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Skateboarder hits car

Steven Hill shill@squamishchief.com A local skateboarder ran into a car March 18 in the Garibaldi Highlands. RCMP reported a 65-year-old man was parking his vehicle at St. Joseph's Church at about 6:09 p.m.

Steven Hill

shill@squamishchief.com

A local skateboarder ran into a car March 18 in the Garibaldi Highlands.

RCMP reported a 65-year-old man was parking his vehicle at St. Joseph's Church at about 6:09 p.m. when a young skateboarder on a longboard attempted to zig in front of the vehicle. The rider struck the front end of the vehicle. He was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The car, however, suffered more than $1,000 worth of damage.

Car accident while RCMP search

While local RCMP were on the lookout for a 2005 Nissan that had been reported driving erratically near Britannia Creek, it apparently crashed at Hwy 99 and Valley Drive.

Cpl Dave Ritchie of the local RCMP detachment said police were dispatched to investigate the report, but while looking for the vehicle, the 30-year-old male driver from Surrey had an accident, ending up facing in the opposite direction from where he was headed.

Ritchie said police are still investigating the details of the incident.

Female struck by crane

RCMP said a woman was struck by a crane at the 38000 block of Production Way March 19 at 11:45 a.m.

According to reports, the crane was being used to move large concrete blocks when it apparently toppled over and struck the woman on her side.

The 28-year-old woman from Squamish was taken to hospital.

Police nab impaired St. Patrick's drivers

RCMP report they nabbed five impaired drivers and handed out six 24-hour driving suspensions over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Roadblocks and random vehicle checks occurred throughout the weekend.

Fire crews respond to vehicle blaze

Firefighter Bob Fulton said crews were called to a reported car fire at Highway 99 and Clark on March 17 following a four-vehicle motor vehicle accident.

However, when the crews arrived the fire had already been extinguished at the scene.

Time to clean your chimney

Firefighters responded to a chimney fire March 18 at 2 p.m. in Brackendale.

Fulton said he would like to remind those with wood stoves or fire places that this is a good time of year to check if your chimney needs cleaning.

Fire ravages mobile home

Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire March 19 at 8:15 p.m. at the Stawamus Reserve.

Fulton said the fire was reported by the person who lived in the house, who was returning home when he saw the fire. No one else was in the house at the time of the blaze.

The structure sustained substantial fire and smoke damage, he said, and would probably need to be junked.

Two fire companies and 25 firefighters responded to the fire, which took an hour and a half to extinguish.