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“The heavy lifting is done,” said Quinlan, who owns Behind the
Grind, The Mountain Hound Lounge and the recently opened café Quinny’s.
“We need to look to tomorrow as far as where we are at as a
destination resort and where the resort and the municipality fits into that. We
also have to look beyond 2010 because there is obviously going to be changes to
staffing and everything after the Olympics. We will have to look at where are
we at with regards to growth and how do we diversify our economy.”
This will be the third council campaign that Quinlan has entered.
He has never been elected.
The 17-year Whistler resident has also been on the board of the
Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix project, and the Health Care Foundation.
Christopher Reading, owner of general contracting businesses
Pura Management Corp., joined the council race because of his interest in what
is going on in the community.
“It just seems like the natural progression for my brain,” said
Reading, who has lived on and off in Whistler for the past six years.
“I am not 100 per cent familiar with all the responsibilities
and what everything is that I am getting into, but because of that freshness,
at the same time, I think that is going to give me a different perspective on
At 30 years old, Reading also wants to represent the youth
Reading is not firm on his campaign issues yet, but he said
maintaining Whistler’s “energy” and individuality is important to him. He also
mentioned working on the housing shortage and sustainability as focal points.
Beyond his business, Reading is also involved in mountain bike
Real estate agent David Sharpe has been working with resident
housing in Whistler for 10 years and said he decided to run for council because
it is important that someone at the table has real estate experience.
“I decided it was my time to serve the community as best I could,” said Sharpe, who has dealt with both seasonal housing and employee-owned housing through his work with Remax Sea to Sky.
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