Affordability big challenge for Whistler 

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PCL has about 250 to 300 workers on the site now, and there are at least three other major projects on the go, one at Creekside, one adjacent to the Holiday Inn, and the Pan Pacific.

"We have been talking about this and it seems like most of the work that is going to be going on here is probably no more than is being done now," said Murrell, who believes there are enough workers in B.C. to get the venues in Vancouver and Whistler built and ready for the Games.

"What happens is workers move around and they go where the money is and if there are not enough workers then people offer more money and the workers come."

Most of these issues will be worked out during the on-going community consultation process said Mayor O’Reilly.

"Making sure that our community is whole at the end of it was one of our promises in the guiding principles," said O’Reilly.

"This is an event, it is not a development. At the end of the day when the Olympics pick up and leave town the things that made us successful will still be here and intact and what we will have is the glow and the memories of having the world in our backyard.

"It is a tall order but I think we can do it. Whistler has been exceptional at executing great plans and sticking to our strategy.

"Our development of the bid process was unique and different and very successful and I believe we can do a great job in a very Canadian way."

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