News in 5 Boyds honoured by Rotary Molly and Sandy Boyd were honoured by the Whistler Rotary Club at the club's Christmas luncheon Tuesday. The Boyds, who are moving back to Vernon after 12 years in Whistler, were presented with a park bench, which will be permanently located on the Valley Trail. The inscription on the bench plaque reads: "The hills are alive with the sound of music, Molly and Sandy Boyd." Molly Boyd founded the Whistler Singers. Sandy sang in the choir. Ministry to build townhouses The Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks will build 10 townhouses, with 44 units, on Crown land in Nordic Estates. The site is on the east side of Whistler Road between Nordic Drive and Wolverine Crescent. The ministry initiated the project with a rezoning application in 1992. In return for the zoning the ministry has indicated it will give the municipality lot 72 in Nordic, an undevelopable area immediately to the north of Rim Rock with a creek running through it, for use as a park. Council seeks Charter amendment Whistler council will support the council of the Village of Fraser Lake in its resolution to amend the Charter of Rights and Freedoms so that drunkenness can not be used as an excuse for a crime. The Fraser Lake council started the petition in response to recent court decisions which have found individuals innocent of crimes due to the state of their intoxication at the time they committed offences. Whistler council will write to the prime minister, the minister of justice and the attorney general of B.C. supporting the resolution. Nebbeling a good friend Mayor Ted Nebbeling was presented with a plaque Monday declaring him a "good friend" of the RCMP’s Vancouver sub division. Staff Sergeant Jim Eglinski presented the plaque at Monday’s council meeting. Nebbeling has worked extensively with RCMP Superintendent Cowley on RCMP staffing, housing and other issues in Whistler.