February 25, 2018

Shore family appeal

The search continues for a suspect in the beating death of a woman in Surrey who lived what police are calling a high risk lifestyle. Janice Shore was a 45 year old mother of three who was attacked in early December and died this week in hospital. Investigators say she wasn't homeless, but she did frequent local shelters and she may have been … [Read more...]

North Shore Wetland Partners president wants to save eagles nest

The president of North Shore Wetland Partners is trying to save an eagles nest he says hasn't been abandoned. Paul Berlinguette says Port Metro Vancouver tried to chop down the tree holding the nest this week, claiming it was abandoned, and will try again soon to make way for the low level road project. "We have pictures of the two of them in there … [Read more...]

North Shore Search and Rescue recover lost gear

North Shore Search and Rescue Team says its third attempt in retrieving the gear left on cypress mountain weeks ago has been successful. Team leader Tim Jones says the task was not easy but he's thankful for the kind weather conditions. "It was found the area of 3,000 feet on the other side of black mountain, where we originally cashed it for the … [Read more...]

Skiier rescued in North Shore Backcountry

Another successful day for North Shore Search and Rescue. A 51-year-old man was on the East Face of West Vancouver's Hollyburn Mountain when he injured his knee while backcountry skiing. His friend called 9-1-1 to say they needed help getting out. Doug Pope with North Shore Search and Rescue says four hours later the man was rescued. "We had teams … [Read more...]

North Shore Rescue needs public’s help for new facility

North Shore Rescue is in the final stages of completing a brand new base, but they haven’t quite gathered enough donations, so and they're turning to the public. The new base is short 70-thousand dollars for some vital equipment needed for proper training. Rescue Team Leader Tim Jones says considering their multiple search and rescue efforts … [Read more...]

North Shore Rescue looking for yet another snowboarder out of bounds near Cypress

For the second time in a week, North Shore Rescue crews are near Cypress Mountain trying to rescue a snowboarder. Team leader Tim Jones says they have been in contact with the man, and believe they know where he is: "We believe he's just at the snowline, below the waterfalls, in main drainage of Montizambert." Jones says they are confident they can … [Read more...]

North Shore Search and Rescue recover some of gear left on Cypress

North Shore Search and Rescue ground teams have recovered around ten thousand dollars worth of equipment left on Cypress during rescue efforts Tuesday. Team Leader Tim Jones says crews had to repel down Saturday morning to reach the canyon where snowboarder Sebastien Boucher was trapped. "They're doing it all safely, but it is a rope-rescue, full … [Read more...]

North Shore rescuers call off gear retrieval

The gear left up on the mountain during this week's rescue of an out of bounds snowboarder is going to come down - just not today. Tim Jones with North Shore Search and Rescue says today's attempt had to be called off because of very unsettled conditions. He says, "it's very vital gear that we get but we don't want to risk our members'" safety. … [Read more...]

Glimmer of hope in North Shore mountain search

There could be a ray of hope in the search for a snowboarder on the Northshore mountains. North Shore Search and Rescue is reporting they may have  found tracks of the man missing since late Sunday, and are sending in rescuers to investigate. The missing man is believed to have been boarding on Cypress when he went out of bounds. CKNW … [Read more...]

Avalanche risk causes difficulty for North Shore Search and Rescue trying to reach snowboarder stuck in Cypress backcountry

A man snowboarding out of bounds on Cypress Mountain has been stuck since early Sunday, and he may not be rescued until late Monday morning. North Shore Search and Rescue Team Leader Tim Jones says avalanche risk is too high for them to go up Cypress, so they may have to wait until they can use a helicopter during daylight, if the cloud cover is … [Read more...]