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Police seeking information on two recent canoe thefts

Police Briefs: Three-car crash; Pack the Cruiser fundraiser

In what is a thoroughly Canadian crime, two canoes were reportedly stolen over the past few weeks, and Whistler police are asking the public for help in getting them back.

The first report came on Oct. 28, when investigators learned a five-metre, yellow Kevlar Clipper Solitude Solo canoe was stolen from the 3200 block of Archibald Way. Police said the boat was taken sometime between Oct. 18 and 26.

Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, police learned that another canoe, also a five-metre Clipper Prospector model, except lime-green in colour, was taken from the Green Lake boat launch sometime between September and November.

In a follow-up email, Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes said investigators are unsure if the thefts are related, but added that, "it is strange that the Whistler RCMP would receive two stolen canoe reports so closely to one another."

Police are asking anyone with information on either theft to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-200-222-8477.

One person taken to hospital following three-car crash

An individual sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 99 last week, confirmed Whistler RCMP in a release.

Police responded to the accident by Nesters Road at about 9 a.m. last Thursday, Nov. 14, and learned that a white Chevrolet Express was travelling north on Highway 99 when it made contact with a grey southbound Ford Escape while the driver was attempting to make a lefthand turn. The accident caused the Escape to collide with a third vehicle, a grey Pontiac Sunfire, which was travelling northbound at the time.

All the involved drivers were assessed by paramedics on the scene, one of which was sent to hospital for treatment.

Mounties said the crash "resulted in traffic being effected [sic] for some time as police worked to investigate and clear the scene."

Any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken with police are asked to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Police want to 'Pack the Cruiser' for Whistler Food Bank

Local police are hoping to "Pack the Cruiser" at a fundraiser for the Whistler Food Bank later this month.

From 12 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, the public is invited to Nesters Market, where a police car will be filled with donations of canned and dried goods. The most needed items are: canned fruit and veggies, pasta sauce, rice and pasta, healthy kids' snacks, crackers, instant noodles, coffee, cereal and milk substitutes. There will also be free coffee and hot apple cider available, courtesy of Nesters Market.