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Nelson police officer killed in avalanche, second officer critically injured
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Nelson police officer killed in avalanche, second officer critically injured

The Nelson Police Board has confirmed one of its officers has died and another is critically injured after they were caught in an avalanche near Kaslo. It adds, both officers were on snowmobiles when the incident occured.The City of Nelson made the announcement in a Facebook post Monday evening.The identities of the officers have not been publicly shared. Trending Now Global News spoke with Nelson mayor Janice Morisson, who offers her condolences to the family.The City says more information will be released in the coming days.Global News has reached out to first responders for comment. Story continues below advertisement  This is a developing story.More to come. Source link
Avalanche forecaster warning of increased risk in Whistler, North Shore mountains
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Avalanche forecaster warning of increased risk in Whistler, North Shore mountains

As large amounts of rainfall have hammered B.C.’s South Coast over the past week, avalanche experts are ringing the alarm over increased risk in Whistler and the North Shore Mountains. The large amounts of rain and warming temperatures have experts concerned. Read more: King tide passes, flood risk remains as heavy rains blanket B.C.’s South Coast “One of the difficulties with that much rain falling on the snowpack is it’s more difficult to predict how the snowpack will behave,” said AJ Maheu, a North Shore Rescue avalanche forecaster.It’s the peak season for Whistler and Blackcomb with thousands of riders daily. Crews are working hard to reduce avalanche risks in the area.“The Whistler area is definitely dealing with some persistent weak layers that were...