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useum truck and tractor reported missing


An antique truck and trailer from Whistler’s early days as a logging town were reported missing on Oct. 28 by the Whistler Museum and Archives.

The vehicles were stored near the wastewater treatment plant, just south of Function Junction, and neither was in working condition.

It’s unknown when the vehicles were taken, as some people thought they were removed to make way for construction in the area. The RCMP are investigating, but say it’s possible that the vehicles were stolen.

Last year one member of the Whistler Museum and Archives society came upon a group of men who were using a front loader to remove the vehicles, which they said they thought were abandoned. The member told them that the vehicles were donated to the museum for their collection, and the men left.

Whether the same people are responsible for the theft is unknown, but the RCMP are looking for the public’s help in locating the missing vehicles.

Jehanne Burns of the Whistler Museum and Archives said the items had no value beyond their historical rarity.

“I don’t think they were taken for sale as antiques because of their condition… but they do have a value in the significance of what they mean for Whistler,” said Burns.

Burns said it would require heavy machinery and a large truck to move the vehicles, and believes that it’s possible that someone may have seen people removing the vehicles from the site.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.