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When polls are meaningless …

July 4, 2019

Oh, Canada! The angst.…


When polls are meaningless …

Oh, Canada! The angst.…


The unwavering democracy of Sloan, Canada’s cool rock dads

The long-running Toronto rock band plays Olympic Plaza July 13

The authoritarian approach to making art has, rightly or not, been romanticized for years in the larger cultural zeitgeist. There’s even a fancy word coined during the golden age of French New Wave cinema—auteur—that gets attached to the kind of creative visionary who refuses to compromise for anyone or anything.…


Corporate plan details accomplishments, challenges

Much completed in 2018, but RMOW still falling short on key indicators

Much was accomplished at the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) in 2018, according to the RMOW’s annual corporate plan, but key community indicators around housing and the environment continue to fall short of their targets. “Those were items that council had identified as their priority areas as well, so we are working on those,” said RMOW chief administrative officer Mike Furey.…


Banners an eyesore?

“I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. …


Joffre Lakes visitors react angrily to shuttle bus wait

BC Parks staff experience verbal abuse after bus is delayed on Canada Day long weekend

The new Joffre Lakes visitor management plan ran into problems on its first long weekend in operation. The Canada Day weekend marked the official launch of the plan, which includes the use of a shuttle to ferry visitors between the trailhead and Duffey Lake Park, providing additional parking capacity on busy days.…


Whitehorse: married to the music (and each other)

Juno-winning husband-and-wife duo play Olympic Plaza July 13

For more than a decade, the award-winning husband-and-wife duo behind Hamilton, Ont.’s folk-rock outfit, Whitehorse, have been flouting that old, slightly crass piece of relationship advice that warns not to shit where you eat. But then, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have never been ones to hew to convention.…


Pemberton council considers asking for a speed reduction along Highway 99

VOP discusses reducing speed between the industrial park and the Plateau

Pemberton council is considering asking the province to reduce the speed limit between the industrial park and the plateau following two letters from concerned residents who say that the current speed limit is simply too high. “I pose to you, as the council and mayor of Pemberton B.C., that we change the speed limit to 60 (kilometres an hour) instead of 80 (km/h),” wrote Leala Selina, in a letter to council.…


Squamish Nation reclaims some of its land

Details on land transfers in benefit agreement related to Woodfibre LNG emerge

The Squamish Nation is heralding a land transfer agreement it inked in relation to the Woodfibre LNG project as the receipt of property that has been owed for quite some time. “The history of land confiscation from the Squamish Nation going back to Confederation has always been one where our people and our leaders, going back to the founding of the Nation, have articulated that we never surrendered our lands.…


Mountain News: New homes for teachers, but with very low-carbon footprint

Fourteen houses being built on the hillside above Basalt High School will be reserved for teachers

BASALT, Colo.—Thirteen-year-old Isabelle “Izzy” Walker was happy to tell several dozen sun-baked listeners gathered outside her new home last Saturday morning about just how her world had turned around. Her parents had split up and her mother, a pre-school teacher, told her they were going to move into a new house.…


CFOW wants to increase its exposure in 2019

Local non-profit and grant provider celebrates its 20th anniversary this year

To say the Community Foundation of Whistler (CFOW) has come a long way in its 20 years in the resort would be a vast understatement. The charity, which manages several permanent endowment funds that benefit a range of local organizations, was founded in 1999 with initial seed money of $25,000.…


Heavy Hitting HorrorFest announces nearly $4,500 in cash prizing for 2019 event

Arts News: WFF announces new board members

Whistler’s Heavy Hitting HorrorFest was founded, 15 years ago, on blood, sweat and, well, more blood. Seeming to eschew the glitz and glam of its festival-circuit counterparts, HorrorFest has always celebrated B-grade flicks made on a shoestring budget.…


Krasny earns sixth in Italy

July 3, 2019

Melamed injured in Val di Fassa

Whistler enduro rider Carter Krasny acquitted himself well in his first international Enduro World Series (EWS) race in Portugal this spring, placing 14th, and he made several strides forward in his second outing. Competing in Val di Fassa, Italy on June 29, Krasny earned a sixth-place finish in the U21 men’s category, finishing a minute and 2.74 seconds (1:02.74) back of champion Antoine Vidal of France.…


Squamish declares climate emergency

Council calling for creation of a greenhouse-gas emissions-reduction plan by end of 2019

Squamish council has declared a climate emergency, joining other municipalities and the federal government in calling for action on climate change. Councillors voted unanimously 6-0 in favour of the motion on July 2.…


BCSPCA seizes exotic cats from ‘horrific conditions’

Cats kept in dark, dirty trailers seized from B.C. breeder

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it has seized 13 exotic cats that were found in “horrific conditions” outside of Kamloops, B.C. In a statement the Society said that 10 adult serval cats and three kittens were taken from a breeder in Little Fort after it received complaints of sick and injured animals being sold.…


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