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Comment Archives: stories: Features & Images

Re: “Yoga Inc.

On the contrary- maybe it is moving us closer. Our small pop up boutique festival (max 250 people) the Awaken Festival includes Yoga + Music + Dance + Workshops and with some the profits going to a homeless project it is one not to missed #awakenfestival

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Posted by awaken-festival on 05/04/2018 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Steep Measures

Jim had a great voice. Don was the captain of the CFMI ski team in which I was part of the race team. I want to mention my sister June Brandon Southwell won the first race ever and I thought it was Butch White that also won the first race. They won a trip to Europe with Air Canada. My sister was the best retired racer in the valley at the time.

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Posted by Dale Ridington on 04/08/2018 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Steep Measures

I'm pretty sure it was Jim Conrad and not CFMI's DJ Donny Andrews that did the voice-over on that radio commercial.
You can hear his voice here:
http://http://jimconrad.com

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Posted by Beric P on 04/05/2018 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Mind Maze

What an informative and encouraging article. Good to know there are such resources available for young people in Whistler facing mental health issues. Kudos to those who provide the support in such a caring and sensitive way!

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Posted by Barb McSkimming on 03/27/2018 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Providing a pathway

We are a group of 20 mostly Canadians who are over here in South Korea being Weasel Workers along side the Koreans and some Russians. We are doing course prep with mixed Korean/Canadian crews doing all the stuff we normally do at ski races, shovelling,slipping, installing safety. Most of us are BCers with a couple of Ontarians thrown in. The Koreans are lovely people and the food is wonderful if you like Kimchi and rice and other assorted dishes. It is a wonderful experience to be here and we even got to travel around the country a bit. First gold medal to Mac Marcoux in the downhill. How would you like to ski a downhill blind.Super G tomorrow. More later Colin

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Posted by Colin Pitt-Taylor on 03/10/2018 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Big Island, big flavour

Thanks Dan and Kerilee. A fun read and no doubt you had a fabulous time. I could see the waterfalls, feel the steam, taste the loco and smell the coffee. Time to go back to my favourite isle where the ancient Hawaiians still roam

Posted by Pauline James Curtis on 03/03/2018 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Golden Dreams

Great article but what about the Whistler residents who happen not to be part of the Canada Olympic team (and representing their birth country) but who nonetheless call Whistler their home (and their training ground). Only a couple of weeks ago, a Pique article made reference to them and now nothing? Whistler is an international place and should be recognized even in its own representatives, irrespective of which country they hail from...

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Posted by Anie Chris on 02/09/2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Growing Up Is Hard

Very, very nice article. Really excellent and well-rounded perspectives.

A+

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Posted by Thomas Tutone on 02/02/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Whistler after dark

Hats off to you guys and girls :) i'll be sure to leave more tips. Thanks for making this trip what it is for me and the fam.

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Posted by Andrew Gray on 01/14/2018 at 10:13 AM

Re: “The long, soft and creatively optimistic path of Amory Lovins

Once again, another 'somewhere-else and in-the-future' energy and eco-story without a single mention of the fact the BC is ALREADY 95% powered by clean, renewable hydro-electricity. Has been (reliably and efficiently) for about 100 years. Hydro is 'solar' energy essentially, because the sun still drives the hydrologic cycle that dumps loads of precipitation on our glorious mountains, but we just happen to call it 'hydro' in these parts. Speaking of 'local', don't we believe that 'local' solutions might just work better than southern USA solutions? After all, in coastal BC it's either cloudy, windless or dark for about 5 months of the year. But it sure does rain and snow! Not a very good solar and wind resource for sure.

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Posted by WhisterQuestion? on 12/14/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Can human judgment handle avalanches?

The avalanche at Stevens Pass (see Snowfall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek, NYT 2012) Is really worth a read. A group of expert skiers where nobody wanted to speak up and be the buzzkill. Here is a link:
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-…

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Posted by Mark D. Johnson on 11/17/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Can human judgment handle avalanches?

Excellent piece of writing on the subject, especially the bit about the rabbit hole of years spent looking at snow crystals assuming it will reveal the solution!
Good work. I do disagree with the suggestion to avoid examining accidents. Accidents are a gold mine of unambiguous feedback to actions, in a domain nearly absent of feedbacks and without unambiguous feedbacks acquisition of skill is often deceptive. Accurately (truthfully, that is) analyzing accidents informs the positive behaviours he suggests, which I do agree with.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 11/17/2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Fraser Canyon Renaissance

Sad to report that the Might Fraser Motel and Fat Jack's Diner changed ownership in July and is now a shadow of its former status. Best to look elsewhere for accommodation and food.

Posted by Jack Christie on 10/03/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Learning beyond four walls

Great initiatives by all involved here and at BC AdventureSmart we couldn't agree more. We encourage outdoor learning, safety outdoor recreation and be prepared. If we can help in anyway with Whistler Secondary School, Coast Mountain Academy, SD 48, Wild About Vancouver, Quest University, PAC's or at Signal Hill please don't hesitate to ask.
We offer free outdoor safety programs to everyone in BC (and across the country) to increase awareness, helping us reduce the number and severity of search-and-rescue incidents.
Get informed & go outdoors!

Thanks,
Sandra Riches
BC Provincial Coordinator, AdventureSmart
www.adventuresmart.ca
bccoordinator@adventuresmart.ca
604.671.2241

Posted by BC__AS on 09/11/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Washout

Where is the memorial bench. Darly Stevenson is my Cousin.

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Posted by Richard MacRae on 08/26/2017 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Digging the dirty gold: Whistler's singletrack solitaire

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.nfshost.com/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.nfshost.com/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.

Those were all experimental studies. Two other studies (by White et al and by Jeff Marion) used a survey design, which is inherently incapable of answering that question (comparing hiking with mountain biking). I only mention them because mountain bikers often cite them, but scientifically, they are worthless.

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?

To see exactly what harm mountain biking does to the land, watch this 5-minute video: http://vimeo.com/48784297.

In addition to all of this, it is extremely dangerous: http://mjvande.nfshost.com/mtb_dangerous.htm .

For more information: http://mjvande.nfshost.com/mtbfaq.htm .

The common thread among those who want more recreation in our parks is total ignorance about and disinterest in the wildlife whose homes these parks are. Yes, if humans are the only beings that matter, it is simply a conflict among humans (but even then, allowing bikes on trails harms the MAJORITY of park users -- hikers and equestrians -- who can no longer safely and peacefully enjoy their parks).

The parks aren't gymnasiums or racetracks or even human playgrounds. They are WILDLIFE HABITAT, which is precisely why they are attractive to humans. Activities such as mountain biking, that destroy habitat, violate the charter of the parks.

Even kayaking and rafting, which give humans access to the entirety of a water body, prevent the wildlife that live there from making full use of their habitat, and should not be allowed. Of course those who think that only humans matter won't understand what I am talking about -- an indication of the sad state of our culture and educational system.

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Posted by mjvande on 07/28/2017 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Digging the dirty gold: Whistler's singletrack solitaire

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My goals where achieved 2 years ago; I must confess that our marriage was fine until someone somewhere started interfering, pushing and putting negative thoughts in his head out of envy. As days goes by, the atmosphere around us looked fine and automatically did a complete 360, we went from living together, talking, texting and such all-day every-day to barely anything at all. We separated because of the rumor that I couldnt bear a child. It was a lie told by someone who envied our peaceful marriage.
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All hail Dr. Wakina for reinstituting my marriage.

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Posted by Zane Addison on 07/27/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Xwisten experience

A nice piece, Jack. Congrats on the SATW award.

Posted by Gary Crallé on 07/19/2017 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Pemberton Music Festival: The bankruptcy line-up

Seems like Sunstone wanted the ticket buyers' money to develop their land. Very suspicious how they were removed from the festival company just one month before bankruptcy. What $$$ have they taken with them? Again, the little guy loses. Someone is making a hidden profit here.

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