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Radar the Rescue Dog, a children's book written by former Pique contributor, Janet Love Morrison, will celebrate its initial launch at a party during the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival on Oct. 18. The book was inspired by the real-life story of Whistler's first avalanche dog, Radar, who, with owner Bruce Watt, helped form the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA).
The executive director of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Casey Vanden Heuvel, estimates $96 million in capital investment has gone and will go into cultural facilities in and around Whistler Village in about 13 years. Those facilities include Millennium Place, the Whistler Public Library, Whistler Museum, Olympic Plaza, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and the Audain Museum, which should break ground by September and be open by early 2015.