Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, released the following statement about the death of a City of Nelson police officer:
“It is with heavy heart today I have been informed Nelson Police Department’s Const. Mathieu Nolet has sadly succumbed to his injuries.
“My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. The loss of both officers from a backcountry avalanche event is a tremendous loss for Nelson and we are here to support them as they navigate through this difficult time.
“I also want to thank the first responders and health-care staff for their work responding to this tragic event. Our thoughts remain with the community through this time of grieving.”