Letters to the Editor 

Reduce; don't grow

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Consequently, I could have backed out of my parking space and driven to the Lorimer exit more slowly than I normally do; and I could have been dreaming when I was awakened by a horn blast just as I was about to veer into the left turn lane. While I was stopped at the light the honker, a fellow driving a Chateau bus, pulled up beside me and rolled down his window. Thinking he wanted to wish me a Merry Christmas I rolled down mine. Instead he said, "You can't pull out and travel along at 20 km/h." I explained I was only going a hundred feet before turning but it seemed I hadn't justified my apparent dawdling because he then asked, "Do you travel 20 km/h all over Whistler?" Since we were still waiting for the light to change I had time to suggest he couldn't be going anywhere, to which he replied, "I could have been." And that is when I responded with the "H" word.

I immediately regretted saying it but before I could apologize the light turned and he was gone "like a bat out of hell." By then my mind was racing just as fast. I decided to write a letter to apologize for making a tiny bit of life in Whistler unpleasant. Unfortunately my apology will do little to diminish the unpleasantness that pervaded Whistler this past year. That was "some bad," most of it due to the dominant human motivation of making money. I wonder if this year we will begin changing our motivation to making life - allowing Whistler and by extension her Mother Earth to once again become, as Michel Beaudry wrote a few weeks ago, "true to (herself)." I will try to live so I don't have to apologize, and hope for a Happier New Year.

Doug Barr




Better late than never...

...cole La Passerelle had our annual Holiday Concert and Dinner on Dec. 13. A lot of time and effort from the students, parents, teachers and staff went into making this year's Concert and Holiday Dinner the best ever! Heartfelt thanks to Chef Vincent Stufano and Amanda Kirkham for contributing their talent and time in creating a delicious dinner that was shared by 180 friends, family and students! Also, a special thanks to Francie Baron for her help and constant smile!

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