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Whistler’s Answers: October 4 1984


In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer).  Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984.  Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.

Some context for this week’s question: This one seems pretty self explanatory, so we think we’ll leave it there.

Question: How important is Whistler’s municipal election to you?

Doug Marsden – Whistler Ridge

Well, they should be important. I don’t think this municipality is being run properly. There aren’t enough services for the people who live here. The emphasis is placed too much on people with the money instead of the working people here. The infrastructure just isn’t based on the average resident. There isn’t even a dry cleaning place or a real laundromat and I think those things are major services.

Wendy Thompson – Nesters

It’s important, yes. I’ve only gone to a couple of meetings (of council) but I felt it was quite important because they make the final decision, really. I’ve been happy with the way council handled things. I’m definitely going to vote.

Keith Folkestad – Alpine Meadows

I think the election is very important. We need some more progressive aldermanic candidates. I think there has been a lot of things that have come up to the council that they (council members) have shot down.

We need a more progressive approach. Less talk and more action.

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