Cable of B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky Gondola deliberately cut for 2nd time – CBC News

Line severed overnight, sending cars crashing to the ground, general manager says

Rhianna Schmunk · CBC News · Posted: Sep 14, 2020 7:33 AM PT | Last Updated: 7 hours ago

A car from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola lies crumpled on the ground after the cable was cut on Sunday. (Squamish RCMP)

The cable of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola near Squamish, B.C., has been deliberately cut in the middle of the night for the second year in a row, leaving the tourist attraction in shambles and its staff completely bewildered.

The thick, downhill cable of the gondola was severed overnight, sending dozens of cars crashing into the mountain around 4 a.m. PT.

General manager Kirby Brown said his phone started ringing off the hook with the news before dawn.

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World Rivers Day mentions ORCBC – PR.com

World Rivers Day 2020, set for September 27, commemorates the many values of rivers and encourages river stewardship and conservation around the globe. This massive worldwide event involving up to 100 countries has its roots in British Columbia Rivers Day which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Vancouver, Canada, September 14, 2020 –(PR.com)– World Rivers Day commemorates the many values of rivers and encourages river stewardship and conservation around the globe – massive worldwide event involving up to 100 countries has its roots in British Columbia Rivers Day which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Millions of people and thousands of events around the world will mark World Rivers Day 2020, either virtually or physically, on Sunday, September 27 in what has become one of the largest environmental celebrations on the planet. With many of the world’s rivers facing increasing pressures associated with climate change, pollution, and industrial development, close to 100 countries will participate in this year’s festivities.

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Outdoor Safety and Incident Prevention – An Outdoor Recreation Council of BC Webinar

The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC is the host for a live webinar on outdoor safety and trip planning with presentations from AdventureSmart’s Sandra Riches and John Blown from North Shore Rescue.

Statistics show that each year across BC there are approximately 1,700 search and rescue incidents. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers, skiers and mountain bikers to backcountry travellers, equestrians, quad riders and boaters. Join us to learn what you can do to stay safe and be properly prepared as you head into the outdoors this summer.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2325907305892528139

AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”. AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach to try and reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents.

North Shore Rescue is a volunteer community-based search and rescue team. NSR is one of BC’s busiest teams and performs approximately 130 search & rescue operations annually, with some operations lasting multiple days.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: outdoorrec@orcbc.ca

Canadian Trails News Sources

Interested in trails in Canada? Why not learn about them through the links to the news of the groups making and supporting trails in Canada!

Equine Industry Symposium

CRHRA Newsletter

Ontario Trails – Trailwise

Newfoundland Trailway

Island Trails

NSTrails

SentierNBTrails

Conseil Quebecois du Loisir

Trails Manitoba

SaskTrails

Alberta TrailNet

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC

AQCC

Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada

Northwest Territories Parks and Recreation News

Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon News

Hike BC

Canadian Trails Federation