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Microsoft looks to 7

Microsoft looks to 7

The Microsoft brand has taking a thrashing lately, mainly for their slow, unwieldly, needlessly complex, and often counter-intuitive Vista operating system.
A plea for heroes

A plea for heroes

With any luck, the paper has been inundated with letters to the editor from upset parents regarding the day care crisis in this town.
Friends in high places

Friends in high places

That’s a neat arrangement that the province and VANOC announced Tuesday, a deal to take 320 temporary housing units from the Whistler athletes’ village after the Paralympics are over and re-distribute them as 156 units of permanent affordable housing
The CRTC sits up

The CRTC sits up

To be fair to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, there isn’t a country on the planet that has figured out how to manage the Internet.
Advice for entering the abyss

Advice for entering the abyss

To all mayoral and councillor candidates: Congratulations for showing the courage to stand up and take an active role in the future direction of our amazing mountain community.
Serious websites for serious times

Serious websites for serious times

At the height of the Great Depression almost 80 years ago, unemployment was more than 20 per cent in Canada compared to the six to eight per cent we’ve seen in recent years.
Gail Morrison: For the love of the mountains

Gail Morrison: For the love of the mountains

It was the fall of 1981 and Gail Morrison was very keen to get back to Whistler. Didn’t matter that the newly-minted resort municipality was stumbling through a crippling recession.
Next council must focus on occupancy

Next council must focus on occupancy

“The municipality’s revenue will flow more in the peaks and valleys of the business cycle. What that means is our revenue is going to be more variable…. This is a new thing. This was not seen in the past.
VANOC working with Right to Play

VANOC working with Right to Play

Recent media coverage regarding challenges associated with Right To Play’s possible presence and role in the Athletes’ Village at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler requires clarification.
From squat to Akasha – Life with the Munsters

From squat to Akasha – Life with the Munsters

The good times have been rolling along for so long at Whistler that newcomers to the valley sometimes take our economic bull run for granted. But those “oldtimers” who lived through the infamous 1981 recession know better.