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Reminiscing on a golden era of ski patrol

February 18, 2020

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.…


B.C. budget on Tuesday, Feb.18, expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Province has had to put $2.5 billion into ICBC to cover loses so far

British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday, Feb.18, in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Since coming to power more than two years ago, the NDP has made controlling costs for families, with a focus on housing in particular, a hallmark of its economic policies.…


B.C. teachers head back to mediation in last week of February

No meaningful mediation since November: BCTF president Teri Mooring

The province’s teachers-who have been without a contract since the end of June-are set to return to mediation with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. Dates have been set for the last week of February, and B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring-whose organization represents about 45,000 members-said there is hope for more in March…


Celebrating Whistler’s Olympic milestones

Over the coming weeks, there will be plenty of opportunities in Whistler to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (including the Whistler Museum’s next temporary exhibit highlighting the volunteers of the Games, opening Friday, Feb. 28). While many people may still be wondering how a decade has passed, this week we took a look even further back, to when the first Olympic bid was submitted by the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (GODA) 60 years ago.…


One Mile Lake boardwalk being cleared this winter

Pemberton pilot project promotes health and well-being

The One Mile Lake boardwalk and Friendship Trail are being cleared this year thanks to a trial program between local government and an enterprising Pemberton Valley resident. Dani Schranz has been getting up early this winter, plowing the walkways, along with a stretch of the Valley Loop East trail.…


Food Service Supervisor job in Whistler, BC, Canada – February 2020

February 16, 2020

postjobfree.com – Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible Minimum Education: High School Additional Benefits: Optional Extended Medical Benefits – Employer pays half Prof…

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Vancouver ranked most walkable city in Canada

vancouverisawesome.com – While Vancouver was recently ranked the most congested city in Canada, a new ranking finds that the coastal city is quite comfortable on foot. According to a new ranking from Redfin, a technology-pow…

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The Whistler by John Grisham – BOOK SOCIAL

book-social.co.uk – We review the greatest American thriller writer ever (according to Ken Follett). John Grisham gives us his corrupt judge/corrupt casino offering: The Whistler. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the…

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Letter to Eileen Chubb – Compassion in Care February 2020

tomclloyd.wordpress.com – Letter to Eileen Chubb – Compassion in Care February 2020 Eileen Chubb, Compassion In Care, 19A Transmere Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1DT 14th February 2020 Dear Ms Chubb, I write with reference…

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