Monthly Archives: February 2011

Social media’s phantom menace

My latest column, about how passion for social media has turned into hysteria. — By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine February 24, 2011 Meet Darth Luddite. Like fellow Sith lords, he wears a black cloak with a hood, has menacing yellow … Continue reading

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Whistler Blackcomb revenues up, destination visits down

Profits boosted by local and regional skiers By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine February 21, 2011 Whistler Blackcomb is reporting a profitable winter season in the wake of the Olympics; first quarter results released last week show. In a news release … Continue reading

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Resort Municipality of Whistler pledged $350,000 for asphalt plant upgrades

I’m back on the asphalt beat and this week was a fascinating one as the No Asphalt Plant (NAP) group, which is working to move a plant away from its site close to Cheakamus Crossing, an employee housing neighbourhood, obtained … Continue reading

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Be careful of China, economist says

Chinese economy could experience problems similar to that of Japan’s By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine February 10, 2011 China may appear one of the strongest economies in the world, but Canada’s leaders must be prepared for the risk that it … Continue reading

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A blueprint for business success at the Olympics

Whistler businesses see varying success at the Games By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine February 9, 2011   When it comes to making money off the Olympics, the message is simple: plan ahead and don’t get greedy. A town needs to … Continue reading

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Dog cull horror

My apologies for the extended delay in posting anything. To be quite frank it has been a very difficult January and thus far an extremely busy and trying February, what with a feature and regular coverage of one of the … Continue reading

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