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And the winner is....

As we prepare to install our new Kindergarten playground The Whistler Waldorf School would like to thank all the people who made it possible by purchasing tickets to the Alta Lake Ice Break Raffle this year!

It was a late spring and the big blue barrel didn't pass Cypress Point (the former Youth Hostel) until April 23 at 4:16 p.m.

Last year's winner, Frank Salter gave up the coveted trophy to Paul Morgan who had this year's winning guess of April 23 at 4:20 pm. In close second was Allison Megeney who guessed 4:21 and third place was split between Rita Rice, Aiden O'Heany and Harry Measure who all guessed 4:00 p.m. Special mention to Florence Peterson, who has guessed the right day at least 3 years in a row!
Peggy Vogler
Development Co-ordinator
Whistler Waldorf School


Tax on personal income only

Interesting article (Pique, June 23) on HST but I couldn't find mentioned what is really wrong with it.

True it was said that it puts prices up but so do all sales taxes whether they tax goods or services, all services being sales. Much is made of benefits to businesses, which don't pay sales tax on things that are needed in the operation of their business. How nice.

All this could be accomplished by not having any kind of sales tax.

Rebates to those of very low income are a stupid waste of time and energy. Those of more median income have no such benefit but they are still paying a larger portion of their income than those many of larger income.

Large income recipients clearly would rather pay a lesser amount through sales tax than through income tax where taxes are taken based on ability to pay.

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