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Would signs help?

Would signs indicating how many people die in gullies on the North Shore each year help inform people about the dangers of skiing beyond the ropes?

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Funding announcement this week

Some initial comments on the 10 million funding announcement for BCSARA today. Putting the money where it belongs First off, a 10 million dollar disbursement from the government to the BC Search and Rescue Association puts right up front the message

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Cypress Mountain and charging for rescue

Cypress Mountain has posted signage indicating anyone calling for rescue could be charged a “fee” of $1000. Why this policy is extremely misguided.

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On posting rewards

The family of a Canadian man missing in Australia posted $100,000 reward for his recovery alive or dead. Amateurs from all over converge on site.

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Are GoPro Cameras correlated with accidents?

A friend emailed me recently to ask if there was a co-relation between rescues and subjects wearing GoPro cameras, which got me thinking…

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Risk is part of Adventure

Comments on an excellent letter to the Vancouver Sun regarding the nature of risk, adventure, and the right of the individual to take risks

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Stop with the Smart Phones already

People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.

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WorkSafeBC Report into death of SAR Volunteer

The WorkSafeBC report into a SAR Volunteer’s death is boiled down into headlines before the upcoming inquest.

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We don’t need Heroes

The Victoria Times Colonist asks if there’s leeway for first responders to be heroes, indicating they do not understand Emergency Response

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Elliot Lake; the rescuers speak

In an article in this month’s Maclean’s magazine rescuers at Elliot Lake tell their story; it seems that the media and the public were wrong

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