A CANADIAN search and rescue team this week restarted their search for missing backpacker Tom Billings now mountain trails where he disappeared have opened.

The 22-year-old hiker from Boars Hill was last seen in a mountain area near Vancouver last November. He was due to fly back to the UK in early December.

The area’s North Shore Rescue team said search efforts were hampered by heavy snow over winter, but now all park and mountain trails have been opened.

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