Letters to the Editor 

What goes around comes around

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Chris Field





Another reason to celebrate

Here comes Chinese New Year (Jan. 29), one of the most celebrated holidays in the world (celebrated in over 100 countries), which has its comparison to the Roman calendar New Year. First of all a feast that rivals many holiday meals, then red packets full of money to ensure prosperity for the new year. We celebrate an animal (not thing) based from Buddha that visited him when he was deathly ill. This was the start of Chinese Astrology, similar but different to the very popular astrological horoscope that is located at the back of this newsmagazine.

As one of the oldest civilizations in human history, Chinese New Year is celebrated by wishing good fortune, prosperity, good luck and good health. As a Canadian Citizen I am fortunate to celebrate this holiday for two weeks, giving this positive energy to one another. I am very proud that this culture has been part of Canadian history.

Whistler citizens can learn from this cultural holiday and many others that are celebrated. Recently Whistler has enjoyed Mitzvah (Jewish holiday), Christmas (Christian holiday) and New Year (Roman calendar).   I truly believe that our diversity, from residents that live here and people that visit, sets us apart from any other resort in the world! It is very important that Whistler advertise this through all levels of media to bring more value to the resort.

Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar, which gives us another new start to 2006 of creating an amazing life for us in Whistler and sharing it with people around the world. From this year of the dog (not thing), I wish all residents of Whistler:

Gung Hay Fat Choy (means may you become prosperous),

Good Luck,

Good Fortune,

Good Health.

Steve Jiu





More Woodfibre

I wish to congratulate the Squamish gentleman on his linguistic skills wherein he described Allan Eaton’s letter to the editor regarding closure of the Woodfibre pulp mill south of Squamish as "tasteless and ill-informed."

He denied the stink, smog and pollution, which has been polluting the area since 1912, has anything to do with the Woodfibre mill. It was created by what he calls "the ever-increasing highway traffic." Point perhaps well-taken.

I respectfully remind the Squamish resident, however, of some other factors:

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