Archive for January 2014

Special Public Avalanche Warning

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most BC Avalanche Regions

Recreational backcountry users urged to exercise extra caution this coming weekend

January 16, 2014, Revelstoke, BC: The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for most regions of British Columbia including the Northwest Inland, South Coast Inland, Sea to Sky, North Rockies, Cariboos, North Columbia, South Columbia, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, Lizard Range, and South Rockies. This warning applies to recreational backcountry users and is in effect from Friday, January 17 to Monday, January 20.

Winterfest 2014

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Road Crossing Permits

The road crossing permits are available from Peter McKie. They will be available at the General Meeting on January 13. If you require the crossing permit before the meeting, give Peter a call.

Some info from the government website about road crossing permits:

 

RCMP issued permit requirement:

The Motor Vehicle Act Regulations states that no person shall drive or operate a snow vehicle or snowmobile on a highway in unorganized areas of the Province unless he is the holder of a permit issued by a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stationed nearest to the place where such operation will take place.

Therefore, to operate a snowmobile on a trail within highway right of way the operator must obtain a permit. The purpose of the permit is to ensure that the snowmobile has been registered, licensed and has proper insurance. The permit also makes sure that the operator of the snowmobile has a valid driver’s license.

 

Safe and Happy Sledding!