PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt's Mass Notification System

 

Public Service Announcement

Burning at DND’s Rocky Point Property

 

February 20, 2017 – Metchosin, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy

 

Encroaching coniferous trees and invasive plants such a broom and gorse negatively impact military training areas at CFB Esquimalt. 

In order to improve and restore these areas and support habitat for rare native plants, 6.6 hectares of invasive and encroaching plants have been removed at the Department of National Defence’s Rocky Point property. 

Large piles of material were created and are scheduled for controlled burning.  Pile burning will occur over approximately three days between Feb 22 and Mar 15, when weather conditions and the Ventilation index are favourable.  It is expected that noticeable smoke will be generated during this process.

Bentinck Island Range

 February 19, 2018 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Monday February 26, 2018 to Tuesday February 27, 2018.

Bentinck Island is located near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces, local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on days when environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and wind direction affect how far the sound will travel.

Numerous studies have been conducted on the potential environmental effects of Bentinck Island demolitions.  Specifically, blast noise in the marine environment during land-based demolitions is almost undetectable by acoustic equipment above that of other underwater background sounds such as waves and marine life.

 he public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter this area and trespassing is prohibited

Bentinck Island Range

February 13, 2018 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy

The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Monday February 19, 2018 to Friday February 23, 2018.

Bentinck Island is located near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces, local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on days when environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and wind direction affect how far the sound will travel.

Numerous studies have been conducted on the potential environmental effects of Bentinck Island demolitions.  Specifically, blast noise in the marine environment during land-based demolitions is almost undetectable by acoustic equipment above that of other underwater background sounds such as waves and marine life.

The public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter this area and trespassing is prohibited. 

 

Controlled Blasting at CFB Esquimalt – Colwood

 

February 9, 2018 – Colwood, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

 

Residents in the vicinity of CFB Esquimalt – Colwood may hear noise as a result of controlled blasting and excavation activities beginning February 14th, 2018. Blasting will occur up to three times per day Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is expected to continue until approximately February 23rd, 2018.

 

It will be limited to a controlled site and poses no danger to neighbouring residents. Pre-blast signals (12 short whistles) followed by the All-Clear (5 second whistle) will likely be the only audible noise for residents as blasting activities are small in scale, very limited in scope, and conducted by experts with extensive experience.

 

This work supports the environmental remediation of CFB Esquimalt – Colwood.

 

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