Letters to the Editor 

Out of touch

I am astonished that the town council of Whistler is so out of touch with the community and clients over the pay parking issue.

Isn't it obvious that the vast majority of the population of Whistler and its work force do not want paid parking in the day lots? On top of that, the "parking council" will most likely always recommend in favour of paid parking when all parties on the board may have a vested interest in charging for parking - with board members from RMOW (the council wants the pay parking) and the two from Whistler Blackcomb (who just happen to have the contract to clean and maintain the day lots).

So until they appoint other business and community members to the board things will probably stay the same.

It is time for the dictatorship of Mayor Ken Melamed and council to listen to the population of Whistler on parking issues as well as any other issues that the people deemsunnecessary.

Chris Hartley



Avvy gear stolen

On May1 my only brother, Leo (47) died while heli-guiding, falling into a crevasse in Atlin.

I rushed to Atlin (even though I was) in the middle of moving, leaving most (of my) belongings in the storage lockers. Upon returning from an emotional week up north, I found the storage lockers in my building completely vandalized and burglarized.

This pushed me over the edge and I'm grateful to all (who were) there for me. To the RCMP/Ambulance (Nadine!) and Fern at the clinic - thank-you so much!

(To) John, Junichi, Darryl, Robert, Atsu, Neil (who helped me) move - thanks. To Susan, Colin, Frankie, my friend Patricia who came from Germany and Ken, Debbie, Peter, Heather, thanks.

My grandfather once said: "Life will beat you down so much that you'll fit into a matchbox." Well, from that matchbox, I want to thank you all including those I may have forgotten to mention.
Things were stolen - I am asking the community of Whistler to be on the look out (for them). Amongst several avalanche transceivers (two of them BCA Trackers) was a precious MAMMUT PULSE, with the unique feature of showing a "smiley" just for a few seconds when booting up. A Swiss engineer programmed it just for me. No other transceiver in Canada will have that! Also, my brand new blue ABS Guiding Pack (30 l) is missing, and packs, snowshoes and so on... If somebody is trying to sell those things they are my work tools!
I'm going back up to Atlin now to help the wonderful people of Atlin with their grief and to close a chapter of a beautiful life.
Thank you Whistler for helping me so!

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