The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and members of the public can check out live training demonstrations at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
SunWest attempted to evacuate the woman using a helicopter, but there were no suitable landing sites in the area.
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue said the second quarter of the year was relatively quiet.
Mayor Brian Wiese and Coun. Scott Harrison voted against deferral and said it would be better to pay up and seek help from partners after.
The grant and budget increase will go towards paying down the new operations centre’s mortgage, according to ASAR president Ken Peters.
Costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to a general rise in the cost of building materials resulted in a project shortfall of about $500,000, according to ASAR.
The event will run from April 16 – 18 and is a modified version of MABR’s annual BioBlitz event.
“They are not as visible as polar bears or reindeer or anything like that, so they don’t get very much mention and once they have disappeared, our food security is going to be in grave danger,” said Rosemary Taylor.
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has 50 active volunteer members ready to provide assistance.

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