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Wildfire burning near Anderson Lake

May 24, 2018

Out-of-control blaze estimated at 100 hectares; evacuation alert issued

BC Wildfire crews are battling an out-of-control blaze 35 kilometres west of Lillooet near the shores of Anderson Lake. The wildfire—discovered on Wed., May 23—is about 100 hectares in size and an evacuation alert is in effect for the area.…


WCSS hires longtime staffer Jackie Dickinson as executive director

May 23, 2018

Dickinson has worked on frontlines of organization for close to 10 years

When the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) welcomes a new executive director this month, it will be a face already familiar to the organization and the community at large. Last week, the social-service provider announced that it had hired longtime WCSS staffer Jackie Dickinson to replace outgoing director Cheryl Skribe.…


Nesters Crossing landscaping rules onerous, misleading, owners say

Council briefs: Prism rezoning moves ahead; Are Whistlerites paying too much for gas?

While much of the discussion around a proposed rezoning for Nesters Crossing has centered on council’s denial of additional employee housing units, the concern around the onerous landscaping requirements is another sticking point for tenants of the area. In one of 12 requests in the original rezoning application, proponents asked the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to remove a requirement for 10 per cent of each parcel to be landscaped—a request that was ultimately denied.…


Long-ignored bylaw causing headaches for RV Park renters

Starting June 1, renters will be required to relocate to a new plot every 30 days

A long-ignored bylaw at the Whistler RV Park is causing major headaches for long-term renters, forcing some to reconsider their future in the park. Earlier this month, residents received a notice from park management stating that, beginning June 1, a bylaw requiring renters to relocate to a new plot every 30 days would begin being enforced.…


Whistler’s first newspaper

The Whistler Question, published from 1976 to the beginning of 2018, was Whistler’s first official newspaper. The municipality only came into being in September 1975 and Pique wouldn’t begin publishing until 1994.…


Whistler Open returns to Nicklaus North

Vancouver Golf Tour major set for fourth edition

Whistler will welcome some of the Lower Mainland’s top golfers as the Sotheby’s Whistler Open Golf Championship is set to come to Nicklaus North Golf Course for the fourth time. The 36-hole tournament will run next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 29 and 30, and serves as one of the Vancouver Golf Tour’s (VGT) major tournaments for the season.…


When the ‘mental blocks’ win

When I saw the post from Snowboard Addiction—a local company that produces instructional snowboard videos and products—I immediately clicked. In it, 47-year-old Mark Vorass talks about his astonishing progress, tracing it back to his embrace of Snowboard Addiction.…


The Green Moustache is coming to a vending machine near you

Organic, whole-food café installs vending machine at Meadow Park Sport Centre—with hopes to expand across Canada

When Nicolette Richer was coming up with the concept for The Green Moustache, the vegan, organic, whole-food café that now counts eight locations, she had a dream of one day seeing affordable, healthy food available on every corner. After the launch of The Green Moustache’s first vending machine—with expansion plans already in the works—that dream is starting to inch towards reality.…


The Big Love Band gets serious  

Local rock act prepares for busy summer in Whistler, looks to debut record

Get ready to see more of The Big Love Band around Whistler. Made up of some long-time local musicians, the group is making a concerted effort to turn their party gigs into a full-time endeavour. …


Planning expert breaks down Pemberton boundary extension

Dan Huang discusses implications of extension and process

Residents of Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area C turned out in strong numbers at Signal Hill Elementary School on Tuesday, May 15 for an open house on a proposed boundary extension that would see their properties and homes incorporated into the Village of Pemberton (VOP). Attendees were invited to view a series of informational boards explaining the process and implications, before a presentation by Dan Huang, a Victoria-based planner with Urban Systems.…


Mountain News: Grand Lake grocery plans to curb use of plastic bags

GRAND LAKE, Colo.—A grocer in Grand Lake, at the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, plans to phase out the use of most plastic bags this summer. “I have been talking about doing it for years.…


Jordan trail I: Middle Eastern mountain culture

Historically nomadic, over the centuries Bedouins became dedicated herders whose itinerant seasonality necessitated smaller movements. Still, they remained a desert people.…


In the home of the bear

In Alaska’s McNeil River Sanctuary, bears and humans have learned to share the landscape

Behold the Great Outdoorsman, bravely stalking the north bush for his quarry. He has come to observe, up-close and in the unmitigated wild, the ferocious Alaskan brown bear.…


Canada—a hockey nation

An exhaustive list of my shortcomings is beyond the scope of a single column. While generally not building a lifestyle based on the seven deadly sins, I would certainly have to admit scoring pretty high on sloth … and several others.…


Whistler police respond to dozens of calls over May long weekend

Police Briefs: Man arrested for sexual assault; Intoxicated man found impersonating officer

Local police responded to 88 calls for service over the May long weekend-including a reported sexual assault, a fight in the village, along with some other less serious incidents. With a “strong presence” in the village, Whistler RCMP was able to intervene in “a couple of weapons-related calls and fights,” ultimately “preventing serious injury or loss of life to anyone,” according to a release.…


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