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Creating our way to a better world

November 7, 2019

“No one has enough money anywhere—Banker, Indian Chief, Gestalt Therapist, no kind of person—to not set their own valves on their own Volkswagen!” – John Muir…


Winter Wonderland – British Columbia Packages

November 6, 2019

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Whistler’s Forged Axe Throwing wants to add liquor-licensed area, parking spaces

At its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5, Whistler council greenlit an application from Forged Axe Throwing to add several parking stalls at its Function Junction site that are needed for its proposed liquor-licensed area.
The business has proposed adding a 774-square-foot (72-square-metre) licensed area for liquor sales to its indoor axe throwing space, which would require an additional five parking spots, for a total of 17 parking stalls.…


Regional transit unlikely anytime soon

Province’s rejection of motor-fuel tax is ‘stupid’ and ‘pathetic’: MLA Jordan Sturdy

The longstanding goal of creating a regional public transportation system that would run from Mount Currie to Vancouver appears to have hit a major roadblock, with the province once again rejecting the funding model put forward by Sea-to-Sky communities and no agreed upon alternative in the works. Representatives from some of the stakeholder communities—which include the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the District of Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Squamish and Lil’wat Nations—met with the minister of transportation at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in September.…


Whistler rower earns eights win with Western University

Cassidy Deane takes two medals at Canadian University Rowing Championship

Whistler’s Cassidy Deane had never even thought of rowing when she headed off to Ontario for university. But now, the Western University sport management master’s student has a Canadian University Rowing Championship gold medal to show for her work in the sport.…


‘Disconnect’ between B.C. teachers, employers making bargaining difficult: mediator

Teachers seeking 2% in each of contract’s three years, media blackout requested

A contract deal between B.C.’s teachers and the employers’ association is nowhere in sight after 67 bargaining days, a Nov. 1 mediator’s report says. “It is evident there is a disconnect between the parties that will not allow them to reach a collective agreement,” Labour Relations board mediator David Schaub’s report said.…


Almost half of all First Nations families are ‘food insecure’: 10-year study

OTTAWA — A new national study of nutrition among First Nations has found rates of obesity and diabetes that are significantly higher than the general Canadian population. The study, a decade-long examination of diet, nutrition and whether traditional food and water sources are safe, also finds that almost half of all Indigenous families have difficulty putting enough food on the table.…


One Ocean faces unpaid wage claims

Squamish company’s restructuring leaves customers wondering about their trips

The restructuring of Squamish company One Ocean Expeditions has left some of its employees, customers and sponsorship recipients wondering about their money. B.C.’s Employment Standards Branch confirmed it has received 19 complaints against One Ocean for alleged failure to pay wages in accordance with the Employment Standards Act.…


Tracking Miranda Miller’s first enduro season

Catching up with the Sea to Sky mountain biker to chat about her ups and downs in 2019

Professional Squamish mountain biker Miranda Miller undertook a new challenge this year, switching from downhill to enduro racing, and placing ninth overall in the Enduro World Series. The 29-year-old has been competing internationally for 10 years, and professionally since 2017.…


Whistler RCMP warns residents following mailbox break-ins last month

November 5, 2019

Police are trying to identify the culprits as well as what items were stolen

Whistler police are warning residents that their mail may have been stolen after several communal mailboxes were broken into last month. On Oct. 16, Whistler RCMP was notified of the thefts from mailboxes in the areas of Old Gravel Road, Stonebridge Drive and Brandywine Way.…


Manuel Osborne-Paradis launching comeback after last year’s gruesome leg injury

Whistler Mountain Ski Club alum predicts he’ll be back on the snow sometime this winter

TORONTO — Between the titanium plates and the 13 screws assembled in a mish-mash array of angles, his X-ray looks like a pile of Pick-Up Sticks. It’s almost a year ago to the day that Manuel Osborne-Paradis crashed at Lake Louise, Alta., in his first training run for his opening race of the World Cup ski season.…


Squamish Nation aims to bring 1,000 members home

Less than half of Squamish Nation’s population currently lives on reserve land

The Squamish Nation is on its way to bringing home perhaps 1,000 of its members who have been unable to live on their North Shore and Squamish Valley reserve lands. The nation’s council has formed a non-profit housing society with a mandate to build below-market rental units on undeveloped reserve lands for Squamish Nation members currently caught in the housing affordability crisis.…


Squamish firefighter faces child pornography charges

Court records show 43-year-old John Taavo Martin will appear in court November 2019

A Squamish firefighter named John Taavo Martin has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, court records show. In a press release issued on Nov. 5, RCMP said Squamish officers and the Provincial Integrated Child Exploitation Unit worked together to execute a search warrant that led to the arrest of a male for alleged child pornography related offences.…


Product seized from two Squamish cannabis dispensaries

Enforcement action taken on 99 North and Grassroots Medicinal Tuesday afternoon

The province is currently taking “enforcement action” at two dispensaries in Squamish—99 North and Grassroots Medicinal. The RCMP are currently on the scene at these locations.…


Whistler Film Festival announces lineup

Festival marks 19th year from Dec. 4 to 8

The Whistler Film Festival has unveiled the films screening as part of its 19th edition from Dec. 4 to 8. Organizers received over 800 submissions this year and whittled it down to 86 offerings, including 43 features and 43 shorts from 15 counties.…


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