Mayor uses knee-slapping humour to ease knee pain

It wasn’t anything he read in the paper that led to this knee jerk reaction. Valemount’s Mayor Andru McCracken broke, fractured and dented his tibia Jan 30th in a skiing accident in Fernie and will be on crutches for several months.

McCracken had arrived a day early in Fernie for a meeting with the Columbia Basin Trust to take advantage of their ski hill with his wife Laura Keil.

“One second I was skiing behind my wife, and the next I was tumbling down in a cloud of smoke, arms akimbo, like Rob Ford at a press convention.”

“It hurt badly, but First Aid suggested I give it a few days and see if it would get better or worse. It seemed to be getting better, so I spent the next two days in meetings,” he said. “If I had gone to emergency, they definitely would have sent me to surgery right away, so I am glad I didn’t. CBT meetings are awesome.”