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
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.
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?
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?