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Glen Clark’s response to criticism from some municipal politicians about the province’s plan to take money from Forest Renewal B.C.: "I think the mayors, many of whom opposed Forest Renewal, are really just playing politics.

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In Aspen, the Catholic church is offering to build employee housing — Divine Intervention the Aspen Times calls it. In Whistler, it seems it will take a similar force to make any impact on the employee housing situation.

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Last winter the 24 Whistler Search and Rescue volunteers spent about 2,000 hours in search and rescue efforts, and about the same amount of time training.

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On Tuesday the new Whistler Secondary will open, a year late, with at least 50 per cent more students than the school was built for and, depending on who you believe, with or without operating funds and equipment for all Grade 11 and 12 classes.

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I haven’t a clue what any of the speakers said at this week’s Libertarian conference. I wasn’t there, so I don’t feel qualified to comment or report on what was said.

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The recent merger between Vail Resorts and Ralcorp brings five of Colorado’s biggest mountain resorts — Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin — under one corporate umbrella.

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Last month Auditor General George Morfitt released a report on issues of public interest. Two of the issues were special warrants and government employee numbers. The report is not encouraging reading for anyone concerned about government spending.

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Imagine the uproar if the government imposed a tax on environmental groups, promised that all the money from that tax was going to be used to buy land for parks, and then a couple of years into the program said it had more money than it knew what to

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You have to wonder about the timing of the provincial government’s announcement that it is ready to appoint a receiver for Apex Resort if the ski area doesn’t repay its $8 million loan, with interest, by Aug. 2.

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It’s still four months away, but if I were to pick one issue that will dominate November’s municipal election it would be the ceiling on development and housing for locals.