There are several areas in BC where we do not have an ARES unit. If you are interested in starting a new unit the url noted below will provide you with some information. Fred Orsetti, the BC Section Emergency Coordinator is also available to assist you.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Alert for this week. Ensure you listen to you local forecast. For a Provincial listing of alerts go to
Environment Canada has issued warnings of bad weather this coming long weekend. For more information go to
There is an individual who is not an ARES or RAC member conducting a door to door campaign collecting funds for ARES/RAC. Please check the address below for more information. Check the top left of the page news colum
A fatal tower accident has resulted in death and injury in West Virginia. Condolences to those who lost family members and best wishes to the injured. For the full story go to
Environment Canada, on Sunday Feb 2,2014 has issued several weather statements and warnings. To see if your area is impacted go to
RAC has published an information sheet for 60M operations. You need to make sure you are doing things right . For more information go to
Military Reserve Units will be conducting an earthquake drill in Vancouver. The probability of an earthquake is real on the coast. This is yet another of example of why we need to be prepared. What have you done for your family and yourself? When was the last time your ARES unit participated in a SET?
Be part of the solution; be prepared.
For more information on the drill go to
The Island Trunk System is a group of linked repeaters on Vancouver Island. It is popular in the summer as it is host to the BC Boater Net. In addition, weekly nets are held by Emergency Management British Columbia as part of their emergency communication system. For more information on the system go to http://www.islandtrunksystem.org/cms/
ARES members, do you know what the BC Emergency Response Management System is? The website below will take you to all the documentation. This will give you an understanding of the Provincial response and help you with the your local response plans.