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Whistler company sees virtual reality as next frontier of destination marketing

November 25, 2018

Immersive Explorers has worked with several local clients, including WB, TAG and Harbour Air

Once seen as a niche market, “place-based” cultural tourism has evolved into a significant driver of travel in markets around the world. Now, thanks to a Whistler company that has invested in the emerging technology of virtual reality (VR), prospective visitors can get a taste of Whistler before they even set foot here.…


Farmers’ Market looks to the future

November 24, 2018

New board elected at AGM

The Whistler Farmers’ Market (WFM) is looking to the future with the election of six new board members at its Annual General Meeting on Nov. 13. “There was probably 40, 42 members came out, so it was a good turnout,” said outgoing board chair Nathan Hawkins, adding that a new chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer will be elected at an upcoming meeting.…


Nicoll supporting mental-health initiative

Olympian friends eager to help with Ride With an Olympian contest, which closes Monday

When she was preparing to approach some fellow Olympians to help her with a cause near and dear to her, Mercedes Nicoll felt a little apprehension. Instead, everyone Nicoll asked to volunteer for a fundraiser for Jack.org jumped onboard almost immediately.…


Referendum deadline extended

November 23, 2018

Voting packages will be accepted until Dec. 7

Residents who have yet to fill out their ballots on B.C.’s electoral reform referendum have a few more days to get it done. Elections BC will now accept completed voting packages until 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.“We have worked closely with Canada Post to understand the full impact of rotating strikes on the referendum process,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman.…


Whistler Naturalists offer glimpse at tree-mapping project

Map aims to highlight importance of old-growth

The Whistler Naturalists offered the community its first glimpse of a forthcoming mapping project that has recorded old and ancient trees around the resort. Spearheaded by Naturalists founder and ecologist Bob Brett, the initiative is one of the most in-depth efforts to record and date Whistler’s trees.…


Whistler’s business community meets Vail Resorts executive Pat Campbell

November 22, 2018

First look: Head of on-mountain operations for Vail Resorts fields questions alongside Whistler Blackcomb COO Pete Sonntag at Whistler Chamber event

The Whistler Chamber’s latest Power Lunch offered locals the opportunity to hear from one of the most powerful voices within Vail Resorts. Along with Whistler Blackcomb senior vice-president and chief operating officer Pete Sonntag, Pat Campbell-head of on-mountain operations for all 18 of Vail Resorts’ ski resorts-fielded questions from Whistler Chamber CEO Melissa Pace.…


Weather reality check

November 21, 2018

We all know it is going to snow. It always snows.…


Surviving Opening Day 2018

So little time; so much procrastination. If you are a terminal procrastinator, latent or blatant, the only thing worse than a project with a deadline so far in the future it’s barely visible is a project with no deadline at all.…


Sea to Sky corridor’s only abortion clinic quietly closes

Departure of obstetrician, shuttering of Greyhound service creates barrier for women accessing reproductive services, officials say

In the 10 months it was open, the Alpenglow Women’s Clinic in Squamish provided 156 abortions, primarily for women living in the Sea to Sky corridor, but also for those as far away as Lillooet and Kamloops. In total, 120 medical and 36 surgical abortions were conducted at the small clinic.…


Park City patrollers’ union nearing new contract with Vail Resorts

Also, Whistler Workers’ Union continuing organizing efforts this ski season

The Park City Professional Ski Patrol Association is hopeful that a new contract with Vail Resorts and Park City Mountain can be finalized before the start of the ski season. Part of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7781, the patrollers’ association has been meeting with representatives of Vail Resorts since September to negotiate a new contract.…


Mountain News: Dangers of above-ground power lines

California’s Camp and Woolsey fires put the electrical infrastructure upon which all mountain communities depend into vivid focus. A central question has been what value should be assigned to the benefits of putting transmission and other electrical lines underground.…


Making a Mountain (Wo)Man

Exploring Whistler’s ski-town archetypes

Opening Day. Is there a more celebrated occasion in ski-town folklore?…


Hemingway’s high way

When the bad weather came, Ernest and Hadley left Paris for a place where the rain turns to snow sifting through the pines and covers the roads and high passes. The Hemingways took the train from Gare de l’Est to Buchs in Switzerland then on to Austria, changing in Bludenz for Schruns, where they spent the winter and Ernest wrote and Hadley played piano and they both skied as much as they could.…


Between Shifts launches holiday season with A Christmas Story

Production runs in Squamish from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8

You might imagine putting on a Christmas play would be a light, festive endeavour. After all, the plots of most holiday tales are pretty straightforward and neatly conclude in a heart-warming moral.…


Pemberton council to consider first cannabis retail location

Pemberton Hotel and Prospect Pub owners want to open pot shop

The Village of Pemberton (VOP) council will consider an application from the owners of the Pemberton Hotel to open the Village’s first recreational cannabis retail shop at next Tuesday’s regular council meeting, Nov 27. “We’re applying to open a cannabis store in the near future,” explained Kostya De, whose family has owned the Pemberton Hotel, The Prospect Pub, and the liquor store inside of the pub since 2014.…


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