Whistler’s Mayor says they will look at what can be done to tame what’s become the wildest weekend of the year in the resort community, after two violent incidents this weekend.
Nancy Wilhelm-Morden says it’s devastating to learn that one 19-year-old lost his life and another is now in Vancouver hospital.
She says the Victoria Day long weekend is an anomaly in her city.
“There’s been this sense down in the Lower Mainland that graduating high school students on the Victoria Day weekend go to Whistler and party. And we’ve been tempting and successfully countering that but obviusly we need to do more work.”
Wilhelm-Morden says more police officers were put on duty this weekend.
Whistler RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton says arrests were made soon after the confrontation.
“We actually arrested three, three suspects immediately in the area…within minutes of it happening, and the one male, the victim, was taken to local clinic where medical treatment was done, but he was pronounced deceased later on.”
He says despite how it may appear; it has actually been a quieter weekend than normal.
RCMP say the two altercations that happened within 24 hours of each other are not related.