Public Safety'S ARCHIVE

  •   Please contact us at [email protected] if you have received telephone calls soliciting donations on behalf of North Shore Rescue.  On Monday, March 13, NSR commenced a lawsuit against the Search and Rescue Society of BC (SARBC). The Notice of Civil Claim is available here.  Recently North Shore Rescue (NSR) raised a public alert that we do not solicit […]

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  • I’ve been thinking a lot about human factors during considerable avalanche hazard.  There is a reason most accidents occur during this hazard rating: considerable hazard can be hidden from view and it is insidious. As most people are aware, the snowpack in the South Coast Range is currently in a classic considerable hazard scenario: low-probability […]

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  • Imagine an antelope in the Serengeti heading to the watering hole to get some water. At first this antelope is fairly cautious as it knows, there could be dangerous animals around. However, after visiting a few times the antelope has no issues and thinks that this is a safe spot to drink water. Unfortunately we […]

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  • Over the last few days the North Shore mountains have received a considerable amount of snow. Much of the more recent snow is sitting on a crust (a sliding surface), and it has Avalanche Professionals from the local mountains and North Shore Rescue very concerned for public safety. Avalanche Canada has put out the alert […]

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  • Every November 11, members of North Shore Rescue join our fellow emergency responders at the North Vancouver Cenotaph to honour and remember the members of our armed forces who gave their lives for our country. We are proud to be able to attend this important, and very powerful ceremony. As part of our attendance, NSR provides […]

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