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What's with no gas? Lakeside Park lament, more on scum landlords, green light to new radio station, thanks from Alta Lake and no thanks to Russell Smith

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No gas, no class

It's hard to believe that a "World Class Resort" runs out of gas! It has happened more than once in the last month. I'm sure all the visitors who were here for American Thanksgiving and weren't able to drive home because their cars were empty or they missed a flight, don't think of us as "world class".

Whistler should have had more gas stations but because of local government interference, it doesn't. I think it's time for the mayor and councillors to ease off of trying to regulate and interfere with private businesses here in Whistler. Let them operate competitively, instead of deciding for them, i.e. limiting the number of gas stations, cancelling beer and wine store licences, etc.

If it's good it will work, if not let them fail. It's not up to the municipality to tell private enterprise what to do.

Mavis Jenner

Whistler

 

Whistler’s shame

Well the winter tourist season commenced last weekend and look at what is located right next to the Sea to Sky Highway and 200 metres from the Creekside Gondola! The Petro-Canada industrial hole, complete with a mountain of contaminated soil, exposed pipes and a dilapidated industrial fence. Nice, this ought to impress our tourists.

Is Whistler a "sustainable community" or a third world? Why is this site left in such a horrid mess? Please, at least hide this environmental travesty and its dirty laundry with a plywood fence with graphics to cheer on the 2010 Games.

Shame on you Whistler... where is your planning?

Kim DesLauriers

Whistler

 

Dangerous reasoning

Citizens of Whistler hear me out. This could happen to you. With deference to the Kingston Trio and their hit song, MTA, we have a more serious situation in Whistler. Your rights, your property value and the peace and tranquility you treasure could be diminished if the RMOW has its way and proceeds with their plans for Lakeside Park.

Imagine for a moment that the RMOW decides to put a commercial operation and public toilet right beside your property because they deem it necessary to satisfy the demands of tourists or other valley residents, or as they put it “is in step with their plans to enhance tourism”. Yes, if either of the Lakeside Park options is chosen then could your property or your neighbour’s property be next?

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