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August 15, 2019

As summer heads into fall, it always feels like the start of a new year. Perhaps this is due to lifelong tie to the start of school in September, and perhaps a tiny bit of it is linked to looking forward to another ski season approaching.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of August 15th

The horrific truth about the way our bears are managed The BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) has lost its sense of ethical and moral values.…


Is Whistler’s Squaw Valley Crescent going to get a new name?

Whistler council receives another letter urging municipality to change the Creekside street’s name

Every six months or so, it seems, Whistler council receives a letter urging the municipality to change the name of Squaw Valley Crescent in Creekside. In the past, council has pointed out that some of the local street names, like Squaw Valley, are derived from past Olympic host cities.…


Free will astrology for the week of August 15

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
How did sound technicians create the signature roar of the fictional monster Godzilla? They slathered pine-tar resin on a leather glove and stroked it against the strings of a double bass.…


Unlocked bike reportedly stolen near Whistler bike park

August 14, 2019

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP

A mountain bike that had been left unlocked near the Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park was reportedly stolen this week, according to a release from local police. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, Whistler RCMP received a report of the theft from a bike rack in the 4100 block of Springs Lane.…


New faces are joining the Whistler Housing Authority board

Dale Mikkelsen appointed director; G.D. Maxwell to fill employee housing community representative role

Some new faces are joining the board of the Whistler Housing Authority (WHA), while one long-serving member has moved on. “Following a public expression of interest to fill the vacant seat on the WHA board, Dale Mikkelsen was successfully appointed as the new director,” Crompton said in his mayor’s report at the Aug. 13 council meeting.…


New Joyride course in Whistler

American Carson Storch gives thumbs up to re-design

It’s been awhile since the Red Bull Joyride course received a revamp, and the changes are getting a thumbs up from one rider. Carson Storch, an American athlete, had the opportunity to ride the course before training officially began on Aug. 13 as a result of his Red Bull sponsorship.…


B.C. couple remembers Woodstock Festival 50 years later

Peter Uhlmann didn’t even see the show – he was busy talking trippers down

“The brown acid that is circulating around us is not specifically too good.…


A timeline of key events in the SNC-Lavalin political controversy

Federal election set for Oct. 21

OTTAWA— A chronology of key developments in the SNC-Lavalin controversy, according to public documents, reports and testimony to the House of Commons justice committee: Feb. 19, 2015 – The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin over business dealings in Libya.…


B.C. teacher who hit on former student suspended

Former teacher told restaurant server she looked “f—ing hot”

A Kamloops teacher who made unwelcome sexual comments to a former student working in a restaurant has received a two-day suspension from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. A commissioner’s decision said on the evening of Nov.12, 2016, Brett Edward Wasylik went to a Kamloops restaurant for an end-of-season sports team celebration dinner.…


Jim Topliss wins second Deep Summer of 2019

Manchester photographer wins Crankworx Whistler event-and $5,000 cheque

The host of the Deep Summer Photo Challenge had a question for contestant Jim Topliss. “Where were you when your man went down?”…


Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act, says ethics commissioner

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s ethics watchdog declared Wednesday — a bombshell report that leaves a substantial crater in the Liberal government’s road to re-election. Mario Dion concluded that Trudeau’s attempts to influence Wilson-Raybould on the matter contravened section 9 of the act, which prohibits public office holders from using their position to try to influence a decision that would improperly further the private interests of a third party.…


Gouging, government policies blamed for B.C. gas price spikes

Experts file reports with utilities commission citing laundry list of explanations for how much we pay at the pump

It seems to be a recurring pattern in B.C. Gas prices suddenly spike $0.10 per litre in the spring, but spike much higher in Vancouver than elsewhere, leading to suspicions Big Oil is sticking it to British Columbians in some price-gouging scheme.…


Nearly three in five Canadians are in favour of supervised injection sites

August 13, 2019

Next month will mark the 16th anniversary of the start of operations at Insite, the first legal supervised drug injection facility to operate in North America. Since 2003, 48 similar sites have opened across Canada, more than half of which are located in Ontario.…


Whistler riders crack Air DH podium

Iles wins men’s event, Astle second to Kintner among women

It was going to be difficult for Finn Iles to match the magic of his first Crankworx Whistler race win, but he sure tried his best. After winning the 2018 Air DH on his 19th birthday, the Whistler racer came out and defended his title in a commanding way on Aug. 13, beating American Mitch Ropelato by 2.47 seconds and New Zealand’s Sam Blenkinsop by 3.23 seconds.…


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