He is extremely lucky he made it out alive, this was all 100% a result of a bad decision on his behalf.
Search and rescue I will expect will bill him for this rescue and if he is a decent person will be paying it with no questions asked.
I feel sorry for out about your loss, however you have just become a nuisance around here.
Please stop trying to make the taxi driver accept the full responsibility around here, he was speeding 9 km/h over the legal limit, he accepted responsibility for that, got a ticket and got involved in a horrific tragedy that not only affected him but also, those who first arrived on the scene, the people out with Ellie that night, yourself and many more. We could be angry at your daughter for walking on a highway in poor road conditions, due to poor judgement on her side, causing this whole scenario, but we choose not to. To oppose your point, "She didn't do stupid things" she did do a stupid thing, so got intoxicated in an unfamiliar area, walked on a dark HIGHWAY in middle of the night, with a lit Valley trail right beside the area she was walking, which if she used would have never of caused this incident.
You are out looking for blood against this taxi driver, which is completely not needed now. Should everyone who speeds now be arrested, charged, drug tested and thrown in prison, is that want you want? This was an unfortunate accident, plain and simple. There was no need to test the driver at the scene, there was no reason for the police to test him as he did not show any evidence of impairment.
And you know what is even more unfortunate, every year there are a group of people here for the winter who do the same thing, see Bernie's comments above, I have also myself experience drunk people doing completely stupid things on the highway in the middle of the night. Every couple of years this happens, it's extremely unfortunate.
You are blaming the driver for him saying it isn't his fault, look in the mirror, this was as equally his fault as it was your daughter's.
Please grieve in your own way, but stop being a nuisance around here.
And to the Pique, please stop giving Ms. Reinecke all this attention in your paper, myself nor the rest of the community enjoy reading her rants.
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.
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