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Waterstone’s D Lux merger Well okay it’s not as huge as the Blackcomb/Whistler Mountain merger, but Waterstone Communications has merged with D Lux Communications to form Waterstone Advertising & Design. The principals are Shauna Hardy and Nigel Protter. Hardy is the marketer and communicator half of the deal, while Protter is the graphic arts half. Protter came to Whistler in 1978 and now lives in Pemberton with his wife and two children. Hardy arrived in Whistler to be a ski instructor in 1990. Her company developed Where Magazine International’s Whistler edition. "We’re thrilled about the merger," Hardy says. "It promises to offer our clients a broader range of services and a combined depth of experience." Searching for dinner Pemberton District Search and Rescue is holding its first buffet dinner and auction Sunday, March 16, at the Santa Fe Restaurant in Pemberton. Dinner is at 5 p.m., with the auction gavelling along from 7 p.m. Search and rescue groups are almost all volunteers who must equip themselves. Pemberton's search and rescue gang is so new it still needs lots of equipment. Items up for auction will include fishing trips, golf course greens fees, dinners, hotel stays in Whistler, a signed Robert Bateman print, car care, backhoe time, top soil, clothing, ski tune-ups, paintings by local artists, and helicopter trips. The dinner is $25. All proceeds will go to buy equipment. Tickets are available from the Santa Fe Restaurant, any SAR member, or call 894-1549 or 894-6003. Stoltmann art on auction More than 80 works of art celebrating the proposed Stoltmann wilderness will be silent auctioned during a gallery show in the heart of gallery row, on Granville Street in Vancouver, March 20 to April 26. The art was donated to the Western Canada Wilderness Committee to help fund the WCWC's research camp, to be established this spring in the heart of the Stoltmann wilderness forest. The WCWC hopes to discover the unique species and scientific proofs it feels it needs to convince the B.C. government to preserve the entire Stoltmann area. To date the government has moved to set aside only 20 per cent of the area in two sections. Participating artists include Jack Campbell, Mark Hobson, Robert Bateman and Sherry Grauer. The works on display include paintings, ceramic sculpture, wood carvings, cartoons and photography. For more information, call the WCWC at (604) 683-8220.

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