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A new approach to managing forests


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Buy your own grass and let the workers finish their jobs.

Kristie Beattie



Wearing a helmet is not an option

Silly Girly riding her bike had a great fall.

Silly Girly remembers nothing at all.

But all the King's forces

And all the King's men

Managed to put Silly Girly

Back together again!

On a beautiful sunny day a few weeks ago I was riding my brand new mountain bike along Highway 99 with pride. So little did I know all would come to an abrupt end between Nesters and Lorimer Roads. The story has it that once again our firefighters and paramedics were quick with their response. They got me out of the ditch and to the emergency department safely and in a jiffy.

I will never remember the event but I wanted to make sure that I would never forget to sincerely express my gratitude toward all involved during a very "puzzling" time in my life. I personally would like to thank firefighter Craig for the comforting words, the paramedics for carrying on their duties (even if they are constantly legislated back to work by our government), RN Gill/Shari/Krissy, the X-ray techs, Dr. Kendall and the admitting clerks who promptly orchestrated tests, phone calls and transfer to Squamish General Hospital in a timely manner. You are my angels.

I would like to ask our community members to take the time to let our firefighters, paramedics, patrollers, nurses and doctors know how much we appreciate their dedication in providing excellent medical care, no matter the circumstances. I know I will be hugging a whole lot of people for a very long time.

Helene Caron



A great way to celebrate

The municipality would like to thank all those who participated in Canada Day 2010. The parade, led by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, was the largest on record, with an estimated 4,000 spectators taking in more than 50 floats. Thousands crowded Village Square to see 13 Sea to Sky 2010 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hundreds lined up for autographs and pictures. Spirit of the West drew a crowd of more than 2,500 and the night at Millennium Place was a happenin' hub for families. Over 3,000 people enjoyed fireworks on what capped off a great day in Whistler Village. And while Canada Day was the highlight, the entire weekend was jammed packed with entertainment for the whole family.

None of this could have been done without our partners including: the Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler, the Whistler Museum, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Peak Performance Dance Force Association/PPDFA, and Village Hosts. Thanks goes out to our corporate partners including: The Summit Lodge & Spa, The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler and The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler as well as Starbucks. Both the Whistler Community Services Society and the Rotary Club of Whistler did a swift business with morning pancakes and an afternoon BBQ. Thanks to all who contributed.