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Last night I was at yet another Christmas gathering. The place was full of people who have lived here for decades, raised families, built homes, started businesses, got sick, recovered. There is an anthology of stories. They all made the choice to move here because Whistler grabbed their hearts and souls in so many different ways than with just snow and drink. There's one thing I know for sure, you don't live in a town for more than two decades for the party; you stay because you like the lifestyle, the sports, the great outdoors, the culture and the friends that become your family.
Can't wait to see your version of Chapter Two...
An accommodating community
I live in the best place on Earth. I would like to thank Pemberton Taxi, Pemberton Home Hardware and Matt of Matt McDonald Electrical Ltd. for being so accommodating.
Our programmable thermostat shorted out a few days ago, and I guess that blew the computer in our thermostat and now it won't turn the baseboard heaters off. So at night we have to go to the electrical panel and turn the heaters off completely. After waking up with frost on the inside of our windows, I gave Matt a call. He was trying to take some time off for the holidays, but agreed to come and have a look that day.
Into the car I jumped to grab a new thermostat only to find my car wouldn't start! I called up Pemberton Taxi who promised to be at my place in 10 minutes. I called up Home Hardware and explained my situation - no heat, taxi coming, electrician coming, please have a thermostat waiting for me at the counter.
The taxi arrived on time, my thermostat was waiting for me at the till, and I was back to my house just minutes before Matt. Only in a small town would it be so easy to coordinate and have people so willing to help you out and do it with a smile. You all helped warm my day, both literally and figuratively.
The legacy laid before us
The Pemberton mayor and council have made a call to their citizens for public input regarding the building of the future skateboard and bike parks, either under or beside the B.C. Hydro right of way running across Portage Road. They are asking for your help. This is your chance to respond. Please take a minute to write them something, your thoughts.