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Reworked Water Use Bylaw draws praise from stakeholders

March 28, 2018

Outdoor Potable Water Use Bylaw to be presented April 10

After months of revision, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is ready to present its new Water Use Bylaw—or part of it, at least. The bylaw has been broken down to focus on different areas, with the first—the Outdoor Potable Water Use Bylaw—to be presented on April 10.…


RMI funding renewed through 2019

Festivals, Events and animation report to be presented this spring

With the program set to expire at the end of March, Whistler officials were happy to hear that Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding has been renewed through 2019. “It’s terrific news.…


Emerald water contract awarded

Council briefs: Flood exemption deferred

Work on the Emerald pump station is set to get underway after council awarded a contract in the amount of $1,069,391 to Carver Construction Ltd., at its March 20 meeting. Carver’s bid was the lowest of six.…


We’re drowning in seas of plastic

The fossil-fuel era must end, or it will spell humanity’s end. The threat isn’t just from pollution and accelerating climate change.…


The Hounds of Buskerville educate on the history of ska

Long-time local band set to play pair of shows April 6 and 7

If you imagined Whistler in the mid-’90s as a laidback, Wild West ski town, think again. While some aspects of the nascent resort were less corporate than today, it turns out the municipality was not too keen on unsanctioned busking.…


Smart Spielberg and sweet Jane

“Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not just use the dollar as a bookmark?”…


Sharpe claims Crystal Globe

Olympic champion finishes with win; d’Artois places third

Whistler skier Cassie Sharpe wrapped her 2017-18 halfpipe season the same way she started it: with a win. After taking a victory to start the season in September in New Zealand, another win in Colorado, and a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Sharpe capped a dream season with another triumph in Tignes, France on March 22.…


Saving the world one light switch at a time

Looking up at Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains around 8:30 p.m. last Saturday was like going back in time — back to a time when lights didn’t appear all over the mountain all night long (and believe me, this was no small feat to achieve for Whistler Blackcomb). The “go-dark hour” at 8:30 p.m. on March 24 was part of the global Earth Hour event.…


Iles third in first elite event

First Crankworx event of the season wraps in New Zealand

When he was dominating the UCI World Cup junior tour, Finn Iles put up times that rivalled the top riders in the men’s elite division. In his first test after graduating from the junior tour, the two-time overall champion confirmed the speculation, placing third in the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill in New Zealand on March 25.…


Field wraps NCAA career

Pemberton skier plans to stay in Alaska for another year

Charley Field is getting set to graduate from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, and capped her last year with a solid showing at the NCAA Ski Championships in Colorado earlier this month.In her senior season with the Seawolves ski team, Field had a strong finish to her NCAA career, winning her first race at the collegiate level, a giant slalom at Montana’s Big Sky Resort, in January. She also posted her best-ever giant slalom result in four tries at the NCAA Championships at Steamboat Springs, Colo. earlier this month, earning an 18th.…


Change course on this water decision

Owing to the design of the house in which I live up in Rainbow—maximum floor area in minimum footprint—I have what can generously be called an unusual plumbing layout. Tortured is probably a better adjective.…


Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit opens at Audain Art Museum

Retrospective of the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist’s work on display from Friday, March 30, until June 11

When Linnea Dick was a little girl, she penned a love poem. Her father, the Kwakwaka’wakw artist and activist Beau Dick, was simultaneously impressed and baffled.…


Arriving by water in Venice

Channelling our inner George and Amal Clooney, my wife and I glide over Venice’s lagoon on a sleep private water taxi. As we pass the mouth of the Grand Canal, the domes of the resplendent Basilica in the pigeon-filled, cafe-lined San Marco Piazza come into view.…


Stolen licence plates lead police to suspects

Police Briefs: Break-in suspects caught in Creekside; multiple injuries caused by accelerant use on fires

A man and woman from Mount Currie are facing charges after a report of several stolen licence plates led police to the suspects. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on March 13, Pemberton RCMP responded to a complaint of a couple removing licence plates from vehicles on Reid Road.…


Whistler’s Balding for Dollars surpasses $300,000 mark after 16 years

March 26, 2018

Annual fundraiser collects over $26,000 for pediatric cancer

Going into this year’s Balding for Dollars fundraiser, organizer Dave Clark had one goal: to raise $15,000 for kids with cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. The only problem with that goal was that the event reached it before a single head was shaved.…


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