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The Sea2SkyPodcast is the creation of long time locals bringing you in depth discussions on the important issues, lifestyle features, local business profiles and more. Just sit back and listen to stay connected to your community, get informed, and be entertained. Thanks for clicking us on!


Shaken but not stirred
Jul 24, 2019 • 39 min
We finally managed to get a sit down with the owner of Gillespie’s & Boozewitch, President of the Squamish Craft Beverage Association, and self professed troublemaker, Kelly Ann Woods, to chat about her industry and it’s culture in Squamish - and who is…
It’s all about the arts!
Jul 14, 2019 • 10 min
We had a coffee with Amy Liebenberg of the Squamish Arts Council and chatted about all the activities and programs they have put together for the community to enjoy the arts - Wind Festival, Summer Camp Scholarships, Amped in the Park, Squamish Art Walk,…
Taking a new direction
Jun 30, 2019 • 22 min
We caught up with outgoing Executive Director of the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association, Anne Kadwell, to chat about what direction her organization may be taking in the future. The BIA is proud to put on many big events (especially Canada…
Cheers Squamish!
Jun 25, 2019 • 15 min
The Squamish Beer Festival returns for a 5th year, July 6th, showcasing 55+ different craft breweries and cideries. We had a chat with one of the organizers, Scott McQuade, on how over 2000 beer lovers will come together to celebrate their passion for…
Unlock the Cosmos
Jun 21, 2019 • 23 min
We visited Kirsten Andrews, one of the festival organizers, to chat about the big local event coming next month - including the artists, the activities, craft beverages, and even the first allowed cannabis consumption tent ever in BC! Get more info here……
Merry Krampus
Dec 20, 2018 • 9 min
We always strive to get the perspective of all sides of an issue - this time we’ve managed the unthinkable - an interview with the infamous Krampus.* * We love good satire! Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!
Depressed for the holidays
Dec 19, 2018 • 17 min
Not everyone is full of cheer during the holidays, in fact, it can be quite the opposite. We sat down with Nicole Thomson of Sound Mind Counselling Centre to learn about the warning signs of those who might not be so merry and how to help.…
Advocating for cannabis
Dec 14, 2018 • 45 min
We caught up with former Squamish Mayoral Candidate Susan Chapelle to chat about her new gig of advocating for the cannabis industry to local governments across the province. Download Here Check out the 53 Days of Legalized Marijuana this Saturday,…
Help Community Christmas Care once again help others
Dec 4, 2018 • 12 min
Preparations for the 38th annual Community Christmas Care project are already under way and they are counting on your support to provide Christmas hampers for families and individuals in Squamish. We caught up with Darcy Reimer to talk about how we can…
Can Canadian film be saved?
Dec 3, 2018 • 44 min
We sit down with filmmakers Ken Hegan and Natty Zanitz, as well as film score composer’s rep, Arri Wise to talk about the state of Canadian film, where it’s been, where it is and where it’s going. Is a politically correct culture killing innovation? Let’s…
WFF: F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story
Dec 3, 2018 • 29 min
We are chatting with filmmakers at the Whistler Film Festival, and we caught up with Sean Patrick Shaul and Kayvon Saremi to ask them about their documentary about the infamous filmmaker Uwe Boll. Synopsis: Behind the lens with the most hated man in…
WFF: The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova
Dec 3, 2018 • 18 min
We are chatting up with filmmakers at the Whistler Film Festival, and first up are Zack Bernbaum (Director & Producer) and Doug Nyback (Lead Actor) of the Canadian film, The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova. Synopsis – An estranged sister and brother travel to…
Villainizing Airbnb
Nov 26, 2018 • 61 min
We sat down with Matt Trotter of Ridehub to get the perspective of a short term rental owner, and Mike Young of Dynamic Property Management to discuss how they affect the Squamish market. (Also, please note that we’ll have to start confiscating mobile…
It’s Showtime
Nov 22, 2018 • 17 min
We sat down with Co-Producers & Co-Directors Kathy Daniels and Amy Reid of the Between Shifts Theatre to chat about their non-profit society, and their latest production - A Christmas Story. Get your tickets here……
Homeless in Whistler
Nov 20, 2018 • 18 min
Pod George is a twenty something ski instructor with a marketing degree from the U.K who is employed, but can’t find a place to live.After having tried all the usual avenues, online and newspaper listings, Pod has, in desperation, even resorted to…
Josh Thome - Hear the Call
Nov 18, 2018 • 31 min
We had a chat with Josh Thome, a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker, who has a film called “Hear the Call” showcasing in the Best of VIMFF screening at the Eagle Eye Theater on November 20th. Hear The Call: Salmon Nation:…
Summer bodies are made in winter
Nov 16, 2018 • 16 min
Want to get in shape for the ski season and beyond? Then check out our interview with an Olympic strength and conditioning coach, Tai T. Tran, to find out how to get the most out of your ski season. Tell Altitude Fitness about this podcast and receive a…
Get Mo’ed: Get to work and build those relationships
Nov 14, 2018 • 42 min
Our pundit, Moe Freitag, has a wealth of experience working with all levels of government in the Sea to Sky region. In this edition, we chat about what the new council needs to be focusing on right out of the gate, working with Squamish Nation, building…
Buy Low, Sell High, Real Estate in the Sea to Sky Part II
Nov 10, 2018 • 51 min
In our continuing real estate series, we talk with Pat Kelly, president of the Whistler Real Estate Company and a long time Whistler/Pemberton resident. We dive into the markets of the corridor, how they are different but all intrinsically linked with…
Ready to get their hands dirty
Nov 5, 2018 • 52 min
Just a few days until our newly elected council will be sworn in, so we had all of them swing by Happimess (at times it’s our unofficial studio) and reflect on the recent election. We talked about how to keep communication channels open, avoid the “Us vs.…
Not giving up on the good fight
Nov 2, 2018 • 31 min
Tova Jamernik chose to run for council in Whistler in the most recent election, and although she did not get a seat, she vows to continue to be active in the community. Jamernik campaigned for affordable daycare/childcare and temporary employee housing.…
A Scary Tale of the Birth of Fake News
Oct 31, 2018 • 43 min
On Halloween, 80 years ago, Orson Welles awoke to a media frenzy after his infamous War of the Worlds broadcast, to which it became perhaps the most notorious event in American broadcast history. Reputedly, listeners thought the broadcast was an actual…
Squamish Mayor has last word
Oct 31, 2018 • 74 min
We caught up with Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman to look back on her career in local politics, chat about the issues, and what she hopes to see from the newly elected council.
BC Electoral Reform – Facts & Nuances
Oct 29, 2018 • 66 min
We caught up with our local political science powerhouse team of Kaija Belfry Munroe Ph.D. and Doug Munoe Ph.D. (Chief Academic Officer) of Quest University, and discussed the nuances of the proposed voting systems that is up for referendum. We learn a…
Predictions for the Sea to Sky
Oct 25, 2018 • 14 min
We caught up with the creator of Whistler Politico and photo-journalist, Dave Buzzard, and asked for his prognostications for the corridor in the next 4 years.
Buy Low, Sell High, Real Estate in the Sea to Sky
Oct 24, 2018 • 29 min
Should you buy should you sell, should you wait? Sea2Sky Podcast sits down with the very informative Ron Mitchell of the Thornhill Real Estate Group (now Engels & Volkers Whistler) to talk about what the market is doing and where it might be headed in…
Election Profile - John Grills
Oct 19, 2018 • 25 min
Whistler Incumbent Council Candidate John Grills Two-term incumbent Councillor John Grills noted accomplishments over his term in office include, work on wildfire, the new Nesters Waste Depot, the Whistler Community Services Society building and the…
Election Profile - Janice Lloyd
Oct 19, 2018 • 24 min
Whistler Council Candidate Janice Lloyd As a former captain with BC Ferries, Janice was tasked with massive responsibilities, gaining experience she now hopes to lend to the Whistler council table.Lloyd first arrived in Whistler in 1965, and has lived in…
Election Profile - Duane Jackson
Oct 19, 2018 • 21 min
Whistler Council Candidate Duane Jackson After four years away from the council table, former councilor Duane is throwing his hat back in the ring. A designer, planner and builder by trade, Jackson has lived in Whistler for 26 years with his wife and…
Oh! Cannabis III – IT’S LEGAL!
Oct 17, 2018 • 37 min
Finally managed to corral 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary owner Bryan Raiser with Jacquie Menezes to discuss what happens next after the official legalization day. Where do we currently stand in terms of policy, education, tourism, and how do all…
Election Profile - Melanie Tardif
Oct 17, 2018 • 16 min
Whistler Council Candidate Melanie Tardif Melanie wants to be the ‘green’ seat on Whistler council. She advocates for better affordability for local residents, and wants to implement strategies to study and mitigate over tourism. She also proposes that as…
Election Profile - Jeff Murl
Oct 17, 2018 • 13 min
Whistler Council Candidate Jeff Murl Jeff has been visiting Whistler since childhood, and works as a ski instructor for the last 15 years. After earning a degree in finance from UBC, Murl ran a successful restaurant for many years in North Vancouver, but…
Election Profile - Brian Reid
Oct 17, 2018 • 15 min
Whistler Council Candidate Brian Reid Brian has lived in Whistler since 1992 and has worked at his current job at WRM Strata Management for the past 17 years. For him, Whistler is more than just a home, “This is where my family of friends is and this is…
Election Profile - Dawn Titus
Oct 17, 2018 • 15 min
Whistler Council Candidate Dawn Titus Dawn is a retired local school teacher and former ski instructor. She says after living in Whistler for 35 years she wants to give back to the community. Her platform includes affordability for locals, financial…
Get Mo’ed!: Developing Issues
Oct 15, 2018 • 31 min
Our pundit, Moe Freitag, has a wealth of experience working with all levels of government in the Sea to Sky region. In this edition we talk about developments happening in the area (including Garibaldi Springs and Garibaldi at Squamish), demand for more…
Election Profile - Lee O’Callaghan
Oct 11, 2018 • 31 min
Squamish Council Candidate Lee O’Callaghan Lee has been a mortgage broker for nearly a decade and he understands the struggles families go through to be able to live here in Squamish. He loves that we are not Vancouver or Whistler and that Squamish is the…
Meet Whistler’s New Mayor
Oct 8, 2018 • 24 min
We caught up with acclaimed Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton to discuss his mandate for the next 4 years in Whistler, and what that could mean for the rest of the corridor – including his views on housing, transit, Garibaldi at Squamish, and more. Check out…
Election Profile - Larry Falcon
Oct 8, 2018 • 24 min
Whistler Council Candidate Larry Falcon Larry has spent 21 years running the popular Monday night rides program, and now launching a campaign to give back to the place he has called home for more than two decades. Falcon’s platform is built on addressing…
Election Profile - Jen Ford
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
Whistler Incumbent Council Candidate Jen Ford Jen moved to Whistler in 2002 that includes 14 years at Whistler Blackcomb in Group Sales and Operations. She has managed small retail stores, and knows the challenges to find, retain and reward front line…
Election Profile - David Buzzard
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
Whistler Council Candidate David Buzzard Best known as the award winning photographer for the Whistler Question newspaper, and the founder and moderator of the Whistler Politico Facebook group. David is has also been a Whistler resident since 1973, with…
Election Profile - Ralph Forsyth
Oct 8, 2018 • 20 min
Whistler Council Candidate Ralph Forsyth For over 25 years Ralph has called Whistler home and he has built a career in the ski and tourism industry. During his time in the ski business Ralph has followed a very unique career path and held various ski…
WLNG not a forgone conclusion?
Oct 7, 2018 • 41 min
We caught up with Tracey Saxby of My Sea to Sky and talked about how WLNG should still be a prevalent election issue, it’s environmental impacts, and overall issues with project. http://www.myseatosky.org/
Election Profile - Armand Hurford
Oct 7, 2018 • 37 min
Squamish Council Candidate Armand Hurford Armand is third generation Squamish and is a successful local business owner. He strives to make Squamish more liveable and allow current businesses to realize their full potential and make our district a more…
Election Profile - Bianca Peters
Oct 4, 2018 • 43 min
Squamish Council Candidate Bianca Peters Bianca has served as executive director of the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association, and recently stepped down from her role with the Squamish Chamber of Commerce for her council run. She also has her…
Election Profile - Janice MacLean
Oct 4, 2018 • 34 min
Squamish Council Candidate Janice MacLean For over 25 years, Janice has been an advocate for Squamish long before it was a fashionable place to live. Her children are now adults and now she has the time to shift her energies and contribute in a more…
Election Profile - Stephen Fryer
Oct 4, 2018 • 32 min
Squamish Council Candidate Stephen Fryer Stephen was raised in Squamish and is married with three children, lives in Brackendale in the home he grew up in as a child. He is the PAC president for Brakendale Elementary, sits on several boards, and is highly…
Election Profile - Mike Young
Oct 4, 2018 • 23 min
Squamish Council Candidate Mike Young Mike originally moved to Squamish in 2001, has a background in finance & marketing, and owns a local property management business. He is also actively involved in the community as Vice President of the Downtown BIA, a…
Election Profile - Phil Audet
Oct 4, 2018 • 15 min
Squamish Council Candidate Phil Audet Phil is an avid climber who is answering the call for service. He loves this community and the people that reside here, and he wants to be sure the lifestyle and quality of life remains inclusive for everyone in…
Election Profile - Eric Andersen
Sep 29, 2018 • 93 min
Council Candidate Eric Andersen A long-time resident, Eric is a research & communications consultant and translator who has worked in the forestry, wood products and transportation industries around BC and internationally. He is a representative of the…
Election Profile - Jacquie Menezes
Sep 29, 2018 • 22 min
Council Candidate Jacquie Menezes Jacquie is a lifelong advocate for social justice and economic development, using experience gained over 25 years in private industry, the public sector and the arts to build stronger, more vibrant communities and to…
Election Profile - Chris Pettingill
Sep 29, 2018 • 27 min
Council Candidate Chris Pettingill A former chair of the BC Green Party and no stranger to municipal politics, Chris has been involved with several committees (Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, SORCA, just to name a few), and volunteers an inordinate…
Election Profile - Karen Elliott
Sep 24, 2018 • 21 min
Mayoral Candidate Karen Elliott Karen has served on Council for the last four years and currently is an organizational and leadership development specialist and helping clients with strategic planning, large group facilitation to support dialogue, and…
Resorting in Squamish
Sep 24, 2018 • 22 min
Garibaldi Squamish is now on the forefront of election discussions, so we invited Rod Macleod, VP of Planning, to talk to us about their proposal to build an all season resort on Brohm Ridge – and what it can bring to the corridor. More info at…
Election Profile - Alanna Gillis
Sep 24, 2018 • 34 min
Council Candidate Alanna Gillis Alanna has a Master of Public Policy from SFU and has loads of experience in the public service in health care and energy regulation in BC, senior leadership experience in regulatory services, compliance and operations.…
Election Profile - Edward Archibald
Sep 24, 2018 • 34 min
Council Candidate Edward Archibald Edward has been building home and working that industry since he was a teen. In the three years since moving to Squamish he has played a big part in the community as he currently sits on the Board of Directors of…
Election Profile - Jenna Stoner
Sep 24, 2018 • 21 min
Council Candidate Jenna Stoner Jenna moved to Squamish to live where she plays. She holds a degree in Ocean Studies from UVic and Master of Marine Management from Dalhousie University, and has nearly a decade of experience working with business,…
Election Profile - Doug Race
Sep 24, 2018 • 34 min
Council Candidate Doug Race A former lawyer for almost 37 years, Doug has served on council since 2008. He has decades of experience negotiating and dealing with representatives of all levels of government, First Nations, financial institutions and…
Election Profile - Susan Chapelle
Sep 20, 2018 • 30 min
Mayoral Candidate Susan Chapelle Susan has lived in Squamish for nearly 20 years, and spent 7 years on Squamish Council, and has served on community and council committees for over 19 years. Susan has earned both an MBA and an Economic Development degree…
Election Profile - Rajan Hans
Sep 18, 2018 • 14 min
Councillor Candidate Rajan Hans Rajan was born and raised in Squamish, and at only 21 years of age, has been actively involved in the community volunteering with the Squamish Railway Heritage Park, Squamish Eagle Watch, Squamish Sikh Society, Big Brothers…
Election Profile - Sacha Fabry
Sep 18, 2018 • 17 min
Council Candidate Sacha Fabry Sacha has been a member of numerous boards, councils, and committees, playing a leadership role in all aspects of the governance cycle: developing, approving, and budgeting. He is the co-founder of the Good Governance Group…
Election Profile - Paul Lalli
Sep 16, 2018 • 22 min
We look to feature all the candidates for the upcoming election and our second Mayoral Candidate is Paul Lalli. Paul has spent much of his adult life dedicated to the community volunteering and working as a public servant participating on numerous…
How To Win The Election
Sep 13, 2018 • 18 min
As the deadline for candidates submitting their papers is fast approaching, here are a few tips laid out by Quest University Chief Academic Officer, Doug Munroe, on how to win the election in Squamish. The district had asked Quest students how to increase…
Election Profile - Jeff Cooke
Sep 12, 2018 • 33 min
Mayoral Candidate Jeff Cooke We look to feature all the candidates for the upcoming election and our first Mayoral Candidate is Jeff Cooke. Jeff is a relative newcomer in the realm of municipal elections, but he does have a wealth of business knowledge,…
Election Profile - John French
Sep 11, 2018 • 38 min
Council Candidate John French We look to feature the candidates for the upcoming election and first up is longtime resident John French. He has finally come around to run for Council after many years of covering Municipal Hall as a journalist. Born and…
Get Mo’ed!: The True Council Experience
Sep 10, 2018 • 37 min
We’d like to introduce our new pundit, Moe Freitag, and his own editorial called Get Mo’ed! He has a wealth of experience working with all levels of government in the Sea to Sky region. In his first episode we discuss what it truly means to be on council,…
PIYN - Adrian Blachut
Sep 6, 2018 • 8 min
Finally caught up with Adrian in front of a couple of his businesses on Cleveland Avenue, to talk about the challenges of doing business in Squamish, and a few of the entrepreneurial tricks he’s learned over the years. Also, we got into what he has…
Election Session I
Sep 2, 2018 • 18 min
Three local media guys chatting and opining about the issues of the upcoming municipal election.
The landscape has dramatically changed since Mayor Heintzman decided not to run for re-election. Squamish is rapidly growing, practically bursting at the…
PIYN - Sara Constantin
Aug 31, 2018 • 5 min
We caught up with Sara from the Squamish Dance Centre as she preps for her upcoming season. Her business has seen meteoric growth in short time because her mantra is that dance should be accessible to everyone, and thanks to all her loyal dance families…
Election Primer
Aug 27, 2018 • 30 min
Three local media guys chatting about local politics and what we expect to see in the forthcoming election - the first podcast of many we plan to extensively cover the elections. Please tell us what issues are most important to you, and what questions…
Prepping for the Squamish 50
Aug 11, 2018 • 20 min
International elite runners praise Squamish - Sponsored by Canadian Coastal The Squamish 50 is on again Aug. 18 – 19 and it’s one of most challenging trail runs ever. On the first day, the 50 mile portion consists of over 90% single-track and more than…
PIYN - Mikael Mikkelsen
Aug 7, 2018 • 6 min
We visited Mikael Mikkelsen, Owner of 99 Repairs, and talked about when is a device too far gone to repair, the issues he’s had to face with Samsung and Apple phones, some of the miracle fixes they’ve done, the bag of rice myth, and how simply fixing your…
Oh! Cannabis II
Aug 4, 2018 • 23 min
We visited Ryan Nerima, a head grower for the Whistler Marijuana Company, last week to chat about where the cannabis industry stands in terms of legalization, and the many obstacles that still needs to be weeded out.
French Quarter: The Corridor Then and Now
Jul 10, 2018 • 3 min
Longtime resident and journalist in hiatus, John French, is kicking off our editorial section with his very own French Quarter segment. Things have changed over the years and John reminisces about old Squamish and it’s inevitable growth. (Disclaimer – The…
PIYN - BC Cave Rescue
Jul 10, 2018 • 9 min
In this edition of People In Your Neighbourhood, we talk with Doug Munroe, a volunteer and Provincial Coordinator of British Columbia for Alberta/BC Cave Rescue, about what’s happening with those kids trapped in Thailand (recorded July 2), the kind of…
Finding Squamish
Jun 28, 2018 • 32 min
There have been loads of changes over the past decade in the Corridor. With Squamish being seemingly more affordable, as the cost of housing rises in the Lower Mainland, a new community is taking shape. We sit down with longtime residents Scott McQuade…
Transiting Around The Corridor
Jun 28, 2018 • 25 min
The communities in the corridor are continuing to grow and for years there’s been a push for regional transit. Today, we are paying much higher than average gas prices, practically the same amount as Vancouver, whom are paying a large transit excise tax,…
Squamish Housing Crisis II
Jun 28, 2018 • 37 min
More and more people are moving into the corridor, pushing real estate prices up, and development space is becoming an issue – resulting in skyrocketing rents and dwindling affordable housing. This time we sit down with Darren McCartney, a 10 year…
Crafting Liquid Gold
Jun 28, 2018 • 78 min
The craft beer scene is booming and it’s no different in the Sea to Sky Corridor. We sit down with Jeff of A-Frame, Ben of Night Owl, and Ben of Backcountry Brewing, and discuss the formula behind small local breweries. Their mindset is to encourage you…
Oh! Cannabis
Jun 28, 2018 • 36 min
There’s a huge industrial complex behind cannabis, and while Canada is set to legalize, is the government prepared to take on the massive task of creating and enforcing appropriate regulations? We sit down with Janis Correia, CEO of CBD Worldwide…
Save The BAG
Jun 28, 2018 • 36 min
Since 1972 The Brackendale Art Gallery (The BAG) has been host to more musical performances, theater, assorted gatherings and art exhibitions than can be counted. However, this unofficial community institution is on the verge of extinction. We talk with…
OCP
Jun 28, 2018 • 46 min
Longtime resident, and journalist in hiatus, John French joins us to talk about the Official Community Plan for the ongoing development of Squamish. We discuss if the district’s OCP has a good strategy for strong growth, economic development & land use…
Alternative Energy
Jun 28, 2018 • 64 min
Welcome to the second installment of the Sea to Sky Podcast, already the corridor’s number source for news and information on the issues of the day. This episode we talk with Matt Blackman on the future of alternative energy, for your home, your car and…
Squamish Housing Crisis
Jun 28, 2018 • 48 min
More and more people are moving into the corridor, pushing real estate prices up, and development space is becoming an issue – resulting in skyrocketing rents and dwindling affordable housing. Do you want to own a home but don’t want to be owned by the…
Hello, my name is…
Jun 28, 2018 • 4 min
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