British Columbia

Dianne Watts out of hospital

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has been released from Peace Arch Hospital where she has been recovering from two fractured vertebrae.
Dianne Watts speaks about the serious injuries she suffered when horseback riding, and how she is recovering, with the CBC's Meera Bains 12:33

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has been released from Peace Arch Hospital where she has been recovering from two fractured vertebrae.

Watts suffered the injury in a fall during a horseback riding accident July 23 while on a family vacation near Kamloops.

Watts will now begin rehabilitation for her injuries, a release said Monday.

Details of the effect of her injuries have not been made public, but a spokesperson said July 25 that Watts did not lose any function in her limbs — which can occur with spinal injuries.

The mayor, in her second term, was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops after the incident, where she was treated for four days before being transferred to Peace Arch Hospital.