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Downhill is dead. Long live downhill.

October 3, 2018

I’ll never forget the first day I rode the Whistler Bike Park. It was spring 2009 and my first summer in pre-Olympic Whistler.…


Housing takes centre stage at second all-candidates meeting

Third and final all-candidates meeting Oct. 9

Whistler’s candidates for council met on Wednesday night for the second of three all-candidates meetings in what wound up being another lighthearted and informative affair. Like last week, candidates were given two minutes to introduce themselves before fielding questions from organizers and the audience.…


Commuters from Whistler to Vancouver will face delays Oct. 4

Lions Gate Bridge delays expected due to construction

North Shore drivers can expect delays on the Lions Gate Bridge Thursday night and Friday morning, as some lanes will be closed in order to start maintenance on key structural pieces of the bridge, according to the B.C. Ministry of Driving and Infrastructure. From 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 4), one lane both ways will be open but this will be downgraded to one lane alternating traffic from 10:30 p.m.…


Squamish Nation applauds government decision to avoid appealing Trans Mountain pipeline decision

Ottawa will instead attempt a new round of consultations with First Nations

Ottawa’s decision to avoid appealing a court ruling that stalled the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline project is a step in the right direction, the Squamish Nation says. After the courts blocked the project on the grounds that the federal government failed to adequately consult with First Nations, Ottawa has announced a new round of talks with Indigenous leadership, including that of the Squamish Nation.…


‘Sophisticated’ marijuana grow op busted south of Mount Currie

Police Briefs: Vancouver man arrested for counterfeit currency; winter tire enforcement

Pemberton police shut down a “sophisticated,” 5,000-plant marijuana grow-op outside of Mount Currie last week, according to a release. At about 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Pemberton RCMP, in conjunction with RCMP Air Services, observed what appeared to be a large outdoor grow-op on the west slope of Lillooet Lake, south of Mount Currie.…


Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association names new president

October 2, 2018

Dale Mikkelsen will prioritize three objectives: trail maintenance and construction, the race series, and growing school and youth programs

With summer now behind us, most Whistlerites are turning their focus to skiing. But for Dale Mikkelsen, his sights are already set on next year’s mountain bike season.…


You’ll be able to buy booze at two Vancouver beaches next year

Next spring and summer you’ll be able to purchase alcohol at two concession operations at a couple of popular Vancouver beaches. On Monday night, the Vancouver Park Board approved a proposed alcohol sales pilot program that was park of a broader concession strategy called “A Fresh Approach.”…


The deadline to register your kids for Whistler Blackcomb’s Epic SchoolKids program is this weekend

Over 11,000 students have signed up to receive five free days of skiing or riding this winter

Did you know your kids could ski for free at Whistler Blackcomb this winter? Earlier this year, Whistler Blackcomb’s parent company Vail Resorts announced plans to introduce the Epic SchoolKids program at the resort.…


One in five B.C. residents think childhood vaccinations should be up to the parents

Global vaccination awareness needs another shot in the arm

A few weeks ago, the World Health Organization expressed great concern over the low rates of childhood immunization observed in some European countries. Research by medical anthropologist Emily Brunson revealed that more than a quarter of European residents currently identify with the so-called anti-vaxxer movement.…


RMOW unveils early plans for 550 employee-restricted homes in Cheakamus Crossing

FIRST LOOK: Healthy turnout for open house at Westin Resort

Whistlerites got a glimpse at the municipality’s initial plans for new resident-restricted housing in Cheakamus Crossing at an open house Tuesday night, Oct. 1. The forum, held at the Westin Resort and attended by over 100 people, updated the community on the progress the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has made on the master-planning process for the municipally owned lands in the former Athlete’s Village neighbourhood.…


Squamish’s Woodfibre LNG signs preliminary 13-year export deal

Local environmental groups calls announcement ‘smoke and mirrors’

Squamish’s Woodfibre LNG has reached a preliminary agreement with the first and largest LNG importer in China. As with their other offtake agreements, this deal will be finalized closer to the start of plant operations, according to Woodfibre LNG.…


Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association names new president

October 1, 2018

Dale Mikkelsen will prioritize three objectives: trail maintenance and construction, the race series, and growing school and youth programs

With summer now behind us, most Whistlerites are turning their focus to skiing. But for Dale Mikkelsen, his sights are already set on next year’s mountain bike season.…


New trade deal doesn’t mention climate change: environmentalists

Greenpeace spokesman says Canadian negotiators have abandoned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s earlier promises

Environmental groups say the new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico continues to coddle a fossil fuel economy that needs to change in the face of climate
change. Greenpeace spokesman Keith Stewart said Canadian negotiators have abandoned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s earlier promises that a new deal would have
chapters on the environment.…


Council Meeting Agendas, Packages and Minutes

September 30, 2018

whistler.ca – Council Meeting Packages are available: Please note that printing charges will vary depending on the size of the Package. Council Meeting Minutes are the official record of the Council Meeting. They …

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Taking Fall to New Heights – blog.whistlerblackcomb.com

blog.whistlerblackcomb.com – There’s no other way to say it – fall at Whistler Blackcomb is a whole lot of awesomeness. The summer crowds have gone and you’ll find amazing things to do and some of the best deals of the year ever…


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