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Re: “Newspapers matter

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Posted by Robert Barrows on 10/06/2018 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Day-use bookings for Joffre worth examining

First: lower immigration numbers. Second: stop promoting tourism to Canada with taxpayer money. Third: if you want to believe in the global warming hoax, you simply can't do that while in the same paragraph advocating for more people to come to Canada. PEOPLE are 20% carbon, who go on to use more carbon in MANY forms the second they get here! Fourth: place a tourist tax on EVERYTHING in the sea to sky area, then use those monies to build, wait for it...APARTMENT BUILDINGS WHICH HAVE BACHELOR AND ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENTS IN THEM FOR LOCALS AND WORKERS UNDER 1000 BUCKS A MONTH!!! There's a good reason why much of this area isn't a "locals'" secret anymore: globalist shills world-wide are getting paid to lie about Canada and tell everyone to come here as part of a larger agenda! People come here with delusional ideas about Canadians and what Canada is about. Not a day goes by where I don't hear something absurd about Canada which is totally incongruent with the factual history of our country in regards to what we believe in and how we live our lives and what it's like here. Trust me: I love it here because my family been on these lands since 1756 and I was BORN here, but it's VERY bad in many ways. Bad weather and MANY MANY ghetto areas. I've been shot at here! Had like 20 incidents where people tried to rob me; luckily I'm a self-defense expert. Wake up, it's all just leftist lies! You have created an ethno-state where the ethno is delusional tourist. Hey, Canada is a loving and welcoming place. Under NORMAL circumstances, please, come check us out. But we are really really screwed up right now. Time to put moratoriums on things until we correct the vast error that GLOBALIST GREED has caused. No offense, but please go to Greece or Egypt. Oh,'s not safe there? Hmm. Then expect it to get less safe here soon too.

9 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by High IQ Individual on 08/30/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Alyssa Noel, please elaborate and expound further on this Orwellian wording of yours: "helping people navigate the way our work is meant to be consumed."
You see, to a professional writer and award winning poet who has discontinued artistic writing until the arts community cuts ties to the radical cultural Marxist leftist ideology, it seems to me evident that you are conducting thought control disgused as journalism. One unbiased look through history will show that even in the past 100 years, this would not be the first time in a society that's happened, and many great writers have warned about the destruction of words as a sign of the times. Sadly, lost souls like Leslie Anthony and Brandon Brandy Barrett require an echo-chamber of monolithic thought to feel safe at night, due to some aberration of the modern-mind which secretly desires to be free from freedom itself. Freud would call this the death drive. At a superficial glance, one sees that you are coming across as very polite, but upon looking deeper into your chosen specific words and wording, you are VERY passive-aggressive and speak in ways which make me feel as if you'd be perfectly fine watching those who disagree with you set on fire if they stood in your totalitarian way; or even sinking us all back into a new Dark Age in order to prevent your fragile Ego from ever confronting the TRUTH that you may in fact be wrong about your mandate for your chosen vocation and world view as a whole. Trust me, it takes someone who has gone through the individuation process and who has also integrated their own shadow to see when another person has not, and that's why someone like you and many of your fellow "journalists" are so dangerous. I am also VERY careful about the words I use, and I pay VERY close attention to the words of others. That being said, may I be so bold as to make this suggestion to you, young lady: let people determine truth for THEMSELVES. All IDEAS and OPINIONS should be on the table, and in a DEMOCRACY, it is THE PEOPLE who CHOOSE what they follow and which they cast aside. No "guidance" required, especially from those who are profoundly blind to their own prejudices. We cool?

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Posted by Very Fake News on 08/25/2018 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Thank you Alyssa for writing this. So many people don't get it. Clearly. :)

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Posted by Leslie Anthony on 08/24/2018 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Let me start then, Brandy, as you are kinda slow at this. My first example of your treasonous writting style is from July 20th 2017 entitled: Omar Khadr and the Double Standard of Canadian Morality; boy, this one's a real winner too! First, you falsey claim that Omar Khadr is alleged to have thrown the grenade that killed a US soldier, and the husband to now widow Tabitha Speer, though this is a FACT that Omar Khadr has admitted to doing! You then go on to say his guilt is irrelevant, but this guy is walking around Canada with 10 million bucks from Trudeau and his entire family is connected to TERRORISTS and morally bankrupt individuals; his father, brother, sister and Joshua Boyle being prime examples. You speak of Islamophobia in America after 9/11, even though they put a mosque literally at ground zero. But to you leftists, you won't be happy until we all convert under threat of death as the HATE PREACHERS OF EXTREME ISLAM call for attacks on Canadian soil against our children today! And in truth, we have already had MANY attacks here, but radicals like you are bought and paid for to cover them up! It's not even fake news anymore with you guys, it is 100% propaganda that will collapse our country in order for your inflated egos to never admit you were WRONG. Get over YOURSELF, Brandy. Canada is a GREAT place, but it was NOT founded upon open borders, the decriminalization of all drugs, non-binary gender fluidity, 3rd wave feminism, global warming hoax taxes and foreign investment into our crippled housing system. My family has been on these lands since 1756, and my wife is FN, and although many of the people that founded this place were not perfect, we sure did built something GREAT as Canadians TOGETHER. No need for post-modernists like yourself to come along and tear everything down, and to be and my brothers and sisters will NOT allow you to. Need more examples of your hatred for Canada or does this one suffice?

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Posted by Very Fake News on 08/24/2018 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Yes Brandon, the Almighty determinator of hate speech (usually any form of speech which does not conform to his or his Overlords' ideology) please provide an exact quote as example for us to settle this once and for all on this platform in a open forum. Give the EXACT example(s) of any of those VERY ambiguous terms you use for what amounts to "hate" speech, xenophobia, sexism, etc. I will then retort with my own examples of yours and those voices which represent the Pique, like GD Maxwell and the like, of what I and MANY like me deem to be anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-science (in particular psychology, history and criminology), anti-Canadian, anti-semetic and many many other examples of your utter hatred for those who disagree with you. You seem really triggered, Brandon. Is the hysteria of TDS getting to you? Are you crumbling under the pressure of the success of men like Jordan B Peterson around the globe? So let's see them, one by fact, just start with one example, if you don't mind.

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Posted by Very Fake News on 08/24/2018 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Just for clarity's sake and your own reference, Tyler, your accounts have been suspended in the past because you either: spam multiple articles at a time with comments that aren't relevant to the actual written content or you have reverted to hateful, sexist and/or xenophobic speech. I can provide with numerous examples of these types of past comments if you like.
If you can stick within those parameters, as you have on occasion before, then there isn't an issue.

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Posted by Brandon Barrett on 08/24/2018 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Well, the opinion of "Tyler" has generated more interest for this thread than is usually the case in an opinion piece featured in Pique. Brandon, who is obiously a leftist, has attempted to dox the commentor, which is a tactic the left uses to shut down the posting of opinions which they do not agree with. This Orwellian, and dare I say Nazi-like tactic, is much more in line with the type of behaviour you'd see from a fascist than "Tyler's" FREE SPEECH OPINION, which is in no way "alt-right". But that is what THEY do: insinuate that anyone who doesn't agree with them is a racist, even though "Tyler" is probably half Jewish and the majority of his friends, I assume, are non-white. If you look at recent polling in Canada, the majority of Canadians want LESS immigration, this is a validated FACT. Poor Evelyn is probably a very nice person, and I agree about Harper and Manning actually, but it will be people like Brandon, Claire and Alyssa who slander Bernier the most...and THE PEOPLE like me all across our beautiful NATION who believe that being CANADIAN is more important than the cultural Marxism they have been indoctrinated with in regards to "diversity"; which as is EVIDENT creates more division and tears apart our citizens of MANY colours. But this is where we are at due to the radical left, if you are someone who wants a sustainable model for our country with enforced borders, TRUE equality based on QUALIFICATIONS and NOT race or gender, incentives rather than a carbon tax to address "climate change" or whatever THEY are calling it tomorrow (my opinion is more likely scenario will be minor ice age and a more tropical environment in North America with a more fruitarian diet) and FREE SPEECH FOR ALL IDEAS. You don't win an argument by attempting to shut down the other side, Brandon; and I should know: I've been blocked from commenting many times by The Pique for my views, which are NOT in any way "alt-right"; which is for sure a scarecrow red-herring type term. In any event, I'm always around Whistler in my MAGA hat to chat, so rather than hit me, which it appears many would like to do (which is why I wear the hat as a social experiment), just say hi and ask me about my world view in a polite manner. I'm a very polite person, and since I work with the public in Whistler, many MANY people in the Sea to Sky can attest to my character.

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Posted by Very Fake News on 08/24/2018 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

I think that as painful as the Trump era has been for many, it has also been very instructive. I, one of the people who appreciates the Pique, the CBC & CTV & their commitment to fact checking, am acutely aware of the need for reputable media as perhaps the most effective watchdogs of democracy. I never before understood how fragile democracies are in the face of people like Trump, Ford, Harper, Manning and other dangerous bullies who, in their quest for power, will not stand down even when they know that what they are doing is wrong and morally corrupt. We have yet another opportunity to watch them in action as they slander Bernier, not because he's a sore loser but because he fundamentally disagrees with the platform of bullies and thugs.
A member in good standing of "We the people"

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Posted by Evelyn Coggins on 08/24/2018 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

I dunno, Tyler, I think our business model is pretty sustainable what will all those new "3rd world" readers we keep bringing in. As always, your alt-right ravings are spot on.

16 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Brandon Barrett on 08/24/2018 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Media literacy in the Trump era

Interesting slant. How about when recently in Toronto, a photographer for a mainstream news organization was attacked by a member of the alt-left for taking a photograph? That person was charged with a criminal offence, but not until days later after public backlash, as the police have been given orders to stand down when the left attack! The main problem with the media is that you have totally sold out the average taxpayer to support your own agenda because your industry is dying and globalism offers you funding to promote globalist propaganda and a new reader base from the 3rd world who may not be aware that there was a time in Canada when the media was at least somewhat unbiased. You insult the majority of Canadians with your words, if the vote in Ontario recently did not teach you that I dont know what will, and WE THE PEOPLE are awake and alive to your lies, and we are here to burst that bubble you insulate yourself with. If you are scared of Ford, I got bad news for you: the future of Canada is Bernier! If you keep writing opinions like this, or any of GD Maxwells cryptic musings, I give you about 2 years before The Pique becomes extinct. And to that I say GOOD!

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Posted by You are Fake News on 08/23/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Are we benefitting from a 'Trump Bump?'

Nope, sorry. You simply suffer from a bad case of TDS.

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Posted by WhistlerProudBoy on 08/09/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Embracing Ironman

I volunteered once for this event when I first moved out 4 years ago - never again - the Ironman organizers make you feel like they are doing you a favour not the other way around - there is little appreciation if any given. There are lots of other events and community initiatives in Whistler that are better deserving of your time.

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Posted by Jeremy on 07/31/2018 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Embracing Ironman

My apologies for double-posting this (originally in the lede story); it more properly belongs here:

As visitors to the area this past weekend, my group of 40+ outdoor enthusiasts was informed only at the last minute of the road closures, and even then, the information we got was conflicting and ever-changing. The closures completely disrupted our plans and led to more than half our participants curtailing their stay and departing for Vancouver at 6:15 Sunday morning. Our visit is an annual event, and we will certainly be checking for road closures and the like in the future and NOT visiting Whistler if/when they are likely to occur.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by soovalley on 07/30/2018 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Embracing Ironman

I volunteered last year. Never again. Never seen so much abuse heaped onto well meaning volunteers at an event. LOL, it's only TRIATHLON, get over yourselves.

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Posted by CatGuy on 07/29/2018 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Embracing Ironman

Let's make sure the event is not renewed in 2020. The idea of Whistler tax dollars being spent to sponsor a highly profitable event is frankly embarrassing, and so is the mentality that many of these self-obsessed athletes bring to town. For the third time in the last few days I just saw a cyclist warming up for this weekend throw a plastic bottle off onto the side of the road, as if we're here running clean-up crews for his training. The Ironman has nothing like the positive energy that Gran Fondo and other events bring to Whistler - just egotists ticking a box, at our expense. No thanks.

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Posted by DJR on 07/27/2018 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Embracing Ironman

Brilliant. Of note, the methodology for the economic impact is voodoo economics. In measuring the economic impact of IRONMAN Canada, an on-line follow up survey was emailed to event participants asking details as to their satisfaction, length of stay, party size, training and spending in Whistler.

A total of 908 participants completed the survey representing the 2,196 IRONMAN Canada participants.

Now pundits will point that The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance's (CSTA's) Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model, Professional version (STEAM PRO) was used to generate the economic impact estimates detailed in this report. STEAM PRO, which was developed in 2006, Is a model that has been designed to incorporate the results of primary data collected from event visitors and the budget/ capital expenditures of event organizers and others to prepare economic impact assessments. The model is based on the Canadian Tourism Research lnstltute's (CTRI - a branch of The Conference Board of Canada) TEAM model, which is the most widely used tourism economic impact model in Canada. The results of STEAM PRO are fully consistent with the CSTA's STEAM model.

This model is inherently skewed in favor of the tourism sector and doesn't reflect non participants economic impact, or any environmental one.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 07/26/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Running on empty

Two things spring to mind about Greyhound.
Firstly-how hard did they attempt to get gov't funding and subsidies similar to via rail agreements in quebec and ontario?.
Secondly-company was taken over by pirates who just simply wanted to loot the assets and move on to the next prize.Think Sears Canada.
Either way.The greyhound bus experience for western canada has left the terminal.

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Posted by Dave White on 07/13/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Celebrating the WCCS

If you don't use it give it to re use it.

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Posted by thatsent on 07/06/2018 at 1:22 PM

Re: “A vision for all

10 stories of studios are what is needed for the Whistler workers. Triple the number of units planned.

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Posted by thatsent on 07/01/2018 at 5:14 PM

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