A grant from BC Hydro’s Community Giving Program will allow the Denman Island Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Association to purchase two-way radios, to help with emergency situations. Photo supplied.

Denman Island emergency association gets BC Hydro grant to purchase radios

Denman Island emergency association gets BC Hydro grant to purchase radios

Thanks to BC Hydro’s Community Giving Program, the Denman Island Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Association (DINEPA) has recently received a grant of $900 to help with post-disaster communications.

The funds will enable DINEPA to purchase two-way radios to be used by the designated neighbourhood co-ordinators to communicate, in the event of an island-wide disaster such as earthquakes, interface wildfires, wind storms etc.

Being on a small Gulf Island with limited resources means that residents and especially neighbourhoods, must be prepared to ensure their resilience to disasters. Depending on how widespread the disaster is, waiting for help from elsewhere could take days if not weeks. Having the ability to communicate with individual neighbourhoods will be crucial to Denman Island’s recovery and allows us to help ourselves while waiting for emergency responders.

Comox ValleyEmergency Preparedness

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley dance classes billed as female empowerment tool

New business focuses on ‘promoting positive body image’

New Cumberland fire hall goes to rezoning hearing

Official community plan is also to be amended for the site

Mother bear and two cubs spotted in Crown Isle neighbourhood in Courtenay

Reduce the risk of an interaction by removing potential food sources

Mount Washington to open Dec. 4 with COVID-19 protocols in place

Reservations for some services, face coverings will be required

‘Bad blood’ over pathology issue, says Island Health medical director

Regional hospital district board pushes for pathology service in Courtenay, Campbell River

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Body discovered floating in water near Lasqueti Island

JRCC reports personnel aboard fishing vessel made the find

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Most Read