The BC Government has extended the Provincial State of Emergency until Sept 1 2017. To read more go to
ARES folks in the Los Angles had a rather large Simulated Emergency Test only to be followed just hours later with a real emergency. To read more go to
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Washington State has issued some more information of lessons learned during last springs earthquake exercise. We are still awaiting the report from BC. If this report doesn’t make you want to get prepared I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL.
More boots on the ground to aid fire fighters. This is in addition to those already here as well as the air support. While some areas of the province had air quality warnings dropped nearly 2/3 of the province remains under warning.
Environment Canada has ended air quality statements for part of the BC Coast, and Vancouver Island. Still, roughly 1/3 of the Province remains with air quality issues. To see the latest status go to
The Hurricane Season has started and the Hurricane Net have been activated for Tropical Storm Franklin. As usual please ensure the frequency is not in use prior to transmitting.
The loss of several modes of communication in Atlantic Canada should serve as a wake up call for folks to be prepared. Amateur radio was there and ready. How prepared are you ? To read more go to
Thanks and kudos to the Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization (VECTOR) for your working during the Celebration of Lights in Vancouver. Good job raising the profile of amateur radio as well as supporting your community. Thank you