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Much work ahead for ski, snowboard industries

The origins of Labour Day date back to April of 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized the first North American ‘workingman’s demonstration’ of any significance.

The printer conundrum

Although the end goal is a paperless society, with the exception of Pique Newsmagazine, a computer without a printer is like a guitar without a low ‘E’ string – you’re just not getting the full effect.

Internet still sick

A series of computer worms in recent weeks has infected millions of computers, taking advantage of flaws in networks and software to propagate their mischief. As of Aug. 19, Symantec (

Affordable housing as social tool

In last Sunday’s New York Times Brent Staples posed a theory on why there wasn’t much looting or violence in the Big Apple during the recent blackout.

Cyberspace still connected to the power grid

When a severe earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area in the fall of 1989 downing many traditional communications systems, as well as damaging buildings and bridges and scaring the bejesus out of everyone, many people in one of the most wired regio

No leadership on energy issues

On Tuesday of last week the federal government announced some details of a $1 billion plan that is supposed to begin to address Canada’s commitment to reducing pollution, in particular greenhouse gas emissions, under the Kyoto environmental acco

Web opportunist strikes again

From the very beginning, the Internet has been a kind of bazaar for the world’s opportunists, taking advantage of the technology, fuzzy legal definitions, and the entrepreneurial spirit to make money.

The sustainability plan returns

Most of us have seen and heard little of the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan in the last 10 months, while elections and Olympics have been front and centre, but the municipality is supposed to roll out the next phase of Whistler.

Get involved

The North American work ethic that makes it impossible to find time to fix a home-cooked meal, much less protest a new nuclear plant or government decision, has put a damper on activism in recent years.

Vail, Whistler and the modern spectacle

Whistler has had a fascination and a rivalry with Vail since the mid-70s, when a pair of Whistler councillors named Raine and Watson used to hook up with amateur hockey teams touring Colorado so they could get cheap trips to ski resorts to study what
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