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Opera Mariposa brings emerging talent to Whistler

May 30, 2018

Squamish tenor Lyndon Ladeur among performers at June 3 concert

Squamish might be best known for its adrenaline sports offerings, but the “Outdoor Capital of Canada” has spawned at least one opera singer. “For me, I loved singing when I was a kid,” says Lyndon Ladeur.…


How condo-mania began in Whistler

Today the term “condo” can be heard pretty much every day throughout most of Canada. When Whistler Mountain first opened in the 1960s, however, condominiums were almost unheard of.…


Celebrate diversity at the Whistler Multicultural Festival

Event returns with performances, crafts and food on June 8

The Whistler Multicultural Festival is about a lot more than just food—but still, where else will you get the chance to try Japanese-style cotton candy flavoured with spinach, paprika or marigold? On top of that interesting treat, “our theme this year is pancakes from around the world,” adds Carole Stretch, one of the festival organizers with the Whistler Multicultural Network.…


Canmore officials looking to Whistler as blueprint to acquire resort status

The town is hoping to leverage a possible Olympic bid to acquire tourism funding

Officials from the Town of Canmore, Alta. are hoping to leverage a potential Olympic bid into resort community recognition from the province—and they’re looking to Whistler’s own Games experience as the blueprint. Since the early 2000s, political leaders from the Bow Valley have lobbied Edmonton to recognize the distinct needs of their respective resort communities—to no avail.…


Great Lake Cleanup focuses its efforts

Volunteers asked to meet at Green Lake Boat Launch on Sat., June 2

The sixth annual Great Lake Cleanup will take a much more targeted approach than in its first five years. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Green Lake Boat Launch at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, where a concerted effort will be focused on Whistler’s largest lake.…


Cost of Chamber’s Spirit Pass will drop for 2018-19 season

Whistler Blackcomb renews commitment to Chamber’s Whistler Experience program

Whistler Blackcomb has renewed its commitment to the Whistler Experience program, and participants can expect additional savings on the Spirit Pass for the 2018-19 season. “What caught my eye right off the bat with this program was this idea that everyone in the entire community is getting exposed to the same service training philosophy,” said Whistler Blackcomb (WB) COO Pete Sonntag.…


Wildfire response to get boost from new vehicles

Council briefs: DVP denied; Illegal Nightly Rentals update; What’s the plan for 2018 festivals?

In addition to a new early wildfire detection system, Whistler will have added support this summer in the form of three wildfire response vehicles. The vehicles are expected to cost about $75,000 each, one of them being a replacement of an existing vehicle, said Whistler Fire Rescue Service (WFRS) Chief Geoff Playfair.…


Aldergrove man assaults and screams ‘racial slurs’ at cops following arrest

Police Briefs: Driver treated for injuries in rollover; Hiker spends night in the backcountry

An Aldergrove man with “an extensive police history” is facing several charges after he allegedly broke a man’s nose in the village and then attempted to assault an officer while “screaming racial slurs and profanities,” police said in a release. At about 1 a.m. on May 28, Whistler RCMP responded to a report of an intoxicated man trying to fight people in front of a village nightclub.…


A Q&A with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

May 28, 2018

Ski industry executive sits down with Pique for his first local media interview in two years

The last time Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz was interviewed by the local media was in August 2016, when the Colorado-based company announced its $1.4-billion friendly takeover of Whistler Blackcomb (WB). Needless to say, after WB’s first official season under Vail Resorts’ banner, Pique had plenty of questions for the ski industry executive.…


Whistler Real Estate Market Report-April 30 to May 6, 2018

May 27, 2018

davesellswhistler.com – After a quiet week for sales in the last full week of April, Whistler real estate market had 16 property sales for the week of April 30 to May 6, 2018 in Whistler, BC. The Whistler property market ha…


Best Freshwater Fly Fishing Trips in British Columbia Canada

pembertonfishfinder.com – There are few places in the World that match our Scenery and freshwater fly fishing. In addition there is the potential of catching Trophy Trout over 10 LBS each and everyday. It’s not your typical…


Indiana teacher who stopped middle school shooting earns praise

mprnews.org – The Indiana science teacher and former college football player who tackled an armed student inside his classroom is being praised for quickly stopping the shooting despite being shot several times. O…

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Opinion: And now, whistler’s Schnauzer – EXCELSBLOG

excelsblog.com – About a dozen people and six dogs sat around several tables supplied with pieces of cardboard, as well as watercolor paper, graphite-covered tracing paper and, last, high-quality, perfectly replicate…


Family of girl wounded in Indiana school shooting thanks everyone for prayers

ktnv.com – NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The family of a girl who was wounded in the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School on Friday morning is thanking well-wishers for their prayers. In a statement, the Whistler f…

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Was Tommy Robinson arrested for being Tommy Robinson? | Coffee House

blogs.spectator.co.uk – The founder of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, turned up in Leeds on Thursday to film people going into the trial of several Muslim men accused of “grooming” and sexually assaulting white…

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