The BC Government has let it be known enough is enough.. Distracted driving fines will be going up. Repeat offenders will definitely feel the pinch. I sure hope this helps the situation
Starting June 1, minimum distracted driving fine in BC will be $543
BC Hams might be a good idea to have a copy of the new regs in you vehicles. Remember DO NOT USE DTMF BUTTONS WHILE DRIVING ! ! !
The Maitime Mobile Service Net once again aided a vessel in distress. This time in the Sea of Cortez Mexico. To read the whole story go to
The following “memo” was received from an Amateur Radio Operator who has held several ARES positions over the years and has volunteered countless hours. While you may not agree with everything contained in the “memo” I hope it will give you pause for thought. If it makes you think and reflect then it has done its job.
Thoughts on being an Amateur Radio Operator Emergency Communications Volunteer By VA7ZA
THANK YOU FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER OPERATOR
Amateur Radio Operators can be a great resource for government departments during an emergency that involves local, regional and provincial governments.
Continue reading “Some Comments From An EMCOMM Operator…”
Many areas of British Columbia are suffering the effects of heavy rain and snow melt. Emergency Operations Centres are opening and closing as situations dictate. In addition evacuation warnings and orders are being issued and rescinded regularly. In order to keep up with these events the site noted below will provide you with the current information. (Click on Home)
CECA made the cover of TCA magazine issued for May/June 2017. The photo and enclosed article cover activities done during the Quake Cottage event. RAC members can read the article at http://wp.rac.ca/
Multiple earthquakes and or aftershocks in the Yukon. Alaska and Northern BC have been reported this morning. The Yukon Amateur Radio Association has gone on standby after the power went out in Whitehorse.
The City of Kamloops has activated their emergency operations centre after a local state of emergency was declared due to an unstable hill side. Some residents were evacuated. For the press release go to
I don’t think anyone can really complain about the evacuation conducted by officials and the public during the fire in Ft. Mc Murray. A huge number of folks banned together to help each other and get a job done safely and efficiently. Because it was a success it doesn’t mean there are not lessons to be learned or ways to improve. In a review of the event communications was again a topic of discussion. To read more go to
Non Payment of fees seems to be the reason for the huge number of cancellations of ham licences in South Africa. To learn more go to
UPDATE APRIL 23 2017 5PM THIS EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED
An evacuation order was issued on April 23 2017 in Salmon Arm as a result of slope instability caused by runoff. For more information go to
Evacuation Order: Salmon River Road; Columbia Shuswap Regional District; April 22, 2017 22:30