Case in point
, and it’s raining to the top of the mountain, depending on
whose weather report you listen to. And the village is near full with many
visitors from south of the boarder.
question: what would be driving more revenue in the village right now if it
existed, cheap toilet paper and DVD players or a place for our guests to
recreate indoors with their children?
not vote against London Drugs, they voted against changing the village design
(5,000 sq. ft.) for retail outlets. Thereby, not setting bad precedents. They
voted in-line with the $75,000 Sustainable Retail Strategy they commissioned.
Which clearly stated, to keep the underground as recreation and not to bring
large “box” retailers into the village.
space gives us an opportunity to have more amenities for the people who really
pay the bills around here, our guests. Good call don’t you think, given we are
the only Resort Municipality in Canada. A place designed for tourism.
concern regarding driving to Squamish for stuff is ecological, read The
Downhill Slide by Hal Clifford. The ski industry is rife with hypocrisy. To be
plain, none of us should be living in the valley bottom. We move here because
we love nature, yet our love destroys the object of our adoration.
How ironic that the Pique edition with council’s retail decision had an article on Bob McIntosh’s wife’s speaking tour with her husband’s killer. Being a shining light of forgiveness. Yet, since that time letters to the editor have had calls for retribution to our present council.
We have the
most over qualified, under paid work force in Canada. Some really amazing
outside-the-box thinkers, yet we still hold on to old adages like “what the
market will bare”. Enough consultants, let’s do things. Hire the “Retail
Liaison Co-ordinator” suggested in the strategy document. Create diversity in
If you are
still concerned about finding London Drugs a home, convince them a home in
Function Junction will work and/or talk to the landlords in the village;
convince them that lease rates can not go up every year forever.
Or put some
energy into getting our village back at night. Saturday night’s shooting was
almost inevitable. The quality of some of our weekend guests has been deteriorating
for years (10) and has driven locals away from evening entertainment. We can
control it all, if we choose to. We can dream big dreams and be a demonstration
of what’s possible. We’ve invited the World’s biggest Winter Circus to come
play with us, let’s maximize that opportunity.