LETTER: Goodbye Squamish, hello Colwood | Squamish Chief

LETTER: Goodbye Squamish, hello Colwood

After 32. years in the Sea to Sky, of which the last 11.5 years have been in Squamish, it is time to say goodbye, and hello Colwood.

It is with mixed emotions that I say goodbye because I have met so many awesome people over the last three decades. I have made many life-long friends because of this town and area. I will also miss the incredible beauty of this place. I would like to thank all the people who supported me in my efforts to make this area better, such as in my never-ending battle to get the District of Squamish to build a new badly needed boat launch for the whole boating community and business that rely on such a facility. I hope other people will now step up to the plate and keep pushing the DOS for a new launch.

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I would also like to thank the people who came out and supported the fight for getting cheaper gas for this town. The gouging has to stop. The protests must continue. I would also like to thank Jennifer Thuncher and The Squamish Chief newspaper for all their support in getting the word out about my favourite causes.

To all those people that employed me over the years, I thank you too. I wish you nothing but the best of success.

What I won’t miss is the gouging at the pumps, the unnecessary whistle blowing by trains as they go by, the lack of support by the District for a new boat launch and the wasted taxpayers’ dollars by the District.

I will be back in September every year to volunteer for the RBC GranFondo Whistler as I do enjoy this event and think it is a great event for the area.

Thanks Squamish, thanks Whistler and thanks Pemberton for all the good and bad times and a lifetime of memories.

Goodbye Squamish, hello Colwood.

Gord Gunner

Former Squamish resident as of Friday

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