VANCOUVER, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Effective today, Outdoor Adventures at
Whistler Ltd. (OAW) has voluntarily suspended operations of Howling Dog
Tours Whistler Inc. OAW is conducting its own investigation and working
with authorities to determine the facts.
Until a further decision is reached, Howling Dog Tours Whistler Inc.has
ceased conducting tours. Employees will continue to be paid and will
care for the dogs.
OAW is shocked and appalled by the events described in the Workers'
Compensation Board (WCB) ruling issued late last week related to
Howling Dog Tours Whistler Inc.
Contrary to media reports, OAW did not instruct the employee to
euthanize the dogs in the manner described in the report. The employee
in question was the General Manager of Howling Dog Tours Whistler
Inc.at the time and is the Founder and long-time operator of that
Furthermore, contrary to media reports, OAW had no input into the WCB
ruling, nor the "Employer's Report of Injury" referenced in the ruling.
OAW was aware of the relocation and euthanization of dogs at Howling Dog
Tours Whistler Inc. in April 2010, but OAW expected this to be done in
a proper, legal and humane manner. OAW learned otherwise for the first
time on Friday, January 28 when OAW read the WCB ruling for the first
Howling Dog Tours Whistler Inc. is entirely separate and distinct from
Howling Dog Tours Ltd. based in Canmore, AB. The two companies are not
SOURCE Outdoor Adventures at Whistler Ltd.
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