State of Emergency Protests: “My France of liberties, where are you?”

In the wake of the November 13th Terror attacks in Paris, a state of Emergency was declared. This state of emergency was extended for 3 months, and is set to expire of Feb 26th 2016. This weekend saw tensions flare, as 20,000 citizens took to the streets in 70 cities across France to protest these emergency …

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Action Required: Help shape the future of BC Emergency Management

 On July 30, 2015, Honorable Naomi Yamamoto was appointed BC Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness under the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/government/ministries-organizations/premier-cabinet-mlas/minister-letter/naomi_yamamoto_mandate_letter.pdf. This appointment seems to have revitalized recognition of the critical role of Emergency Management BC (EMBC) through a formal connection of this branch of government to Critical Infrastructure, as well as a …

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It’s an Earthquake! Practical Tips for Vancouverites

Were you among the thousands to be rocked from your bed this morning in a mild panic, groping through foggy wakefulness for those half-forgotten earthquake preparedness tips, while battling your twisted nightgown and yelling for the kids? You are not alone. Thousands of residents of Southern BC popped their collective earthquake cherries this morning, as …

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