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ICBC: Province to limit ‘adversarial experts’ in auto injury claims

February 11, 2019

The B.C. government will limit the number of “adversarial experts” who can testify in personal injury claims, Attorney General David Eby announced this morning, in an attempt to stem the $1-billion-a-year losses at the Insurance Corp. of B.C. “We’re not going to allow unlimited adversarial experts anymore,” Eby said.…


Three injured in Whistler Village stabbing, police say

One individual suffers life-threatening injuries, while two others remain in stable condition

Three people were stabbed in a fight that broke out in the village early this morning, police have confirmed in a release. At about 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a brawl and stabbing in the 4200 block of Village Square.…


SLRD shies away from ‘climate accountability’ campaign

SLRD briefs: Thoughts on ‘ride-hailing;’ what makes a time capsule?

The board of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) isn’t ready to demand accountability of the world’s largest oil producers—at least not until it takes a closer look at its own backyard. At the SLRD’s regular meeting on Jan. 30, the board debated a motion to join the more than 16 communities across B.C. sending “climate accountability” letters to the world’s 20 biggest oil producers.…


‘They do not act:’ Another lawsuit seeks to force federal species protection

At least a dozen similar lawsuits that have been filed since 2007

The federal government is facing more legal problems over an alleged and ongoing failure to enforce its own environmental laws. “This is a chronic problem with both Environment Canada and (Fisheries and Oceans),” said David Mayhood of the Timberwolf Wilderness Society.…


Toad Hall was all about rustic living

Looking back at the early days of skiing in Whistler might make you long for a time when life seemed simpler and cheaper. Living in the valley in the 1960s, however, was challenging for residents, including those living in buildings like the original Toad Hall.…


Trudeau says Liberals will win in B.C. byelection where Singh seeks seat

Candidate Richard T. Lee served Burnaby for 16 years as a provincial legislature

BURNABY, B.C. — Justin Trudeau said the Liberal candidate in Burnaby South will be a strong voice for the community, as he campaigned on Sunday in the riding where New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh is seeking a seat. The prime minister told a crowd of supporters that Richard T. Lee served Burnaby, B.C., for 16 years as a provincial legislator and continues to work hard every day to put the best face forward for the city.…


RMOW opens Poet’s Pause competition

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has opened up submissions for its annual Poet’s Pause poetry competition. Writers are invited to submit original, unpublished poems with the winner to be displayed at the Poet’s Pause sculpture sites in Alta Lake Park.…


Mountain News: Report parses grisly details

JACKSON, Wyo.— Grizzly bears attacking hunters who have killed elk has been rare. There was a case in 1995 near Radium Hot Springs, in British Columbia, and another case in Montana in 2001.…


Straight to the Music with Miasha Lee on Valley Free Radio WXOJ-LP Sun Feb 10th 2019 8.00PM-10.00PM

February 10, 2019

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Ski hire – (Whistler Blackcomb) – Canada

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Mountain News: What snow scientists say about surviving snowslides

INNSBRUCK, Aust.—How long can you survive when buried under snow in an avalanche? The answer, according to several studies conducted by snow scientists, is that it depends.…


UVic prof explores efforts for a fairer chocolate industry

With Valentine’s Day approaching, a UVic geographer is hoping people giving chocolates to their sweethearts will spare a little love for the farmers who grow the cocoa that goes into chocolate. “Cocoa is produced by millions of small holders, many of them on the verge of poverty,” says Sophia Carodenuto, assistant professor of geography at the University of Victoria.…


Transport minister orders trains to use handbrakes

Canada’s transport minister has ordered the use of handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment earlier this week. Marc Garneau says in a statement it’s a precaution until the cause of the derailment is determined.…


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