Please take some time today to remember those lost, those injured, those serving and those retired from the Canadian Armed Fcrces and the RCMP. For those folks and their families today is a very special day . While the veterans are always out front , as they should be, often times the devotion of their families is not remembered.
Canadians are a special group. We live in the best country in the world. That did not happen by accident.
LEST WE FORGET
Environment Canada maintains wind and rainfall warnings for various portions of Vancouver Island and the inland sections of the Central Coast. For more information go to
With winter approaching and several recent and ongoing events within the Province of BC it is a good time to review definitions of terms used by the Government and Local Media in urgent times. ARES leaders does your team know these definitions ???
Definitions You Should Know
UPDATED 2016.11.05 1630 Some flood warnings have been reduced to watches. Sandbagging and evacuation warnings have been issued in some areas. Listen to local media for latest information.
UPDATED 2016.11.05 0830 PORT ALBERNI Declares State of Emergency on a local Reserve and sandbagging is trying to control the water.
Flood Watches and Warnings have been issued for parts of Vancouver Island. To get more information go to
Flood Warning (Downgraded) and Flood Watches: Central and East Vancouver Island; Updated 3:45 PM Nov 5
On Sunday November 6 2016 at 0200 hrs those in the Pacific Time Zone will set their clocks back one hour. Don’t forget… do it Saturday night before you go to bed… don’t miss that extra hour !
Emergency Management British Columbia has issued flood warnings for central and western Vancouver Island. To get more information go to
Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for Vancouver Island. Heavy rainfall can cause flooded roads and landslides. Listen to your local media
The attachment says it all. A friend who will be missed.
The Beast continues to Burn. Amateurs in Fort McMurray continue their work to improve emergency communications . Being that far north poses some interesting challenges.
Horse River wildfire not expected to be extinguished before winter
There are often comments about satellite phones and where they fit in emergency communications. Here is one persons perspective, and the second line of the article says it all