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Healthy Community Walk planned in Pemberton

A recreational walk in support of healthy communities in the Pemberton Valley takes place on Labour Day (Sept. 2).

The Pemberton Healthy Community Walk, with both short and long routes, begins at 10 a.m. at the Pemberton Health Centre. The walk is intended to raise awareness about the Pemberton Valley Healthy Communities initiative.

Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Pemberton Food Bank. Draw prizes supplied by local businesses will be awarded.

Refreshments will be provided by the Pemberton Valley Supermarket.

For more information, call 604-894-5283.

Robbery, assault outside Holiday Inn

On Sept. 21, a robbery and assault took place at Village Square.

According to an RCMP report, a fight involving 30 people broke out at approximately 1:35 a.m.

Two males walking by Citta’s Pub observed the fight, and were struck in the face with pepper spray when they began watching.

Six to seven suspects then chased one of the males towards the Holiday Inn, where they allegedly assaulted him and stole several pieces of jewelry.

The male sustained injuries to his jaw and ankle.

One suspect was arrested in connection with assault, and charges are being pursued.

The police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.

Creekside accident involved three cars

On Aug. 26, RCMP responded to an accident report involving three vehicles on Highway 99 at Creekside.

The accident occurred in a well-marked construction zone, where a traffic control person was stopping traffic at the time.

A blue truck and white mini van had stopped at the site, when a white flatbed truck collided with the mini van, which then collided with the blue truck.

Several minor injuries were sustained in the collision including the driver of the flatbed truck, and both the driver and passenger of the van.

The driver of the flatbed truck was fined $345 and charged with Driving Without Due Care and Attention under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Whistler RCMP advises motorist to slow down while travelling through construction zones, and be prepared to stop within a short distance.

Four vehicle accident near Squamish

On Aug. 25, Squamish RCMP received a report of a four-car accident approximately 1 kilometre south of Deeks Creek.

A 19-year-old male and a 25-year-old woman, both of Vancouver, were flown by air ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital. Both sustained critical, but non life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile three others were taken to Squamish General Hospital with minor injuries and later released.

Highway 99 was closed for three hours as a result of the accident, which is still under investigation.

The Squamish RCMP encourages any witnesses to contact them at 905-898-9611.

New SLRD Administrator appointed

Paul Edgington is the new Adminstrator and Secretary for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

He assumes his new duties Nov. 1, 2002.

"His extensive background in regional districts as well as municipalities will certainly be of benefit, and I look forward to working with him," said Board Chair Paul Lalli, "I certainly welcome him to the organization."

Edgington replaces John Gairns, who held the position on an interim basis for the past year.

Edgington is currently Director of Financial Services for Squamish. He was the CEO for the Village of Tahsis and was Treasurer for the Regional District of Comox-Strathcona.

He has also held various positions with other municipalities and regional districts.


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