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Comment Archives: stories: Features & Images

Re: “Best of Pemberton 2019

Next year I'd like to see you include a category for favourite garage and/or mechanic.

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Posted by grannyD on 07/24/2019 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Uphill Battle

The less brain cells the higher chance of success!

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Posted by Not Today Antifa on 07/17/2019 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Is social media ruining political discourse at the municipal level?

First on the list for The Pique should be the immediate dismissal of GD Maxwell. As a member of the PPC, I strongly believe in free speech, but the hate filled anti-Conservative and anti-Libertarian opinions of GD Maxwell, which come stamped with the approval of the editor of this newsmagazine, are dangerous and causing a rift in our community during a time when we NEED more unity. I call upon The Editor of The Pique to remove GD Maxwell along with his Far-Left Fringe Antifa-like opinions for the public good!

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Posted by Not Today Antifa on 07/07/2019 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Cruising Alaska with badass female guides

Youre correct, bears and kayaks underway are a rare thing, but it has happened to us twice in 23 years. Once in a place called Yes Bay just north of Ketchikan. A group of kayakers were going along about 30 feet offshore and they hear a grown and the bear leapt from an overhang into the water behind them. Scary as heck. The second time was a very curious black bear that swam after/behind kayakers just north of the Beardsley islands in Glacier Bay National Park.

The primary reason guides take bear spray in the kayaks is to protect them if they have a need to go ashore. Its a good common practice.

Thanks for the great article, I am beaming and proud of my team. Dan

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Posted by Dan Blancharddanb on 06/24/2019 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Italy at 18

What a great article, Ella! You made me feel like I was 18 again, yay!, plus you gave us all some great practical travel tips. Thanks!

Posted by GBartosh on 06/07/2019 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Being Sober-curious

Alcohol is bad, it is a poison. You are poison yourself as you drink it. Drink water or another healthy alternative.

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Posted by Simba Roars on 06/07/2019 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Saving the spotted owls

I have just returned from the Fraser Canyon where I was checking out spotted owl habitat in the only area in Canada where they are still found in the wild. What I found was both shocking and sad. https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/news/l…

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Posted by Joe Foy on 06/05/2019 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Cruising for Castles on the Danube and Rhine Rivers

Great article! This just got me even more excited for my upcoming trip. I am heading out on a twelve day guided tour of the Rhine River in the next few weeks and cannot wait to visit five countries from the water. It's going to be amazing! I reserved a great tour through Stride Travel, they had so many great options for tours to choose from. I think I'll have to do another one after this one. Heres where I found my tour - https://www.stridetravel.com/rhine-river-cruises.html

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Posted by Jessica Holiday on 05/29/2019 at 3:22 PM

Re: “From Avignon to Aigues-Mortes: a Bike and Barge through Provence Part 2

Lovely cadence here Virgnia Aulin!

Posted by gtwell on 05/24/2019 at 5:42 AM

Re: “From Avignon to Aigues-Mortes: A Bike and Barge Through Provence, Part 1

What a beautiful travel story; the history, scenery and activities. Sounds like a wonderful trip for couples and friends with mixed activity levels and interests. Definitely a trip to consider taking.

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Posted by KN Hill on 05/18/2019 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Whistler Pushes for trauma room expansion

Introducing children to mountain biking is CRIMINAL. Mountain biking, besides being expensive and very environmentally destructive, is extremely dangerous. Recently a 12-year-old girl DIED during her very first mountain biking lesson! Another became quadriplegic at 13! Serious accidents and even deaths are commonplace. Truth be told, mountain bikers want to introduce kids to mountain biking because (1) they want more people to help them lobby to open our precious natural areas to mountain biking and (2) children are too naive to understand and object to this activity. Parents: If you do not allow your children to play football in school, why are you allowing them to mountain bike? For 600+ examples of serious accidents and deaths caused by mountain biking, see http://mjvande.info/mtb_dangerous.htm.

Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996: http://mjvande.info/mtb10.htm . It's dishonest of mountain bikers to say that they don't have access to trails closed to bikes. They have EXACTLY the same access as everyone else -- ON FOOT! Why isn't that good enough for mountain bikers? They are all capable of walking....

A favorite myth of mountain bikers is that mountain biking is no more harmful to wildlife, people, and the environment than hiking, and that science supports that view. Of course, it's not true. To settle the matter once and for all, I read all of the research they cited, and wrote a review of the research on mountain biking impacts (see http://mjvande.info/scb7.htm ). I found that of the seven studies they cited, (1) all were written by mountain bikers, and (2) in every case, the authors misinterpreted their own data, in order to come to the conclusion that they favored. They also studiously avoided mentioning another scientific study (Wisdom et al) which did not favor mountain biking, and came to the opposite conclusions.

Mountain bikers also love to build new trails - legally or illegally. Of course, trail-building destroys wildlife habitat - not just in the trail bed, but in a wide swath to both sides of the trail! E.g. grizzlies can hear a human from one mile away, and smell us from 5 miles away. Thus, a 10-mile trail represents 100 square miles of destroyed or degraded habitat, that animals are inhibited from using. Mountain biking, trail building, and trail maintenance all increase the number of people in the park, thereby preventing the animals' full use of their habitat.

Mountain biking accelerates erosion, creates V-shaped ruts, kills small animals and plants on and next to the trail, drives wildlife and other trail users out of the area, and, worst of all, teaches kids that the rough treatment of nature is okay (it's NOT!). What's good about THAT?

For more information: http://mjvande.info/mtbfaq.htm .

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 05/17/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “From Avignon to Aigues-Mortes: A Bike and Barge Through Provence, Part 1

Delight-full! This must be a teaser for whats to come in Part 2.

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Posted by Linda Sangwine on 05/15/2019 at 6:46 PM

Re: “From Avignon to Aigues-Mortes: A Bike and Barge Through Provence, Part 1

I loved this article. The descriptions made the adventure come alive. I also enjoyed the snippets of history and other information I wasn't aware of.
This is a definite addition to my bucket list.

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Posted by Holly C. on 05/14/2019 at 5:47 PM

Re: “A brush with death

Morris Boghan, you are a twit, as evidenced by a look at all of your previous comments!

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Posted by evildewar67 on 04/15/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “The cold reality of global human trafficking

I have learned so much more about the exploited people I work with daily.

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Posted by 10CRN on 04/13/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Busted knees and broken legs

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Re: “Reaching dizzying heights in Ecuador

What an enjoyable read! When planning gets under way for that "bucket list" journey to the Galapagos Islands, we will be sure to schedule a few days in Quito!

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Posted by Verlon Otto on 03/20/2019 at 1:30 PM

Re: “When train tracks connected Alta Lake to the outside world

I have some old footage around 1963 that my parents filmed. Alta Lake was my dad's favorite getaway destination for our family - likely because it has a train. He was an avid train buff and HO Model Railroader. I just got this old footage transferred to DVD and I'm just in the process of viewing it all. I had no idea where Alta Lake even was until reading the above article. Very interesting.

Posted by Patricia Fleming on 03/09/2019 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Summers gone by: the Dave Murray Ski Camps on film

Holly, how fabulous to learn that you have zeroed in on the summer ski camps on the Whistler Glacier, that abound in history, humor, producing many of skiing's greats, and cherished memories. One can only imagine what you saw and heard on that video footage, and what you DIDN'T see and hear. I remember asking about artifacts from the camps, in the museum, thirty years ago, and learning then that the camps hadn't yet made their way to the museum's radar screen. I am truly delighted to read that the camps have made it to the museum's radar screen, and of your important work. Thank you for chronicling an important chapter in Whistler's history.

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Posted by Laureate on 02/19/2019 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Summers gone by: the Dave Murray Ski Camps on film

Was part of the camp for 22 years, to say it was my life is and understatement. Thank-you too the museum for all that you do. Hopefully we'll try for a 55 year reunion, like we did for the 50th.

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Posted by Alex Douglas on 02/19/2019 at 3:07 PM

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