That would be amazing if it gets done, it would be a great addition to the community here given how many people here love to surf. So stoked to watch how this goes!
Not really that surprising. Given the majority of front end service staff are temporary seasonal staff who are paid less than a living wage in this town, you get what you pay for. The spirit pass program also does not provide any real benefit compared to buying the early bird pass, as the price keeps creeping up each year, which I think offsets the intention of the spirit program.
Good service will come from creating a good community in this town, reducing employee turnover would be a good start to helping customer service. Not to mention filling positions with people who have a stake in this town, as opposed to having someone who is only here for a few months and doesn't really care for much other than having a good time.
The Loblaws is a great addition, as the increased competition in groceries will hopefully help bring prices down to that more in the Sea to Sky corridor, not to mention will allow me to avoid the horrible parking lot in the Nester's plaza.
As for the village becoming a place for tourists, well it is, as a local, the parking fiasco has made pushed me to go in to the village less and less (I now park in lot 6,7 or 8 when I ride avoiding the village altogether). I have been observing the increase in commercial vacancies, as due to the ridiculous rent prices, we have pushed away the potential for Whistlerites to start up small shops and restaurants, which give the village it's charm and character in exchange for more franchises and chains which don't have the same feel. There is little sense of "community" in the village anymore and that is something that needs to be addressed.
Then there is the issue of WB charging more and more for their programs such as ski school has gone up making it harder on local families, the spirit pass really doesn't provide any benefit from the early bird full season pass, no discount now on a bike park pass if you had a season's pass, which also shows a lack of respect for the local community.
Thanks Leslie, I will now quote the "No person shall permit any animal to be running at large in the Resort Municipality" when I see a young child running at large in the community, as uncontrolled kids in public places piss me off.
Get a life.
And rode out fine, STFU RiverDude.
Doug Ryan, can you please let the asphalt plant issue die. Enough money and time has been wasted on this issue. People who live and rent in the Cheakamus already got subsidized housing, so please stop complaining about a guy trying to run a business that was there long before that area was built, not to mention FULLY DISCLOSED ON YOUR DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. IF you have a problem move or otherwise be quiet.
I think the sewage plant is worse, you guys are crazy.
Penny, this was an unfortunate tragedy I am sorry for you loss. However you seem to think your daughter did nothing wrong here, I feel extremely sorry for you as well as Jamie, as he just happened to be in that area at the time she was walking on the road in the rain, right beside a lit trail. I walk that trail all the time and I disagree with your comment that the trail is scary, a dark highway in the rain, scares me a lot more.
He may have been speeding slightly, nothing more than what is common here in Canada, I drove that stretch of highway today at the same speed he did and he has been honest about it the whole time. Your daughter has to accept responsibility for her actions, she paid the ultimate price, she got intoxicated in an unfamiliar area, and decided to walk down a HIGHWAY at 3am in the dark, with no lights on or anything. Unfortunately that mistake cost her her life. We have had several instances of this happen here over the past few years, I think your efforts would be better used in making sure something like this doesn't happen again as opposed to trying to put Jamie in jail, as it could have been anyone who was driving at that time who could be in his shoes now. Would you feel better for you having his life ruined in jail on top of having to deal with this whole tragedy?
This incident had two guilty parties; a driver and the person who was walking on the road. Please stop trying to put all the blame on only the one party.
Again all the best in the future to you Penny.
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