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The passing of the guard: Alpine Canada and the changing face of skiing

The passing of the guard: Alpine Canada and the changing face of skiing

"Accountability to an independent group which measures your progress and evaluates your plan prior to advancing funding is a very important component of the Own the Podium process." - ACA president, Gary Allen I've always loved ski racing.
A return to when Whistler was cool

A return to when Whistler was cool

The Games are over and apparently the world is our oyster. Success can be measured in many ways and we will debate this topic for weeks and years to come no doubt. I have so many great memories and experiences so it is hard to pick a favourite.
Shortcuts everyone should know

Shortcuts everyone should know

I'm not a big fan of the mouse. I use it, I couldn't live without it, but if I can do something without using the mouse I will.
Overcoming barriers

Overcoming barriers

As their names were called last Wednesday night, each of the medalists in the women's standing giant slalom jumped onto the podium and raised her arms high into the air.
Buses worked during Games, why not every day?

Buses worked during Games, why not every day?

First of all I would like to say congratulations to the locals, volunteers and people of Whistler for putting on an amazingly successful Olympic Winter Games.
Phil Chew – Redefining disabled

Phil Chew – Redefining disabled

He bopped into Wild Willie's ski shop with his eyes as round as saucers. He still wore his forerunner's bib and downhill suit. A silly grin was spread across his grizzled features. "Wow," he said, his sandpapery voice almost dreamy in tone. "Wow.
iPad is just the beginning

iPad is just the beginning

Apple has made a fortune in recent years by being first to market with new types of technologies, leaving the rest of the tech world to play catch-up. The iPod is one example, the iPhone another.
How Whistler is seen post-Games

How Whistler is seen post-Games

As the McKeevers, the Woolstencrofts and other Canadian Paralympians win medals this week, Whistler continues to bask in the "afterglow" of a successful Olympics and Paralympics. We feel pretty good about ourselves.
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Well! It came, it made a big splash and now it's moving on to Russia.
The energy savings pyramid

The energy savings pyramid

For some reason my power bill keeps going up and up, despite the fact that my home is small, insulated on both sides by other homes, and this winter has been extremely mild.