Community Papers

Rise in avalanche danger

The season's first significant rise in avalanche danger alerts us to the start of the avalanche season on Vancouver Island.

With the first significant rise in avalanche danger being forecast by the Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre for Thursday and through the weekend, the VIAC is reminding the mountain recreating public of the need to get avalanche education and to use the Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin.

Significant precipitation and increasingly strong wind will raise the avalanche danger in the alpine on Vancouver Island to high before the weekend. Continued precipitation and strong winds through the weekend will keep danger levels up.

The public is advised to check the avalanche bulletin at www.islandavalanchebulletin.com and to follow the advice given there.

In addition, avalanche eduction will greatly enhance a person's ability to understand and use the bulletin and to make safer decisions about travel in the backcountry in winter.

For further information, contact the forecaster on duty at 250-897-2990 or by e-mail at forecaster@islandavalanchebulletin.com.

— Vancouver Island  Avalanche Centre

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Council rookie and vet announce candidacy
 
Forseth gets Conservative nod in New West
 
Via Rail needs new leadership: Baird
Elderly man walks away from plane crash in Chilliwack
 
Teen charged after dramatic crash with Surrey mower
 
UPDATE: Teen fighting for his life after car nearly sheared in half in Surrey crash
Billions eyed to build Broadway rapid transit to UBC
 
Update: MP weighs in on lawyers' vote on withdrawing approval of TWU law school
 
Premier wants municipal pay to be election issue