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The road to Lost Lake is paved with good intentions. After receiving several letters and petitions opposing the paving of the trail to Lost Lake the municipality cancelled paving last week. This week the municipality has received letters and a petition in favour of paving the trail. On Monday council announced a public information meeting on the whole matter will be held Saturday, June 17 at 6 p.m. in the conference centre. Council is expected to make a final decision on the fate of the trail at its regular meeting June 19. Still painting the town Whistler's closet graffiti artists have been given a deadline. The deadline to apply to paint the hoarding around Appia Development's Town Plaza has been extended to June 15. The Whistler Real Estate Company, in conjunction with Appia Developments Ltd is offering the plywood hoarding as canvas for Whistler's artists. Artists in three categories — amateur, professional and children under 12 — now have until June 26 to complete their 4x8 masterpiece. The judging will take place in early July by a panel of celebrity judges. Prizes will be awarded in all three categories and Appia Developments will donate money to the Whistler community group of the artists choice. The Societes des Melomanes is looking for volunteers to help out with St. Jean Baptiste Day, June 24, at Blackcomb. The Societes is bringing a number of French-speaking musicians to town for a series of concerts at the base of the Wizard, starting at noon and going right through to 11 p.m. The music ranges from the World Beat of Cameroon’s Njacko Backo to Jos Binne, a traditional Quebecois folk singer, to rap by MC Melomanes. Some of the musicians will also be performing at Myrtle Philip School on June 23. Anyone who would like to help out either Friday or Saturday should leave a message at 938-7767. Still Cryin' The Town Crier, one of Whistler's three local newspapers, is going to monthly production for the summer. Town Crier editor Peter O'Donnell says the Crier will change from its twice a month format to monthly until October. The Town Crier has been published every second Wednesday by Jacquie McCarnan since August of 1994.

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