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Car insurance culprits

Car insurance culprits

If you believe even half of what faceless groups are posting on Facebook about ICBC these days, you might have the impression that our public insurer has failed—that it's corrupt, incompetent, and needs to be replaced yesterday with a for-profi
IOC policy out of step with Olympic values

IOC policy out of step with Olympic values

Whether it's readily apparent on the field of play or not, there are and always have been politics working in the sports world.
Getting grateful in 2020

Getting grateful in 2020

I just asked my Pique coworkers if I should write about my brand-new gratitude journal in this space this week. Their response was an enthusiastic and unanimous, "No." As in, "No.
If we want to preserve Whistler's culture, 
we have to take ownership of it

If we want to preserve Whistler's culture, we have to take ownership of it

In November, Mayor Jack Crompton called Whistler "middle-aged." Although the resort's top elected official was mostly referring to the need to update Whistler's aging infrastructure, I'm reluctant to agree with his assessment.
The case for being kind

The case for being kind

Earlier this month, Pique ran a letter from a frustrated "part-time" Whistler resident who had a negative experience in the Marketplace IGA parking lot.
The friends you make in a mountain town

The friends you make in a mountain town

"It'll be so easy to make friends—it's such a transient town; everyone's in the same boat." That's the phrase I kept hearing over and over when I decided to move to Whistler.
Snow joke

Snow joke

As I write this ahead of press time, the long-term forecast doesn't look great. That's not to say it won't change, but even if it does we're still well behind the curve for snowfall this season, for the second season in a row.
Putting the win in Winnipeg once more

Putting the win in Winnipeg once more

When it's come to cheering on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, or the Blue and Gold as it were, there's been far more blue than gold for the past three decades.
Grappling with the mysteries of parenthood

Grappling with the mysteries of parenthood

I slept a solid nine hours last night. While, unlike many people, I'm a pretty decent sleeper on any given night, it was a different, deeper, more blissful sleep than usual.
The stunning hypocrisy of the Squamish cannabis dispensary raids

The stunning hypocrisy of the Squamish cannabis dispensary raids

Earlier this month, the province's Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided two Squamish cannabis dispensaries. Two weeks later, and the reasoning behind this enforcement action remains hazy.