WEATHER ALERT FOR SUNSHINE COAST, HOWE SOUND

As of Tuesday Oct  21,2014 a rainfall warning is in effect for the Sunshine coast  and Howe Sound with 60 mm of rain expected. This amount of rain can cause flash floods and dangerous road conditions.  In addition winds of over 40 knots are expected in the southern portion of the Strait of Georgia. This… Read More

OCTOBER HAS CHANGES FOR BC DRIVERS

The annual reminder for BC drivers to use winter tires and carry chains has come into effect.   In addition on OCT 20 2014 increased penalties come into effect for those charged for distracted driving.  Remember in BC only fixed radios in vehicles may be used while the vehicle is in motion.  While amateurs enjoy… Read More

Canadian Radio Amateurs Will Join Special Event on 630 Meters Nov 1 & 2 2014

Go to the URL below to get all the details.  Stations on both coasts of Canada will participate. These stations have been identified along with frequencies and times. Should be an interesting event http://www.arrl.org/news/canadian-radio-amateurs-will-join-special-event-this-fall-on-630-meters

MARINE EMERGENCY ONGOING IN THE QUEEN CHARLOTE ISLANDS.

A large Russian container ship has lost power off the Queen Charlotte Islands. The ship captain has been injured and removed by chopper. Winds and weather are not cooperating.  5 metre seas and deep water prevent anchoring. Rescue efforts continue   http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fuel-laden-container-ship-adrift-off-coast-of-haida-gwaii-1.2803590

WE NEED MORE REGISTRATIONS

As of Monday night Oct 13th 2014 there are 12 radio groups registered with 270 folks participating. This is still down from last years numbers. I know we can do better,much better. From an ARES perspective the more the general population knows about earthquakes and response to them the better off we are.  This is… Read More

HEAVY RAINFALL ISSUED FOR LOWER MAINLAND OCT 12 2014

A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for the lower mainland of British Columbia. This coupled with high wind warnings on the west coast of Vancouver Island are sure signals summer is over.  For rainfall warning information go to http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rainfall-warning-issued-for-metro-vancouver-1.2796736

ONTARIO SOUTH RAC DIRECTOR HAS AN INTERESTING BLOG.

Rod Hardman, VE3RHF, RAC Director for Ontario South has a blog that covers some activities in that part of the world.  This is an informative site and while the material is for the most part Ontario related there are several items that apply to BC as well.  To read the blog go to http://www.crrl.ca/

CHANGES IN THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING..

The url below will explain forthcoming changes to the Pacific Tsunami Warnings that are issued.  ARES leaders need to be aware of these changes. The message is from the Government ofNew Zealand  and from US sources. For more information go to  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1410/S00012/changes-to-pacific-tsunami-warning-centre-messages.htm   http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/ioc-oceans/single-view-oceans/news/new_information_products_to_improve_response_to_tsunamis_in_the_pacific/#.VC2tSvldUhE