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SARVAC Hits the Yukon With Success!

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 00:34 in YK News

40 Yukon SAR Volunteers met in Whitehorse October 21-23 at the Coast High Country Inn as part of the SARVAC Strengthening the GSAR Role in Canada Project sponsored by Public Safety Canada and the New Initiatives Fund (NIF) from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. Over the weekend attendees were met with a hearty schedule […]

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SARscene 2016

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:20 in General News

SARscene 2016 will take place in Edmonton, Alberta at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre from October 12 to 17, 2016. http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/rspndng-mrgnc-vnts/nss/srscn-2016/index-en.aspx  

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Nunavut MLA missing for a week found alive on Baffin Island

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 19:42 in NU News

Uqqummiut member of the Nunavut Legislature Pauloosie Keyootak, his son Atamie Qiyuqtaq, and Peter Kakkik have been found alive after a weeklong search. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/missing-mla-pauloosie-keyootak-found-1.3513174

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Search grows for Nunavut MLA and party missing on Baffin Island

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 22:14 in NU News

The search is ramping up for a Nunavut politician and his snowmobiling companions missing for days on the tundra of Baffin Island. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/search-grows-for-nunavut-mla-and-party-missing-on-baffin-island/article29420075/

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Search and rescue crews granted request to access RCMP drones

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 20:14 in BC News

Emergency Management BC has informed search and rescue teams across the province that they can now request the use of an RCMP UAV — or drone, to assist in a search. http://www.cknw.com/2016/03/04/search-and-rescue-crews-will-soon-get-access-to-rcmp-drones/  

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SARVAC and CSA develop GSAR Curriculum for Canada

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 09:02 in General News

SARVAC and the Canadian Standards Association are in the late stages of GSAR Curriculum for Canada. Currently the Curriculum (Z1625) is hosted on the CSA website and is available for Public Review. We invite all those interested to view and provide constructive critique.

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Winter Boat Rescue

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 17:42 in BC News

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Vernon Search and Rescue was called to respond to an RCMP request regarding a boater in distress, at night on Okanagan Lake. Bystanders could hear the subject calling out for help, yet were unable to reach him.

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Strengthening the Ground SAR Role in Canada

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 17:36 in General News

This weekend, Ground SAR Groups from the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association will have an opportunity to meet in Chilliwack as a part of a SARVAC project funded by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat New Initiatives Funding entitled: “Strengthening the Ground Search and Rescue Role in Canada”.

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British Columbia commits $10 million for B.C. ground search and rescue

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 16:00 in BC News

NEWS RELEASE NORTH VANCOUVER – 􀀃Ground search and rescue volunteers are known for providing an outstretched hand-of-help to the lost or injured in British Columbia.  The provincial government is reaching out to them and will be providing $10-million in one-time funding to help bolster training, administrative support and equipment renewals. Read the News Release

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New Hug-A-Tree and Survive Video

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 16:26 in AdventureSmart, General News

Exciting news! SARVAC is pleased to launch a newly revised version of the Hug-A-Tree and Survive video which is now available on AdventureSmart.ca in both official languages. The new video incorporates the use of an emergency shelter, which is consistent with the current teaching practice. Presenters are encouraged to use the latest version by downloading […]

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