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About jesseferreras

Sea to Sky-based journalist. Snowboarder, cyclist, cinephile, bon vivant.

The Best Films of 2012

I agree with the New Yorker when they say that 2012 was a year of more anticipation than payoff. There were lots of films to look forward to but few lived up to their hype. There were nevertheless some excellent … Continue reading

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First impressions

I’ve been in Toronto a week now – more than enough time to pass judgment on a city and all of its people. So far, I like it a lot. I live in the Forest Hill area, a short distance … Continue reading

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Ken Melamed: fire in the soul

One of my last stories for Pique Newsmagazine. A profile of Mayor Ken Melamed, now seeking re-election. — By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine November 17, 2011 The Emerald Forest is one of Whistler’s natural playgrounds. And it is here, mere … Continue reading

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Parting shots

My last column for Pique Newsmagazine. You didn’t expect me to go quietly, did you? — By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine November 10, 2011 Three and a half years ago, Pique Newsmagazine took a chance on a brash young journalism … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Michael John

Pique came out with its annual Halloween stories last week. Here’s my contribution. — By Jesse Ferreras, Pique Newsmagazine October 27, 2011 It was cold atop Mt. Currie. Yet there stood Michael John in the middle of October, gazing down … Continue reading

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Province announces $1.1-million ski marketing program

What the Province of British Columbia is doing to help raise destination visits to its ski resorts. Seattle, Toronto and California are being targeted to raise our visits from abroad. — Whistler to be marketed in Seattle, Toronto, San Francisco … Continue reading

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Treat taxpayers like shareholders, businesses tell municipality

This election story doesn’t have nearly the importance that stories around the nomination paper saga got, one in which the nominations of four prominent candidates were challenged by the municipality’s chief election officer, on a tip from someone involved in … Continue reading

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