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B.C. backcountry safety organizations get gaming grants for safety programs

December 10, 2013 - 10:36 AM

VANCOUVER - Two backcountry safety organizations will split a $500,000 gaming grant from the B.C. government.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre and the BC Search and Rescue Association will receive $250,000 each.

The avalanche centre produces daily snowslide forecasts for most of the mountainous regions in Western Canada.

The Search and Rescue Association supports more than 2,500 search-and-rescue volunteers in about 80 communities.

Both organizations also provide public programs to educate people about how to safely participate in winter activities.

Money from gaming grants comes from gambling revenues in the province.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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