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General News · 2nd December 2009
Mark your calendars!

On Thursday, December 10th Ken Melamed, Mayor of Whistler, will give an evening talk to the Cortes Community. Mayor Melamed will share strategies from the Whistler Housing Authority, an organization established in 1997 in order to to oversee the development of resident restricted housing in Whistler; as well as present on Whistler’s integrated approach to becoming a low carbon community.

Cortes and Whistler are clearly two very distinct communities, however, we do share some common issues such as affordable and reliable housing, and then need to decrease our carbon emissions. This will be an excellent opportunity for the Cortes community to hear about what works (and what doesn’t work!) elsewhere. Learning from other communities (including those communities we may feel are very different from our own) will only enhance our ability to create successful local solutions adapted for our local context. This is most important as we are soon to begin our official community plan review!

If you would like to learn more about Whistler Housing Authority, you can visit
For information about climate change initiatives from Whistler and other communities in British Columbia, please visit

For more information on the event, look for posters around the community as well as advertising on Cortes Community Radio at 89.5 FM in Manson’s Landing and 90.9 in Squirrel Cove, and everywhere on the internet at You can also contact your Official Community Plan coordinator at 250.935.0201 or via email at

So please come out on Thursday December 10th for a presentation by Ken Melamed. Presentation time and location to be announced.