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Think about it

I just wanted to support Toby Salin’s letter (Entertaining stuff, Pique letters Sept. 21) on the fact that Whistler is not some downtown Toronto ghetto but in fact one of the most memorable and beautiful places in the world.

Rent is expensive? Live with it! Look at the bears and birds we live around, look at all the people you meet on the streets with contagious smiles upon their faces, look at the Whistler Village itself! Two mountains, unbelievable things to do all year round, lovely staff willing to help, great customer service, an awesome view, good restaurants, tours of all types... I could go on forever but I would be talking only to the pessimists around here with their eyes so closed they didn't take time to look over the "rent factor".

This village is the most impressive place I have visited up to now and for all it's worth, rent is nothing compared to the view I get looking out my window first thing in the morning.

And for those interested, Whistler-Blackcomb is hiring and staff housing is available for less than $300 a month.... Think about it.

Jerome Ouellet



People make a race possible

I would just like to take the time to thank a few folks who were incredibly helpful in the staging of this year’s Cheakamus Challenge.

These folks are the people who administrate and look after our Highway Transportation in the corridor.

Firstly, I would like to thank Holly Adams who is in charge of helping Race Organizers and Film crews while working on our highways. She went above and beyond the call of duty making sure that we could run the event during the intense construction between Godfrey’s Lookout and Chance Creek. Safety first is the mantra and I truly feel that this was paramount in the execution of this year’s race.

The second person I would like to thank is Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon who was very helpful and understanding to the importance of this event to the corridor.

The next person I would like to thank is Area Manager, Jim Symington of the Ministry who provided input and guidance in executing and planning the event.

Finally I would like to thank Scott Aitken of the Ministry for being hands on and helping our crew in making sure the riders got to race and the cars got to drive.