Shaw TV and the City of Nanaimo Emergency Program Coordinator have created a You Tube about the Quake Cottage. CECA will be one of the groups participating in this event. Good Information. Have a look
Exercise Coastal Response 2016, a full scale exercise led by EMBC. The exercise is designed to test the province’s response to a simulated worst case scenario earthquake. Exercise Coastal Response 2016 is linked with Exercise Staunch Maple (Joint Task Force Pacific), Exercise Pacific Quake (Public Safety Canada), Exercise Ardent Sentry (NORAD-US Northern Command) and Exercise Cascadia Rising (Washington State , Oregon, Idaho and FEMA). This event will occur between June 7 and 10 2016. Various VHf,UHF, and HF frequencies will be in use.
The evacuation in Ft McMurray went very well. Just wondering if the planning is as well done down south here. There are no immanent signs of an earthquake, but the Pacific Northwest is seeing a great deal of activity and the activity is spreading. ARES folks this is a very interesting read.
The creation and execution of a simulated emergency test takes a lot of work by all involved. In June 2016 there will be multiple simulated emergency tests conducted in several northwest US states and British Columbia. To give a very small peak into the organization of one of these events go to
After a sailboat hit a reef in the Pacific things deteriorated quickly. Luckily before the radios went under water some information was able to be passed. To read the whole story go to
The founder of the Salvation Army Emergency Radio Network,
Pat McPherson, WW9E, is now a Silent Key.
To read more of his activities go to
An interesting article on the earths magnetic field from Spaceweather. Copied here for your information
EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD IS CHANGING: Anyone watching a compass needle point steadily north might suppose that Earth’s magnetic field is a constant. It’s not. Researchers have long known that changes are afoot. The north magnetic pole routinely moves, as much as 40 km/yr, causing compass needles to drift over time. Moreover, the global magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century.
A new study by the European Space Agency’s
Chief Darby is finally getting some time off. He is truly a credit to his profession and there are not many who can put into words what he did,how he did it and the effort he put forth. Enjoy some time off Chief