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 ?????
Interested in watching the solar eclipse ? Have a look at
Solar Eclipse 2017 update: Monday, August 21
Washington State has issued some more information of lessons learned during last springs earthquake exercise. We are still awaiting the report from BC. If this report doesn’t make you want to get prepared I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL.
More boots on the ground to aid fire fighters. This is in addition to those already here as well as the air support. While some areas of the province had air quality warnings dropped nearly 2/3 of the province remains under warning.
Environment Canada has ended air quality statements for part of the BC Coast, and Vancouver Island. Still, roughly 1/3 of the Province remains with air quality issues. To see the latest status go to
The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold this years Vancouver Island Ham Happenings on August 27 2017. For more info go to
The Hurricane Season has started and the Hurricane Net have been activated for Tropical Storm Franklin. As usual please ensure the frequency is not in use prior to transmitting.
The loss of several modes of communication in Atlantic Canada should serve as a wake up call for folks to be prepared. Amateur radio was there and ready. How prepared are you ? To read more go to
Thanks and kudos to the Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization (VECTOR) for your working during the Celebration of Lights in Vancouver. Good job raising the profile of amateur radio as well as supporting your community. Thank you
The Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued the following bulletin on International Youth Day
Continue reading “RAC Bulletin International Youth Day August 12 2017.”