Brandon Barrett

Woman suing province, Vail Resorts, Whistler organizations after tripping over chairlift

Cheryl Ann Picot alleges she broke her foot in a 2021 fall by Whistler Blackcomb admin building in Upper Village

How does Whistler fit into Canada’s ambitious new tourism strategy?

Ottawa wants to grow tourism revenue 40% by 2030—and it’s looking to attract ‘high-value guests’ to do so

Experts push back on Woodfibre LNG's flaring claims

Company says it's unfair to compare Squamish plant to the oil-and-gas hub of Texas's Eagle Ford Shale; researchers say it only requires limited exposure to a single flaring site to lead to health...

How can Whistler preserve and optimize its existing housing supply?

From helping seniors age in place to incentivizing rentals in WHA ownership units, the RMOW is exploring ways to make better use of the resort’s employee accommodation

Local scientists, fishermen laud decision to shut down ‘problematic’ Discovery Islands fish farms

Jim Horner has caught a lot of fish in his day. Call it the natural consequence of spending 30 summers on a commercial fishing trawler in the pristine waters of Haida Gwaii. “Pretty much everything...

B.C.’s new ‘one-stop-shop’ for housing aims to slash permitting times

Permitting Strategy for Housing eliminates need for multiple permit approvals across provincial ministries

Extended working holiday visas came thanks in part to Whistler’s lobbying

Canada currently has reciprocal agreements with more than 30 countries and territories allowing young adults to work abroad while experiencing a new culture. Technically speaking, this...

How will Whistler’s foreign homebuyer ban exemption impact the resort?

When news first emerged last spring of Ottawa’s looming ban on foreign home sales, alarm bells sounded in Whistler, as they did in other resort communities that tend to attract well-heeled...

Whistler Blackcomb opens Thursday; operators urge patience and personal responsibility from guests

‘We get open and then we want to stay open,’ says Whistler Blackcomb COO Geoff Buchheister

Tourism Whistler is predicting a slight downturn in international visitors this winter

Tourism Whistler (TW) is predicting a “slight decline” in room-night bookings to the resort this winter due in part to a softening global economy that is impacting a handful of key international...