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Locals discount, money-grubbing Olympics, sardonic thanks, and why people leave

Locals discount, money-grubbing Olympics, sardonic thanks, and why people leave

Some facts of life in Whistler This letter is kind of reaction to the one about the dog beach incident at Lost Lake (Pique letters Aug.
An inspiration for Whistler and a message to the IOC

An inspiration for Whistler and a message to the IOC

One of the inspirations for Whistler passed away a week and a half ago at his summer home in Rhode Island. Alex Cushing, the founder and chairman of Squaw Valley Resort, was 92.
Shifting the paradigm

Shifting the paradigm

"The single biggest challenge for Whistlerites," says veteran resort professional Lorne Borgal, "is accepting that the time has come to make fundamental changes.
Exploding batteries and other problems

Exploding batteries and other problems

Once upon a time my parents bought me a remote- controlled R2D2 robot that crawled about an inch a minute across the kitchen linoleum, turning its head and making all those "bleep bloop bleep" sounds that won over legions of young Star Wars
Finding staff, Disneytown, affordable housing, sledge hockey, and bear traffic

Finding staff, Disneytown, affordable housing, sledge hockey, and bear traffic

How ‘desperate’ are we? I read the article "Whistler ‘desperate’ for workers" (Pique News, Aug.
Was it the right decision? More on bears, worker shortage

Was it the right decision? More on bears, worker shortage

At what cost the right decision? The final chapter in the excruciatingly painful and drawn out Olympic Sledge Hockey Arena soap opera can finally be written. Like any good story, it kept us on the edge of our seats until the final page.
A simple lesson

A simple lesson

It used to be easy to make ice, you just set out some water and waited for the temperature to get below 32 F. Of course, it’s not that simple anymore; now it has to get below 0 C.
Tired of games? Create your own

Tired of games? Create your own

If the number of Java programmers making and marketing small format online strategy games is any indication, there’s a lot of talent out there that remains virtually untapped by the games industry.
Editorial

Editorial

It used to be easy to make ice, you just set out some water and waited for the temperature to get below 32 F. Of course, it’s not that simple anymore; now it has to get below 0 C.
Kirby Brown: A Down East heart in the Coast Mountains

Kirby Brown: A Down East heart in the Coast Mountains

"I grew up deeply embedded in tourism," says Kirby Brown, Whistler-Blackcomb’s Human Resources boss. Indeed. When you live in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and your dad manages the historic Bluenose II schooner, your life is tourism.