Patrick Smyth 
Member since Feb 17, 2012

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Surfer and snow boarder living in Whistler. Avid fly fisherman, hiker and medical marijuana proponent. "Whatever you do and wherever you go and however you… More »


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Re: “21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

Go the attic.

Posted by Patrick Smyth on 01/17/2014 at 5:35 PM

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Re: “Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect in Whistler and across Canada today, Dec.18

It's not a drunk driving law. One cannot get drunk on cannabis etc. Please call it what it is, an impaired driving law.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 12/18/2018 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Bear dies in fall from tree after being tranquilized by COS

OMG. A bear banger would have scared it away. And her cubs would have followed.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 10/13/2018 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Whistler's GHG emissions continue to rise

Blame the locals: " increasing local transit ridership is critical". Typical.

How about the choked up highway full of visitors?

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 08/20/2018 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Whistler's GHG emissions continue to rise

Blame locals " increasing local transit ridership is critical". Typical of this council. How about addressing the over wrought roads choked with cars from the city?

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 08/20/2018 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Embracing Ironman

Brilliant. Of note, the methodology for the economic impact is voodoo economics. In measuring the economic impact of IRONMAN Canada, an on-line follow up survey was emailed to event participants asking details as to their satisfaction, length of stay, party size, training and spending in Whistler.

A total of 908 participants completed the survey representing the 2,196 IRONMAN Canada participants.

Now pundits will point that The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance's (CSTA's) Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model, Professional version (STEAM PRO) was used to generate the economic impact estimates detailed in this report. STEAM PRO, which was developed in 2006, Is a model that has been designed to incorporate the results of primary data collected from event visitors and the budget/ capital expenditures of event organizers and others to prepare economic impact assessments. The model is based on the Canadian Tourism Research lnstltute's (CTRI - a branch of The Conference Board of Canada) TEAM model, which is the most widely used tourism economic impact model in Canada. The results of STEAM PRO are fully consistent with the CSTA's STEAM model.

This model is inherently skewed in favor of the tourism sector and doesn't reflect non participants economic impact, or any environmental one.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 07/26/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Fire ban to take effect today, July 18

As a kid we never had these bans. We had hot dry summers too. These bans are necessary for all the people who have no sense about the outdoors. Sad.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 07/18/2018 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Crompton declares for mayor of Whistler

Good luck Jackson. You certainly have transformed well from business into politics.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 06/27/2018 at 11:11 AM

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