(The second in a series of articles from the 2019 Campbell River Emergency Preparedness Trade Show.)
By Roy L Hales
I was immediately drawn to Western Canada Marine Spill Response Corporation (WCMRC) booth. This company founded in 1976 and cleans about 20 spills a year. Most of these are relatively small, like the incident in Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island. I was more interested in the fact they cleaned up the big spill in Burnaby, during 2007 – which gives us some insight into what a major bitumen spill on the West Coast of British Columbia might look like.
Continue reading The Big Spill
Quadra Island probably has one of the most highly developed Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Programs (NEPP) in Northern Vancouver Island. In the last of my interviews from the 2019 Emergency Preparedness Tradeshow, Betsy Young Quadra Island’s NEPP coordinator, explains how to set up a NEPP program in your neighbourhood.
Continue reading How To Set Up A NEPP In Your Community
Most people think in terms of human suffering when they hear the words “medical emergency,” – but there are approximately 8 million cats, 6 million dogs and a large variety of other pets in Canada. So one of the special education sessions at the 2019 Emergency Preparedness Trade Show was pet first aid.
Continue reading Pet First Aid
There were a number of educational sessions at Campbell River’s 2019 Disaster Preparedness Trade Show. One of the most exciting was Emergency Drone Operations.
Continue reading Emergency Drone Operations
As you can see in the image at the top of this page, downtown Campbell River may be flooded sometime in the decades to come. At the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Trade Show, Chloe Swabe explained how the city is planning for sea level rise.
Continue reading Campbell River Is Planning For Sea Level Rise