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The ski patrollers who arrived exhibited a sense of calm professionalism and a depth of knowledge. Their methodical analysis of my situation, attention to detail, and team approach gave me great confidence. This must be a direct reflection of their skills and extensive training. I received the very best care which could be provided.
At the Whistler Medical Centre, I was triaged, and speedily attended. The medical staff effectively diagnosed my injury, addressed the pain, and made sure that I was as comfortable as possible. Once more, I felt that I was in very capable and experienced hands.
Finally, the paramedics who transported me throughout the day were also exemplary. With great care and consideration, they manoeuvred my broken bones and bruised limbs and delivered me as gently as possible to the Lions Gate Hospital.
I would like to thank all of the people who came to my assistance that Saturday. As a community we can be very proud of our medical professionals and confident that we will be capably looked after when an accident fells us or our loved ones.
John R. Brodie
The time has come
Recently I heard that the Westin Hotel chain was making all their North American hotels, including the swimming pool areas and the bar and dining room areas, non-smoking. I think the time has come here in Whistler to declare the whole of the municipality non-smoking. Not just all the buildings but everywhere inside the boundaries.
Of course we couldn't stop people from smoking in their cars or at home but as the Olympics approach we should set a new standard for healthier living. That would mean not selling any tobacco products in Whistler (including cigars) at any grocery stores or drug stores. I can already hear the complaining about individual rights and freedom of choice and how we would lose all our smoking tourists, but as most of the bars in Whistler found out when smoking was banned inside bars, in some cases business actually increased as non-smokers (which constitute around 80 per cent of the population) could now go into bars without having to wash their clothes afterwards.
The publicity generated by this move would more than make up for the amount of smoking customers who would not come here. Many people would be delighted to come to a resort that promotes this healthier lifestyle. I know this would be a tough thing to enact but many people would love the concept. Smoking is the worst thing that one does to their health and cancer is many times the end result. Lets lead the world to a healthier place.
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