Monthly Archives: November 2010

Whistler Blackcomb adjusting to public status

This story arose out of a joke: could Whistler Blackcomb get charged with insider trading, simply for putting out news releases? The answer, it turns out, is yes, if it doesn’t put material releases through SEDAR first. It certainly forces … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: threat or fantasy?

I came upon this story after a really great dialogue at Myrtle Philip Community School with members of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District’s Peak Oil Task Force. Everything I bring up in this story was addressed with them and people responded … Continue reading

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Furlong to release Olympic memoir on Games anniversary

Patriot Hearts ‘warmly reflects on the Canadian spirit’ By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine November 23, 2010 It’s been almost a year since the Olympics came to town and John Furlong isn’t about to let us forget it. The CEO of … Continue reading

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Intrawest reduces stake in Whistler Blackcomb

Intrawest, once a darling of the ski industry, was already a minority shareholder in Whistler Blackcomb. Now it’s even less of one after selling shares to the banks that acted as its underwriters during the company’s Initial Public Offering. On … Continue reading

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Grid connection to bring “power to the people”

Two Fridays ago I took a trip for 2.5 hours down a forest service road into the Lower Stl’atl’imx communities, First Nation reserves that are well cut off from the mainland. They entered the 20th century last week when they … Continue reading

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Ethical Oil stands up for Canada… badly

My book review for “Ethical Oil” by Ezra Levant. — by Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine November 17, 2010 Is there a more divisive figure in Canadian public life than Ezra Levant? The man is a literal sounding board for this … Continue reading

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Andrea Reimer’s husband doesn’t like me

Andy Miller is the National Field Office Director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. He is also the husband of Andrea Reimer, a Vancouver City Councillor and former executive director of the WCWC. I’ve been in the same room as … Continue reading

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