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Standing up for Joe, tourism day comes and goes, animal cruelty does exist, and imagining B.C.


Whistler fortunate to have Joe Houssian

Re: Uncle Joe and the Intrawest Myth (Pique Alta States, Sept. 28)

What a pathetic article. Michel Beaudry must be the only person in Whistler who has not benefited from Uncle Joe’s vision. Thank God for Joe Houssian and Intrawest or Whistler would be no more than it was… essentially a Grouse Mountain without the location.

Sure Joe pocketed well on his way out. All the more power to him for the years of taking risks and building a company that somebody was willing to pay so much for.

Zbigniew Ciura



Momentum is building

International Tourism Day fell on Sept. 27 and as we approach the close of Whistler's strongest summer season on record in room nights sold, Tourism Whistler would like to congratulate everyone who contributed to this success and is committed to the ongoing progress of Whistler.

Also, thanks very much to everyone who attended the Tourism Whistler All-Member Meeting on Sept. 26. In addition to showcasing the resort’s impressive summer results, we discussed highlights of our marketing initiatives and forecasts for the upcoming winter season, and wrapped up the meeting with a valuable open discussion and question period. The meeting was followed by a chance to meet with our sales and marketing colleagues from Tourism B.C. offices in B.C. and around the world.

We look forward to building on this momentum into 2007 by continuing to work with our members, and community and tourism partners to attract new and returning guests, and show them the best of Whistler.

Here’s to a busy and very snowy winter season!

Michele Comeau Thompson

Director of Communications

Tourism Whistler


The Empire is not dead

In Response to Michel Beaudry's closing lines in his article on Intrawest (Pique Alta States, Sept. 28):

The Empire is not dead. In fact, the empire strikes back, in the ugliest, nastiest, most heartless, money wrenching form of capitalism... the American Hedge Fund. An industry where the top managers sit in even slicker offices in places like New York or Greenwich, Connecticut and who pay themselves in multiples of Joe's payout, but on an annual basis.

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