Know when there is an Emergency

Voyent Alert!

allows residents, businesses or visitors to receive messages through an app, text message, voice call or email for critical events such as extreme weather or wildfires. As well, a user can opt in or out of day to day communications such as Service Alerts and Public Notices for recreation and parks alerts, watermain flushing and more. Registration for the service is free, simple and totally anonymous. 

Firefighter Recruitment

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Firefighting offers both personal and professional challenges. As well as extensive professional training in all aspects of firefighting, the benefits of being a volunteer firefighter include community recognition and personal satisfaction, the chance to make new friends, develop skills as team members and be involved in community activities; from firefighting and rescue to public education. The departments also offer junior programs for those under the age of 19.

Long Weekend Counter Attack

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This B.C. Day long weekend, our roads will be busy. Some people will be planning for a getaway and others visiting local parks and restaurants. Over the B.C. Day long weekend, on average, 75 people are injured in 330 crashes on Vancouver Island every year. No matter what your plans are, if you plan to drink or consume cannabis, don't drive.

Police will be setting up CounterAttack roadchecks across the province to get impaired drivers off our roads. If you're caught driving impaired, you could end up paying in a number of lasting ways – from increased insurance premiums to fines, car impoundment or even jail time.

 

Advisory Bike Lanes

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There is current discussion about an Advisory Bike Lane on Richardson Street in Victoria in order to encourage more cycling than vehicle transportation. An ABL was constructed in a student dominated low volume neighbourhood  Somerset Street East in Ottawa, ON. It was built as an affordable option until the road was rebuilt. The design- two way vehicle traffic using one lane with a bike lane on each side.  How does traffic flow with an ABL?

 

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Slow Down and Move Over

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Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up across BC this summer, and every day, tens of thousands work alongside our roadways: first responders, tow truck operators, landscapers, flag people, road maintenance crews and more.

Roadside work can be dangerous. Thousands of drivers will travel through these "Cone Zones", which places roadside workers at risk. Between 2010 and 2019, 13 roadside workers were killed and 204 were injured and lost time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle. "Slow down and move over it's the law" What are the laws and penalty?

 

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