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I looked up some definitions, and found the following: "Village – A collection of rural households linked by culture, custom, and association with the land" and "Mall – A mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace."

OK… the Mall definition pretty much wraps it up!

So let’s take another quote from the draft CSP – "The village centre invokes a feeling of excitement and hosts a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy" and change it to read – "The Mall invokes a feeling of excitement and hosts a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy."

Or how about one of the Building Blocks for Success from the Visitor Experience Strategy Foundation of the draft CSP – "Village Host Program: Being piloted during the summer of 2004, four trained volunteers will roam prime Village areas including Gateway Loop to provide information to guests as a means to improve the guest way finding and arrival experience" and change it to read – "Mall Host Program: Being piloted during the summer of 2004, four trained volunteers will roam prime Mall areas including Gateway Loop to provide information to guests as a means to improve the guest way finding and arrival experience."

Does the London Drugs re-zoning move us closer to our vision, or away from our vision?

Bob Lorriman

Whistler

Re: Logging in Pemberton

Is it not amusing that cutting down old growth forest and letting the trees grow back is wrong, while cutting down the forest to build 5,000 square foot houses (out of wood) that people only use a few days of the year while they are on vacation, and never letting the trees grow back is sustainable and perfectly okay?

Bjorn Gimse

Victoria

A year has passed since we lost our son, Edward, and the other three boys, Jamie, Michael and Daryl, on that dark night of Oct. 18, 2003, and we still look to catch a glimpse of Ed wherever we go, or listen for his voice.

The friends that one has speak volumes for one’s character. The fact that friends came from far and wide to share their stories and caring meant so much to us. We didn’t really get a chance to thank the people of Whistler and Pemberton last year when we were in the middle of it. The food that was sent, the transportation that was provided, the accommodation, the efforts of the Search and Rescue, the money that was donated, the stories shared and the love that was expressed meant such a lot to us and helped to sustain us as the hope of finding our son dimmed.

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