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ICBC says new statistics show a winter crackdown on speeders on the Sea to Sky Highway was "an enormous success." The Sea to Sky Enhanced Enforcement Project saw RCMP step up their presence on the highway during November and December. "Using a high-tech laser which is able to measure vehicle speed over one kilometre in distance, RCMP reduced the number of accidents by 29 percent during November and December compared to the same two month period the previous year," according to an ICBC release. There were 102 collisions from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 1995, compared to 144 collisions during the same period in 1994. RCMP across the province have launched a speed enforcement campaign this week, to April 7. The campaign includes the use of 50 laser guns on major provincial highways. As well, photo radar cameras are being used in high risk areas on the Sea to Sky Highway as part of a year-long initiative to reduce accidents. The 14th annual Mouton Cadet Spring Festival takes place April 20-21 on Whistler Mountain, with the reception in the Delta Whistler Resort’s Mount Currie Ballroom from 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 20. Restaurants thinking about entering the annual restaurant race should do so quickly, as the field is limited to 100 restaurants. Call Lara Mickel at Featherstone and Co. to register: 434-9195. Proceeds from the reception will go to the Dave Murray Foundation. The Whistler Museum and Archives Society’s third annual television auction begins today (April 5) at 8:30 a.m. on Whistler Cable 6. From today until April 14, at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily, video clips of items donated by local businesses can be seen on Cable 6. Viewers can call 932-2019 to bid on items, with proceeds going to the museum. The Sea to Sky Country Trade Fair takes place May 24-26 at the Brennan Park Leisure Centre in Squamish. Sponsored by the Squamish and Howe Sound Chamber of Commerce, this year’s trade fair has the theme Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. Only 35 booths were left as of the beginning of the week. For more information or to reserve a booth call 892-9244.

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