Letters to the editor 

Absolutely love the idea of using useless golf land for useful housing. Oh yes you can tell I don't golf, tried it don't like it. not much of a sport, not even if you carry your own bag!

So what about housing on the Tourism Whistlers golf course? Can’t you just see Tourism Whistler scrambling to justify their jobs? "Don't touch our fat cow, we need something to run, damn it!"

I,m thinking Whistler would be better off without Tourism Whistler.

"In-fill housing," words that basically mean more trees to be fallen, more stars at night that fade away from all the extra lights.

"In-fill housing," just another term for jamming up neighbourhoods which already provide accommodation.

"In-fill housing" is when you in-fill a golf course for the true good of Whistler.

Guillermo Bright

Whistler

 

This summer, after reading a few of my letters to the editor, Bruce Miller made certain accusations against me. This time, and just this time I will admit, I am on my second rye.

Why would Tourism Whistler move the golf course to the Callaghan Valley? Is it cheap to move a golf course?

When they move one, is it all at once or one piece at a time?

After this one’s gone, is what’s left underneath still publicly owned? Or does it revert directly to the developer via the provincial government?

Will this benefit any other local golf courses?

Of course this is just my conspiracy theory. You should here the one I have about the Columbia exploding.

By the way Bob Barnett, tar and feathers is much too good for you.

Bjorn Gimse

Whistler

 

I've been a frequent visitor to Whistler since 1987 and a part-time resident since 2000.

In the wintertime, the Whistler Golf Course becomes a park. From morning to night, you see people snowshoeing, cross country skiing (you have to make your own trail), and romping with their dogs. It's a beautiful, accessible open space close to the village. Year round, people walk, run, bike, and rollerblade on the 5 km trail that surrounds the golf course. I doubt the trail would be as inviting if the spectacular views and open space disappeared.

As Whistler grows and expands, open space close to the village will disappear and can never be reclaimed. In many ways, the better role for a special place like the golf course land is to be an urban park accessible to all year round. Density really only works when people can "escape" easily and on foot to open space nearby.

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