ShakeOut

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)

Earthquake early warning research backs Great BC ShakeOut activities

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)

Great BC ShakeOut takes a COVID-safe approach for 2020

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

 

A reported sexual assault at CFB Esquimalt will not see the inside of a court room. BC Prosecution Services confirmed it is not moving ahead with charges. (BlackPress file photo)

CFB Esquimalt sounds the alarm for Great B.C. ShakeOut with Mass Notification System

Provincial earthquake drill runs Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.

  • Oct 16, 2019

 

Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle and Eileen Grant, emergency programs manager with the District of Oak Bay, share information about the annual Great British Columbia Shake Out. The B.C.-wide, one-and-a-half-minute drill will take place Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. (Flavio Nienow/News staff photo)

Hundreds of thousands of British Columbians to take part in earthquake drill

The B.C.-wide, one-and-a-half-minute drill will be held Thursday

Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle and Eileen Grant, emergency programs manager with the District of Oak Bay, share information about the annual Great British Columbia Shake Out. The B.C.-wide, one-and-a-half-minute drill will take place Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. (Flavio Nienow/News staff photo)
Dave Cockle with the Pacific Northwest Preparedness Society Award of Excellence awarded to him during the Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity Conference in Vancouver Nov. 1. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Embracing emergency management earns Oak Bay chief Pacific Northwest award of excellence

“If all of our residents are personally prepared emergency management is pretty easy.”

Dave Cockle with the Pacific Northwest Preparedness Society Award of Excellence awarded to him during the Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity Conference in Vancouver Nov. 1. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
Oak Bay firefighter Riley Ireland preparing to drop and cover for the Great ShakeOut. (Morgan Cross photo)

Drop, cover and hold on for the Great ShakeOut

Businesses, organizations, families, residents encouraged to register

  • Oct 9, 2017
Oak Bay firefighter Riley Ireland preparing to drop and cover for the Great ShakeOut. (Morgan Cross photo)