Avalanche warnings still extreme

Be prepared when you explore B.C.’s backcountry this season.

VICTORIA – Be prepared when you explore B.C.’s backcountry this season. That’s the message the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Emergency Management BC are sending in the wake of yet another deadly avalanche in eastern B.C.

“This weekend has brought more tragedy to our mountains because of avalanches,” said Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness.

“Our hearts break for the families of those who have lost loved ones to B.C.’s backcountry this season.

“I love the outdoors. It’s what makes B.C. so remarkable. But it can be dangerous, even when you equip yourself with the proper training and tools for survival,” she said.

Avalanche Canada’s warning is still in effect. People trekking outdoors should be aware of the snow conditions in the area before heading out (check the avalanche forecast at www.avalanche.ca).

 

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