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First Nations will play a bigger role

First Nations will play a bigger role

If there was any doubt First Nations are going to feature prominently in the world’s perception of Vancouver and Whistler in 2010 that was put to rest with the unveiling Tuesday of VANOC’s mascots.
Patrick O’Donnell – Getting back to basics

Patrick O’Donnell – Getting back to basics

It’s a personal thing. Forget “stuff”. Forget “bigger is better”. The mountain tourism business, says Patrick O’Donnell, is all about turning people on — one guest at a time. It’s that simple, and that profound.
Not everyone happy, but at least we can plan now

Not everyone happy, but at least we can plan now

This letter was addressed to the board of school trustees of School District 48. A copy was forwarded to Pique for publication.
Christmas shopping for tech

Christmas shopping for tech

There is a limit to how much an item can be discounted before and after the holiday season, but the smart money knows that Boxing Day deals are not always as good as they sound.
Budgeting for change

Budgeting for change

Olympic gold medals, which we now know are worth $20,000 Cdn., are won in hundredths of a second or millimetres — tiny fractions measured after years of sweat and effort to be just that little bit faster, stronger, better than other competitors.
A new day and a whole new generation

A new day and a whole new generation

He sat across from me in the gondola. He couldn’t have been more than 18. Pimply chin and a beardless phiz. Unkempt hair and a grin that spread from ear-to-ear. He was so excited he could barely contain himself.
Looking ahead at what we don’t need

Looking ahead at what we don’t need

The next municipal election is in 12 months time, although in Whistler the campaigning will start shortly after we ring in the New Year, ’round about Jan. 2.
Music is everything

Music is everything

Technology has the ability to do lots of things, from running the most intense business applications to playing the most diversionary games.
Letters

Letters

‘Conspiracy theory’ attempts to deflect culpability The “shock and awe” suggested by council to the “sudden” budget shortfall is a puzzler with plenty of finger pointing and indignation.
Iconic or Ironic - Whistler’s paradigm shift slow to take root

Iconic or Ironic - Whistler’s paradigm shift slow to take root

Talk is cheap. And in my business, you get to hear a lot of it. Fortunately, you get to hear some great stories too.