The Canadian government is giving Avalanche Canada $25 million to mitigate the effects of ‘Canada’s deadliest natural hazard.’
The federal government cites the increasing popularity of backcountry recreation as well as climate change as increasing avalanche risk to Canadians.
The funding will help Avalanche Canada expand the size and scope of safety programs to currently underserved areas such as Northern British Columbia, Quebec, Newfoundland and the Yukon.
“Avalanche Canada is leading this charge not only here in B.C. but across the country, and I am so proud that our government is directly supporting their critical work,” said the North Vancouver MP, Jonathan Wilkinson.
Avalanche Canada was incorporated in 2004 with support from the federal government, with a mission to minimize avalanche risks through development and delivery of public avalanche safety education and warning systems.