BC’s Distracted Driving Fines go UP June 1 2017.

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 ! ! !

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/driving-and-transportation/driving/publications/electronic-devices-while-driving.pdf

Some Comments From An EMCOMM Operator…

The following “memo” was received from an Amateur Radio Operator who has held several ARES positions over the years and has volunteered countless hours. While you may not agree with everything contained in the “memo” I hope it will give you pause for thought. If it makes you think and reflect then it has done its job.

Thoughts on being an Amateur Radio Operator Emergency Communications Volunteer By VA7ZA

THANK YOU FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER OPERATOR

Amateur Radio Operators can be a great resource for government departments during an emergency that involves local, regional and provincial governments.

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BC FLOODING May 2017.

Many areas of British Columbia are suffering the effects of heavy rain and snow melt. Emergency Operations Centres are opening and closing as situations dictate. In addition evacuation warnings and orders are being issued and rescinded regularly. In order to keep up with these events the site noted below will provide you with the current information. (Click on Home)

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Communications…. it can always be done better.

I don’t think anyone can really complain about the evacuation conducted by officials and the public during the fire in Ft. Mc Murray. A huge number of folks banned together to help each other and get a job done safely and efficiently.  Because it was a success it doesn’t mean there are not lessons to be learned or ways to improve. In a review of the event communications was again a topic of discussion. To read more go to

http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2017/04/23/fort-mcmurray-one-year-later-lessons-learned.html

EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED In Salmon Arm BC April 22 2017. UPDATED 23 APRIL 2017 5PM

UPDATE APRIL 23 2017 5PM     THIS EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED

An evacuation order was issued on April 23 2017 in Salmon Arm as a result of  slope instability caused by runoff. For more information go to

http://www.csrd.bc.ca/news-notices/news/2017-04-22/evacuation-order-issued-salmon-river-road