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The Coast Mountaineer, an oil-fired 1912 steam locomotive will pass through Whistler on Sunday on its way from North Vancouver to Pemberton. The train will arrive in Whistler around noon, stop for a few seconds to allow reporters and camera crews to unload. The train will arrive in Pemberton at approximately 1:30 and remain there for a 1 1/2 hours before returning to Vancouver. Passengers from all over the world will be on board the Coast Mountaineer's five coaches (circa 1926-1930). They will be hosted by members of the National Railway Historical Society, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Razzmatazz is holding its second annual Charity Cut-a-thon for Whistler Search and Rescue this Sunday at the salon in Marketplace. All staff will be donating their time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. so that 100 per cent of the proceeds from hair cuts and stylings will be passed on to the Search and Rescue team. Adult hair cuts will be half price Sunday. Dr. John Walsh, an associate professor and researcher at the University of Guelph, and Graham Dickson, acting director from the Ministry of Education, will be giving a presentations on new directions in education and training young people for the 20th Century. Issues related to technical and practical skills necessary in preparing students for the realities of the new economy and relevancy of curriculum will also be discussed. Presentations are set for 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Myrtle Philip Community School. Overlooked but not forgotten Gordie Forest has been around Whistler for a while but has never had his photo in the paper, until last week — when we neglected to identify him! That was Gordie in our feature story last week, dressed in the fire department jacket and hat (holding a stubby beer bottle) standing next to Seppo while Andy Munster's squat burned. Gordie adds they put the fire out three times (for practice) before it was completely destroyed.


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