Aug 30

BC NOT THE ONLY AREA CONCERNED ABOUT EARTHQUAKES.

The state of Oregon is also concerned about an earthquake event. The url below will take you to a recent press release. ARES coordinators, maybe this is a good time to review your plans and if you have anything new you may wish to try remember the BC Shakeout is coming in October 2014

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/08/napa.html

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Aug 29

2014 COAST EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS MEETING

The 2014 Coast Emergency Communications Annual General Meting will be held on Thursday Sept  25,2014 at the Emergency Coordination Centre  #1 Fire Hall on Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, at 1900 hrs.

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Aug 27

Follow CECA on Twitter @CoastEmergency

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Aug 27

AUGUST 2014 CECA MONTHLY MEETING

A reminder the CECA monthly meeting will be held this Thursday  August 28th 2014, at the Oliver Wood Community Centre  at 1900 hrs.  This location is one of the reception centres for the City of Nanaimo. In addition to the meeting we will be testing radio equipment.

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Aug 26

Nanaimo Amateur Radio Club Basic Course – SEPT 27 2014

The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Club will hold a basic course starting Sept 27th 2014. For more information go to

http://www.ve7na.ca/cms/

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Aug 26

COWICHAN VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY BASIC COURSE

The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold a basic radio course starting in mid September 2014. For  more information go to

http://www.cvars.com/

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Aug 25

NOTICE TO RAC MEMBERS RESIDING IN ATLANTIC CANADA, BC/YUKON, MIDWEST AND ONTARIO NORTH/EAST:

“The Secretary of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc, hereby solicits nominations for the positions of Director for the Regions of Atlantic, BC/Yukon, Midwest and Ontario North/East (postal codes K and P). Elections for these positions will be held in October 2014 to take office January 1, 2015 for a two year term.”

Nominations and brief biographical sketch/CV must be received by the Secretary of RAC by Sept 2nd 2014:

Secretary -RAC

720 Belfast Rd. Unit 217

Ottawa ON K1G 0Z5

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Aug 24

SOME BC FACTS

Did you know that

BC covers just about 10% of Canada’s surface area.

Less than 2% of the Provinces’s 364,764 square miles are covered by lakes and rivers

Only one US state, Alaska, is larger in surface area

and

Vancouver Island is about the size of Holland.

This should give you an idea of the size of BC.

There are over two million people living in the Lower Mainland (that’s about half the Province’s population ).

The entire BC coast is vulnerable to earthquakes.

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Aug 21

OCT 16TH 2014 IS THE DATE FOR THE SHAKEOUT THIS YEAR

BC’s annual earthquake exercise will be held on October 16th 2014 this year.  The drill will commence at 1016 am.  This is a good time for ARES units to test their plans, let the public know you are around and learn how things may shakeout if an event occurs during the week…. whi will be available etc.  Lets see if we can register more amateurs this year than last year.  For more information go to

http://shakeoutbc.ca/

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Aug 19

CF3NAVY – 100 YEARS OF SUBMARINE SERVICE IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

August 2014 marks 100 years of Submarine service in the Royal Canadian Navy. To celebrate the event a special call sign has been issued.  We must never forget the service to their country those in the military provide. They are always ready  whenever and wherever they are needed.  For more information go to CF3NAVY on QRZ.

http://qrz.com/  query CF3NAVY

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Aug 12

BC Wildfire Information

Important!

Be sure to check http://bcwildfire.ca before heading out this summer.  Follow @BCGovFireInfo on twitter.  If you spot a fire call *5555 on your cell

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Aug 05

[RAC-Bulletin] 2014 SET Date Confirmation

The date for the 2014 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) has been confirmed asSaturday October 4th.
RAC Comms

 

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Aug 04

ONE PHASE OF TSUNAMI CLEAN UP IS OVER.

Japanese students who came to Canada to help with debris clean up from the Japanese tsunami are on their way home – with some cargo.  This story reminds all of us we need to be prepared for an earthquake, Japan is probably the best prepared country in the woorld and they suffered with this earthquake. ARES folks have you reviewed your plans recently?

http://www.news1130.com/2014/08/03/vancouver-area-woman-reunites-japanese-fisherman-with-item-lost-in-2011-tsunami/

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Aug 03

THANK YOU VECTOR.

The Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization ( VECTOR) had over 30 amateurs at work last night (August 2 2014) in downtown Vancouver assisting other emergency services during the third and final night of the Honda Celebration of Lights.  This event goes over a period of three nights and results in over three hundred thousand people in an around English Bay and over a thousand boats anchored to watch the fire works.  VECTOR assists with this and several other events in the City of Vancouver over the course of the year.  Thanks VECTOR for your efforts.

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Jul 31

MARITIME MOBILE NET AIDS IN LAND BASED INCIDENTS..

The Maritime Mobile Service Net once again aided folks in distress. To read about the events go to

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/maritime-mobile-service-network-aids-in-separate-land-based-emergencies

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