Pique Newsmagazine

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

Whistler businesses ‘optimistic’ ahead of an unpredictable summer season

Amid climbing costs of doing business, B.C.’s minimum hourly wage rose to $16.75 on June 1

Summer hotel booking pace ‘softening,’ says Tourism Whistler CEO

With other resort towns and cities reporting a similar cool-down, the trend isn’t unique to Whistler’s tourism industry

Whistler Valley Housing Society signs agreement on its first employee housing project in 40 years

The rental units at 1400 Mount Fee Road will be prioritized for essential service workers and social service agency clients

YVR working to get more skiers on Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler’s mayor and council hears update on airport operations in the Lower Mainland

Why some businesses in B.C.'s tourism industry might be adding new fees

The Sea to Sky Gondola has joined forces with BC Parks Foundation to establish a Sea to Sky Legacy Fund

Whistler is ‘back in business' after COVID, mayor says

With rising inflation, businesses still recuperating from COVID-19, an incredibly tight labour market creating staffing challenges, and growing permitting fees, the relationship between policymakers...

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

Statistics show a strong rebound for B.C.’s tourism industry in 2022

As visitor numbers trend ever closer to pre-pandemic levels in B.C., its tourism industry’s labour force isn’t recovering at quite the same rate. “We picked up a lot of momentum after many of the...