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An itch that needs scratch

An itch that needs scratch

Fortunately in offering us additional swimming docks on Alta Lake the municipality has built exterior showers to wash the swimmer’s itch from our skin.
A summer of going round in circles

A summer of going round in circles

In an effort to reach “the Canadian Tire voter”, the Conservative Party has decided to sponsor a car on the Canadian NASCAR circuit.
Surviving the pay-as-you-go Internet

Surviving the pay-as-you-go Internet

By Andrew Mitchell A few years ago Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would occasionally attempt to bill their customers extra for exceeding their monthly allowable bandwidth, prompting those people to immediately cancel their subscriptions and enroll
Kathy Podborski: Keeping the home fires

Kathy Podborski: Keeping the home fires

It’s been over 10 years since the accident. But even now, her voice changes perceptibly when she talks about it. “I made a conscious choice not to die,” says Kathy Podborski of her ordeal-by-avalanche during a helicopter-skiing trip in B.C.
Summer contemplations

Summer contemplations

As summer approaches (really, look at the calendar) and we head into the July-August political vacuum where few major decisions are made and public interest in issues is limited to vacations, soft ball and what books to read, we’re left to contemplat
The Lala paradigm

The Lala paradigm

These days the music industry is a legal minefield. Revenues are down, tensions are high, lawyers are jittery. They’ll sue 13 years olds if they even look at the latest Beyoncé single the wrong way.
Dan Ellis: Bucking the odds

Dan Ellis: Bucking the odds

It’s not easy being a retailer at Whistler. High rents, restrictive covenants, the seasonal ebbs and flows of mountain resort life — making a go of it here in the retail sector requires just the right blend of boldness, determination and creativity.
Why we help

Why we help

In the effort to shape Whistler’s international outreach program, a community task force has just been formed last month. One difficult subject that needs to be dealt with is where and how we are going to start this outreach program.
Shelagh Bridgwater: Following in her parents’ foosteps

Shelagh Bridgwater: Following in her parents’ foosteps

It never ceases to amaze me how entertaining the “How I came to be living in Whistler” stories are.
Rethinking the death penalty

Rethinking the death penalty

Murder is the worst crime an individual can commit, and mass-murder is the worst crime compounded. Murder, by one definition, robs people of time they would ordinarily spend living.