The Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued the following bulletin on International Youth Day
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 ?????
The Radio Amateurs of Canada will hold the 2017 AGM in Ottawa on Sept 9 2017 in conjunction the Ottawa Hamfest. The full bulletin reads
The Special Weather Statements and Air Quality Warnings (Smoke) continue for many areas of BC. The warnings and weather statements cover roughly 1/3 of the Province To see the areas of concern go to
In addition to the special weather statement Environment Canada has now issued an Air Quality Alert for East Vancouver Island
Seattle Emergency Preparedness Folks will be hold a simulated emergency test as part of the follow up to the Cascadia Rising Event held last Spring. To learn more go to
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for eastern Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. To read the statement go to
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
On July 23 Radio Amateurs of Canada issued a bulletin with regard to the Canada 150 Awards. Please note that Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, is the BC Contact should you wish to operate a station in BC.
The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold an advanced radio course starting July 18 2017. The cost of the course…… it’s free. For more information go to