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Re: “Naturespeak: At war with invasive aliens

Yes, money is spent for sure in 'popular' areas, you bet....hmmmmmmm

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/15/2014 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Businesses cautious about Squamish Oceanfront development

ENOUGH!!! with the backpedaling cautiousness... Let's GET GOING !

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/15/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Eight bear deaths lead to emergency meeting

Is there a bear shepherding program in Whistler? The Karelian Bear dogs can help move the bears out of town. Just spoke to a dog breeder in New Jersey that is highly successful keeping bears away with her dogs. 700 lb. black bear run from her bear dogs.

Posted by Vicki Nelson on 08/15/2014 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Eight bear deaths lead to emergency meeting

I think to start we should be imposing fines on residents of Whistler. The ones that break the laws get hefty fines. I know someone who is involved in the protection of the bears at the city and I can tell you one thing, the municipal politicians oppose fines being handed to the residents as they make huge profits from the land that gets purchased, etc. The second issue is, why are we not looking at Conservation instead we are killing these beautiful animals. Someone who is governing is not doing their job. We need petitions and a lot of angry people at the municipal office. Call the mayor of your city...believe me, lots can be done if people demand change. No one is going to do it for you! Get off your butt and take a stand for what matters in life.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Maya Tatuch on 08/14/2014 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

HATE hearing about bears being killed due to human stupidity.....YES you may not have any thing in YOUR yard or CAR to attract a bear but look around someone had something that brought that bear to your area. I have so many people say they didn't have attractants so why was there a bear in there yard ect? Well check your neighborhood, someone nearby has been feeding that bear, and the bear is just seeing if you have any hanging around too. Sadly this will not end anytime soon till we learn that we are the reason the bears are being killed. Ummm Humans are first???? Seriously, so I guess we have the right to be ignorant and kill these bears for eating what we are leaving out for them?????? I say that if you have provided the food for a bear that now has a bullet on its head then well you should be charged for killing that animal.

Posted by Leesa LivingherDream on 08/12/2014 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Woodfibre LNG draws wide range of opinions

Sensationalist earth worshipping fear mongers, have all of the questions, but non of the answers... Typical...

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Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/11/2014 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Premier's LNG dreams given reality check by Japanese expert

Doesn't matter, money is money. Black clouds disappear, they don't stay forever and so go the markets...up and down, here and here. 'Wet rag' forecasting is just that....pffffft !

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/11/2014 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Whistler-based business hit by cuts to BC Ferries

I doubt whether the Port Hard run affects Whistler... Also if people want to come, they will get there by whatever means....

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/11/2014 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Everything you need to know for the Squamish Valley Music Festival

Their playground was where I live. Noise bylaw ? What noise bylaw ?? pffffft !.. and the profits left with the perpetrators to be spent else wear....

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/11/2014 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Health centre sidewalks to be ripped up for helipad

Good... Humans before trees !!

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/11/2014 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

The Get Bear Smart Society and the COs are late to answer for this problem and are now scrambling to come up with solutions. In the past we've been told to keep our places attractant- free but this year that hasn't worked. A bear and her cub jumped into our car, popped open the console and mouthed a bunch of toilet paper. There was no food in there. Two close neighbours had the same situation occur. No food present. I suspect this was the pair that was caught in Alta last week. I did not call the CO because it is not CLEAR what they will do to solve the problem. The last thing I want is for them to show up and give me a lecture on shit I didn't teach that bear.

Now we are being told to scare off bears - make them scared of humans. Whoa - you guys (Bearsmart) are way too late. If this is the right approach I damn well expect EVERY bear within the RMOW to get the riot act read to it ( read shot at with blanks). Bearsmart missed the boat and is blaming residents for their lack of knowledge.

There are two options for us: vilify bears for their own good and scare them the hell out of the RMOW - or - accept they are not stupid and will eat/enter any viable source and conflict with humans then get killed. There is no middle ground. They aren't dogs - you can't expect them to learn to be.

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Posted by Patrick on 08/08/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

Make bear smart part of (1) Spirit Pass training (2) WBC training. That will cover all the locals; old and new ones.

Muni should budget in bear smart programs so that (for example) every hotel guest given a pamphlet when checking in during the bear season.

Signage at entrance of each sub division. Until I read Brandon's post last week on FB, I had no idea we were supposed to phone COS

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Smyth on 08/08/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

Sylvia, why don't you do something about it

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Posted by Maya Tatuch on 08/07/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

This is a bullshit statement made by Dolson! Unfortunately, when you call Conservation the bears pay the price. So many times I have seen the police being called to assist and the result are never good. The bylaw should be going after people who are creating these bears to become habituated to people. Why are we not enforcing that and instead we are punishing the animals. The Conservation Officers are nothing but bullies.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Maya Tatuch on 08/07/2014 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Meteor shower in Whistler skies

Sorry I have question, Thursday14th or Monday 11th ?

Posted by Petr Baza Basel on 08/07/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

A no go zone for conservation officers? As in the COs don't go into the village?

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by DiscourseAnalyst on 08/07/2014 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

I heard the shots this morning. It breaks my heart. ANOTHER BEAR KILLED. We are supposed to be the more intelligent species?? The bear doesn't know any better. I am ashamed to be human.

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Clare Chanin on 08/07/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Three bears killed in Whistler over four-day period

Humans are first !...Simple.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/07/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Whistler and Squamish businesses state their case for foreign workers

It affects the platform that business run in the sea to sky corridor, not the business itself. They don't want to hire Canadians because it hurts the bottom dollar, plain and simple.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Christophe Gallant on 08/07/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Health centre sidewalks to be ripped up for helipad

Excellent news from the RMOW & VCH

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Withey on 08/07/2014 at 1:29 PM

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