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Opinion: Could Whistler's backroom deal come back to haunt it?

Opinion: Could Whistler's backroom deal come back to haunt it?

If there was one issue that seemed to unify most voters in the lead up to last year's municipal elections, it was a desire to see more transparency and fiscal responsibility from local government.
Done with diet culture

Done with diet culture

I was scrolling through Instagram's Explore page when I noticed a post that read, "To those who don't believe that fat phobia is real, here's a thought experiment for you.
The Oldening

The Oldening

There's a ghost in my house and he is me. There's also a vampire, werewolf, zombie and Frankenstein's monster—and all of them are also me.
A horror-flick convert

A horror-flick convert

My terror threshold used to have a pretty low ceiling. I've never seen Disney classic The Little Mermaid all the way through because I was too terrified of Ursula the Sea Witch.
The hunt for hope in a dismal election cycle

The hunt for hope in a dismal election cycle

Last week, I interviewed Maude Barlow, who is taking part in the upcoming Whistler Writers Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Being an ally means asking 
uncomfortable questions

Being an ally means asking uncomfortable questions

Last month, the Maury Young Arts Centre hosted the world premiere of Ăștszantszan , Yvonne Wallace's compelling portrait of a biracial woman navigating her place in a Lil'wat family that was at turns raw, charming, melancholy and humourous.
The enduring appeal of community radio

The enduring appeal of community radio

I don't know at what point it started, but for as long as I can remember, I've had a love affair with radio. There is something about tuning into a station, and hearing someone talk or play music in real-time, that is incredibly appealing.
Caring about climate change is a necessity, not a trend

Caring about climate change is a necessity, not a trend

A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting with family and friends in Ontario. I finished with the can I had been drinking from and looked around the hotel room for a spot I could discard it.
And they're off ...

And they're off ...

As a Canadian, it's easy to look at the two-party, shin-kicking contest south of the border and be glad we have choices.
Jerrys of the Day 3.0: The great outdoors

Jerrys of the Day 3.0: The great outdoors

Nearly five years into my time in this province, one of my biggest failings has been that I don't go out and enjoy the outdoors as much as I should.