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More than 400 volunteers have been on Whistler Mountain this week, erecting fences, building safety systems and securing the course for the weekend's World Cup ski races.

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Opening remarks On Monday the Whistler Valley Housing Society is scheduled to present a report to council on Whistler's affordable housing situation.

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Opening remarks The status of the Callaghan Valley has always been a bit hazy. The Protected Areas Strategy study may clarify the situation — when a decision is finally made.

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Opening remarks Asking questions and defining who we are In the Gulf Islands, the Napa Valley and other places where people consider their surroundings unique and deserving of careful attention, residents have come together to try and define what it

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Opening remarks Questions for the union, the resort Just about everyone who lives in Whistler does so because they want to be here.

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Opening remarks Council listens to community Monday night’s 4-2 vote to reject the proposal for a national freestyle team facility and 22 single-family lots was a significant, symbolic step by council.

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Opening remarks Extraordinary circumstances need defining There were three major points to come out of Monday’s three hour public hearing on the proposal to build a freestyle training centre on Blackcomb and allow 22 single family lots in the Adventu

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It’s been a frantic couple of weeks on the streets and trails of Whistler, with enough people in town to make some long for the solitude of the city.

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Opening remarks Tourism takes flight In October the federal government announced it was increasing spending on tourism, from $15 million a year to $50 million. On the surface, an impressive commitment in an era of restraint.

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Opening remarks Media, political images of Whistler out of date The image of Whistler as a playground for the idle rich is surfacing again in the media and among politicians who can use that perception for political gain. It’s getting tiring.