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 1982. 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: In 1982, Frans Carpay planned to develop an equestrian centre on an 8.2 acre site in Whistler Cay. The development would have included stables and a 40-room lodge. Some owners of neighbouring properties and residents of the area opposed the development for various reasons, such as the scale of development, the potential noise, and the inclusion of accommodations.
Question: What do you think of the plans for the equestrian centre proposed for Whistler Cay?
Terry Rodgers – Alderman – White Gold Estates
As I said at the last all-candidates meeting, I’m in favour of the plans although I understand and appreciate the concerns of nearby residents.
Don Biggar – Consulting Engineer – Alpine Meadows
Well let’s not stop there. I’d like to see a PNE-style playland in Alpha Lake, a waterslide in Wayside Park, waterskiing on Alta Lake, an airport on Green Lake and a brothel on Nesters Road. What resident would be opposed to things which would be so good for the community?
June Paley – WMSC Hostess – Whistler Cay (MDC)
It doesn’t matter about the stables – it’s the hostel I think is questionable. I’d like to know more about the square footage mentioned in Bylaw 311. I think access roads are important as well as much in the interest of the horses’ safety as convenience of residents.