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The Sea to Sky Corridor is buzzing with talk of how to solve the sewage dilemma at the new Pemberton Secondary School. The $13 million facility, scheduled to open in the fall, may remain closed because the Village of Pemberton's sewage treatment plant is not adequate to handle the increased flows when the school opens. Pemberton Mayor John Steward says the school cannot open because the village has yet to receive word on a $1.59 million federal/provincial infrastructure grant to upgrade the plant. Meanwhile the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the Howe Sound School Board and Pemberton officials are scrambling to find an interim solution. The village has already passed a bylaw allowing holding tanks at the new PSS and talk of shipping the sewage to Whistler for treatment has been flogged in the local media. Whistler Mayor Ted Nebbeling says no one has asked Whistler what they think about the idea. "I find it quite offensive that not one person has spoken to me about the plan," Nebbeling says. "If Whistler is going to be a part of this we have to find out where the funding is coming from." Wendy Agrey has started a creative writing workshop for Whistler writers. Agrey, who has been writing children’s stories for several years, has teamed up with Bruce Harrott to create the workshops. Writers meet every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s been such a rewarding experience, says Agrey. "Not only for me as a writer, but also to discover just how much writing talent exists in Whistler." At present a handfull of writers participate in the weekly workshops, which started June 6, but Agrey and Harrott encourage anyone interested in writing to participate. Call 932-7176 for location. o o o Whistler Networks has merged with Cyberstore Systems Inc., the largest Internet service provider in B.C. Frank Franchini of Whistler Networks says the merger will allow the local company to provide an unparalleled quality of service. Whistler Net now offers T1 access, the highest capacity Internet backbone currently available in Canada. The new arrangement has allowed the company to expand to 10 dial-in lines, each of which will support 28,800 baud modems, the fastest modems currently available "This will enable us to implement the latest technologies right here in Whistler, and provide faster turnaround for our clients," Franchini says. Among the services Whistler Networks can now provide are: dedicated connections, advertising on the World Wide Web and secure commercial transactions on the Internet. Whistler Networks was launched by Franchini and Pat Richards late last summer. The company has ????? users.

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