November 7, 2016
Working on the world-class ski slopes of Whistler is a dream come true for many people but finding a place to live in the resort town is nothing short of a nightmare. Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden describes the situation as “pretty serious,” which is why a new Mayor’s Task Force on Housing and Affordability is poised to make recommendations to address a problem which has been made worse by a booming local economy and local workforce that has grown 30 per cent in the last five years. One idea the task force will look at would take aim at property owners who flaunt zoning bylaws that prohibit Airbnb-type short-term rentals by introducing a business licence requirement….