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Re: “Bear cub dies after being captured during Whistler Ironman

This is so sad, and was so unecessary. I mean really?? Why does a baby bear have to die due to a Race?? I am a triathlete and have done ultra runs in the bush as well. I think its getting to be too taxing on natural habitats and the animals that live in them. Carelessness on the part of the captors as well. I'm sure the Mother bear was heartbroken.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dana Dana BoBayna on 07/28/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “The very best of Whistler women

Safe to say all these women are probably into women, since they are so unattainable to men....

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Christophe Gallant on 07/28/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “'Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance' the largest investment in company history

Honestly, the Emerald chair has to be upgraded. Even on the slowest of mid-week days there are 10 minute lineups at that lift. It's a wonderful zone and i've barely skied it over my first two seasons and 100 days because of the congestion. It should be a top priority.

Posted by Christopher Call on 07/27/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Ironman Canada to tie up traffic July 24

What a shit show....

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christophe Gallant on 07/24/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 21st

Dear Spangler: Why are you asking me? Should you not ask my broken hearted teenage Daughter who lost her bike? We live in a very small town with very honest and hard working people. Perhaps, after years of leaving her bikes in a gated and fenced yard she was either trusting or forgetful, who knows.
Does not change the fact that someone stole her bike though, so why ask the question in the first place? Seems to me you are blaming the victim and not the lazy SOB who stole it.
Next year, if the festival happens I will make sure to remind our town to spend the time and tie down anything of value....... Just another positive attraction of the Festival I guess. :)

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peter Wortman on 07/22/2016 at 5:59 PM

Re: “ICBC named as third party in civil suit over Whistler cyclist's death

You folks do not understand the process here. The Defendant is in breach of his coverage and thereby has no insurance coverage. If the Plainiffs were to proceed against the Defendant alone, the Defendant would likely be judgment proof and they would receive nothing. As ICBC has stepped in as a Third Party to the action, the Plaintiffs now have a large corporation with a tonne of money from which they can get a damages award.
I'm no flag waver for ICBC, but at least I make sure to understand the facts prior to condemnation.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kyle Jackson on 07/22/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of July 21st

I have a question for Peter, why was a $2,500 bike left outside at night, let alone during the festival? That unfortunately is a tough lesson for a teenager, especially given the highly noted bike thefts happening in the Sea to Sky.

There are some negatives to the festival however I believe they are greatly offset by the positive things that it brings to the community. Being able to see some epic bands in our small town is just awesome.

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by The Spangler on 07/21/2016 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Early Pemberton fans not feeling so lucky

My friends and I waited 9 hours. I get that it absolutely sounds like a first world problem, but imagine driving for 11 hours to this parking lot, waiting in traffic for over an hour, then finally parking and carrying tents, backpacks, coolers, chairs, flats of water and more, and imagine you can't let go of them for longer than 5 minutes at a time because you'll lose your place in "line" or miss a chance to get on a bus, meanwhile you're getting pushed around by thousands of angry tired people who all feel they deserve to go ahead of you because there are zero lines or rules in place by the 4 or 5 staff members who have no idea what's going on, and you have had no food or bathroom breaks for over 10 hours... (A friend of mine was told if she went to the outhouse she wouldn't be allowed back into the line.) When you imagine all of that, it feels a hell of a lot like a real problem. I will never forget that experience. It was incredibly painful, mentally and physically. We didn't even make it on a bus, we found a local couple to drive us around hour 9, and then we had to carry all of our things for another 20 minute walk to the campsite in the dark. People were crying, people were screaming that they hate Pemberton, people were throwing up from the stress to their bodies, it was awful. Pemberton told us to pack for a 15-30 minute walk. If we knew we'd have even a 5 hour wait we would have packed completely differently. It was beyond unorganized and after paying 450 dollars for my ticket and campsite I can promise you no amount of epic musicians or pretty daisy decorations on the grounds will make me go back for a second year. I had an amazing time after that, I genuinely did, the shows were perfect and I'm thankful my friends and I stayed positive and healthy throughout the weekend, but I won't be going back.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kaila Maddalo on 07/20/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Finding lost pets, one Facebook post at a time

Lost dog today around The Chief (July 17, 2016) between 12-1pm
Dog is 8 years old. Medium size, black lab mix with white stripe across the chest. Responds to 'Buckley' pls text 604-815-9110 if found or have info.

Thanks!

Posted by Daria on 07/17/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Pemberton Music Festival braces for fourth and final day

The mentality.....go hang out with 40,000 people and expect to be served immediately. Next time get a campsite.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Christophe Gallant on 07/17/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Province announces $5.4 million in highway upgrades

Lot's of money true, but yet a drop in the bucket....

Posted by Rekoning Day on 07/15/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The future is now for housing

Dear: WHA, et al

Michael Hutchison-WHA Chair
Councillor Jack Crompton
Councillor Jen Ford
Councillor John Grills
Brian Good
Jon Decaigny

Mature Action Commitee: Bob Calladine
Resident Housing Representative: Colin Pitt-Taylor

Marla Zucht


We would say it is time for WHA managers/council expand its mandate so that our affordable/available (affordable and available emphasized) housing needs meet our current needs because right now not doing anything is causing more harm and stress to our people.

Immediate Action is required:

a) A temporary trailer housing camp set up in 30 days which people can lease until more housing is built. 

b) Affordable Housing guaranteed with a 100 year Mortgage paid for and guaranteed by the Bank of Canada -- since we are the shareholders of our public bank we are entitled to share our collective / accumulative wealth to uplift our community.

It's written in law into the BOC Act, 18J.

Imagine having a mortgage, okay lets change that word mortgage since it means death-pledge in French, sounds way to ominous, well because of the interest centuries old usury paradigm we have been conditioned to accept that, that's just the way things are done forever? Not!

Bank Interest on a family home, low income first time buyer, senior etc. is no longer fashionable nor does it meet the criteria of sharing our compassion and ever expanding collective/accumulative wealth.

So can we trans-form mortgage into life-pledge and call it a Vie-gage, a life pledge to life.

Okay imagine having a V-Pledge of 3-400.00 per month for a two bedroom condo guaranteed by our bank at no interest for first time buyers.

If you are not aware of the creation of our bank (1938) please look up COMER our modest think tank in Canada contributed and founded by economists, authors and our former defense minister Paul Hellyer --- comer -- community on monetary economic reform.

COMER.ORG will explain the powers of our bank, the Canadian People's Bank always left unused until we start demanding that our wealth be shared among and for all our communities. 


thank you kindly

~wolfgang





Wolfgang Lindemann
Wolfpath Productions URC
mudra12@gmail.com
c/o PO Box 1466
Whistler BC V0N 1B0

Posted by Wolfpath on 07/15/2016 at 4:29 AM

Re: “Early Pemberton fans not feeling so lucky

#Sheepleproblems

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Posted by colin.kennedy.359 on 07/15/2016 at 3:37 AM

Re: “Community reeling from loss of McKeever

Many words will be said of his greatness, my two senses say, "Liked & Loved". From a backpacker. Goodbye old Friend.

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Posted by Calen Keath on 07/14/2016 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Early Pemberton fans not feeling so lucky

No respect for concert goers. For the amount of money they are soaking people for, the buses should have been brought in on Tuesday for proper preparation. The spill out is on the reserve here in Mount Currie again.Trespassing and speeding on the main thouroughfare. They are in Our river again. Who will be responsible for cleaning up our salmon bearing river from which our drinking water is supplied?

13 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Archie Silver Tip Peters on 07/14/2016 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Whistler: Not for everyone?

I doubt very many will raise their hands to drive coal trucks in a coal mine - Lets be serious. Its not all about Pow - we're a 365 entity. As GD states, people live here because they want to. Some travel to out of town jobs, some work multiple jobs within the resort. It is what it is.

WB drive the freight train, WB are the Billion Dollar Co and WB are the only ones who can make this work. If they want to build the Resort and max its capacity then they should be paying more Tax dollars to build a sustainable infrastructure. Some like to live in London or Hong Kong or Singapore city's, but they cant afford to, so they live in the suburbs, which creates less centralised sub economies, so it's good that our suburbs are growing - lets face it, we have enough space.
Whistler is a victim of its own success and no matter how we compare to lesser or greater resorts, the freight train will keep moving.
There should be less focus on "airbnb" greed - we're human, and we will look to survive however we must. We forgot to mention the Hotel costs increasing by 50%!

We have to look at where the Tax Dollars are coming from and creating a Super Tax from major resort developers like WB. Clearly what our governments are charging these huge companies has been grossly overlooked.
Empty homes taxes might swing some extra funds too from our wealthier clientele.

Just saying...

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Stu Sambell on 07/14/2016 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Whistler: Not for everyone?

The only BC ski town that I've ever visited that didn't have this problem is Fernie. Stick around for long enough and you'll ditch the dishpig job for driving those monster coal trucks down at the TECK mine. Chances are you'll still get some sweet pow days, too - shift work and all. Let's see how many Whistler hands would be raised for a sweet coal mine, nearby. Didn't think so. Not to be glib, though, GD really does nail it here, though. As societal wealth flows upwards rather than evening out, the labour shortages will get worse, the housing issues will become more complex, and local businesses will be pushed out by the brand name stores that can pay the square footage. I will congratulate all Whistler politicians and policy makers for at least giving things a fair shot. On another note, I see that food bank usage is up, so I suppose that the Stalin quote is indeed apropos.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Steven C Threndyle on 07/14/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Early Pemberton fans not feeling so lucky

#firstworldproblems

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Adam Levitt on 07/14/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Whistler: Not for everyone?

well said

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Posted by Stu Sambell on 07/14/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Marty's story

I lived in Whistler for many years and love that place, and feel at home when ever I visit. But for you to say drug dealers don't care if you die Is not true. Whistler is one of the only place's where your dealer is in your group of friends maybe your good friend that you watch football with on Sundays. He does the same drugs you do ,and they don't want to hurt anyone at all, it be bad for there client's to die on a moral level and just the fact that the police will be on the hunt for man killing coke is not good for business. The only person to blame here is the person who took the drug's and then sleeping pills. So stop bashing Whistler and get a life, you make it sound like the Moyer's dog even does coke this just is not the case. There are alot of young families bring up kids who don't even do drug's. Or that nerd you knew in highschool who became an introweey
This author does not publish facts just stories.

Posted by Brendan Marcuz on 07/14/2016 at 10:49 AM

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