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HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: AVALANCHE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Avalanches in British Columbia
An avalanche is a mass of rocks, ice, and snow that falls
rapidly down a mountainside. They affect people directly through
causing injuries or death. Avalanches also affect the environment
and cause property damage (McClung & Schaerer, 2006).
Over the years Canada has experienced very deadly
avalanches. According to researchers there is an average of
fourteen avalanche-related deaths in Canada annually, and most
of them occur in British Columbia and western Alberta (Staff.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Avalanches affect three key industries: transportation,
construction, and tourism. Avalanches interrupt movement on
highways and railways in mountain corridors. In mountainous
recreational areas, avalanches can cause death and injuries to
skiers and other tourists leading to lawsuits and restrictions. In
regards to the construction industry, engineers must take into
account the terrains of a particular area before building
residential homes and other buildings which can be costly.
In January 2016, five male snowmobiler...