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They're watching for you The annual counter attack anti-drunk driving program is coming within the month, say RCMP. The roadside checks will primarily look for drivers under the influence of alcohol, but will peel tickets for other bad news, too. "We'll have between three and five members at a check point," says RCMP Const. Warren Tomalty. "We want to cut down on the level of drinking and driving that we have in Whistler." The timing of the road checks will coincide with "local's nights" held by various Whistler establishments. Verify those cards Police say a major Whistler hotel almost got stung when a man booked a room, then went on an eating and drinking spree at the hotel's restaurant and bar facilities. The hotel soon found out when it verified the man's credit cards, but not before he'd already had a solid go at the victuals and drink. Turns out he's from Sechelt. Family there say he tends to do this sort of thing every now and then. The man's family paid his bills. No charges were laid as a result. Police advise hotels to remind staff to verify credit card charges as soon as possible. "Don't just assume it's okay," say RCMP. Bleacher creatures A high school gym isn't complete until the bleachers arrive. That may be soon, perhaps by mid-April, says one Parents Advisory Committee member. The 400-450 seat wooden bleachers (the number of seats depends on how big you are) were ordered through a B.C. company and will cost $45,000 with installation. The PAC has raised $38,500 of that total and is looking for ways to collect the rest. Body identified Pemberton RCMP have discovered the identity of the human remains found at the 33 km mark of Lillooet Lake, March 19. The body was Kari Anne Gordon, of Nanaimo. She would have been 27 today (April 3). RCMP in Pemberton and the Serious Crime Unit in Vancouver suspect foul play caused her death. An autopsy in Vancouver described Gordon as 5'2" to 5'4" tall. Gordon was reported missing Aug. 26 last year. A lab report detailing cause of death is due soon. Investigation at this point is tracking where Gordon may have been since she was last officially seen, April 30, 1997. "We want to get a full profile of where she has been, her personal habits and who she hung with," explains Sgt. Bruce Waite of the Pemberton detachment. Let someone re-use it "If you don’t use it, let someone re-use it," is the theme for this year’s Giant Garage Sale, April 18 at Myrtle Philip school. The Parent Advisory Council is organizing the giant sale after overwhelming response to last year’s sale. More than 50 tables are available for individuals or groups to sell everything from books to sports equipment to toys to household items. The cost to reserve a table is $20. Information packages are available from the school. A bake sale will also be part of this year’s Giant Garage Sale, which goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 (admission is free for children under 12).

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