Special air quality statement for British Columbia – Bulkley Valley and The Lakes


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Special air quality statement for British Columbia
Updated jointly by Environment Canada and Metro Vancouver and the 
B.C. Ministry of Environment
At 9:17 PM PDT Wednesday 27 March 2013.
Special air quality statement for:
      Bulkley Valley and The Lakes - southeast including Burns Lake.

Road dust advisory in effect for Houston and Burns Lake.

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health
Authority has issued a road dust advisory for Houston and Burns Lake 
because of high concentrations of dust that are expected to persist 
until further notice.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone 
strenuous exercise and consider staying indoors until the advisory is 

If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat 
irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or 
wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider, 
particularly if you are elderly, have asthma, hay fever, breathing or 
lung conditions or if you react strongly to dust.



RAC Section Managers reaffirm support of NTS* 2013-03-20

Section Managers representing all RAC Sections coast to coast
concluded discussions recently regarding NTS (National Traffic
System), and they confirmed ongoing support of NTS encouraging
operators to continue to support NTS by passing traffic on a regular
basis. NTS digital and Win link 2000 is the preferred system for ARES
Units to remain interoperable and functional in a digital world and
operators who have digital capability are encouraged to keep the
system busy.

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Radio Amateurs of Canada – Chief Field Services Officier