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Avalanche warning issued for BC backcountry users

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Summary

Parks Canada, Avalanche Canada says snowpack will be unstable until at least Monday night

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Backcountry users in BC are again being warned to stay out of certain areas at risk of experiencing snowslides.

Parks Canada and Avalanche Canada have issued a special advisory indicating the snowpack will be unstable until at least Monday night.

It applies to the Lizard Range & Flathead, where an avalanche on Monday killed a backcountry skier from Calgary.

The warning also applies to the South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Glacier National Park and the Cariboos.

Another man who was caught in a slide at Mount Seymour Provincial Park Tuesday afternoon broke his leg and had to be rescued by members of North Shore Rescue.