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Week of October 11, 1984

Photographs including but not limited to portraits; Foot in the Door band playing at a party; mountain views; helicopter; train wreck; flood
Appears in October 11, 1984 issue:
02-413-C-16. Pg. 1. Caption: Fifteen loaded freight cars were forced off the B.C. Rail track just north of Pemberton after the Lillooet River eroded material supporting ties and tracks. The railcars were part of a 96-car freight train southbound when the accident occurred early Monday morning. Elsewhere in Pemberton, houses, farmland and roads were flooded badly, but by Tuesday afternoon the flood was on the wane, although more rain was forecast.
02-413-D-19. Pg. 3. Caption: [top] Passersby saw the Soo River leap it banks on Highway 99 close to Pemberont Monday (top), but highway crews soon had the river under control.
02-413-F-7. Pg. 3. Caption: [bottom left]In Whistler, two log jams developed on the Cheakamus River and by Tuesday had reached a precarious point. Above, Mailoch and Moseley logging company employers survey a major buildup at the garbage dump bridge six miles south of Whistler. Cleanup operations began Tuesday night.
02-413-E-25. Pg 3. Caption: [bottom right] At right, Pemberton fire chief Milt Fernandez, who supervised rescue and flood control operations in the besieged town, takes a moment out at the rescue centre for victims of the Meager Creek disaster Sunday. Fernandez and other rescue workers laboured around the clock Monday and Tuesday before outside help arrived to push back the rising waters. But Pemberton wasn't the only victim of torrential rains.
02-413-A-1. Pg. 6. Caption: Whistler's slo-pitch league almost became snow pitch this season, but Stoney's pulled ahead before the flakes fell and won the championship in the 19-team league. Saturday's championship game against the Gourmet Rainbow Reefers saw the Stoney's crew (above) win 14 to 8, and had some observers calling the league the Beer and Whine league by the end. Next years should be another interesting season as the Tapley A's, make their long awaited slo-pitch debut. Pictured above, left to right: Norm Trottier, Lance Fletcher, Marianne Hardy, Dave Kipp, Paul Liakakos, Tim Malone, Val Jazic, Will Moffat, Sue Christopher, Dave Murphy, Barb Simpson, Wendy Jazic and Ron McCready.
02-413-A-12. Pg. 7. Caption: Rocco shows his ivories at the swan song peformance of local rock band Foot in the Door Friday night at Dusty's. The never-say-die band is saying goodbye to drummer Craig Barker, who's leaving for point east where he plans to get married. Fans past and present crowded Dusty's for the performance and long weekend, end-of-summer bash that'll keep tongues wagging for quite a while.
02-413-B-4. Pg. 10. Caption: [left] Thelma Johnstone, Manager, Alpine Meadows.
02-413-B-2. Pg. 10. Caption: [middle] Bob Stanlake, Business Executive, Vancouver.
02-413-B-6. Pg. 10. Caption: [right] Janice LeBlond, Dance Choreographer, Vancouver.
02-413-D-5. Pg. 10. Caption: [bottom] Pat Carleton (right), ex-mayor of Whistler, came out of the closet Sunday to join aldermanic candidates Paul Burrows, (left) Nancy Wilhelm-Morden in celebrating the official opening of Whistler's new municipal hall. The building, which was opened six weeks ago, was formerly used by Keg Restaurants, relocated and later renovated at a cost of $492,000.