Category: In the News

Popular Whistler Blackcomb snow-school programming on hold

Some Whistler parents are coming up with alternative plans for the winter ahead after learning that Whistler Blackcomb (WB) will not run snow school programming for kids under seven this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Popular programs like Kinder Kids, Valley Kids, and Weekend Club programs have traditionally served as both a way for local […]

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Waiting for the smoke to clear…

Cannabis goes corporate Inside the Convention Centre, it’s a curious clash of corporate and cannabis culture. Men in slick business suits mingle with dreadlocked, earthen hippie types on the sleek showroom floor, perusing displays and exchanging business cards. According to Whistler’s Patrick Smyth, that corporatization is one of the most notable changes in the industry […]

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Cannabis legalization set for Oct. 17

No timeline for cannabis retail in Whistler By Braden Dupuis PHOTO BY BRADEN DUPUIS STILL WAITING Patrick Smyth (right) and Ross Rebagliati (centre) of Ross’ Gold at the Lift Cannabis Expo in January. Like many others across B.C., Ross’ Gold is patiently waiting for its chance to apply for a cannabis retail licence. Canada now has an […]

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Growing Up Is Hard

Whistler has long had a reputation of being a place full of Peter Pans, but as the resort grows up are we growing up too? It was also lifestyle that drew Vancouver native Patrick Smyth to Whistler seven years ago. After years spent working in Los Angeles and Costa Rica, Smyth’s work in venture capital […]

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