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The whole town is infected. We can’t remember what we want or don’t want, where we are trying to go, or where we even left our glasses (they’re on your head). It seems to me that there is so much happening so fast that this town can’t keep up. Whistler needs to clear its minds of all things Whistler, the pressures of developers, businesses, citizens, IOC, elections, and the myriad of other onslaughts to the 2010 race. We are becoming bogged down by too much at once and can no longer think clearly.

That said, let’s approve London Drugs and move on.

Why? (Deep breath) Here we go.

Affordability. Constant complaints about this issue. London Drugs would provide a less expensive alternative for a variety of sundries that both locals and tourists would use. I don’t think the effects would be as devastating on other businesses as many would like to believe. As well, I think they would hire more locals year round compared to the existing businesses.

Visitors with Families. I agree we need family-oriented things to do in this town. The movie theatre is enough for something underground. So far, other options haven’t been viable, and not just in this location. (Re: Mountain World) Losing this space isn’t going to be a big deal. The town needs to think about other alternatives for families without having to hide them underground where they could be in "anytown North America". It’s a bigger issue than this space and needs some real addressing.

Finally, it has been said that we don’t want to offer "the same shopping experience you would get in any commercial centre." This is where we should admit that we are burnt out and need a break. If you saw this clearly, you would simply be replacing something that actually already does exist in commercial centres, (Eddie Bauer & Guess) with something else that also exists in commercial centres (London Drugs).

However, if you look below, I think you’ll see that London Drugs is actually the lesser of two evils. Eddie Bauer boasts 430 Stores in North America with shops in Japan and Germany (www.eddiebauer.com). Guess has countless shops around the world including the U.S., Africa, 13 countries in Asia, Australia, Canada, seven countries in Europe, nine countries in the Middle East, and 11 countries in South America with plans of opening many more (www.guess.com).

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