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Village of Pemberton council preview for Tuesday, Feb. 11

February 10, 2020

First Look: Bike lane funding grant; Wellness Almanac funding increase; natural hazards resolutions

Here’s a quick look at what you can expect at the Tuesday, Feb. 11 Village of Pemberton (VOP) regular council meeting. The meeting kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Council Chambers (7400 Prospect Street).…


Squamish march in support of Wet’suwet’en

Locals took to the streets at about noon Monday to march in support of Wet’suwet’en members and hereditary chiefs who are fighting to stop construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in northwest B.C. The Wet’suwet’en say the land the project crosses is under their traditional governance and they have never consented to the Coastal GasLink pipeline project.…


OPINION: B.C.’s Olympic legacy buoys support for another bid, survey finds

Summer Games bid is backed by three in five British Columbians

Most British Columbians have a favourite memory of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Most, also, remember the panic that snowless cities and mountains caused.…


CBSA examined more than 27,000 travellers’ devices in two years

Of the 27,405 people whose digital devices were examined by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the past two years, 40 per cent resulted in customs-related offences. However, the Officer of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) found that the agency breached the Privacy Act in two cases between Nov. 20, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2019.…


WFRS attends fire in Whistler Village

Purebread, other businesses hit with water damage

THE WHISTLER FIRE Rescue Service (WFRS) is on the scene of a fire at the Tyndall Stone Lodge in Whistler Village this morning. Purebread owner Mark Lamming said the fire occurred in the unit directly above his shop.…


Fire at Alta Lake

Prior to the formation of the Alta Lake Volunteer Fire Department (ALVFD), the Alta Lake area had no official response to fires—they were put out by the small community. But after two large fires in 1962, some residents decided to form their own fire department.…


Whistle! ride hailing to launch in Whistler this morning

Whistlerites can request rides via app at 11 a.m.

WHISTLER’S first brush with ride hailing will officially launch in the resort this morning. Whistle!—the first ride-hailing company to be approved in B.C.—will start accepting rides in the resort at 11 a.m.…


Farmers welcome tweaks to Agricultural Land Reserve regulations

February 9, 2020

New changes would open up who can live in secondary homes

Pemberton Valley farmers are meeting proposed changes to new Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) regulations with support, though local opposition MLA Jordan Sturdy believes the overall thrust of the legislation is problematic. Under recently proposed changes to legislation, first brought forward in February 2019 to prohibit mega mansions, there would no longer be restrictions on those who can live in secondary homes on ALR land—previously, they were restricted to farm workers or immediate family.…


Plas Newydd Whistler Carpet Appeal

nationaltrust.org.uk – As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the irreplaceable treasures in our care. Memberships help to pay for some of the work we do. But they only go so far. Additional do…

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Andrew Bird – Tampa Theatre

tampatheatre.org – Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce that internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter Andrew Bird will perform LIVE on Tampa Theatre’s stage at…

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Nordic Ski Day – Spinal Cord Injury BC

sci-bc.ca – Ever wanted to try nordic sit-skiing? Now’s your chance! Join SCI BC and Whistler Adaptive Sports for a day on the groomed cross-country ski trails of Callaghan! Enjoy over 50 kilometres of groomed c…

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The Surprising Science Behind Friendship

wsj.com – The Surprising Science Behind Friendship New research shows how crucial friendship is not only for happiness and emotional well-being, but physical health too, a new book reveals

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Bernie Sanders Despised Democrats In 1980s, Said A JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick

buzzfeednews.com – Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was “physically nauseated” by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because K…

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Mitt Romney said everyone in the Senate is ‘really nice’ except for Bernie Sanders, who ‘just kind of scowls’

businessinsider.com – Since becoming a senator in January, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has had multiple clashes with President Donald Trump. Trump backed Romney during his run, but as the Trump admi…

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Sunrise over Stockholm

As seen from the back of a horse

The sky is just starting to lighten as I drive slowly in search of Häståkeriet Stables in Gärdet, part of the massive Royal City Park in Stockholm. Amidst the all-night revellers wandering like ghosts through the mist rising off the grass, I spot a woman in tall boots carrying a riding helmet and follow her to the barn.…


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