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Targa, NextEra and partners to develop Whistler Pipeline Project in Texas – Compelo Energy

August 5, 2018

compelo.com – While NextEra Energy Pipeline is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, WhiteWater Midstream is a portfolio company of Denham Capital Management and Ridgemont Energy Partne…

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Whistler student returns from prestigious summer enrichment program

Molly Long is the first WSS student to attend SHAD

Aside from a campus tour or two, most students don’t have their first brush with post-secondary education until they’re, well, in post-secondary school. But when Whistler Secondary School (WSS) student Molly Long decides to begin her university education, the first-day jitters won’t be nearly as bad.…


Dirt Diaries and Deep Summer add art to Crankworx

August 4, 2018

Film and photo events take place at Whistler Olympic Plaza on Aug. 14 and 15

Sprawling out on the grass in front of Whistler Olympic Plaza has become an integral part of Crankworx. While the majority of the two-week mountain bike festival—running from Aug. 10 to 19—is focused on riding and watching people compete, on the evenings of Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, the action turns from the bike park to the big screen.…


Nepalese trekking guide helping to rebuild his country

Kalu Tamang spoke to local rotary clubs while visiting Canada last month

As a trekking guide in Nepal, Kalu Tamang is used to hiking through the largest mountains on the planet. So how do Whistler’s peaks compare to the Himalayas?…


Region’s chambers of commerce convene to highlight pressing issues

August 3, 2018

Labour, transportation and childcare top of mind at B.C. Chamber meet-up

The B.C. Chamber of Commerce met in Whistler with chamber leaders from across the Sea to Sky and beyond this month to discuss the main issues facing the region’s business communities, and the major sticking points should sound familiar to any Whistlerite who’s been following the news of late. “In no specific order, transportation, labour and access to daycare were the big issues,” explained Whistler Chamber of Commerce CEO Melissa Pace, who joined chamber leaders from Pemberton, Squamish, Lillooet, Sechelt and North Vancouver at the B.C. Chamber’s twice-a-year regional powwow.…


Tourism Pemberton seeks longterm funding

August 1, 2018

Organization approaches Village, and will apply for MRDT grant

Tourism Pemberton is working to arrange a more secure source of funding or the future. Representatives of the organization met with Village of Pemberton council on July 24 to discuss its plan to apply for funding through the Municipal Regional District Tax (MRDT) fund and the possibility of a secure funding commitment from the Village.…


Saluting the best barbecue around

The swine is a noble animal. To wit:…


Olympian tops blazing Ironman

McMahon wins pro men’s event handily in Whistler debut

With temperatures cracking the mid-30s at Subaru Ironman Canada on Sunday, July 29, it was a brutal day for all competitors. However, while Victoria triathlete Brent McMahon survived a 3.86-kilometre swim and 180-km bike ride without much difficulty, he needed to lean into a favourite motto to get through the marathon-length run course.…


Mountain News: After all these years, still short of cheaper housing

TELLURIDE, Colo.—Despite an aggressive program of building affordable housing in Telluride for at least a couple of decades, it’s just not enough. The town council there has been talking about new taxes to provide money for additional housing.…


Local grillmasters can test their mettle at BBQ Championships’ new event

The 2018 Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships runs from Aug. 3 to 5

When the Canadian National BBQ Championships launched at the start of the millennium, suffice it to say that Whistler’s event calendar wasn’t quite as robust as it is today. “When we started this 18 years ago, we were the only gig in town,” explained Josh Kearns, GM of Dusty’s Bar, the Creekside host of the three-day event, slated for Aug. 3 to 5.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of August 2

Don’t just complain, do something Another Ironman weekend has come and gone, and along with the fanfare was the inevitable slew of complaints.…


Aude Ray hosts annual summer camp

Local musician recounts busy year ahead of children’s art camp, running Aug. 6 to 10

Aude Ray has had a whirlwind year. The local musician, painter and all-around creative has spent time writing songs in California, Sri Lanka and on a Via Rail train making its way across this country.…


Beating the heat at Ironman

Firefighter completes run in full gear

Stephen Sanderson’s approach to Ironman is poetic: he pushes his muscles to the limit to raise funds and awareness for muscular dystrophy research. But this year, there was an added layer.…


RMOW developing Whistler 101 seminars

Aimed at locals, free program will educate on Whistler’s geodiversity, biodiversity, history and culture

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is developing a series of seminars aimed at beefing up residents’ knowledge of the community and creating effective resort ambassadors. The Whistler 101 program is being spearheaded by the municipality’s manager of cultural planning and development, John Rae, who laid out the vision for the program at last week’s meeting of council.…


Whistler Blackcomb announces two-day Edge card for coming season

Move comes after public backlash over Vail Resorts changes to pass products

Casual skiers will be breathing a sigh of relief this year, thanks to news that Whistler Blackcomb will be offering a new addition to its suite of passes—a two-day Edge card. “We’ve taken a lot of feedback over the course of last season from some folks who felt that the five-day card didn’t deliver the kind of affordability they wanted, and so today (Aug.1) we’re announcing that there is a two-day edge card coming back,” said Marc Riddell, communications manager for Whistler Blackcomb.…


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