…


The gloves are off on housing

I’d like to begin this week’s column by, uncharacteristically, apologizing. I’m apologizing for last week’s column, “Housing solutions need creativity,” April 4.…


The Spiritual Warriors keep Lil’wat language alive in new album

Mount Currie reggae group releases new album, Ancestors

Leroy Joe was determined to make another album. His band Kalan Wi released their debut record, Celebrate, back in 2012 and it went on to win Best Historical/Linguistic album at the Native American Music Awards, as well as earn a nomination for Best World Recording, followed by another nod in the same category at the Western Canadian Music Awards.…


Whistler Community Church looks to new home

Interdenominational church raising funds for permanent facility

for decades, the story of the Whistler Community Church has been one of resilience. Over the course of its 40 years in the resort, the interdenominational church has met, at various times, out of local homes, an A-frame cabin in Creekside that doubled as the Whistler Skiers’ Chapel, and an elementary school gym.…


The need to be fire smart

The wildfire in Squamish last week was a bit of a shock. After all, we still have snow in the valley here and just a few days ago, we were putting on our wellies to head outside.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of April 11

OCP could use some strengthening While it is important to have an updated community plan, it is also important to have as strong a plan as possible.…


From sasquatch to superheroes

The hot ticket this week is the 72hr Filmmaker Showdown on Friday night as part of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (this year marks a truncated, “Quick & Dirty” version of the fest, but organizers are still ramming most of the important stuff into five days. Does that make it all easier on our livers than a 10-day fest?…


Free will astrology for the week of April 11

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
The Qing Dynasty controlled China from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century. It was the fifth biggest empire in world history.…


Cycling the Baltic States Part 3:

Under the midnight sun in Finland

It takes two-and-half hours to cross the Baltic Sea on the ferry from Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki, Finland, enough time to write 15 postcards. I am looking forward to replenishing my card supply at Helsinki’s postal museum, surely the world’s best selection of postcards, as I recall from a delightful visit there seven years earlier.…


Crompton reflects on first six months in office

From climate-letter chaos to portfolio progress, mayor satisfied so far

SIX MONTHS IN Mayor Jack Crompton, pictured here at his swearing-in on Nov. 6, 2018, says he is satisfied with council’s work so far. File photo by Braden Dupuis…


Another big year for RMI, hotel tax

Local budget gets big boost from provincial funds

FESTIVAL FUN Whistler’s Festivals, Events and Animation programming is now paid for using Municipal and Regional District Tax rather than Resort Municipality Initiative funds. FILE PHOTO BY MIKE CRANE/TOURISM WHISTLER…


Art on the Lake workshops revealed

Arts Whistler has unveiled the art workshops set to take place as part of the Art on the Lake series at the Alta Lake Station House throughout the summer. Located four kilometres from the village on the shores of Alta Lake, the venue will kick off the season with Tie Dye 101 on May 25 and 26.…


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