Public Safety'S ARCHIVE

  • It’s that time of year when various social media influencers, outdoor blogs, and other websites start to share spectacular pictures of remote waterfalls, rocky vistas overlooking the ocean, and mountain top sunsets snapped on our very own North Shore mountains. The enticement is strong to visit these amazing places, to re-create these spectacular pictures for […]

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  • We often get people commenting – “Oh rescuing another #$^&* out of bounds?”  Only 3% of our calls are actually “out-of-bounds” skiers or snowboarders, the rest are using the backcountry responsibly, but just make a mistake or get injured. So what’s the difference?   Out-of-Bounds No trip planning – planned to ski at the ski hill […]

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  •   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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