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I suggest anyone who is upset with this small indulgence go
explain to the kids, with their smiles beaming from ear to ear, why they would
take that away.
Fitting the Whistler ethos
I have to agree with some of our councillors’ comments in last week's Pique about the new ATV "go-cart" track off Callaghan road not fitting in with the "Whistler experience". No, it does not fit with the summertime ATV operation at the base of Blackcomb, the mini-snowmobile operation donating its smoke and noise at the Chateau Golf Club right beside the cross-country trails, or especially with the cable between the mountains, which will soon be decorated with orange balls and strobe lights to enhance the otherwise drab view of Fissile Peak from the valley.
No indeed, to fit with the Whistler ethos, the go-track track needs to be in the IGA parking lot.
Conditional support for G@S
As many of you are aware, we have recently extended a letter of support with respect to the potential economic benefits to the community of the Garibaldi at Squamish Ski Resort proposal.
Our conditional support of this project is based on seeing the possibility of economic expansion, diversity and local employment creation that could be generated for the community and citizens of Squamish.
We understand the need for this project to be sustainable and also appreciate concerns that are being raised by the EAO, the DOS, stakeholder groups and citizens at large. We believe that these concerns need to be reviewed, evaluated and responded to by the proponent and various referral agencies.
To reiterate, our support is conditional upon all provincial, environmental and municipal regulations being addressed and/or adhered to, as well as further community engagement to address local concerns and input to the master plan.
For those of you who are not familiar with the application process, it is roughly as follows:
1. Provincial EAO Process & MOTSA
The Environmental Assessment Office Certification is the preliminary level of provincial approval that in this case has been coupled with the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Arts Master Plan Review. This combined process is all encompassing, and covers the following areas to name a few:
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