Living on Easy Street — riding the wave of constant change 

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Such a simple message. And yet so profound. "And it's happening all around us," she says. "We just have to pay attention." And she leaves me with one last story. "I used to cringe when springtime came to Whistler," she recounts. 'That's when the bulldozers and dump trucks invaded and another beautiful place would be destroyed. It was all noise and mess and construction back then. At least in winter the building activity ceased..."

But then, she says, she finally came to terms with it all. "Whistler was on the fast track in terms of growth. And there was nothing I could do to change that." She then realized just how close the "original" Whistler remained. "All you need to do is venture off the beaten path a few steps to see that this is still a wild and untamed place," she says. "No matter how we attempt to make Whistler 'pretty' and 'civilized,' its true nature will always shine through." She smiles one last time. "And for me, right now, that's good enough."

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