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Housekeeping Floor Supervisor in Whistler, BC

August 11, 2019

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UPDATED: Gondola cable seems to have been cut, say Squamish RCMP

Police asking witnesses to come forward, Sea to Sky Gondola and area closed

Squamish RCMP officers are investigating the downed Sea to Sky Gondola as a potentially intentional, criminal act. “At this time, we believe the cables were cut and there’s a deliberate act of vandalism,” Insp.…


BC Farmers’ Market Trail connects locavores to food vendors around the province

Trip-planning and digital resource expands in second year

At a recent agricultural tradeshow on Vancouver Island, BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) director Heather O’Hara was given a sage piece of travel advice. “There was a gentleman who came up to my booth and said, ‘The first things my wife and I look for when we get on the road is a town’s cemetery and the farmers’ market,” she said with a laugh.…


Whistler golfer to compete at B.C. Juvenile Championships

Meadows at Pemberton hosting major event for the first time

Stewart Walker has had a trying 2019 at times, but the young Whistler golfer is rebounding and making the most of his summer. Walker was hospitalized with appendicitis in the spring, interrupting his preparations for the summer season, giving the 14-year-old Nicklaus North member some additional challenges as he works on developing his game.…


Paddling Palawan: Part 1

The wonder of Philippines by kayak

It was a natural distraction. I was trying to assemble my Vancouver-made Feathercraft Wisper XP collapsible sea kayak, but my eyes were repeatedly drawn to the implausibly clear, blue-green sea dotted with islands.…


A taste of stateside

“Biking and beer. It’s what we’re known for in this town,” says the server at Bellingham’s Structures Brewing as he slides a taster of raspberry “Juice on Juice” double IPA—a house specialty—across the bar.…


Early investigation suggests Sea to Sky Gondola cable cut

August 10, 2019

No injuries, but several cabins damaged as general manager searches for answers

Squamish RCMP say a cable on the Sea to Sky Gondola appears to have been cut, according to a preliminary assessment. Gondola employees noticed a down cable and several gondola cars on the ground at around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.…


Conservation officers issue warning following increase in bear sightings

Conservation officers are warning North Shore residents to think before they leave doors and windows open in the heat after recording a high number of calls for bears attracted to residential areas by food and garbage in recent days. Over the past month, “We’ve had a very high number of calls come in” in North Vancouver and West Vancouver, said conservation officer Jillian Bjarnason.…


Town without people posts budget surpluses

Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality has a population lower than that of Gilligan’s Island but it gets hundreds of thousands in tax dollars

A seven-year-old town once described by a now-NDP cabinet minister as having fewer people than Gilligan’s Island has an accumulated surplus of almost half a million dollars as of Dec. 31. And, despite government funding having fallen significantly since the NDP took power, Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (JGMRM) continues to propose receiving $2.25 million from Victoria between 2019 and 2023, council documents show.…


Whistler’s Astle defends Garbanzo DH title

Ropelato wins on men’s side to open Crankworx

Though the Garbanzo DH race presents riders with an absolute monster of a course, with a seven-kilometre descent, it may not have even been the most taxing thing pro women’s winner Georgia Astle did all day on Aug. 9.”It was a hectic morning because my boyfriend [Trevor Burke], we drove down to Vancouver to get his permanent residency card, made it back in time for practice,” the Whistler rider said. “This morning, Trev and I had a bit of a sprint through downtown Vancouver to get his passport photos.…


Sea to Sky Gondola closes after cable and cabins fall overnight

No injuries, but several cabins damaged as general manager searches for answers

The Sea to Sky Gondola is closed until further notice after its cable and cabins dropped overnight on Aug. 10. The gondola’s general manager Kirby Brown told The Chief that between 4 and 5 a.m.…


Whistler rider Iles 17th at World Cup

Sports briefs: Hill misses cut in Lethbridge; Sky Fest coming to Squamish

Finn Iles came through the Val di Sole finish line in one piece. The Whistler rider has struggled to put down a complete run in recent Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill World Cup events, but placed 17th in the men’s elite category, 10.93 seconds back of winner Laurie Greenland on Aug. 3.”Well hey, I finally finished a race!…


‘War in the Woods’

I first gave money to environmental groups back in the 1980s when I had none to my name. It was one of the best investments I ever made.…


Canadian climbers receive Piolets d’Or nods

Three Canadian climbers received a mention on the long list of the Piolets d’Or mountaineering awards last month. The awards, which are given out at the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland in September, revealed Max Fisher, Alik Berg and the late Marc-Andre Leclerc as part of the list.…


Whistler Village stores hit by shoplifters over several days

August 9, 2019

RCMP release screenshots in hopes public can help identify four male suspects

Whistler police have released security footage of a group of apparent shoplifters after several village stores reported thefts over a number of days this summer.…


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