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RCMP investigating alleged actions of former Oliver ski resort employee

A criminal investigation is ongoing regarding the actions of a former Baldy Mountain Resort employee.
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January 27, 2020 - 12:54 PM

The Oliver RCMP has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged actions of a former Baldy Mountain Resort employee.

According to a statement on the resort’s Facebook page, it closed the Sugarlump chair and cancelled the Nancy Greene Zone Race which was going to be held Sunday, Jan. 26. The race was expected to have 126 participants, according to the Mt. Baldy Alpine Club’s website.

The Sugarlump chair remains closed Jan. 27, said Christine Cuttle with guest services.

“Further inspections are occurring this morning after which all lifts are expected to reopen. No arrests have been made, or charges laid at this time. The investigation (is) ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422,” RCMP media relations officer Sgt. Jason Bayda said in a news release.

In a statement made online, staff said the resort reported a former employee to the RCMP for alleged actions they couldn't expand on.

“We are working with Technical Safety BC to ensure that we are continuously providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests and families. Our team has taken all necessary (and extra) precautionary steps to ensure that our equipment and lifts are operating safely and efficiently."

In addition to working with Technical Safety BC, they have also been in contact and are working with their lift company partners and experts in chair lift mechanics to ensure all lifts are safe and operational.

"Guest and staff safety (is), and always has been, of paramount concern and our top priority,” the statement reads.

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