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They appeared completely
sober and their friends all confirmed that they were brothers playing together.
This whole scene really upset me. Have the RCMP learned nothing from the
incident in the Vancouver airport? Are they so convinced that they must be
right they cannot admit to an honest mistake and let the boys go? Things need
In closing I wanted to let
the boys mother know that they were not behaving badly, and did not deserve a
night in the drunk tank. I hope your family presses charges against these
Pay to play
This letter is in regards
to Grouse Mountain sending the rescue bill to the backcountry venturers —
(clap, clap, clap!). Good job. Maybe it will teach people that they are playing
with something much bigger than they are and they will think twice before going
for that fresh line.
People need to realize
that search and rescue costs money and other peoples’ time. And with the recent
popularity of getting lost, maybe this will deter the people that shouldn’t be
out there in the first place. Perhaps locally Whistler-Blackcomb could install
transceiver gates at access points to the local backcountry to prevent
unprepared (and most importantly) unknowing people from entering the
backcountry. Just my two cents.
Composting at home
First off, I'd like to say
that it is great that you included in this week’s paper the article about Green
Resolutions for 2008. Yet one thing disturbed me. How vague can you be about
composting household/kitchen waste? People in this town only know that you
cannot compost, and they tend to not think outside the box. Why not offer them
alternative ideas so they don't just pass the notion by? I have a few worm bins
in my house, which require very little maintenance, yet provide an abundance of
soil for me, and a significant decrease in my household waste. They are
odour-free, hassle-free, and fun to observe! Why have you failed to provide
people with such a simple idea on how to compost for themselves? All I ask is
that you provide ideas for those who don't tend to seek them out on their own.
Otherwise the article was great as well as extremely necessary.