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Perceptions of the election campaign.

I find it very hard to feel confident about supporting candidates in the upcoming municipal election that already cannot even follow simple instructions and abide by municipal bylaws. Did they take the time to get informed or did they just not care?

I am embarrassed for those candidates who see fit to mount their election signs to hydro and telephone poles as well as nail them to live trees. In the sign permit application that all candidates were required to complete; it specifies where and how signs can be placed. One mayoral candidate and at least four council candidates saw fit to use hydro-poles for their campaign signs around prominent village roads.

If one wants to use the basic criteria of reading instructions, obeying the rules and abiding by the law, many of the candidates running could be easily eliminated. It's not what candidates promise in elections; it is about how they become informed, how they pay attention to detail, and what they do that counts.

Alison Bernard

Whistler

Whistler-Blackcomb would like to respond to the Oct. 18th Pique article "Four names added to Ballot."

In the article, Rick Andre indicates that his decision to run for council is based on a friend's experience with being asked to leave Whistler-Blackcomb Employee Residence.

We would like to clear up any confusion created by Rick Andre's comments. Whistler-Blackcomb is very committed to providing housing for our seasonal employees; each year we provide over 1,200 beds to first season and returning seasonal employees.

During the spring, summer and fall we welcome any valley employee to live in these facilities. In addition, during the fall recruiting period any individual involved in the recruiting process is welcome to reside in employee residence. Once the recruiting fair has been completed (mid-late November), Whistler-Blackcomb employees are our sole priority.

Kirby Brown,

Director of Employee Experience

Intrawest at Whistler/Blackcomb

Whistler Mountain Ski Club thanks all supporters of this year’s SWAP (Sale With Awesome Prices). THE SWAP combines a consignment sale for quality pre-owned equipment manned by ski club volunteers (alumni members, parents and juvenile racers), and a new merchandise sale that features several well known Whistler retailers. Proceeds from THE SWAP benefit the club’s ski racing programs and contribute to the development of our juvenile athletes and future champions.

Thanks to Wild Willies, Snowcovers, McCoo’s, Mountain Shop, and Helly Hansen who participated again as in recent years. Thank you to all our volunteers and the shopping public who were "intent" (and in the tent), preparing for the upcoming winter sports season.

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