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Saturday, June 18, 2016 4:45 PM
Local authorities are establishing resiliency centres for those impacted by flooding in the Peace Region.
Friday, June 17, 2016 11:05 AM
Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to eligible British Columbians in the Peace River Regional District area, including Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St John, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge and the First Nations communities of Saulteau and West Moberly who may have been impacted from the major flooding that occurred this past week.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:15 PM
Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto, toured “ground zero” in Port Alberni to showcase Exercise Coastal Response, the Government of B.C.’s $1.2-million full-scale earthquake and tsunami response exercise which tests the BC Earthquake Immediate Response Plan and promotes interagency co-operation among both internal and external agencies that support emergency response.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:30 PM
Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto met with national and international delegates in the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre (PECC) at Emergency Management BC’s headquarters in Victoria to showcase Exercise Coastal Response.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:30 PM
To make the regional portion of Emergency Management BC’s $1.2-million earthquake exercise – taking place in Port Alberni from June 7-10, 2016 – as real as possible, the Province is relying on the time and donations of many businesses and volunteers to help deliver Exercise Coastal Response (https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/exercise-coastal-response-2016), B.C.’s first ever, full-scale earthquake and tsunami response exercise throughout the entire provincial landscape.
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:30 PM
In the midst of British Columbia’s first full-scale major earthquake and tsunami response exercise, Emergency Social Services (ESS) volunteers and the B.C. branch of the Salvation Army are getting the opportunity to experience what volunteering at “The Big One” might feel like.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:30 PM
Five decades after the Port Alberni tsunami devastated local residences and businesses, the Province of British Columbia is hosting an exercise to test the BC Earthquake Immediate Response Plan and promote interagency co-operation among both internal and external agencies that support emergency response.
Friday, May 13, 2016 3:04 PM
Premier Christy Clark announced $33,350 in funding to the Princeton Ground Search and Rescue Society as part of the Province’s $10-million in one-time funding commitments to the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) to help bolster training, administrative support and equipment renewals for these critical public safety lifeline volunteers.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:05 PM
As the full scope and scale of impacts from the severe wildfire in Fort McMurray becomes clearer and Alberta transitions from response to resilience efforts, the British Columbia government continues to extend its hand of help with resources to aid the neighbouring province.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:00 AM
To better prepare British Columbians in the event of an emergency and ensure the basic needs of citizens are met, the Province is funding a series of collaborative projects to increase British Columbia’s capacity and capabilities to mitigate and manage emergencies.