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February 18, 2020

LETTER: For the week of Feb. 13

I have noticed a significant improvement in grooming on the mountain since the recent change.org petition and the Pique article (Pique, “Whistler COO says Vail Resorts is listening to criticism,” Feb. 6). I have also appreciated that part of the Olympic venues have recently been groomed for the first time this year, notably Fallaway and Weasel.…


‘Historic’ agreement recognizes Belcarra Regional Park as Tsleil-Waututh ancestral home

Metro Vancouver and Tsleil-Waututh Nation will manage park co-operatively

Metro Vancouver and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation announced an agreement Tuesday afternoon that will pave the way to co-operative management of Belcarra Regional Park. The agreement, signed in North Vancouver, recognizes the Metro regional park as the largest ancestral home of the Tsleil-Waututh in the past, with ongoing cultural importance.…


Family plans Squamish candlelight vigil for Daniel Reoch

Officers still actively searching: Squamish RCMP

Squamish’s Daniel Reoch was last seen in late November on the back porch of his aunt’s place on Squamish Valley Road. He walked away down the trail that leads to Lewis Drive and hasn’t been seen since, his family says.…


North Shore Rescue responds to two simultaneous calls

Two backcountry adventurers had a bit of luck on their side after suffering injuries deep in the backcountry late Monday afternoon, North Shore Rescue says. “We were enjoying a relatively quiet Family Day weekend and then all hell broke loose at 3 p.m.…


B.C. Budget 2020: No new relief for renters or homebuyers

Zero new housing measures or changes to housing policy from provincial government, which uses Budget 2020 to reiterate existing 10-year plan

British Columbian renters or would-be homebuyers looking for relief will be disappointed today, as the B.C. Budget announcement contained no new measures or changes to current housing policy, beyond funding already slated within its existing 10-year housing plan. Finance minister Carole James took the opportunity to laud the progress of the province’s Homes for BC plan, which she said was spending $1 billion a year on building new affordable homes across the province.…


Winners and losers in the 2020-21 British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — A look at who might benefit, and who might not, from Finance Minister Carole James’s B.C. budget: LOSERS:…


B.C. budget: Province unveils new taxes on soft drinks, high earners

Finance Minister Carole James is imposing new taxes on millionaires and soft drinks as the B.C. government invests in education, housing, climate action and supports for families. James announced the new taxes in a budget speech today that unveiled a needs-based grant for post-secondary students along with more money for affordable housing and the K-12 school system.…


Freestyle Whistler alum scores pair of NorAm wins

Slopestyler Skye Clarke shakes off recent disappointments in strong performance in Aspen

The 2019-20 season started off with plenty of promise for slopestyler Skye Clarke. The Freestyle Whistler grad kicked things off by earning a $10,000 Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence grant, and in December was named to the Canadian team heading to Lausanne, Switzerland for the Youth Olympic Games.…


Reminiscing on a golden era of ski patrol

Former patrollers share stories at standing-room-only Whistler Museum event

When one thinks ski patrol, few eras seem as distinct (and frankly fun) as the 1970s and ’80s. Long before the advent of fat skis, Whistler’s pro patrollers were constantly adapting and innovating, learning how to safely manage a glut of dynamic—and dangerous—terrain that quickly came online.…


Squamish skaters find support with Sister Shredders

February 17, 2020

Skateboarding club has started up a junior division

When Kristal Robinson was crowned the winner at the 2018 Queen of the Bowls skateboarding competition in Whistler, she said there wasn’t a dry eye in the park. “I held the trophy,” said Robinson.…


Coronavirus update: 5th case revealed in B.C.

Woman in her 30s flew in from Shanghai to Vancouver, before driving to the B.C. Interior

A fifth case of coronavirus has been revealed in B.C. on Friday. The woman is in her 30s and flew into YVR from Shanghai recently, before driving to her home in the B.C. Interior region.…


Forecast Coffee, formerly Olives, poised to become Function Junction’s newest hangout

Renovated grocery store adds espresso bar, seating and expanded menu of grab-and-go items

In 2011, freelancer Stephen Smysnuik wondered in the pages of Pique if Function Junction had become Whistler’s SoHo. While I’m not quite ready to put the resort’s southern-most neighbourhood on that level (we still need a few more years of gentrification and skyrocketing real estate prices for that honour), there’s no question that Function is on the up and up.…


Cost of living, workplace tensions atop concerns for B.C. families

As British Columbia observes its second Family Day on the same date as other Canadian provinces, Research Co. looked at the way parents in B.C. are feeling about the present and the future. While economic indicators point to a province that is on solid footing, there are certain aspects of daily life that continue to complicate matters for families.…


Coach Ricker second in return to Mount Baker

Canadian snowboard-cross legend settling in to post-competitive life

A lot has changed for Maëlle Ricker since she last competed, and won the pro women’s category, at the Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom in 2016. At that contest, just a couple of months after announcing her retirement from competitive snowboarding, the 2010 Olympic gold medallist in snowboard-cross transitioned into an assistant coaching role with Canada Snowboard, had a daughter, and had a knee replacement last January.…


Attendance dips at B.C.’s tourist attractions

Average number of customers has declined 1.4% since 2018, but is up 24.2% since 2015

Last year was not stellar for British Columbia’s most popular tourist attractions, though attendance figures for the past half-decade provide a silver lining. In 2019, the average number of visits to the province’s top attractions fell 1.4 per cent from 2018.…


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