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Local musicians compete in Whistler Music Search

October 10, 2019

Long-running event takes over the Crystal every Thursday until Oct. 24 finals

When Meaghan Mullaly first stepped on stage at the Crystal Lounge for the Whistler Music Search nearly a decade ago, it wasn’t necessarily to win. Back in 2008, she had only been in Whistler for the summer season and was desperately seeking accommodations for the winter ahead.…


A Whistler Vacation brings decade-long ambition to life

New theatre production debuts as part of the Whistler Writers Festival on Thursday, Oct. 17

Somewhere floating around the resort are 60 pages and 12 songs that belong to the unfinished theatre production Whistler, The Musical. If you really wanted to find it, you could probably plumb the depths of Ira Pettle’s hard drive from nine years ago.…


Whistler is adding 33 homes on Alta Lake Road to the municipal sewer system

Long-delayed project dates back to 2004

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is moving ahead with a long-delayed project to add 33 homes on Alta Lake Road to the municipal sewer system.…


Municipality takes deep dive into Whistler Housing Authority purchase waitlist

RMOW recommends evaluating opportunities to improve use of existing inventory

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) gave a comprehensive look into the makeup and demands of those on the Whistler Housing Authority’s (WHA) restricted housing purchase waitlist this week as part of a presentation to mayor and council.…


Just the facts

With the FEDERAL election right around the corner, we are all being bombarded with information about candidates, political platforms, background histories, opinion and more across all media forms. It’s enough to make the average person just tune out—indeed, the Oct. 7 English-language election debate might have been the final straw for many.…


Free will astrology for the week of October 10

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself,” wrote poet André Breton. I think that’s an excellent principle to put at the top of your priority list in the coming weeks, Aries.…


Bylaws removing Temporary Use Permits for Whistler home-based studios get first readings

Public hearing to follow

The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) experiment with Temporary Use Permits (TUP) for home-based artist studios appears to be over. At its Oct. 8 meeting, council gave first and second readings to bylaws that will remove the TUP requirement for home-based studios, and allow them to operate in residential zones under the zoning bylaw, including the right to sell their products from home.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of October 10

Our health is not for sale Consider this: $1 million in exchange for a part of your healthy body, let’s say half a lung.…


Surely you jest? Max abandon his scruples, never!

Pride—not the kind people march about—has always been considered the deadliest of the deadly sins, the sin from which all the other deadly sins spring forth. There are seven deadly sins, in case you were wondering, so clearly pride is a busy sin.…


Standing up for the Great Bear Rainforest

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest is more than a place—it’s a sensory voyage. A six-day stand-up paddleboarding expedition through one of the world’s last wild places is both a deeply introspective journey and a stark reminder of what’s at stake for this planet.…


Federal candidates talk climate, labour and more at Whistler all-candidates meeting

October 9, 2019

Advance voting takes place Oct. 11-14; election day Oct. 21

It was a capacity crowd at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 9 for the first and only Whistler all-candidates meeting ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. Hundreds packed the building to hear from the Sea to Sky’s seven candidates—the Liberal Party’s Patrick Weiler, the Conservative Party’s Gabrielle Loren, the NDP’s Judith Wilson, the Green Party’s Dana Taylor, The People’s Party’s Robert (Doug) Bebb, the Rhino Party’s Gordon Jeffrey and Independent Terry Grimwood—on issues ranging from climate change, affordability and First Nations relations to small business, labour, wildfire and more.…


Opinion: You’re likely saying Jagmeet Singh’s name wrong

I’m not sure when Jagmeet Singh updated his Twitter bio, but it caught my eye recently. Singh, the Burnaby South MP and federal leader of the NDP, is riding high this week after a convincing performance during the leaders debate on Monday.…


Canadian landlords increasingly concerned about effect of cannabis use on rental property

Landlords are increasingly concerned about the effect of cannabis use on a rental property, according to a poll released October 8. Real estate website Zoocasa surveyed Canadian property owners and renters about how they feel since the legalization of cannabis last October 17.…


Educate on making a change for the climate

LETTER: For the week of Oct. 3

It’s just great that people are waking up to climate change. In the ’60s, we had hippies who demanded change.…


‘I kind of laugh it off’: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says PM is not a ‘fake feminist’

The prime minister’s spouse sat down with local candidate Neelam Brar and the Burnaby NOW to talk about women in leadership

When Conservatives call her husband, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a “fake feminist” Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says she just laughs it off. “If they only knew,” she told the NOW Tuesday.…


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