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Many B.C. businesses haven’t accounted for severance, ask for layoff extension

June 23, 2020

Extension to August aligns with emergency benefits and would give businesses “breathing room” to return furloughed employees upon re-opening: Coalition group

B.C. business groups are asking the provincial government to extend the temporary layoff time period until Aug. 31, to prevent COVID-19-affected companies from closing permanently should paying severance to employees exceed their fiscal capacity. Underscoring this call for action is the assertion many businesses have not adequately saved money for such a statutory benefit.…


Minister must follow law on orders even during pandemic: B.C. ombudsperson

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s ombudsperson says the province’s public safety minister made two pandemic-related orders that were not authorized by law. Jay Chalke says Mike Farnworth made one order that waived time limits related to any civil or family lawsuits as well as other situations where deadlines may be involved, including tribunals.…


B.C. government to release fiscal update on July 14 showing pandemic’s impact

June 22, 2020

Government must pass budget despite pandemic

The B.C. government will provide a financial update next month outlining the unprecedented economic challenge the province is enduring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance Minister Carole James said she will provide the update on July 14 and it will show the province’s economy has been “hugely hit” by the pandemic.…


Official Belzebubs Webshop – Backstage Rock Shop

backstagerockshop.com – The official Belzebubs online shop is operated by Backstage Rock Shop in co-operation with the artist. Feel free to browse the products and buy your favorite merchandise. We ship internationally, eve…

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Trudeau says health trumps industry concerns as travel restrictions remain

Transport Canada encourages airlines to maintain empty middle seats, but does not require the precaution

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said public health takes precedence over airline and tourism sector concerns around ongoing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I understand how difficult this is and how frustrating this is for some people, but we know that reopening too quickly or carelessly would lead to a resurgence that might well force us to go back into lockdown, to shut down the economy once again, and nobody wants that,” Trudeau told reporters Monday, June 22…


Whistler BioBlitz goes virtual

Tune in from home on Thursday, June 25

For 13 years, the Whistler Naturalists have been sharing the wonders of nature through the organization’s annual BioBlitz event. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means things like nature walks with scientists and live presentations from renowned experts won’t be included in the event’s 14th installment, residents can still take part in the event through the magic of technology.…


Mexico will resume sending workers after deal on better COVID-19 protections

OTTAWA – The Mexican government says it will resume sending farm workers to Canada after securing promises for more inspections and oversight to curb outbreaks of COVID-19. At least two Mexican men have died and hundreds more have fallen ill with COVID-19 in recent weeks on farms across the country.…


OPINION: Spousal approval ratings from inside the COVID confinement pod

17-point gender gap on satisfaction with ‘taking care of children’ during the pandemic: 63 per cent of men ‘very satisfied’ compared with 46 per cent of women

Over the past few weeks, several Canadian provinces have started to reopen after a prolonged lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled Canadians to figure out certain things that few of us had considered before.…


Whistler council to consider Official Community Plan bylaw adoption

Facilities reopening strategy, Alta Lake Rd. housing project also on June 23 agenda

It has been a long and winding road, but Whistler council will finally consider adoption of the updated Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw at its June 23 meeting. The update has been actively in the works since late 2017, and the bylaw received third reading in July 2019.…


Villa Beatrice | Whistler | Five Star Full-Service Vacation Homes

June 21, 2020

lvhglobal.com – Villa Beatrice a luxurious retreat nestled within seven acres of prime land in Stonebridge, the most exclusive and private neighborhood in Whistler. It enjoys magnificent views across the Whistler re…

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Northair Mine

joyofexploring.ca – The remnants of Northair Mine are located in the Callaghan Creek area, south of Whistler, BC. The colourful murals and artworks enhance the charm of this abandoned mine. Likewise, a beautiful small l…

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Whistler’s mother

sustainweb.org – Like most Real Bread business owners, Natasha Tatton and her husband Ed have had to make changes to their bakery in British Columbia. Ed baking before lockdown © Darby Magill BRED is our zero-food-wa…

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A grad to remember

LETTER: For the week of June 18

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who came out Saturday, June 13 to cheer on and celebrate the Grade 12 Pemberton Secondary Graduate Class of 2020. As parents of a graduate involved, we were blown away!…


B.C. nightclubs drop dancing in favour of space

Some B.C. nightclubs are redesigning themselves as dance-free venues and reducing the number of seats in order to reopen under provincial pandemic protocols. At the Carlton Club Cabaret in Esquimalt, seating has been rearranged and there are now cocktail-height tables and bar stools on its dance floor to create a psychological and physical barrier, manager Jeremy Vail said.…


Indigenous Day (Part 3): B.C. minister acknowledges province’s ‘very dark’ history

Glacier Media hears from Indigenous leader, police chief and government minister in three-part series in advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day

It was an introduction more than a decade ago that the B.C. government’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Scott Fraser, recalls when asked about his government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. Fraser, who was mayor of Tofino at the time and served on the Clayoquot Sound central region board, met Earl Maquinna George, a hereditary chief of the Ahouhsat First Nation of Clayoquot Sound.…


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