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Whistler’s Answers: December 9, 1982

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 December 1982, the Whistler Council decided to terminate a contract with Alpine Security Services Ltd., who had been patrolling the Whistler Village. Officially, security was not a function that the municipality could provide under the Municipal Act unless property owners in a designated area petition council to do so and unless the security costs would be recovered from taxpayers in the area benefitting from the service. At the time, there were no indications that a petition from village business owners was in the works.

Question: Do you think there will be problems as a result of the lack of Village security?

Pauline Lepatourel – Typesetter/Secretary – Alpine Meadows

There already have. Working here late at night is getting pretty dicey. A drunk came leering through the office door one night and one of my friends was accosted in the underground parking a few evenings earlier.

Nobody’s going to want to come here if they don’t feel safe. The merchants in this town better get their budget priorities straight or else the damage that’s done will cost much more in the long run.

Dennis Waddingham – Village Store Owner – Whistler Cay

Yes, I sure do and I think Alpine Security should have been kept on. Protection is definitely needed and the local police force is just not big enough to handle this.

As a village merchant I’d be willing to pay my portion of the cost of hiring security. I think the proportion each merchant pays should be determined by its location and the nature of the business. Those that serve liquor, for example, would pay more.

Ida Noze – Local Seer – Microwave Road

Not to worry. Before long the situation will get so out of hand that nice people will automatically avoid the village altogether, not wanting their tires slashed or wives assaulted. Then the vandals will be alone with each other while everyone else is elsewhere.

Whistler’s Answers: December 2, 1982

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 the lift companies took control of the Day Skier Parking Lot at the Whistler Village. Though in previous years village employees could leave their cars in the Day Skier lots, as the lift companies became responsible for all costs associated with the lots they decided that parking would be strictly for their customers and cars not belonging to skiers could be removed. Other parking areas around the village cost between $50 and $275 for the season.

Question: Where do you plan to park while working in Whistler Village this winter?

Claire Kingzett – Part Owner – Going Nuts – Whistler Cay

Well, I’ll probably walk. There’s not all that much choice. The problem is I often have lots of stuff to bring to work so you may see me with a vacuum on my back.

Pat Parker – Bartender – Stoney’s – Adventures West

The municipality should be supplying spots because there’s got to be facilities for staff in the Village. It seems backwards to me that they’d be using the practice fairway for parking because that’ll mess it up totally after all the money they’ve spent there.

Greg Carlberg – Manager – Carlberg’s – West Side Road

We had two parking places in the underground last year but this year I think we’ll just have one. Looks like we’ll have to form a car pool to get to work this winter.

Whistler’s Answers: November 25, 1982

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: On November 20, 1982, Whistler elected a new municipal council, including Mark Angus as its new mayor (Pat Carleton, who had held the post from 1975 to 1982, did not run again). Also elected were Dave O’Keefe, Terry Rodgers, Bill Peterson, and Bernie Hauschka.

Question: Were you surprised by the results of the of the mayoralty election?

John Bartosik – Professional Freelance Photographer – High Forest

I’m proud to be part of the baby boom.

Shawn Ling – Ski Technician – Alpine Meadows

No, I wasn’t surprised at all. In fact I think all of those who got in were the most worthy candidates. Around here it seems that people vote for their friends and that turned out well this time.

Jeff Wuolle – Property Manager – Alpine Meadows

I would say that this a prime example of democracy in action. The only think that surprised me about the results was the margin.

Whistler’s Answers: November 18, 1982

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: Amid questions about the financial status of the Whistler Village Land Company, unaudited Land Co. financial statements were delivered anonymously to Denver Snider, one of the aldermanic candidates in the municipal election. The documents contained information on liabilities, assets, payroll, land sales, and expense accounts. Snider and fellow candidate Ruth Lotzkar held a press conference about the financial statements, leading to more questions from candidates and voters.

Question: Do you think a full disclosure of Whistler Village Land Co.’s financial position will become an election issue?

Russ Shepherd – Hotelier – Brio Estates

I personally don’t think anyone’s been cheating or stealing money. Maybe they made an error, but who doesn’t? I just don’t think there are any underhanded motives in this issue.

Rod MacLeod – Carpenter – White Gold Estates

I’ve seen some of the figures and I think people should be made aware of the money spent on various things. I think they’d be shocked. It’s a shame the mayor is not accountable for the questions that are coming out.

Pat Carleton – Mayor – Alta Lake Road

Well, some people are certainly trying to make it an issue, but these people obviously don’t understand the problem. I don’t think that anything anyone could bring out now would sway an intelligent voter who knows today’s economic problems. The average person would not consider it an issue.