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Avalanche Warning for Backcountry Users in Northern BC

Forecast for dramatic change in weather means avlaanche danger will spike across the northern half of BC for the weekend of April 11-13.

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CAC 2014 AGM Notice to Members

Our AGM will be held on Tuesday May 6, 2014 in Penticton, BC at the Penticton Convention Centre. Please see the 2014 AGM Notice to Members.

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CAC AGM and Spring Conference Schedule

Our AGM will be held on Tuesday May 6, 2014 in Penticton, BC at the Penticton Convention Centre. See the link for complete list of both CAC and CAA specific meetings.

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Be a Part of the CAC's New Observer Network and WIN!

Submit your observations for a chance to win weekly, monthly or be entered into a grand prize draw.

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In Memoriam: Wade Galloway

It is with great sadness that we learned today that Wade Galloway was killed in an avalanche in Waterton Lakes National Park on Saturday, Feb 15.

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CAC and BC Coroner Service Issue Safety Reminder

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Thunderstruck and Revelstoke Snowmobile Club Donation

A huge thank you to the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club and Team Thunderstruck for their $10K donation!

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Share YOUR Knowledge

You are an experienced backcountry user with solid avalanche skills and training or you are a trained avalanche professional - Congratulations! Now you can pay it forward through mentorship. Find out how.

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Throttle Decisions Release

CAC launched Throttle Decisions, a new video series aimed at encouraging mountain sledders to get avalanche training.

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New Look for CAC Field Truck

Thanks to a generous donation from Monashee Powder Snowcats and their suppliers, the CAC Field Truck is looking and running great! 

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New Fundraiser for the CAC

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dale Bayley as Chief Development Officer for the CAC. We thank the CAF for their partnership in this initiative.

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Backcountry Access Donates to Youth Avalanche Education

Backcountry Access has generously donated 30 digital transceivers to the CAC youth avalanche education program.

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Support Public Avalanche Safety - Donate Today!

The Canadian Avalanche Foundation is the charitable fundraiser in support of public avalanche safety in Canada.  They support core CAC programs and services in addition to a other public avalanche safety initiatives across the country.  Donate today by clicking this link!

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Special Public Avalanche Warning Feb. 20 - 26

The CAC is issuing a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users in all CAC forecast regions except the North Shore Mountains and the Yukon from Feb. 20 - 26.

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CAC Urges Caution in Southen BC Mountains

The CAC is urging backcountry recreationists to avoid aggressive, unsupported avalanche terrain throughout the weekend.

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CAC Urges Backcountry Users to be Cautious

Until conditions improve, the CAC recommends making cautious and conservative decisions while in avalanche terrain. All backcountry users must be equipped with  transceiver, probe and shovel and has practiced using the equipment.

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Yukon Special Public Avalanche Warning Mar. 21-24

The CAC and YAA are urging backcountry users in the Whitehorse region to avoid svalanche terrain unless they have advanced avalache skills and training due to a weak layer in the snowpack primed for triggering by the weight of a person on skis or snowmobie.

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