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Comment Archives: stories: News: Whistler

Re: “Whistler Fire Chief set to retire next month

Chief Playfair,
Congratulations on your retirement! You have worked hard, served your community well and always with honour. The firefighters at Whistler were always a pleasure to work with and your dedication to the team has had a huge impact that those who follow will have to work hard to match.

I can say the above because I do remember working 'with' you in a very direct/indirect way and although you likely do not remember me, given that we have never met face to face, but you might remember my voice. I was one of the first 20 civilians to train for Fire Dispatch at E-Comm in 2002 and tapped out one of the first calls to Whistler ever dispatched by a female civilian. It went something like this... "Whiskey One, Whiskey Two medical assist one point five kilometers northbound on Shit Happens Trail... I repeat Whiskey One, Whiskey Two medical assist one point five kilometers northbound on Shit Happens Trail, for a naked male and female stuck in a tree, possible broken femur.

LOL... for tapping out that call and successfully completing Fire Dispatch training I was nicknamed... to be forever known as Shit Happens. :)

I wish you a long and happy retirement full of relaxation and peace.

Regards,
Rae-Lynne Dicks, MA
*Shit Happens*

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Posted by Rae-Lynne Dicks on 05/17/2018 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Wilhelm-Morden will not seek re-election in October

Social media is tough. But it's a reality that was really fostered back in the late 90's on bull boards like the Raging Bull. When you work for a public company, the comments also get very personal. I know. Politics is no different now, and the newer generations of leaders know that social media comments are nothing more than obtuse dogmatic verbal punches made by people who live in their parent's basements.

For a politician to succeed, they have to not take it personally. And their families must be onside before they choose to serve.

Posted by Patrick Smyth on 05/16/2018 at 2:27 PM

Re: “A tale of two farmers' markets

Well written Braden

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 05/16/2018 at 1:38 PM

Re: “McIntosh killer sentenced to five years

Check out the Ted talk on restortative justice. The widow and the convicted have worked together, teaching in schools and with youth on social justice and restorative justice. An amazing story that the death penalty would have not allowed happen. Everyone needs a little time in in there life!

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Posted by Todd E. Weisbrot on 05/12/2018 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Two new WHA rental projects break ground

They should not be building affordable seniors housing, if you are a senior and can't afford to live here too bad move elsewhere.

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Posted by The Spangler on 05/10/2018 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

...back in 82 dropped a crisp new $100 dollar bill on the floor of Peters Underground Restaurant... Mojos bar now ! and Mr. Coffee was the next and ONLY customer ...HE RETURNED IT !!! and so Peter called me up and I got it back ...what a guy ....would not even let me buy him a sandwich ( or even a COFFEE ) R.I.P. you where a nice guy

Posted by Scott Green on 05/10/2018 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Whistler resident falls prey to tax scam

This is the most successful CRA scam address http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/address/1GVD8Y9473Lxm2ngdKW5P5M1uazDtGMRFo/

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Posted by BitcoinWhosWho on 05/09/2018 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

He always was gentle and remembered my girls, Ruby and Lena and would want to over treat my dogs
Bon voyage
Peter and Nona Rowat

Posted by Peter Rowat on 05/04/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Marketplace pay parking now in effect

I lived in Whistler 2001-2003 and occasionally we drive up from Vancouver for a day trip 1-2 per year - we always shop at IGA and never worried about parking before. We decided to stop by and pick up a few things at IGA. I got out of the car and there were literally signs and signs saying 30 minutes parking facing the Village ... I said to my husband, oh, ok, they must have changed something but still have the first 30 minutes free while shopping at the stores... I did not see a sign saying ATTENTION NEW PAY PARKING STRATEGY IS IN EFFECT - IGA customers DO NOT have any complimentary parking???!!! HOw does that even make any sense? We bought a roasted chicken, bread, and a salad. 10 maximum 15 min in an out - when we got back to the car we had a $55 ticket. We walked around looking for the WARNING signs for the parking changes... and finally noticed pastel yellow colored barely noticeable signs that had no explanation for the recent changes right next to the 30 min parking signs... very confusing. Needless to say it has put a mark on the day. I just googled it and this article finally revealed when the change occurred. I don't have outstanding parking tickets, and have a phone account to park all over Vancouver to avoid them. Rarely do I ever make a mistake. This parking ticket was not a mistake, I was happy to visit Market Place as always and was very disappointed with how IGA - Whistler's BIGGEST source of grocer is not included into the at least 30 min free parking. I don't know if there is an other IGA anywhere in the country that does not offer free parking to its loyal customers? At least please PUT UP BIG RED signs for at least 1 or two years following the changes for visitors who have enjoyed the customary IGA parking system there in Whistler for many many years. Don't just charge and collect, be kind and inform, warn and offer IGA the same deal as elsewhere. https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/marketplace-to-get-pay-parking-this-summer/Content?oid=339367

Posted by Giselle Nagy on 05/01/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Marketplace to get pay parking this summer

I lived in Whistler 2001-2003 and occasionally we drive up from Vancouver for a day trip 1-2 per year - we always shop at IGA and never worried about parking before. We decided to stop by and pick up a few things at IGA. I got out of the car and there were literally signs and signs saying 30 minutes parking facing the Village ... I said to husband, oh ok, they must have changed something but still have the first 30 minutes free while shopping at the stores... I did not see a sign saying ATTENTION NEW PAY PARKING STRATEGY IS IN EFFECT - IGA customers DO NOT have any complimentary parking???!!! HOw does that even make any sense? We bought a roasted chicken, bread, and a salad. 10 maximum 15 min in an out - when we got back to the car we had a $55 ticket. We walked around looking for the WARNING signs for the parking changes... and finally noticed pastel yellow colored barely noticeable signs that had no explanation for the recent changes right next to the 30 min parking signs... very confusing. Needless to say it has put a mark on the day. I just googled it and this article finally revealed when the change occurred. I don't have outstanding parking tickets, and have a phone account to park all over Vancouver to avoid them. Rarely do I ever make a mistake. This parking ticket was not a mistake, I was happy to visit Market Place as always and was very disappointed with how IGA - Whistler's BIGGEST source of grocer is not included into the at least 30 min free parking. I don't know if there is an other IGA anywhere in the country that does not offer free parking to its loyal customers? At least please PUT UP BIG RED signs for at least 1 or two years following the changes for visitors who have enjoyed the customary IGA parking system there in Whistler for many many years. Don't just charge and collect, be kind and inform, warn and offer IGA the same deal as elsewhere. https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/marketplace-to-get-pay-parking-this-summer/Content?oid=339367

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Posted by Giselle Nagy on 05/01/2018 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

Always remember Mr Coffee from around town. Used to see him late night at random Alpine house parties in the 90s/early 2000s just sipping on free beers and mingling with the crowd in a dimly lit smokey corner. I would always say what up when hed bike by with his little dog as well. Have fun on your fantastic voyage. r.i.p Alain...

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Posted by ckristo on 04/30/2018 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

on a cold night oh maybe 10 years ago in the cab loop i told him it was free cab night and he said oh ok jumped in and never spoke a word till we got to his plac and wisperd Thankyou.He was a hard worker... i worked on a roof demo with him one time... he made me look like a Dogger.

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Posted by Jay D Smyth on 04/30/2018 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

Aweeee. Sad to hear. He certainly was set in his ways. It's what I liked about him the most. RIP Buds

Posted by Peter Wortman on 04/30/2018 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

Very nice man. My boys and myself will miss him.

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Posted by Keenan Moses 1 on 04/30/2018 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

He may be gone but he will not be forgotten. Woven into the folklore of our community. May he forever enjoy la grande vacance

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Posted by Tanya Ewasiuk Goertzen on 04/30/2018 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

He will be missed! We never said much to each other but would acknowledge each other regularly. Im sorry that he has passed but happy it was peacefully.

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Posted by Stephanie Reesor on 04/30/2018 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Remembering Mr. Coffee

RIP Alain you will be missed by so many of us in Whistler.

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Posted by Laurie Vance on 04/30/2018 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Four Whistler restaurants briefly closed due to health violations

AGAIN - Havent eaten in any of these since the first time they were closed down.

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Posted by Stu Sambell on 04/28/2018 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Nesters Crossing rezoning gets first readings

"I think we need to follow good planning principles, (and) we need to put housing in areas that are planned for housing. This is an industrial park. I will not support this amendment."

Where do you plan on putting housing developments then Nancy?

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Posted by The Spangler on 04/26/2018 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Outdoor Potable Water Use Bylaw gets first readings

Since the April 1 Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin the overall snowpack, relative to normal, has increased throughout the province. The weather during the first three weeks of April was relatively cool with continued wet weather. Automated snow weather stations in all regions received above normal snow for the period of April 1 to April 22. The provincial average snow water equivalent (SWE), referenced to long-term average conditions for this period, has increased from 106% on April 1st to 114% on April 22nd.

Posted by surfingshreddie on 04/24/2018 at 9:29 AM

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