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Winterhawks dominant in Island tourney

November 15, 2019

Whistler sweeps to perfect 4-0 record in Lake Cowichan

The Whistler Winterhawks bantam C team came home from Vancouver Island with gold medals around their necks, and a little extra knowledge of Remembrance Day’s significance as well. In the Bantam House Invitational Tournament in Lake Cowichan, the Winterhawks stormed to a perfect 4-0 record, regularly posting 50 or more shots and toppling Ridge Meadows 4-1 in the final to win gold on Nov. 10.…


Lil’wat albums win two awards

The Spiritual Warriors and Stla’atl’imx Friends took home Native American Music Awards earlier this month

Lil’wat Nation talent earned two awards at the Native American Music Awards in Niagara Falls, NY on Nov. 2.The Kindness Project by Stl’atl’imx Friends won for Best Historical and Linguistic Recording and The Spiritual Warriors’ album Ancestors won in the Best World Music Recording category. “It was such an amazing event to represent not just Stl’atl’imx or Lil’wat, but Indigenous people,” says Leroy Joe, frontman of The Spiritual Warriors and writer and producer of The Kindness Project.…


A long road to Promiseland for Vancouver actress

Andrea Stefancikova stars in production premiering at the Whistler Film Festival on Dec. 5, named Star to Watch

When Vancouver actress Andrea Stefancikova found out last week that the Whistler Film Festival had named her one of its Stars to Watch this year, she burst into tears. It’s been a long road to get to this point.…


Could Whistler’s backroom deal come back to haunt it?

If there was one issue that seemed to unify most voters in the lead up to last year’s municipal elections, it was a desire to see more transparency and fiscal responsibility from local government. Frustration came to a head during the third and final all-candidates meeting, when a local developer called out the previous council and staff for its handling of the redevelopment of the village bus loop.…


Whistler Film Festival releases diverse lineup packed with premieres

November 14, 2019

The festival will mark its 19th edition from Dec. 4 to 8

With 86 films screening as part of the Whistler Film Festival’s 19th edition, it can be hard to choose which to highlight. Instead, Paul Gratton, the festival’s director of programming, points out a number he’s particularly proud of.…


Corridor riders podium in Mexico

Pemberton’s Slaco, Whistler’s Wilson among the medallists at TranSierra Norte

Enduro riders from the Sea to Sky corridor performed well at the TranSierra Norte race near Oaxaca, Mexico earlier this month. In the four-day stage race, held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, Pemberton’s Emily Slaco took second to former Whistlerite and current Squamish resident Andreane Lanthier Nadeau in the women’s division, completing the four-day race in 153 minutes and 6.79 seconds (153:06.79), 5:19.7 back.…


Borealis Strings make Whistler debut with pianist in tow

Members of Vancouver’s Borealis String Quartet play chamber music series on Sunday, Nov. 17

After nearly two decades, the Borealis String Quartet is trying out a long-distance relationship. The group first formed in Vancouver back in 2000, but recently violinist Patricia Shih and violist Nikita Pogrebnoy made the move to Texas where Shih accepted a teaching position.…


The honour is mine…

The day Bob Barnett asked me if I wanted to write a column for his year-old Pique was one of the worst days of my life. Wait a minute … that didn’t come out right.…


Whistler budget proposes 2.8% property tax increase

November 13, 2019

Water, sewer and other infrastructure take strong focus

Another tax increase is in store for Whistlerites with next year’s municipal budget. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is proposing a 2.8-per-cent property tax increase in 2020, along with two-per-cent increases to sewer, water parcel and solid waste fees.…


Pique, 25 years and counting

Community. That word, that feeling, that focus is the heart of what Pique has been for the last 25 years.…


Letters to the Editor for the week of November 14

Honouring & remembering A few years ago on Remembrance Day, I was at Juno Beach in Normandy, a 10-kilometre stretch of coastline where Canadian soldiers landed under intense fire from German defenders on D-Day, June 6, 1944.…


Free will astrology for the week of November 14

ARIES (March 21-April 19):
If there are any potential Aries heroes or leaders or saviours out there, the coming weeks will be a favourable time for you to fully bloom and assert your practical magnificence. The lessons you have learned while improvising workable solutions for yourself are ripe to be applied to the riddles that are puzzling your tribe or group or gang.…


Controversial Whistler Village bathroom project sees price jump

Resort Municipality Initiative, hotel tax continue to play major role in municipal budget

A controversial project to build three washrooms in Whistler Village has increased in cost by 50 per cent. The project—originally budgeted at $3 million—is now listed at $4.58 million in the 2020-2024 budget, which was unveiled at an open house on Nov. 12.…


After 17 years of giving, the American Friends of Whistler announce plans to dissolve

The U.S. non-profit has donated more than $2M to a host of local causes

The American Friends of Whistler (AFOW), a U.S. charitable non-profit that has donated to a host of local causes over its nearly two-decade existence, has announced it is winding down operations. “The American Friends of Whistler would like to extend sincere appreciation to all who have provided financial contributions to the association.…


‘Where is the money?’

Head of AWARE wants climate action to be bigger priority in Whistler’s municipal budget

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has vowed to take comprehensive action to protect our environmental locally, and its ambitious, overarching climate plan is proof of that commitment. But the head of Whistler’s leading environmental organization is once again calling for resort officials to put their money where their mouth is.…


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