Surrey mayor recovering in hospital after horseback riding accident

Dianne Watts thrown from horse while riding on vacation near Kamloops, injures back.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Tough way to spend your vacation.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is recovering after a vacation injury. Canadian Press has the story:

SURREY -- The mayor of one of British Columbia's largest cities is in hospital after a horseback riding accident this weekend.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is now recovering with two fractured vertebrae at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

The mayor's spokesperson Laura Ballance says Watts was vacationing with her husband and two daughters at a friend's cabin when she was thrown from a horse Saturday.

Ballance says she doesn't know the location of the cabin but knows the mayor was flown into Kamloops.

She says the mayor is now awaiting the results of several tests.

Ballance says she doesn't know how long the mayor will be off work.

More in City

Living in an apartment with kids? Share your experiences

The City is seeking input from apartment-dwelling families with children to help plan for spaces that better meet their needs. As part of an update to the High-Density Housing for Families and...

Your water wise summer starts early this year

Today City Council approved a new Drinking Water Conservation By-Law to align with the Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation Plan. Under the new by-law, watering restrictions will start on...

Temporary modular housing approved for Kaslo Street

The Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, Gil Kelley, announced today the approval of a development permit to build 52 new temporary modular housing units at 4480 (formerly 4410) Kaslo...
Speak up about this article on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by liking Vancouver Observer on Facebook or following us @Vanobserver on Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.