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Comment Archives: stories: News: Whistler

Re: “Whistler's GHG emissions continue to rise

Arts Whistler has a staff of 14. I haven't seen any convincing evidence that planet earth will be uninhabitable for our children because of a lack of street performers and artisan theatre. Maybe its time to turn things upside down.

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Posted by Daniel Holdsworth on 08/16/2018 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Whistler's GHG emissions continue to rise

Arts Whistler has a st

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Posted by Daniel Holdsworth on 08/16/2018 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Some home renos being done without proper asbestos testing, says electrician

My friend recently hired a contractor to remove some drywall and while work was half way thru demolition, work safe B.C. came in and issued stop work order. He went thru all process of asbestos removal companies and all 4 companies were disapproved because work safe bc doesnt think they have enough expertise! Then they approved the most expensive ones. After removal of asbestos worksafebc gave clearance to continue work without any more demolition. As the owner explained how the removal process would have been done; to his surprise, it looked like not even as good as simple ganitorial cleaning. Nothing was done what worksafebc had in their report how it should have been done. I went with him to check it out, I found some drywall dusts were still present on the floor, no crawl space is cleaned, as a all old dust, debris and even spiderweb the disturbed. Cut outs of the drywalls still hanging in the air, nothing was cleaned under the deck. As per worksafebc, 3 inches of soil all around the house and under deck within 5 ft had to be removed and all the removal companies were quoting minimum of $12000 to do the job and only the company who quoted $19000 was approved. He is so disappointed to see what was done for the price he paid. He is unsure where and who to ask for this what he thinks is a kind of scam that work safe created so much fear over the asbestos and cleaning process. He is so stressful since he couldnt move out and he had rent for a month and it is expensive. If anyone has any idea and drop some words as to why worksafebc would create that much fear in his life and get $500 worth of janitorial work for $19000, it would be highly appreciable. It would be a great help!

Thank you!

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Posted by Mani Ghale on 08/10/2018 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Whistler's newest alpine offering opens for business

Yes been there done that very nice but this sort of attraction is not what makes whistler special to me. Many folks will come once and take a selfie and oh and aah at the view, which is more or less the view that was always there. Why one would want to go over the bridge in winter is beyond me but I guess some will and we will have more room on the ski runs. Our resort is based on active sports and sure we have our "diverse activities" I guess this qualifies. I think we need to prioritize the core active sports now and resolve the serious capacity, housing and traffic issues that more of this kind of attraction will only compound. Sadly I hear more of these "theme park, wow" type attractions seem to be in the plans of the tourist corporations. The really unfortunate thing about this bridge in winter is that is hangs over a ski run and certain weather conditions will load it up with rime and snow such that the run will be closed for safety concerns and that all the rime ice and snow will eventually fall onto the run below and become even more of a hazard. By the way I liked the view of and from the peak without it. Whistler needs to get control of the tourist corporations and figure out who is in charge here and set our priorities. Sightseeing or active sports. One way or the other our future needs to be clear and i will either like it or not but at least we will all know.

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Posted by Wood on 08/10/2018 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Beating the heat at Ironman

I met Sanderson along the route (as cheer support for a friend also in the race). Amazingly positive fellow. How do I donate to his campaign? I would be nice to see a direct link in the article.

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Posted by Paul 1 on 08/04/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

So much negativity here. I'm a resident, I made my plans to accommodate the closure, I did my homework and checked the websites and local newspapers ahead of time for information, so should you!! You have yourself to blame. If I were to go go on vacation with my family I would do my homework first in preparation. Second, I have not come across one rude person yet at these events, instead I've witnessed great sporting spirit with locals, tourists and athletes alike. Third, this has provided our local families and children a chance to volunteer and participate. Fourth, there is always some type of big event happening most weeks, If a business doesn't benefit from one event they will with others, everything works out in the wash. This is good for my local economy, If you don't like it then go somewhere else!

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Posted by Concerned parent on 08/01/2018 at 2:39 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

Each year I'm always surprised by the negative comments... as a Cay Heights resident of 10 years, we're right in the middle of the closures. But given I've had like 5 years to plan around them... can't really be mad, can I? The second the multi-year contract was signed with Ironman, Whistler residents knew about the closures - and woe is us for having to wait until 5pm to get on the highway for one day a year, am I right?!

The athletes and their families are nothing but lovely people, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them cross the finish line. Makes me really sad each year when all the Whistler trolls come out and complain about an event that generates so much revenue for our lovely community.

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Posted by TotallyConcerned on 07/31/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

We booked our Whistler getaway a week prior without knowing about Ironman -- we were excited to see this event. Our hotel let us know about the road closures etc and we adjusted our events. We enjoyed watching Ironman for part of the day and went on an excursion in the afternoon with Backroads Whistler. They were also in contact with us about road closures and the River of Golden Dreams was very enjoyable. However, at the end of the day, we went for dinner at 9:30 pm and two restaurants that indicated on their website that they closed at 10 pm actually closed at 9:30 pm -- they were very rude to us.

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Posted by CRozitis on 07/31/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Ironman pros ready for new Whistler course

Among sports, triathlon ranks between sumo wrestling and backgammon. Please keep this crap out of Whistler.

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Posted by CatGuy on 07/30/2018 at 9:58 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

They should close Whistler to skiing to accommodate those who only like summer sports like triathlon!

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Posted by Geoff Lee on 07/30/2018 at 7:24 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

All the events in Whistler over the summer and winter months are for profit, otherwise what would be the point? They bring in massive amounts of money to the local economy and while some may appear to miss out they will be benefiting in the long run, whether they realize it or not.

There's also a pretty nasty undercurrent running through the complaints. Comments about 'elitism' and Chinese companies betray the real motivation for complaints.

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Posted by JimmyJones on 07/30/2018 at 1:07 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

could not cross highway without massive detour with kids. the shorter cicuit for biking does not leave gaps to cross highway. Pemberton was right to opt out, now Whistler should too.

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Posted by thomas goetz on 07/30/2018 at 10:54 AM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

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.

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Posted by soovalley on 07/30/2018 at 8:38 AM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

Dumb sport. Rudest weekend-warrior athletes with delusions of grandeur. Disruptive Chinese owned event. I'm all for local community based triathlons with local benefits - this is not that.

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Posted by CatGuy on 07/29/2018 at 6:18 PM

Re: “McMahon the man at Ironman

Wow hes the best at excercising, can we please have this FOR-PROFIT event operate elsewhere?

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Posted by The Spangler on 07/29/2018 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Mom of Burnaby teen slain in Whistler refuses lawyer's court apology

It is obscene that a person can murder another person and get away with 2 years community service. Our courts, once again, prove our law does not serve the people. Our laws serve criminals. The victims of crime are only victimized again in the courts. A violent, weapon carrying 17 year old is not a normal 17 year old and should not benefit from child protection, what are we protecting? A criminal and nothing more. It's not safe for our communities to have a murderer volunteering as payment for his crime, he belongs elsewhere.

Posted by Logical on 07/27/2018 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Coroner releases report into deadly logging truck crash

There are a number of misconceptions in this thread so maybe I can help sort some of this out. When a death in certain circumstances is reported to the coroner there are three possible outcomes: the death is determined to be natural or there is a coroner's investigation or a coroner's inquest. In this case, there was an investigation. The purpose of the investigation is to find facts not to find fault. The coroner then reports to the Chief Coroner who died, and how, when, where and by what means that person died. He can also make recommendations. Again, in this case, the coroner reported that the victim died of blunt force trauma due to an accident (logging truck rollover). It wasn't a criminal act or an unknown act. Where fault comes into play is in the civil suit which the family members have started. The various defendants, including the driver, owner of the truck, etc., if found at fault in the civil matter, will have to pay compensation to the family. By the way, it is common practice, although very insensitive ii a wrongful death action, for the defendants to say it was the victim's fault. If there is one complaint I have on the legal side is that the driver was just charged under the Motor Vehicle Act and not under the Criminal Code, but that's just my opinion. On the mayoralty side of things, after this happened, and I think it was the second rollover in a month, I had meetings with the head of the Truck Loggers Association and the RCMP. I made it clear that this could never happen in my town again. As a result, the commercial arm of the RCMP were up here doing regular inspections of the logging trucks passing through. The Truck Loggers formed an Advisory Group mentioned in the article and rollovers have decreased accordingly. I haven't noticed speeding trucks or grossly overloaded trucks since although I'm going to speak to the RCMP about the level of commercial inspections they are doing these days.

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Posted by Nancy Wilhelm-Morden on 07/27/2018 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Coroner releases report into deadly logging truck crash

I think it would be appropriate to have fines increased for speeding industrial/trucking equipment 20times that of a civilian vehicle.

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Posted by Simba Roars on 07/26/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Pique wins top Canadian journalism awards

Congratulations to all the staff and journalists at Pique. You all care about what is happening in your local community, and it is portrayed in your reporting and raising awareness. Thankyou.

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Posted by Jennifer Janson on 07/20/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Whistler politicians and community leaders hail Les Deux Alpes visit a success

Hi @Mariborsalas,
As we have previously reported, the trip was paid for by the municipality of Les Deux Alpes.…

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Posted by Brandon Barrett on 07/19/2018 at 11:21 AM

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