Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Twestival Experience

Chronicle of my experience at a Tweet-up. It’s an interesting kind of event where it’s socially-acceptable to alternate between talking to people and Tweeting on your phone. I’m awkward and critical of social media enthusiasm, so I was probably the … Continue reading

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Do you know your neighbours?

I put a fair amount of work into this column. I wrestled with using the words “racism” and “prejudice” but I don’t feel I’m adequately suited to make such a judgment. I can at least go as far as “ignorant,” … Continue reading

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BC Hydro rates increasing to accommodate rising costs of private electricity

My latest story on the BC Hydro rate increases. A small matter of accountability: a little while ago I reported that BC Hydro’s energy reserves would be increasing at a rate that exceeded demand. This isn’t entirely correct. The way … Continue reading

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BC Hydro rates to rise 32 per cent over three years

Apologies to you all, for I misled you before. I used to report that hydro rates would be going up 27 per cent over three years. They will, in fact, be going up 32 per cent over three years, as … Continue reading

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Chuck Strahl leaving federal politics

Pemberton MP has decided to throw in the towel on a career in federal politics. I didn’t get to interview him so I don’t know what he’s up to next. Cue the speculation about joining the BC Conservatives. Because anytime … Continue reading

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Lucinda Phillips elected chief in Mount Currie

It’s a milestone in Mount Currie – after several years of respected leadership by Leonard Andrew, the Mount Currie Band of the Lil’wat Nation has elected Lucinda Phillips (above, at left, next to environmentalist Tzeporah Berman), currently director of its … Continue reading

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Pay parking draws fire from Whistler businesses

It should be noted that the walk from Day Lots 4 and 5, which remain free, are being referred to around town as the “Melamed Traverse,” named after our mayor who has been a steadfast supporter of pay parking. — … Continue reading

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