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Many of the outstanding issues and information deficiencies relating to the GAS application should be resolved by the time there is a community public hearing in September regarding this resort proposal. We encourage all our members to take some time to get informed on the project in the coming summer months and participate in any future public consultation.
It is very important for the community of Squamish to show a progressive attitude towards economic development and diversity. We should not discard the potential of larger investments in the community at a first glance. If all the regulatory groups and the Municipality build in the appropriate safeguards to protect the community’s interests, and the feedback of the community is reflected in the master plan, a project of this kind could be very beneficial to our local economy.
We will certainly reach out to our membership for feedback, prior to the public consultation in September, once so many of the currently disputed facts are resolved by both the provincial and local government.
Margo Dent, President
Squamish Chamber of Commerce
This is sustainable?
After reading the article titled "Bogged down" in the June 12 edition of the Pique Newsmagazine, I'm amazed at the lack of regard for wildlife displayed by a community which, the last time I checked, is promoting itself as a "Sustainability" role model to the rest of the world.
If this area is "one of the last remaining wetlands in Whistler" since 72 per cent of Whistler's wetlands have been lost over the past 50 years "due to human activity" and the area has been "red listed" because its species are endangered, who is allowing it to be considered by B.C. Transit as a possible site for Whistler's new bus station? And why?
Nicole Erika Trigg
Farms are for food
Clearly it must be time for all players to realize that ethanol has been an obvious mistake, offering little or even a detrimental benefit to the environment and the economy not to mention its impact on global food supplies.
The great benefits that ethanol is touted to have on our overall energy needs are no doubt negligible at best. Yet as we speak the current Harper government is signing us on to ethanol into perpetuity, passing a national law declaring that all fuel must contain regulated percentages of ethanol.
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