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On Saturday Whistler voters elected a council that, in many ways, was a reaction to the absurd pace of development that’s taken place in this town the last few years.

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None of the candidates for mayor or council have had much to say about the future of Whistler as a resort in this campaign, largely because they haven’t been asked.

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There are many important issues facing Whistler and the next council; the gate at Blueberry Hill does not rank highly among them.

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Every time the provincial government announces a new measure to cut some of the $750 million it now says must be pared... prospective municipal politicians should take note.

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Is it the election, the mach II pace of change, buildout looming on the horizon, or is everyone just in a foul mood? A few weeks ago one person wrote to mayor and council to oppose one rezoning application, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sla

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Among the multitude of issues the next Whistler council will have to deal with is one currently being foisted on all municipal councils, provincial cost sharing, or lack there of.

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Everyone in Whistler knows the 30 centimetre rule: if it snows 30 centimetres overnight everyone has the right to take the day off work. Last month the province introduced the 64 centimetre rule. Actually, it’s part of a provincial law, B.C.

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Just as people were beginning to come to grips with Whistler’s ceiling on commercial development we now discover the ceiling on affordable housing development. Not that it’s a new thing.

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A humble thought born of too much time spent on one issue: Maybe we have been going at the affordable housing issue from the wrong end.

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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.