I wrote to Squamish Council a year or two ago. I shared my opinion that tourism is important to the local economy and that the area is at risk of getting a very bad reputation and then people will go elsewhere. Once it becomes common knowledge on forums like Trip Advisor that you are at an extremely high risk of getting your car broken into in this area, people will simply plan their Canadian vacations in other areas like the Rockies. It might cost a small amount of money to stop this crime today but it will cost a lot more money to try to repair our reputation if they let it continue.
We should be doing whatever we can to build a tourism industry in this province. It's a sustainable way to use our forests and mountains for economic growth.
As far as I can tell, no level of government (municipal or provincial,) gives a damn and the local residents aren't doing enough to raise the issue. If you are mad (and we should be,) then write to the Squamish Council, the Whistler Council, the RCMP and the provincial government and tell them to get their sh#@ together.
We have the technology (cameras, bait cars, bait property, etc.) and resources (I see many many cops every time I drive the sea to sky,) so there is no excuse for this to continue.
Last edited by Steventy; 05-08-2015 at 05:51 PM.