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Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

September 16, 2019

VANCOUVER — High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills in the province, putting hundreds out of work and slashing economic growth predictions.…


Family and friends to honour B.C. man who died climbing Stawamus Chief

On Sept. 21, friends and family will gather at Pavilion Park in Squamish to honour Ken Anderson. At 33 years old, Anderson died on Aug. 4 after falling while climbing the Stawamus Chief.…


The Weather Network releases long-term fall 2019 forecast for B.C.

Not ready for summer to be over just yet? According to The Weather Network, summer may have ended early this year across parts of Canada.…


What happened to the brutal 2019 wildfire summer we expected?

Despite a very active lightning season, we dodged a wildfire bullet thanks to the rain, say meteorologist and BC Wildfire Service

The summer of 2019 defied predictions. The brutal wildfire season of smoky skies and campfire bans that characterized the summers of 2017 and 2018, and that the Sea to Sky corridor braced for, never materialized.…


RMOW looking to finalize Whistler’s parks plan with new survey

‘Outside Voice’ survey is second round of public engagement on local parks

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is asking the public to use their “Outside Voice” in a new survey that marks the second round of engagement on the future of Whistler’s parks. The municipality is asking for the community’s say once again as part of its plan to develop Whistler’s Parks Master Plan.…


Pharma giant to contribute entire company’s value to opioid crisis

B.C. attorney general says settlement funds should also come to Canada

Any bankruptcy settlement by synthetic opioid-making pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma should include funds for Canada, not just the United States, B.C.’s attorney general said Sept.16. Purdue, which made billions selling Oxycontin and other drugs, filed for protection Sunday.…


The North Shore’s pioneer skiers are hosting a final reunion

Tales of lore to be shared Wednesday, Sept. 18

“From wherever you live in Vancouver you’re bound to see this weird set of humps across the forest on the north side of your city,” mused Iola Knight, who as a young “Prairie chicken” moved to B.C. and effortlessly fell in love with its snow-capped mountains, dense forests and seemingly limitless opportunities for outdoor recreation. “I developed a very strong interest in mountains-in climbing, mountaineering, trekking, skiing,” Knight said from her home in Brunswick Beach near Lions Bay.…


Council preview for Tuesday, Sept. 17

First look: Private-developer employee-housing projects on the agenda

Here’s a quick look at what to expect at Tuesday’s council meeting, kicking off at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Maury Young Arts Centre. PRIVATE DEVELOPER EMPLOYEE HOUSING…


Canucks alumni coming to Squamish

The Sept. 28 event celebrates the unveiling of a new Squamish Minor Hockey League logo

Anyone looking for a dose of hockey nostalgia can find it in Squamish very soon. Over a dozen former Canucks players will be stepping onto the ice at Brennan Park Recreation Centre.…


Eat your reds—and greens

Your brain’s best behaviour starts with your gut

Sure, sure, we’re all busy with all that back-to-school, back-to work stuff this time of year. But wait a sec!…


In-person visits down, virtual visits up at Whistler Public Library

Whistler Public Library annual report presented to committee of the whole

While the Whistler Public Library (WPL) welcomed 13 per cent fewer in-person visits last year (from 221,317 in 2017 to 195,304 in 2018), virtual visits were up 56 per cent (from 135,460 to 212,364). “That’s not something that is unexpected by me,” said library director Elizabeth Tracy in a presentation to Whistler’s committee of the whole on Sept. 3.”I think that some of this fluctuates with visitation to the resort, because we do serve a lot of visitors; it also reflects if there’s any changes to our temporary population as well, so temporary workers.…


The Whistler (El Silbon: Origenes) Review: A truly disturbing story about men and monsters

September 15, 2019

adventuresinpoortaste.com – Folktales are a unifying force. Even if you are not a fan of them, folktales have a way of drawing people in. Gisberg Bermudez’s 2018 horror film The Whistler: Origins, or El Silbon: Origines, center…

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Chuckit! Dog Toys: Indoor Tumbler $2.90, Whistler Fetch Ball $2.15 & More

slickdeals.net – I notice that when I add a large Breathe Rite ball, in the cart it says it is medium. You can add one of each (medium & large) and once in the cart, they will have the same description as being mediu…

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Sea to Sky Highway #exploreBC

destinationsdetoursdreams.com – The Sea to Sky Highway has to be one of the world’s most beautiful drives. Highway 99 is a 135 kilometre road running along British Columbia’s west coast between Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and P…

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What keeps executive coach Andrew Laurie on his toes

afr.com – Realize Coaching owner and executive coach Andrew Laurie is also an author and keynote speaker. How long have you been skiing and how did you get into it? About 35 years. My father was posted to Cana…

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