Letters to the editor for the week of November 14th 

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Keep Whistler wonderful

The RMOW has to ask itself what kind of sustainable development it wants to add to our beautiful resort town.

Is it something infringing on reducing wetlands, adding 3,000+ cars and city-style rush hours and more pressure on energy and waste management resources for the next 30 years — or is there a better use of the valley's scarce resources.  

(Whistler International Campus) is a huge development for the resort and the council needs to assess whether this project is one they want to support in a resort that already has too many cars, too-long fuel lines and city-like daily traffic congestion and accidents.

We need to attract visitors who come to Whistler to stay in the hotels and park-up for much of their stay, or travel by train and use local buses. We need to keep Whistler an outstanding world-class resort and a great and enjoyable place to visit and stay.

My vote would be keep Whistler wonderful, leave the university campus in the city and invite the students and lecturers up to Whistler for their vacations — let's not turn the valley into a city suburb.  

Carl Ryder


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