Search and Rescue

Search crews and Mounties were called to two rescues over the Labour Day long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
Search crews and Mounties were called to two rescues over the Labour Day long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announces that the federal government of Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes with 16 new aircraft from European aerospace giant Airbus that at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on December 8, 2016. The Royal Canadian Air Force will fly its ancient search-and-rescue planes longer than expected as COVID-19 further delays the delivery of replacement aircraft. Defence officials are playing down any significant impact from the latest delay, which has left the first new search-and-rescue plane built by Airbus stranded in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Military to fly old rescue planes longer as COVID-19 delays new aircraft

Planes are all around 50 years old and scheduled for retirement as maintenance requirements have grown

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announces that the federal government of Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes with 16 new aircraft from European aerospace giant Airbus that at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on December 8, 2016. The Royal Canadian Air Force will fly its ancient search-and-rescue planes longer than expected as COVID-19 further delays the delivery of replacement aircraft. Defence officials are playing down any significant impact from the latest delay, which has left the first new search-and-rescue plane built by Airbus stranded in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
FILE – Two specially trained members of the Chilliwack SAR team arrive on solid ground with the pair of climbers from Mt. Slesse. (Chilliwack SAR/Tony)

B.C. search and rescue groups responded to 700 calls in first half of 2020

Province announces annual funding as part of Budget 2020

FILE – Two specially trained members of the Chilliwack SAR team arrive on solid ground with the pair of climbers from Mt. Slesse. (Chilliwack SAR/Tony)
Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Two young children died, but if not for Joy Pringle and Hannah Reinholt, it could have been worse.

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

Be safe while using the outdoors for social distancing, B.C. search and rescue group urges

Provides list of recommendations so you can come home safe

Norm Ritchie and Tyler Abbott consult their materials before starting to knock on doors in the south end of Campbell River on Oct. 29, 2019. The Campbell River Search and Rescue members were taking part in a training exercise centred around an emergency evacuation. Filep hoto by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
FILE. (Black Press Media)

RCMP say search for missing snowmobiler in B.C. now a recovery operation

Police say the missing man’s snowmobile was recovered

FILE. (Black Press Media)
Two missing snowmobilers found safe on Sterling Mountain near Terrace

Two missing snowmobilers found safe on Sterling Mountain near Terrace

SAR located them the following morning who used fuel to start fire, keep warm overnight

Two missing snowmobilers found safe on Sterling Mountain near Terrace
Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Man describes being ‘clobbered’ by mudslide up rural Hope road

Tim Helmer woke to his car spinning in the dark, with debris and water flowing over windshield

Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).

One snowmobiler found dead after getting stuck in tree well near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was activated twice on January 31

A snowmobiler was declared deceased after becoming stuck in a tree well above Morrissey on January 31, according to Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR).
In January 2018, Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the Boulder Mountain Area for two lost snowmobilers. (File)

Calgary man dies in snowmobiling incident near Revelstoke

Boulder Mountain is a popular snowmobiling area west of the city

In January 2018, Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the Boulder Mountain Area for two lost snowmobilers. (File)
So far, Terrace SAR and the community have spent more than $1 million on the project and are working towards the goal of installing all the windows and doors, and laying out concrete in the interior by Christmas. (Terrace SAR contributed photo)

Terrace SAR headquarters in last stretch of fundraising

$400,000 dollars needed to finish $1.4 million project

So far, Terrace SAR and the community have spent more than $1 million on the project and are working towards the goal of installing all the windows and doors, and laying out concrete in the interior by Christmas. (Terrace SAR contributed photo)
Steel beams were installed this week at the new Terrace Search and Rescue headquarters, located at the corner of Clinton St. and Greig Ave. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Terrace Search and Rescue headquarters gets $100K boost from Prince Rupert Port Authority

Investment to help grow regional response capacity in Northwest B.C.

Steel beams were installed this week at the new Terrace Search and Rescue headquarters, located at the corner of Clinton St. and Greig Ave. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)
Wayne Morrison is described as 5’11 tall, 260 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. (Facebook photo)
Wayne Morrison is described as 5’11 tall, 260 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. (Facebook photo)
Marko Kessler photo                                Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Station 64 Prince Rupert was quick to the rescue on Friday, June 5, when they responded to a call from a sinking vessel at the top of Tugwell Island.

RCM-SAR 64 Prince Rupert Station 64 saves sinking boat at last second

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue was quick to the rescue as boat filled with water

Marko Kessler photo                                Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Station 64 Prince Rupert was quick to the rescue on Friday, June 5, when they responded to a call from a sinking vessel at the top of Tugwell Island.
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 65 on Lax Kw’alaams receives necessary upgrades to its equipment through the Community Investment Fund financed by the Port of Prince Rupert.

Search and rescue equipment on Lax Kw’alaams receives critical upgrades

First Community Investment Fund from the Port of Prince Rupert announced in 2019

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 65 on Lax Kw’alaams receives necessary upgrades to its equipment through the Community Investment Fund financed by the Port of Prince Rupert.
At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)

Four stranded by surging seas on a rock off Tofino

Rescue chopper lifts a walker and three boogie boarders to safety after two hours at Long Beach

At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)
RCM-SAR 64 responded to a Mayday call near Smith Island on March 26 with the Bravo-Geoff Gould. (RCM-SAR 64 photo)

Fisherman trapped under water rescued near Smith Island

Charles Hays, RCM-SAR 64 and Coast Guard vessels responded to the mayday call to save a life

RCM-SAR 64 responded to a Mayday call near Smith Island on March 26 with the Bravo-Geoff Gould. (RCM-SAR 64 photo)
The committee fact-finding mission in Newfoundland and Labrador. (The Senate of Canada photo)

Commercial fishing is Canada’s most dangerous job, report states

Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans gives recommendations to improve safety for fish harvesters

The committee fact-finding mission in Newfoundland and Labrador. (The Senate of Canada photo)
Search and Rescue crews from Prince Rupert and Terrace search for David Kim, who was last seen leaving Shames Mountain at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Search continues for David Kim, five days later

Prince Rupert RCMP, Terrace Search and Rescue teams continue to look for Kim along the Skeena River

Search and Rescue crews from Prince Rupert and Terrace search for David Kim, who was last seen leaving Shames Mountain at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)