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Thanks to your idiotic actions I will no longer be buying my deodorant, shaving cream or bath bombs from your company, I will make my own.

As for the "humane" society, not much to be said except you pretty much go against your own name in this case.

Stick to what you know, fundraising for suffering animals, not creating a bigger problem!
Marie-Michelle St-Pierre



Lesson for landlords

As I sit at YVR waiting for my flight to Mexico I can't help but reflect upon the tide of change in Whistler, and I am NOT talking about parking!

I have managed the rental of my family's three homes in Whistler for over two decades.

It has been a great ride, work-yes, profitable - you bet! Suddenly though, the renters have all but disappeared and there is a burgeoning glut of properties for long-term rental on the horizon.

I have finally filled one of my properties and had to reduce the rent nearly 35 per cent to get the long-term folks I desired. I am now renting at the same rate as eight years ago. What happened? Did everyone leave? After much reflection, my frustration has calmed and I realize that in all the current negativity there is a positive story as perhaps this is a healthy thing for the town.

Very easy for me to say with properties paid for years ago. I do feel for people who were recently sold properties on empty promises of annual rental incomes that no longer exist. My message is simply this: enjoy it tenants-the great ones out there certainly deserve a break, and now that they are in the driving seat, us landlords are forced to wake up a little. It was a heck of a ride for us, we made money, we called the shots, but no longer. One last thing fellow landlords, please don't vent towards the WHA for building the inventory that has led us here. In the long run we all benefit from a healthy town with happy workers who feel more in control of their destiny. It has taken me a little while to reach this acceptance, maybe I am getting too old to be the greedy landlord.

Elizabeth Simcoe


We are open

I just want to assure everyone that the Wild Wood Pacific Bistro (in the tennis club) continues to be open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. for breakfast daily (Tuesdays 9 a.m.) and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. for dinner service.