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Heat-Seeking Drone Search a First in BC

BLBCA-LatestNews-Feb 22, 2017February 22, 2017 – Seven lives were on the line in Kamloops, and for the first time in BC, a drone has played a vital role in a search and rescue mission.

Seven missing skiers and snowboarders were rescued by search crews in BC’s Interior after a long night out in the elements near Kamloops.

Crew members say the incident was entirely avoidable.

The last two missing skiers were located just after 4 a.m. but not before spending the night in frigid temperatures and waist deep snow in the backcountry.

BLBCA Lodges Offer Employment Opportunities

BLBCA-LatestNews Feb17, 2017February 17, 2017 – Always wanted to work in BC’s beautiful backcountry or a related industry?

There are positions available at the BLBCA’s 29 member lodges or throughout our valued partner network.

Callaghan Country is currently hiring an Assistant General Manager/Marketing & Sales Manager. Or leave a resume to be considered by member lodges.

Learn more about this opportunity and others on the BLBCA’s employment opportunities page.

Buy a BC Parks Licence Plate

BLBCA-LatestNews-BCPlates2January 27, 2017 – Show your pride in British Columbia’s natural beauty with a park-themed licence plate and support our provincial parks and protected areas.

Starting January 29th, three new BC Parks-themed licence plates (featuring the Purcell Mountains, Kermode Bear and Porteau Cove) will be available for purchase from your local Autoplan broker. All net proceeds from the sale and renewals of BC Parks plates will be re-invested back into provincial parks through the Parks Enhancement Fund.

These plates are available for an initial cost of $50 and an annual renewal fee of $40.

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Brad Harrison
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