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Maxed Out

Thanks to all who serve... and let's get to work

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Nancy's run a positive campaign and created an aspirational platform. Do I think she can deliver on all her 10 points? No. Do I think she'll try? I think she'll bust her butt trying. There's nothing she hates more than failing at something she's set her sights on accomplishing.

As a lawyer, a councillor and a candidate, she's been articulate, bright, fast on her feet and focused. As mayor, I'm certain she'll be all of those things and, like past mayors, including Ken, she'll probably surprise those who, for whatever reason, don't think she's up to the job.

I often find myself describing this place as a bubble. It's active when so much of North America is sedentary. Its residents are fit, educated, motivated and engaged. I suspect we can wrestle most of our problems to the ground if we all get on the same side instead of playing tug-of-war.

But as much of a bubble as Whistler is, we don't live in one. There are serious threats to the very frivolous nature of this town. We are a luxury in a time of diminished luxury and there will be issues facing us that'll make the smell of asphalt seem sweet.

Regardless of who wins this election we're going to need to come together if we're going to stay together. So thanks to those who've served and will be looking for something else to do. Thanks to those who've run. And best wishes to those who win.

Let's get to work.