Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.
Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Continue reading RAC Canada Day Contest 2016 is this Friday! (#RACCD)
From getprepared.gc.ca here are the items that you will need in your vehicle for driving in adverse conditions, and in the event of an earthquake.
A basic kit should include:
- Candle in a deep can and matches
- Extra clothing and shoes
- First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
- Flashlight (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
- Food that won’t spoil (such as energy bars) List of contact numbers
- Radio (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
- Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
- Warning light or road flares
Recommended additional items to keep in your vehicle:
- Antifreeze, windshield washer fluid
- Fire extinguisher
- Road maps
- Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
- Tow rope and jumper cables
Get the full brochure here: yprprdnssgd-eng
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Follow @ShakeOutBC for earthquake awareness education.
Google Public Alerts is Google’s new platform for disseminating emergency messages such as evacuation notices for hurricanes, and everyday alerts such as storm warnings. We aim to show relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts from the US National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS) when you search on Google Search, Google Maps, and when you activate Google Now on your Android device.
Google Public Alerts is a project of the Google Crisis Response team, supported by Google.org, which uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges. We hope Google Public Alerts provides the public with information it needs to make informed decisions in times of crisis.
While we can’t guarantee that you’ll see every alert when using Google services we’re doing our best to show what’s important when you need it, and hope that Google Public Alerts is a useful additional source of information. We’re working hard to improve what you see and would appreciate your feedback, which you can provide using the “Feedback” links on the alert details pages and on www.google.org/publicalerts.
[notice]http://www.google.org/publicalerts/?hl=en&gl=US#q&v=65.769365,-40.338297,18.318913,-175.689859&z=4 to see current public notices[/notice]
“Comox is the third busiest marine traffic centre across Canada handling an average of 900 marine incidents and emergencies per year (behind only Victoria and Halifax). In total, the five west coast centres handle 60% of all marine incidents and traffic movements in Canada.”
To learn more about Cape Lazo and the Canadian Coast Guard please visit:http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS_final.php
[important]Salmon, Lynn (2012) Comox Coast Guard Radio – Over One Hundred Years of History. Nauticapedia.ca 2012. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS.php Updated August 8th,2012[/important]
Much of Newfoundland has been put on hurricane watch, with all schools on the island closed for Tuesday morning, as tropical storm Leslie gathers strength and pushes toward the island.
Read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/09/10/nl-hurricane-watch-leslie-910.html?cmp=rss
The latest information from your favourite weather station
[important]For Nanaimo try CWEL or CYCD
Vancouver try CYVR
Victoria try CYYJ
Find your METAR here : http://www.nws.noaa.gov/tg/siteloc.shtml
Bookmark http://weather.va7eca.ca/ to run this script whenever you want.