Emergency Preparedness

Thanks to high vaccination rates around the province, the Comox Valley Emergency Operations Centre is closing after 473 days of operation supporting the pandemic response. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

Valley’s Emergency Operations Centre closing for COVID-19 response

“…We are in a much better place now than we were last year.”

  • Jul 5, 2021

 

(Black Press Media)

Emergency alert test an ‘accidental re-broadcast’ of last week’s, B.C. says

Province says alert was sent out due to human error

 

The North Island 9-1-1 Corporation (NI911) has supported local residents for 25 years. Black Press file photo

North Island 911 looks to change how they get funding

Three options to be decided upon in early 2021

 

The Komas Bluffs covenant area is located along the northern coast of Denman Island. File photo

Evacuation guideline sessions for Hornby and Denman Island residents

The Comox Valley Regional District will be offering Hornby and Denman Island…

  • Nov 10, 2020
The Komas Bluffs covenant area is located along the northern coast of Denman Island. File photo
Offices, schools, homes and more offer protection in the event of an earthquake. The Great BC ShakeOut is slated for Oct. 15, but individuals and socially distanced groups can practice earthquake drills anytime. (Black Press media file photo)

Great BC ShakeOut takes a COVID-safe approach for 2020

Public encouraged to host socially distanced earthquake drills Oct. 15 or anytime

Offices, schools, homes and more offer protection in the event of an earthquake. The Great BC ShakeOut is slated for Oct. 15, but individuals and socially distanced groups can practice earthquake drills anytime. (Black Press media file photo)
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

  • Aug 26, 2020
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.
A four-year-old child was injured after falling out of a window in Surrey in September 2019 – one of 14 high-fall incidents in B.C. that year. (Shane MacKichan photos)

Child, 3, falls from window in Burnaby, sparking warning from BC Children’s Hospital

Fasten windows and lock balconies are just a few of the suggested safety measures

A four-year-old child was injured after falling out of a window in Surrey in September 2019 – one of 14 high-fall incidents in B.C. that year. (Shane MacKichan photos)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)

4.8 earthquake shakes Vancouver Island’s west coast

No tsunami expected at this time

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)