letter to the editor 

Lately, I have heard numerous negative comments regarding the Whistler community. Some are voiced by locals and some by visitors. I have even had family and friends from back home discuss the faults of the community that they have picked up by word of mouth, despite never having visited Whistler.

On Sunday, Jan. 21 after hitting a slippery section of road and launching myself and vehicle into a large snow bank on the north side of the heli-pad, I was treated to a very positive aspect of the community.

To the numerous people from both Whistler and Pemberton who stopped – Marie-Anne, Eric, the snowplow drivers, and everyone who I haven't any names for – to see that I was alright, reassure me that it "wasn't that bad," ensure that phone calls were made and who offered to stay with me, I am truly grateful.

To the tow-truck driver who had his own mishap with the cable when trying to pull my truck out, thank you.

Having been an athletic trainer travelling around North America with various teams and visiting far too many emergency rooms, I have to say that we are very fortunate to have the staff at the Whistler Health Centre. They are all professional, efficient and caring. So to the receptionists, nurses, Dr. Walden and the X-ray tech. who ministered to my pains, thank you. By the way, those warm blankets are the best!

And finally, a very special thank you to Rusty for getting my husband to my side quickly and safely.

Yes, we can all find – and there are some – things to complain about in our community. I am happy to say, though, that lack of concern and caring for those in need isn't one of them.

Diana Rochon


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