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

 

 

 

Burning at DND’s Rocky Point Property

Invasive plants such a broom and gorse and encroaching coniferous trees negatively impact military training areas at CFB Esquimalt.  In order to improve and restore military training areas and 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.  Approximately 17 piles of material were created and are scheduled for controlled burning.  Pile burning will occur over approximately six days between October 16 and November 30, when weather conditions and the ventilation index are favourable.  It is expected that considerable smoke will be generated during this process.

 

Bentinck Island Range

October 10, 2017 – 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 3:30 p.m. daily from Monday October 16, 2017 to Friday October 20, 2017.

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.

 

October 2, 2017 – 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 3:30 p.m. daily from Monday October 9 to Friday October 13, 2017.

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.

 

Contact
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs
Phone: 250-363-4006
Email: cfbesquimalt@outlook.com
After
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250-888-6775

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am