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"I think we have every reason to be optimistic about Whistlers future," he said.
He phoned Premier Gordon Campbell on Tuesday to let him know of his decision and asked him to deliver on the promises made years ago for financial tools for Whistler. That promise looks closer than ever to being delivered, said OReilly, and he is hoping to leave Whistler with that legacy in place.
He will also encourage people to run for council in November and support those candidates he feels will do a good job.
"All I care about is Whistler. Thats all I care about."