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New sponsor for Whistler Cup

January 25, 2020

Sports briefs: New career best for Alexander; Three medals for Canadians at Nakiska; Gaskell podiums in Italy

The Whistler Cup revealed a new naming rights sponsor on Jan. 21. O2E Brands was revealed as the new title sponsor of the race, which will run this year from April 16 to 19.…


Resort Municipality of Whistler prepares for collective bargaining

January 24, 2020

More than 300 employees in need of new contracts

With contracts for both Whistler Fire Service employees and municipal staff (unionized and otherwise) expiring on Dec. 31, 2019, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is preparing for collective bargaining with both parties. The RMOW has budgeted $72,000 in 2020 for the negotiations.…


One of Vancouver’s most lauded chefs has played a crucial role in transforming WB’s on-mountain dining

David Hawksworth hosts pop-up lunches at Steeps on Feb. 8 and March 11

Several years ago, iconic Vancouver chef and restaurateur David Hawksworth was taking a break from skiing on Whistler Mountain when a resort employee handed him a comment card. But rather than fill it out, he simply scrawled his name and phone number on the card with instructions to call him.…


Vancouver International Airport readies to heighten screening for coronavirus

New disease known as 2019-nCoV has so far killed 18, sickened 600

With the latest count being 18 people dead and more than 600 people sickened as a result of the new coronavirus awkwardly named 2019-nCoV, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is working closely with Health Canada to try to quarantine anyone passing through the airport who has the disease. Health Canada has not yet provided the airport with temperature-screening terminals that show thermal read-outs of passengers as they walk down corridors.…


Quest University hoping for $5-million loan

However, lender asking court to remove four people from Squamish school’s board of governors

As Quest University seeks to borrow up to $5 million to keep its operations running, the school’s biggest lender is asking the courts to replace most of the institution’s board. On Jan. 22, the university filed an application to court asking for permission to borrow the money from RCM Capital Management Ltd.…


Resort Municipality of Whistler to buy Emerald property to restore recreation access

Budget amendment also seeS project to bury White Gold utility lines introduced

A new project introduced at the Jan. 21 council meeting via an amendment to the five-year financial plan seeks to restore recreational access behind Whistler’s Emerald neighbourhood. The project is proposing to spend $1.7 million from the municipal general capital expenditures and general capital reserve funds to purchase a property at 9561 Emerald Dr.…


‘Fallen heroes’: The three who died in Australia air tanker crash

Coulson Aviation has identified the three Americans who died when the C-130 air tanker they were aboard crashed in New South Wales, Australia. In a statement, the Coulson family said its deepest condolences are with the families and friends “of our fallen heroes.”…


Murdoch, Peiffer strong at XC Westerns at Whistler Olympic Park

Group looking to bring 2023 World Juniors to Whistler

After a sparse schedule to start the season, local cross-country skiers revved up in a big way with the Haywood Western Canada Cup at Whistler Olympic Park from Jan. 17 to 19. The racers made the most of it, bringing home five U20 medals over the course of the weekend in advance of the World Junior/U23 Championships trials in Mont-Ste.-Anne, Que.…


Cartoons for a cause

Arts news: Comedy Night returns for pride; celebrate the Lunar New Year

Vancouver and Lillooet Lake-based cartoonist Lorne Craig is using art to raise awareness about old-growth logging. Every day in January, Craig has drawn and posted a cartoon strip, aptly called Old Growth, to highlight the looming deadline for the provincial government’s Old Growth Strategic Review.…


Lyft and Uber approved for Metro Vancouver; Whistler

January 23, 2020

The long, much-debated, Instagrammed and tweeted wait is over. The Passenger Transportation Board has approved Uber Canada Inc. and Lyft Canada Inc. to operate its ride hailing services in Region 1, which includes the Lower Mainland and Whistler.…


Whistler freeriders start season right

Bathgate, McNeill excel at Revelstoke

Cooper Bathgate could very well have been preparing for his Freeride World Tour debut instead of talking about a Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) win, but he’s hoping 2021 will be different. The Whistler Freeride Club graduate narrowly missed out on cracking the top stage for this season, but he maintains he has the resolve to get there next year.…


Whistler Pride and Ski Festival brings the party

Annual event returns Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 at venues around the resort

The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is set to bring a little colour to the dreary month of January. Marking its 29th year in the resort, the festival is running from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 with skiing and snowboarding, partying, dancing, comedy, and après throughout the week.…


The Rad Pack makes the most of winter

From family après to Whistler Pride, the local band keeps busy when the snow flies

If it had been up to Marcus Ramsay, he would be in The McQuaidless Trio. Instead, the band you’ve been able to see at the Family Après all winter, and, of course, at venues around Whistler, is The Rad Pack, featuring Ramsay on vocals and guitar, Radim Kopitz on fiddle, Art Barrientos on bass, and Andrew Crome on drums.…


Free will astrology for the week of January 23

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) declared that English writer Lord Byron (1788–1824) was the greatest genius of the 19th century. Here’s an interesting coincidence: Byron regarded Goethe as the greatest genius of the 19th century.…


Whistler businesses contend with slow start to the season

Snowfall at Whistler Blackcomb was 60 per cent below the 30-year average through Dec. 31, 2019

While by now, most people’s social media feeds are chock-full of skiers and boarders shredding pristine Coast Mountain powder, it was by all accounts a slow start to the season, with things only really picking up business-wise in the lead-up to Christmas. In fact, according to a Jan. 17 early-season metrics report released by Vail Resorts, snowfall on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains was 60 per cent below the 30-year average through Dec. 31, 2019, representing the lowest snowfall recorded in more than three decades.…


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