Letters to the Editor 

This week's letters

Tele-entertaining Whistler

Please note that I, Guitar Doug, will be calling in my gigs from Thailand, where I will work as a tanning instructor at my friend?s gulf shack on the peaceful island of Koh Samui. I will be transmitting live shows from my cell phone, so please tell everyone to go to the Guitar Doug shows and continue to pay to see me entertain. I will hook up to Whistler bars, weddings and concert halls via a cell phone duct-taped to a microphone.

Thanks for everything. Visualize whirled peas.

Guitar Doug Craig



Recognize the trends

With respect to the last council meeting, Mayor Hugh O?Reilly commented that business was up in Hawaii, and at that time I did not understand the context. With respect to business, our community and the connection between the two, the positioning of the Whistler Community Centre/ice arena within the Whistler Village will help to position us for what are proving to be trends; baby boomers, young families and the increasing appeal of ?soft? recreation to travelers — including our ?retiring? mayor. Not to mention the need for indoor activities on our beloved Wet Coast, for guests and residents.

The mayor promised me that there would be a public forum prior to the decision of where the centre will stand. I hope there are more voices heard at the council meeting on the 15th of August.

Britt Germann




A feeling of sadness

After almost a week of digesting the news of Hugh O'Reilly's resignation, I've finally figured out that the emotion I feel is sadness.

I wish Hugh and his family all the best in Hawaii. In spite of recent rumblings to the contrary, I believe Hugh has been a very good mayor.

What makes me sad is that so many long-term residents like Hugh don't see their future in Whistler. And it leads me to wonder if we can truly become a sustainable community if so many of our long-term residents sooner or later intend to leave.

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