Letters to the Editor for the week of January 16 

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  • Creekside intersection. A letter writer this week calls for more signage at a Creekside intersection indicating to drivers that the right-hand turn lane is not a through lane.
 

Creekside intersection needs signage

I use the Creekside intersection on a daily basis, mostly to go from the Husky side to the mountain-base side. 

I can no longer even keep track of the number of times I have almost been sideswiped [in my] vehicle due to the number of drivers that are unaware that the right-hand turn lane is not a through lane. At least once a week drivers go straight through the right-hand turning lane.

Most recently, a local taxi cab almost ran directly into the side of my vehicle. This was a huge concern as these drivers should absolutely know which lanes feed which direction of traffic. (I have followed up with the company accordingly.)

This is due to a lack of signage in the wintertime, as the arrows painted on the road are hidden under snow, ice and wear off by the springtime.

But the fact that this still happens in the summertime when a vehicle is sitting over the top of the arrows shows that the painted arrows are simply not enough to ensure drivers are aware of which lane feeds which direction. 

A simple solution to this would be to put a sign above the traffic lights indicating the lane directions. 

After using this intersection on a daily basis [for the last year], I am shocked that no serious accidents have occurred yet. 

I would love to see a solution to this as soon as possible, so I can feel safe again using this intersection. 

Chanel Greenlaw // Whistler

Whistler is so much more than the beautiful mountains

You know when you are having a bad day or a bad moment or perhaps a lot of things go wrong at the same time?

For me, I like to get out of the negativity and walk in positivity and I do that by getting outside, by going to nature, by appreciating this wonderful resort I live in. But in reality, it is so much more—it's the local people that come together when one needs help.

Friends, words cannot express how humbled I feel for all the support you have given me. I am crying while writing this only because I am overwhelmed by this town's generosity and love.

My name is Linda Epp. The past year has been a little bit of a challenge for me since I have been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, then I had emergency eye surgery due to a detached retina, then I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

All of which are treatable.

My eye surgery and breast surgery have been successful. Good news is I do not need chemotherapy, only radiation. It is my hope to have my brain surgery prior to radiation. The duration of my overcoming and healing is still yet to be determined. I am staying mentally positive about the overall chain of events. As I like to say, "I got this!"

I would like to first thank one of the dearest friends anyone could ask for, the lovely Angie Nolan. I thank you for setting up the GoFundMe page, which has helped me survive over the last few months.

Thank you to all who have donated. You have no idea what it means to me and how you have helped me during this time of healing (gofundme.com/f/help-linda-fight-breast-cancer-and-brain-surgery).

Angie, you have been my rock for so long and have picked me up when I feel beaten down. I love you, my friend. Thank you.

I would also like to thank The Beacon Pub & Eatery for organizing a fundraiser for me that was held on Dec. 19, 2019. You are all amazing! The amount of work you put into organizing the event for me is unbelievable.

Cass Novak, I love you, my friend. Thank you for coming up with the idea to have a fundraiser for me at my favourite local establishment. Thank you to the management team who all had a part in the organization of the event. Danny Stewart, Jan Madsen, Gordon Auld and to all of the staff, you all make my day when I see your smiling faces.

Thank you, Lisa Geddes, for asking my talented local musician friends to play at the fundraiser; it was epic! Thanks Stephen Vogler, Raj Das, Sean Rose and Robin Ferrier.

I am blown away by the number of local businesses that contributed their products and provided gift certificates for the silent auction. This community is so special to me and I am so fortunate to live here while I am going through this healing journey.

Thank you to all of these contributors for my fundraiser. I have no words...other than thank you for your generosity. Again, I am truly humbled. All of these amazing donations are listed on my GoFundMe page by way of thanks and recognition.

Wow, what a fun night and what amazing prizes!

One more shout-out to Matt Hall from Whislife. We are working together since I created a logo, called EPPic, which will be put on hoodies, toques etc. and partial proceeds will go towards Families Fighting Cancer in the Sea to Sky.

Whistler, I am so blessed to live here while I am going through this journey in my life. Although I have no family here, my friends and the community have proven to be my family—feel the love back. Thank you so much.

Linda Epp, a.k.a. EPPic Linda // Whistler

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