Monthly Archives: January 2011

Whistler needs $5 million for vehicles over next five years

Vehicle replacements just one of several capital programs needing money over next half decade By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine January 27, 2011 With a palm outstretched to council, staffers at the Resort Municipality of Whistler are seeking nearly $5 million … Continue reading

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Pemberton raises salaries for mayor, councillors

This is one place where there won’t be a pay raise controversy. — By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine January 20, 2011 Village of Pemberton lawmakers voted to raise their wages at a council meeting on Tuesday morning (Jan. 18). In … Continue reading

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Shock doctrine redux

This is my (not THE) final word on the Tucson shootings and the reaction they generated. I literally have nothing more to say on the topic. — by Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine January 19, 2011 In her 2007 book The … Continue reading

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Australians pony up to support Brisbane flood victims

By Jesse Ferreras, with files from Andrew Mitchell, Pique Newsmagazine January 17, 2011 Sally McWilliam wishes she were back home in Brisbane right now so that she could help friends and family cope with the devastating flash floods in the … Continue reading

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Whistler Village Gondola still closed

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, an annual American holiday, which provides a good opportunity for US visitors to flock to Whistler for a couple of days of skiing. It could make a very uncomfortable weekend for Whistler, as one … Continue reading

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The ten best films of 2010

Here it is, finally, my list of the ten best films of 2010. It was a mediocre year overall, with few films released that made me genuinely excited to see them. There were nevertheless some gems that told us some … Continue reading

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