LETTER: Time for the rally to move on | Squamish Chief

LETTER: Time for the rally to move on

I am a part-time resident of Whistler and was horrified to hear about yet another crash on the Sea to Sky Highway Saturday afternoon.

As I’m sure most people now know, one of the cars involved was part of the Hublot Diamond Rally — a private rally for registered drivers and navigators that starts in Vancouver and ends in Pemberton.

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I cannot think of a more foolish way to raise money, than to allow hundreds of expensive, high-performance cars to take part in a “rally” on a dangerous highway on one of the busiest weekends of the summer.

There are some things we cannot control on the highway, such as the volume of cars and the weather. Yet we can control how we use the highway, through the types of events we allow and by how they are managed.

I urge Pemberton and Whistler municipalities to tell the organizers of this rally to take their race cars elsewhere.

Bree Stanlake,
Whistler

 

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