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MLA Bond Reflects on McBride Tragedy

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 4:12 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The longstanding Member of the Legislature for the McBride area is sending her condolences to the families of the victims of the avalanche which claimed five lives on Friday.

Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond has issued the following comments:

“The Renshaw is a popular snowmobiling area near the community of McBride and people come from across the province, many from Alberta, to experience the outdoor winter activities.” 

“Having represented the region as MLA for almost 15 years, this avalanche and the resulting loss of life is devastating news and our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost a loved one.” 

“I also want to thank the McBride and Valemount RCMP, our incredible Search and Rescue teams, paramedics and first responders for their efforts. I appreciate their courage and skill in the search and recovery process. It is a very sad day for all of us.​”


Perhaps it’s time to consider closing the back country during avalanche warnings. Far too many people die this way every year.

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