The BC Government has let it be known enough is enough.. Distracted driving fines will be going up. Repeat offenders will definitely feel the pinch. I sure hope this helps the situation
Starting June 1, minimum distracted driving fine in BC will be $543
BC Hams might be a good idea to have a copy of the new regs in you vehicles. Remember DO NOT USE DTMF BUTTONS WHILE DRIVING ! ! !
This article is good reminder, especially for ARES leaders, on what could happen to a critical piece of infrastructure.
The following bulletin has been issued by the Radio Amateurs of Canada
March 17, 2017:
Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by Provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time. Radio Amateurs of Canada has prepared a list of links to current regulations in all provinces that have established them. They can be found at: http://wp.rac.ca/distracted-driving-regulations-update/
Radio Amateurs of Canada representatives in our regions often work to clarify regulations
Continue reading “RAC BULLETIN – DISTRACTED DRIVING MARCH 17 2017”
The RAC website moved to a new service provider on March 16 2017. There may be some delays until “all the dust settles ”
When the local First Nations conducted an evacuation drill complete with Tsunami sirens they forgot to tell the public it was a drill. To read more about what happened go to
Tsunami sirens in White Rock just a test: City officials
Last spring BC conducted the earthquake Excercise Coastal Response. At the same time Washington and other US states conducted Exercise Cascadia Rising. Here is a review of some of the Washington state reports. All very interesting epecially for the ARES folks. BC’s report should be out soon.
While ARES is not specifically mentioned in this article I think it safe to say ARES units will benefit from this additional funding. It is VERY nice to see the government has finally recognized and acted on long standing requiests to assist with emergency preparedness and response
On March 15 2017 at 1:55pm there will be a test of the BC Emergency Alerting System. Read on to get all the inforrmation you need.
The Comox Valley Amateur Radio Club ;has announced a swap meet to be held on March 26 2017. PLEASE NOTE this is not an all day event. For more information go to
The City of Victoria BC commissioned a report to look at the effects of a high magnitude earthquake. The results were not pretty to see the report go to