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Special Resolution to Amend Bylaws of Canadian Avalanche Association
Click here to read the Special Resolution to Amend Bylaws of Canadian Avalanche Association to be voted on at the AGM in Penticton on Tuesday May 6, 2014.
Members are reminded that the proposed bylaw changes described in the Special Resolution have been designed to work in conjunction with the proposed revised Code of Ethics.
Preliminary AGM Schedule
The schedule for the AGM week of meetings is tentative and may change. Check often for updates. Please note the change in venue for some of the meetings for the May 5-8th week in Penticton. For information and to reserve your place for CPD - InfoEx: The Good, The Bad and The Future click the view details link below.View Details
To pay your 2014 membership dues online click on the link below. You will need your invoice which was mailed out on December 13th.View Details
Important update from WSBC regarding Avalanche Mitigation Services’s Falcon GT Avalaunchers and CIL ExplosivesView Details
SAFETY BULLETIN - Suspension of Falcon GT Avalauncher and CIL Classic Rounds
Following an incident in Colorado where two workers were injured, CIL Explosives has asked operators to suspend use of snowlauncher products in any and all snow launchers until the investigation is concluded and recommendations are made. Click here to read a note from Everett Clausen.
The CAA encourages all members to follow the recommendation of CIL Explosives, irrespective of jurisdiction.
We will provide more information as we receive it from the parties involved.View Details
Important changes to the CAA’s Avalanche Search & Rescue Response curriculumView Details
Avalanche Deaths 1996 - 2014
This report from the BC Coroners Service summarizes avalanche deaths in B.C. reported between January 1, 1996 and March 17, 2014.View Details
Explosives Near Miss Report
The following account details a close call at Revelstoke Mountain Resort involving the use of double-fused hand charges. RMR, the CAA and WorkSafeBC have worked together to ensure this incident is communicated effectively to the avalanche community so others may avoid repeating the errors described here in other circumstances.
- Scott Aitken, Explosives Committee Chair, Canadian Avalanche AssociationView Details
GDCF's McKnight Ski Industry Award
Mike McKnight served on the CAA board and this award was created in 2009 to honour his memory as one of Golden's community builders. John Cattie is the most recent recipient of this award and is enrolled in the CAA Operations Level 1 course.View Details
Rescue Resource Directory
2013-14 Version available to downloadView Details
WSBC Update – Revising OHS Regulation 4.1.1View Details
WSBC New guideline for enforcing workplace helmet use for skiingView Details
Avalanche Search Apps
The CAC is strongly recommending against the use of three new smart phone apps that profess to act as an avalanche transceiver as their performance is in no way adequate for the demands of a real avalanche rescue. These European-made apps are being marketed largely to off-piste riders and the CAC is very concerned about uninformed users thinking these apps are an alternative to a transceiver. Follow the link below for the discussion paper.View Details
BCA Safety Alert – Float Trigger Voluntary RecallView Details
Pieps Vector RecallView Details
X World Congress on High Altitude Medicine and Physiology & Mountain Emergency MedicineView Details
Precautionary Recall of Older Snowpulse CartridgesView Details
Transport Canada Notice for Avalanche BlastingView Details
HCC - Acceptance of CSGA CertificationView Details
Comparison of avalanche survival patterns in Canada and Switzerland
Pascal Haegeli, Markus Falk, Hermann Brugger, Hans-Jürg Etter and Jeff BoydView Details
Field observations vs snowpack tests: Which is best when?
by Bruce JamiesonView Details