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 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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Missing hunter in NS’s Annapolis Valley found safe in woods north of Middleton

Posted on December 23, 2015 at 17:50 in General News, NS News

RCMP say the man is in good health but has minor injuries and is cold and wet  

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Patient Monitor to Vernon SAR

Posted on December 14, 2015 at 00:31 in BC News, General News

The Vernon (BC) Search & Rescue team has received a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that will help them save more lives.  View video…

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Mabel Lake, BC – Missing Women

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 16:19 in General News

In the early morning of November 11th, 2015, Vernon Search and Rescue was called out to search for two missing women in the Mabel Lake – Kingfisher area, east of Enderby, BC, Canada.

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Broken Ankle – Aberdeen Plateau – HWR Extraction

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 16:18 in General News

Vernon Search and Rescue was called to respond to an injured subject near King Eddie (King Edward) lake, on the Aberdeen Plateau near Vernon, BC, Canada.

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Prince Edward Island Ground SAR

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 10:39 in General News, PE News

Search and Rescue began on Prince Edward Island in 1995 with the establishment of a search and rescue team in West Prince, P.E.I.. The team was created in response to a missing person’s case when trained searchers had to be brought in from out of province.  Cst. Terry Totten (RCMP) led the establishment and training of […]

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New Brunswick Ground SAR

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 09:01 in General News, NB News

What began as a letter published in 1983 in the Fredericton newspaper as a desire to have a trained team to respond to lost person emergencies, turned into the creation of the first New Brunswick team on December 20, 1983.  Since it’s initial formation, NB Ground Search and Rescue (NBGSARA) has continued to grow, develop and evolve […]

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Nova Scotia Ground SAR

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 18:07 in General News, NS News

Search and Rescue in Nova Scotia started officially in November of 1969 after a 5 day search in the Cape Breton Highlands for a father of 5, who was found alive. While he was in the hospital recovering, Cape Breton Search and Rescue was created. Since then another 23 teams were created in Nova Scotia, […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador SAR

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 02:57 in General News, NL News

  Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s most easterly province, with Cape Spear recognized as the most easterly point in North America. The island portion of the province is the tenth largest island in the world. At 111,390 square kilometres, it rivals, in area, the three Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, […]

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