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Large Scale Marine Exercise Underway Off of Salt Spring Island

A multi-agency on-water emergency preparedness exercise is taking place just off the Northeast coast of Salt Spring Island. Canadian Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard says the scenario for the exercise is that a fire...

Being Prepared for an Emergency

On the heels of last week's Great BC ShakeOut, emergency coordinators are reminding residents about the importance of being prepared. Howie Siemens says there are many hazards residents should be ready for living in British...

Get Set for the ShakeOut

This morning marks the annual Great BC ShakeOut. At 10:19 AM, millions of people worldwide will practice how to "drop, cover and hold on" during the earthquake preparedness drill. "Drop, Cover, Hold On" is internationally recognized...

Strathcona RD Hosting Emergency Preparedness Fair

As the cool and wet weather conditions arrive, the Strathcona Emergency District is looking to promote awareness of emergency preparedness. A fair is being held Friday, October 20th at the Thunderbird Hall. District Protective Services Coordinator...

Financial boost for Strathcona Emergency Program

The city of Campbell River has agreed to provide some increased financial support to the Strathcona Emergency Program. The Strathcona Regional District had asked to increase the amount of money going to their emergency...

Exercise Sweeper preps crews for an emergency

Emergency program coordinators from all over the Island, the Sunshine Coast and even Washington are taking part in a training exercise Wednesday, May 3rd. Exercise Sweeper is taking place in Parksville and follows up on...

Emergency prep session goes tonight

The Comox Valley Emergency Program is teaming up with the Oyster River Fire Department to host an information session tonight, Tuesday April 25th. Fire Chief Bruce Green says it will cover what you need to...

Strathcona RD releases survey on emergency prep

The Strathcona Regional District has released a survey on emergency preparedness. The survey questions encompass topics like first aid training, fire smart evaluation and having fire extinguishers in the home. Protective Services Manager Shaun...

Strathcona RD holding emergency prep courses

The Strathcona Regional District is holding emergency preparedness sessions. The Emergency Preparedness Classes will help educate residents on what do in a natural disaster. Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman says these classes teach personal preparedness, light...

Emergency staff encourage residents to evaluate emergency plans

Emergency preparedness staff are urging people to review your emergency plan. Shaun Koopman says the recent rain events in our region and the earthquake that hit New Zealand on the weekend are reminders of...

Major emergency preparedness exercise on the Island

A major emergency preparedness exercise is taking place in Port Alberni this week. Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto says this event runs simultaneously with an exercise taking place in the US. She says...

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness crews are urging people to be ready to evacuate in the event of an emergency. This week is Emergency Preparedness Week in B-C. Emergency Coordinator Howie Siemens says there are certain key items that...
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