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Whistler’s Answers: December 23, 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: We’re not sure this one actually requires any context, as it is a purely personal question.

Question: How does the feeling of Christmas differ for you now compared to when you were a child?

Steve Morgan – Equipment Operator – Squamish

It’s different for me now because I’m a new parent and it changes in that respect – I think Christmas is for the kids. I enjoy it mainly for my child, and then the opportunity for visiting all your friends.

I’ve restrained my Christmas spending to run along the same lines as my earnings this year.

Christine Handley – Nanny – Cymmer (South Wales)

I’m from a large family and it’s not the same thing now as when I was young. I look forward to the social end of it. I like going out with friends and for dinner, but it’s not the same when you get older – Christmas is for kids.

Sandi Wallace – Liquor Store Employee – Gondola Area

Actually I like the feeling better – even more so than getting up and seeing a bunch of toys, I like getting together with friends and going out for dinner and a few drinks.

Everyone says Christmas is too commercial, I don’t really think so, especially here at Whistler. At least up here everybody’s happy.

Whistler’s Answers: December 16, 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, International Video Dating Ltd., which also ran International Escorts services, applied for a business permit to open an office in Whistler. According to the company, they were interested in testing Whistler’s market potential for an escort service. As of December 1982, the Whistler Council had reserved its decision on the permit until they had more information.

Question: Do you think an escort service such as the one now before Council is necessary for Whistler?

Michelle Fitzgerald – Deli Employee – High Forest

I really don’t think it’s necessary but it might be fun. It would be a good way to get a skiing partner. Not everyone wants to go into the bars and get drunk to meet people so this is a good alternative.

Neil Mawdsley – Golf Course Employee – Alpine Meadows

Sure it is. With the ratio of men to women what it is here I think something like this would bring down the frustration level. It can be pretty depressing to walk into a bar here and see 9/10 men. Maybe we wouldn’t have lost Maloney if we’d had this before!

Connie Kutyn – Whistler Village Employee – Whistler Cay

I was really surprised when I first heard about it. It seems sad to me that something like this would be necessary in a small town where everyone is already so friendly. Skiing is the easiest way of all to meet people. I just don’t like the whole idea.

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.