BC PROVINCIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 18 2017

The Provincial Government has extended the State of Emergency for the entire Province until Aug 18 2017. This allows for provincial control and coordination of actions around the current wildfire situation.

Currently there are over 100 fires burning and several thousand people are under evacuation orders or alerts.

Some jurisdictions are closing parks and trails. Please check before you use either parks or trails.

Special Weather statements about heat and air quality are currently issued. To see these bulletins go to    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc

ARES teams are you ready if called upon ?????

Washington State New Distracted Driving Law – A Sudden Change.

The State of Washington had introduced new distracted driving legislation that was to take effect in January 2018. The new effective date was July 23 2017.  Operation of ham radio is still legal, but to see the changes go to

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/heres-what-the-new-distracted-driving-law-means-to-you-when-it-goes-into-effect-in-july/?utm