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Scott Tibballs

Scott Tibballs

Scott is a reporter with a passion for covering all levels of politics, having darkened the office doorsteps of mayors, ministers and more. Since 2014 he has covered local, provincial and federal elections across Victoria state, Queensland and British Columbia. He has a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne, and an undergraduate arts degree majoring in politics from La Trobe University.

An Australian by birth, Scott moved to Canada in 2018, became a citizen in 2023 and considers the mountains to be his home. In summer he’s attached to his mountain bike or finding his way uphill on foot, while in winter he’s a keen downhill skier.

Recent Work by Scott

MP Weiler touts anti-’greenwashing’ marketing changes

MP Weiler touts anti-’greenwashing’ marketing changes

New ‘truth in advertising’ change to the Competition Act is about protecting consumers and holding companies to account, Weiler says
Visitation 'down significantly' at Whistler Blackcomb last season

Visitation 'down significantly' at Whistler Blackcomb last season

Poor season hampers 2024-25 season pass sales: Vail Resorts
Squamish mayor stands firm amid jurisdiction dispute with Woodfibre LNG, province

Squamish mayor stands firm amid jurisdiction dispute with Woodfibre LNG, province

Provincial order prompts WLNG to moor floatel at its worksite offshore from Squamish today.
Provincial floatel order trumps Squamish bylaws, says Ministry

Provincial floatel order trumps Squamish bylaws, says Ministry

The provincial ministry responsible for the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has confirmed that a recent order for Woodfibre LNG to house workers on the floatel worker accommodations near Squamish overrides the District of Squamish processes.
Woodfibre LNG withdraws from District of Squamish process on floatel

Woodfibre LNG withdraws from District of Squamish process on floatel

Workers to be housed in floatel in Howe Sound following provincial order.
Whistler embarking on smart tourism 'visioning journey'

Whistler embarking on smart tourism 'visioning journey'

Committee aims to make tourism work for the community in the long-term
Updated: Squamish council pushes floatel decision off into future

Updated: Squamish council pushes floatel decision off into future

At the June 4 meeting, council referred the TUP for the WLNG floatel back to muni staff; Woodfibre LNG 'dismayed with the ongoing delay.'
Whistler looks to flex new powers from province on short-term rentals

Whistler looks to flex new powers from province on short-term rentals

Municipalities can now fine short-term rental operators $3,000 per day for non-compliance, and the RMOW will do just that
Tourism Whistler fills out board vacancies

Tourism Whistler fills out board vacancies

Four vacant seats were filled by acclamation at the May 16 Annual General Meeting
'It was a nightmare': Family recounts traumatic Squamish incident

'It was a nightmare': Family recounts traumatic Squamish incident

A vehicle dragged a stroller with a baby inside it for blocks, while a grandmother faces a long recovery from head trauma.
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