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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Maxed Out

Re: “The price of dithering?

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the one project that Max is recommending please check out our website @:

You can find all the relevant information about the project there. We are hoping for your support in the ongoing process to get this project approved so we can start building more resident housing in Whistler.

Posted by Rybc on 09/20/2018 at 5:52 PM

Re: “The price of dithering?

The politicians are only part of the problem. It's the leadership at the RMOW led by a man with zero business experience.

With Jack at the helm for the next four years, and a council that will displace this current one, nothing will happen.

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Posted by Scott Simpson on 09/20/2018 at 11:30 AM

Re: “The price of dithering?

The quaint little mountain town that passion built and greed destroyed.

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Posted by Jimmy Bee on 09/20/2018 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

really good point

Posted by Jorge Alvarez on 09/17/2018 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

There is a town called Squamish, its not very far away, I have 13 properties for sale that are assembled and could house up to 180,000 feet of housing, that's 300 600 square foot units. maybe its time to do what other resorts do, house the worker bees where it is less expensive. 604 837 9568. feel free to call me

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Posted by James Arthur Smith on 09/10/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

In response to Nicholas John Field, I tend to agree in a context of the short term. If you don't like the trends, you have only yourself to blame for ignoring decades of what was always written on the wall, which is that there is no holding back the relentless tide of wealth and humanity that Whistler was always intended to attract. Get out while the getting is still good. If that isn't possible, brace yourself and look to Europe for guidance in how to best manage growth. Particularly take guidance from those darned socialists that tax the hell out of wealth to ensure that all that deplorable but necessary underclass has a place to live while they cater your "never ending party" as Max hilariously puts it.

Thats the short term. In context of the long term I would point out that NJF's assertion of:

"Growth and progress are the goal. If you are not growing you are dying."

is the corporate motto of any tumour.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 09/10/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

As you expand you have new sets of problems.

Growth and progress are the goal. If you are not growing you are dying. This is a resort town, I do not feel bad for the people it outgrows. Find a small town to be small in. We are big and if were going to be the best, you cant slow us down.

You are in or in the way.

Problem, housing. Solution, we are working on it.

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Posted by Nicholas John Field on 09/09/2018 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Beware of the 'instant' fix

One of the best things Max has ever written. I agree it is essential that the root problem, the size and the continued growth of the resort, is the problem that must be fixed. All other issues are symptoms that of course must be treated but treating symptoms alone as Max says "will kill you". I hope this spurs lots of good questions for candidates running to lead this community through what may be a pivotal next 4 years.

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Posted by Wood on 09/08/2018 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Three pillars are more stable than four

Reminds me more of Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. Following that logic, GD Maxwell would be a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude and I would be Tom Cruise.

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Posted by High IQ Individual on 08/30/2018 at 10:25 AM

Re: “The war is over, but the body count climbs

Jumping right to Godwin's Law, eh, VFN. Nothing more evangelic than a reformed leftist, drug user and criminal. Just how many Very Fake Names do you have to hide behind.

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Posted by G.D. Maxwell on 08/25/2018 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The war is over, but the body count climbs

In your in(finite) intelligence, Maxy, how do you suppose we should teach our children that there are consequences to their choices in this world if we award everyone who uses DANGEROUS drugs with the prestigious title of Victim? People who use hard drugs do not only harm themselves, but they harm OTHERS in the form of CRIME! Sometimes I feel I have to spell things out to the radical leftists, which is an odd position for me to be in as a former leftist, drug user and convicted criminal who has reformed. Of course we should treat people in Canada with basic human compassion, but the radicals have weaponized the term compassion; like many other terms like racist and so on and so forth. You are the Joseph Goebbels of the leftist voice in Whistler, Maxy. And your views on drugs are about as morally and ethically sound as Josef Mengele's were.

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Posted by Very Fake News on 08/24/2018 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Quelling reefer madness

With all the new regulation, my fear especially when people are more open about puffing, is that the do-gooders will be more bold and report 'infractions' when they smell skunky doobage, resulting in fines. Who wants to run the risk a fine every time we imbibe? On the other hand, a group of people passing around joints outside my window when I don't want to smell it might warrant a call to the fuzz.

Posted by Anchovies29 on 08/18/2018 at 5:26 AM

Re: “A matter of principal?

*Andorra and Whistler.

Posted by adeuwhistler on 08/11/2018 at 12:08 AM

Re: “A matter of principal?

Andorra is no longer on the OECD blacklist, so not technically a tax haven. But being a low tax country, many do consider it to be.

More info here:

There are many parallels between Andorra and Canada, a few hours from an airport, lots of skiing, bike parks, loads of tourists buying crap they don't need, the list goes on.

But what Whistler lacks is the history. If the abandoned island of Liberland can't get independence, good luck getting it for a high income earning town in a high tax province of a high tax country!

Posted by adeuwhistler on 08/10/2018 at 11:05 PM

Re: “A matter of principal?

Youre a globalist and a liberal, Maxy. You have no principles.

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Posted by WhistlerProudBoy on 08/09/2018 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Where did I come from?

According to Okanagan Salish storyteller Harry Robinson, the red man and the white man were created as the closest of brothers - twins - but there was only one land left for the two of them.The Creator set up a situation that the white man cheated at so he was sent far away across a great salt sea but with a prophecy that he would one day return and when he did, he would never leave again.

Part of the reason for that is because of interbreeding - they are us and we are them. The move to divide and separate us using the status number is just another corporate scam to gain control over lands and resources that actually belong to all of us.

Posted by KJC on 07/14/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Make Whistler B.C.'s natural high

Forgot to add to my above post: With all that I said being said, I would be remiss to mention that if you try to cross the CDN/US border wall with said substance, or facsimile thereof, on your person or cleverly hidden away in your vehicle (or dog), You very well can and may be arrested (at least for those who are unfortunate enough to live south of said wall, not sure what bringing it northbound will entail, but I can bet it will be highly discouraged. They want the tax revenue in BC). Remember, the US Customs and Border folk do not work for WA ST. They work for the "other Washington" i.e. the Federal Gubbmint. They don't give a rats a** what the law may be in our progressive state, even with medical dispensations (I'll bet they voted for the "Orange-Orangutan-in-Chief, too, the more bad joss to them).
Best advice, leave your stash at home, and score once you cross. If you have leftovers, i dunno, leave it for the maid who has to clean your room- the upside is you know you have some at home waiting for you. Also, I spelled heroin wrong. There is nothing heroic (in the female sense)

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Posted by markdartj on 07/06/2018 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Make Whistler B.C.'s natural high

When the weed was legalized down here in WA St, I half expected to be confronted with it daily, people clearly stoned and wandering the streets. Well, after a while now, no "Pot Zombie Armageddon" has taken place. It's almost like the local populace said "meh". It didn't create a rush of "pot tourists", that I could see. I have yet to smell the tell tale skunky smell as I walk our dog along the sidewalks of our lively little town. We have bigger problems with meth and heroine, and I'm sure the police are relieved they don't have to arrest everyone who smells skunky (like I said, nobody smells skunky anyway). In other words, it's no big deal. More drunks visible than stoners. So even in Tiny Town I wouldn't expect to see much of a difference. Those who do will continue to do so, those that don't have already made that decision, and they're not going to rush out and partake now that it's legal; instead they'll just continue to "don't"

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Posted by markdartj on 07/06/2018 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Make Whistler B.C.'s natural high

Well Max, If you can bring cannabis to Whistler you will have my vote assured. I have great respect for your take on our little mountain paradise and think you would do a kick ass job of directing the much needed change in this town. Where do I volunteer.

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Posted by Milo Brucks on 07/06/2018 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Crisis, what crisis?

Everyone should cast the memories back to the inception of the construction of the town centre.
There was the Whistler Land Company that was headed up and controlled by the elected officials - some would claim to have development expertise and if they didn't, there was money to be spent on consultants and their like. Fast forward a few years and Canada was in an economic slump and Whistler was about to declare bankruptcy.
If that had happened, it would have been the first Municipality in BC to fail to meet its financial obligations and would have affected the provincial credit rating. After much negotiating by a new council, the Province decided to finish the project but the Board would be dissolved and a new company would be formed, WLC Developments, it was stacked with very knowledgeable and respected business leaders.
Some would say, including myself, that we had sold out and we had no more control over the ultimate development that we have today. The RMOW and WLC became partners of sorts, although there were times of stress but in the end you have the product that is there today.
I certainly hope for the sake of Whistler taxpayers that your council reconsider this move and beg the experts back to the table and become partners in future projects that everyone can be proud of. Stop thinking that just because you got elected that somehow knowledge has just sprung out of nowhere and all will be good. They are only fooling themselves and doing a disservice to the taxpayers and residents of Whistler.

This his only a quick condensed part of the story but there was a lot more to this story that many hoped to forget.

Mark Angus
Former Mayor '82- '84

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Posted by Mark Angus on 06/29/2018 at 1:37 PM

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