Canada Calgary man killed in B.C. avalanche

02:38  10 january  2018
02:38  10 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Teenager killed in B.C. First Nation reserve fire

  Teenager killed in B.C. First Nation reserve fire Teenager killed in B.C. First Nation reserve fire A teenage boy is dead following a fire at a Secwepemc First Nation community of Sugar Cane, east of Williams Lake, B.C., on Tuesday.Williams Lake RCMP says its officers were called at 7:35 a.m. PT to assist firefighters from 150 Mile House who were battling a fire on the reserve.Fire officials said on Facebook the structure fire was reported by a neighbour and confirmed the death of one person.A spokesperson for the B.C. Coroners Service said the person killed was a boy in his late teens.RCMP said a cause for the fire has not been determined.

One man was killed and a second snowmobiler is in hospital, following an avalanche near Golden, B . C . The two other riders were also from Calgary . No names have been released. Avalanche warning in effect.

A 36-year-old Calgary man is dead after an avalanche near Fernie, B . C . on Monday. The slide happened in the afternoon, in the Lizard Mountain range in southeast B . C . Search and rescue crews from Fernie, along with Elk Valley RCMP were called to the scene.

FERNIE, B.C. - The body of a 36-year-old Calgary man has been recovered from the site of an avalanche east of Fernie, B.C.

Police say the avalanche came down in the Lizard Mountain range on Monday afternoon.

The man was with a large group of back country skiers when he and another person split off to ski on their own.

Police say both people were caught in the slide — one was able to get free to dig out the Calgary man, but he was already dead.

Both skiers were experienced and police say they were carrying appropriate equipment including transceivers and transmitters.

Fernie Search and Rescue technicians removed the remaining nine members of the ski group from the area and have recovered the body of the man, whose name hasn't been released.

IOC arrives in Calgary hoping to ease pain of potential bid for 2026 Winter Games .
The International Olympic Committee is paying a visit to Calgary this week as part of a new process meant to entice more cities to bid by making the process cheaper and easier. With multi-billion dollar budgets for everything from facilities to security, the IOC has been forced to be more helpful to cities that may be interested in hosting.


—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!