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Popularity of Olympic bid could decline as things get tighter

The provincial Liberals passed the halfway point of their first 90 days in office last week, with a large number of the commitments they promised to carry out in this first three months still to be kept.

Hack Attack Part II

Just as this column was expounding on the virtues of protective firewalls, whether they be of the hardware or software variety, hackers pulled off another coup – proving once again that security, where the Internet is concerned, is a relative te

Transportation solutions: sexy not necessarily better

If there’s one aspect of the 2010 Olympic bid both opponents and proponents of the bid can agree on it’s that transportation between the Lower Mainland and Whistler needs to be improved, and that the Games are the most likely way to bring t

Hack attack

"By 2002, approximately 19 million people will have the skills to mount a cyber attack." – DEFCON.

Welcoming the world has new meaning in the 21st century

There is something slightly amusing yet at the same time frightening about the group – one assumes it’s a group, but who knows – urging activists to "shut down" the Pacific Northwest Economic Region meeting in Whistler later

Odds and Ends

Everybody has a catch-all drawer to throw the items they’re not quite sure what to do with. They’re not useless, they just don’t seem to belong anywhere else.

Cybernaut

If New York wise guy John Gotti is the "Teflon Don," then Seattle smart guy Bill Gates is surely the "Non-Stick Nerd" – nobody can pin anything on the Microsoft chairman, not even the feds. On June 28, the U.S.

Employee housing problems not getting any easier

Further proof that Whistler is different from other towns: Shannon Byrne is recognized as one of Canada’s top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 years old, yet her company is seen as part of the problem when it comes to housing employees in Whistler.

Addressing condo-hotel tax issue long overdue

Property taxes are due this week, which for most Whistler property owners is not a happy thought. But for some, this may be the last year they have it so good.

Tinkering with toys

I spend hours everyday trying to get my computers to run faster. Whether it be hardware upgrades or tweaking settings to get that little oomph out of my beige box you can bet that I have tried it.