Tag Archives: Canadian Avalanche Centre

Large avalanche in Fernie area indicative of conditions

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is reporting that an “extremely large avalanche” has come down in the Fernie area. “No details yet but preliminary information indicates it ran through mature, old growth cedar trees that are likely 200-years old, then … > Read More

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Avalanche death prompts safety reminder

One person was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Valemount on Saturday, Jan. 18, prompting the Canadian Avalanche Centre and BC Coroners Service to issue a public reminder that the likelihood of avalanches is greater than normal. While everyone in … > Read More

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Avalanche warning for most B.C. avalanche regions

Recreational backcountry users urged to exercise extra caution this weekend  The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) has issued a special public avalanche warning for most regions of British Columbia including the Northwest Inland, South Coast Inland, Sea to Sky, NorthRockies, Cariboos, … > Read More

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Be prepared and exercise caution when in the backcountry

Due to a number of recent events including the death of two outdoor enthusiasts, the RCMP are asking skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and anyone else enjoying the outdoors to exercise caution and be prepared when exploring the vast winter wilderness. Seasonal … > Read More

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Elk Valley SAR ops receive funding

$500K supports public safety in the backcountry Heading into the holiday season, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) and BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) have each received $250,000 in gaming grants to support their operations and public safety efforts. However, … > Read More

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Winter safety in the backcountry

A group of agencies with a mandate for public safety are joining together to provide information to help British Columbians stay safe in the backcountry during the upcoming winter season. Representatives from the BC Coroners Service, Environment Canada, Parks Canada and … > Read More

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Avalanche awareness is more important than ever

There’s plenty of snow in B.C.’s backcountry and outdoor enthusiasts are being reminded about the importance of staying safe. Here are some valuable avalanche awareness tips from the Government of B.C.: * Sign up for an avalanche skills training course … > Read More

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Avalanche fatality identified

Avalanche risk remains high The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the snowmobile operator who died in an avalanche southeast of Sparwood on March 9. The deceased is Steven Burke Hall, aged 33, of Birchcliff, Alta. Hall was … > Read More

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One killed in avalanche; two slides injure five

Avalanche warning remains A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche yesterday near Sparwood. Three others were taken to hospital with minor injuries in the same slide, which occurred shortly after the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) issued an avalanche warning for … > Read More

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Severe risk of avalanches: CAC

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) has issued a severe avalanche warning for most of B.C.’s backcountry. The warning covers the Rockies and Purcell Mountains. The CAC today issued a special public avalanche warning for a widespread area of the province’s … > Read More

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