Public Education'S ARCHIVE

  • After our record breaking number of calls in August – 28 calls, we were hoping September might slow down. Not so – September long weekend brought in a record 9 calls. After that we thought it would slow down. Again nope – starting Sunday we have been on calls Sunday, Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

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  • Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver, with the most significant rainfall occurring on the North Shore. This along with forecasted heavy winds means we are in for a wet and blustery couple days. What does this mean for hikers and other trail users? It means that creeks are going to be […]

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  • This post was in response to the following Georgia Straight article, titled “Hikers urged to post #TrailheadSelfie to aid search-and-rescue efforts.” We DO NOT agree with the TrailHead Selfie being advocated in relation to sharing trip plans with others. While it is an interesting concept, it should fall very far down the continuum of things to do to […]

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  • NSR was about to conduct flights into the Hanes Valley but had to change plans to rescue two individuals who were searching for Liang Jin. Liang has been missing since Dec 31st. These two individuals (friends of Liang’s) were in terrain that was dangerous and they were not prepared for the conditions. They were putting […]

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  • Sandra Riches / AdventureSmart Coordinator & NSR Resource member delivered a great presentation to the North Vancouver School District Communications Board about getting AdventureSmart / SAR prevention into the school system/curriculum. Tim Jones and Sandra started this ‘ball rolling’ with John Lewis / N.V.Superintendent and today was the first step in moving forward. Thanks to […]

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