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Stinging Needles
Roll in a patch of stinging nettle and you'll think it's a spelling mistake. Nettle's stinging needles, as whispy as whiskers, are hollow and filled with formic acid which can cause burning, even blistering. Though aboriginal medicinal uses were various the principle technological use was as a source of hemp-like fiber for making thread and string. Stalks were picked late in the year when prickles had largely dropped off. Fibers were separated by rubbing or beating and then spun into thin threads. Those in turn could be braided to form thicker, stronger twine for weaving fine cloth, making fish nets and fishing line and, rarely, string bikinis.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Feb
2007
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Rafting in Whistler E-mail
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Written by Brian Grover   
Rafting from the Whistler area is a happy exception to the inaccessability rule. Numerous companies offer a selection of outings suited to every skill level and all originate from Whistler Village which is well-serviced by public transportation from the Lower Mainland. See Getting to Whistler.

The following table lists the offerings by river and season and includes average prices. Prices may vary slightly depending on the services offered by individual companies. For exact prices and details of their shuttle services from Whistler Village contact the companies listed below.

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