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Thief cracks job centre A computer containing all their employment files was stolen from the Whistler Chamber of Commerce employment centre this week. The thief(s) broke in through a window sometime before 6 a.m. after trying to pry open the door, says employment centre manager Debbie Brisson. Brisson figures the malcontents had been in the employment centre previously to case the joint, because the only thing missing was the computer, worth about $2,000, and its printer. Angels have come to the centre's assistance. Whistler Chalets has loaned a printer and the Chamber has provided another replacement computer. Thanks to the brainless wonders, however, the employment centre's list of casual labourers is gone for good. Brisson urges anyone who signed on for casual labour to return to the centre to re-apply. Tourism info session set Ever since Pique newsmagazine ran an article on Capilano College's new tourism management degree program, Whistler people have been calling the college for more information. Now they can get it at an information session held at Whistler Secondary, Tuesday, Jan. 7. Representatives from the college will be on hand from 11 a.m. to noon, and from 7 to 8 p.m. The college hopes to offer two accredited programs in Whistler: the tourism program and a business administration certificate. What happens depends on the amount of local enthusiasm. Classes would be offered part-time and adapted to fit Whistler's work-style. Courses will be condensed and will make use of the 'Net. For more information, call Stephanie Forsyth at (604) 984-4994; or Brian White at 986-1911. Christmas Bureau wants you The 4th annual Lil'wat Christmas Bureau is calling for donations of money, food, new toys, and winter clothing. Donations will create family food and goods hampers. Drop-off locations include the Whistler branch of the North Shore Credit Union, Mount Currie band office or the Mount Currie health centre. Students of Myrtle Philip school are certainly in the spirit of the season. Grade 6 students donated half their bake sale proceeds to the Christmas Bureau hampers and each classroom is assembling a hamper for one family. To make the donation more real, classrooms are given a profile of the receiving family, including ages and sexes of the children. Any excess items collected for the hampers will go to Whistler Community Services. Your small effort can create a big smile on a child's face. Call Rachel or Sharon at (604) 894-6656; or fax them at 894-5639. It's Christmas assembly time Myrtle Philip school is holding its annual Christmas assembly Thursday, Dec. 19, at 12:45 p.m. The children's choir and the staff choir will perform, along with opportunities for everyone to sing their favourite seasonal songs. Parents and guests are always welcome.

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