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$25M TO FIGHT CANADA'S WORST NATURAL HAZARD
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The government is giving the extra money to Avalanche Canada to make roads, communities and ski resorts safer. UPDATE





The federal government calls avalanches as ‘Canada's deadliest natural hazard.'

The federal government said the increasing popularity of backcountry sports alongside greater frequency of extreme weather has made avalanches more of a threat.

The money will be used to expand the work of Avalanche Canada in Northern British Columbia, Quebec, Newfoundland and the Yukon.

"Avalanche Canada is leading this charge not only here in B.C. but across the country, and I am so proud that our government is directly supporting their critical work," said the North Vancouver MP, Jonathan Wilkinson.

Check out some recent vidoes of avalanche in Canada in the backcountry:






Avalanches and landslides have caused more than 600 deaths in Canada since 1840.

Avalanche Canada operates is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving avalanche awareness and safety across the country.

The group has been receiving funding from the federal government for the past 15 years.

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