Archives for August 13, 2017
This summer experience the views over Oliver British Columbia with Okanagan Skydive! For a limited time, Okanagan Skydive will jumping out of the Oliver Airport. We will be offering tandem skydives and recreational skydives, over Oliver from August 11th until the Aug 28th Fridays through Mondays.
This breathtaking experience is truly one of a kind. After a brief training session you will be assigned an instructor and taken to 10,000ft above Oliver. Attached to your instructor you will be experiencing 35-40 seconds of exhilarating freefall followed by a serine 5 minute parachute ride.
This temporary relocation is due to some airport improvements being done over the next 3 weeks at the Vernon Airport. Vernon’s loss is Oliver’s gain in this case. Okanagan Skydive has been in operation out of the Vernon Regional Airport for over 25 years. Our highly experienced instructors have 10’s of thousands of jumps between them.
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The Canadian Forces will provide:
* Up to 300 Standard BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) Tier III firefighting-trained CAF members in self-sufficient camps who will assist with the mop-up and monitoring stages of the wildfires, including air support. The BCWS will provide the supervision, training and equipment needed to keep the personnel safe.
* Temporary lodgings for firefighters transiting to and from remote locations.
None of the Province’s requests for military support have included deployments in an armed or law-enforcement capacity, or for front-line fire suppression.
In July, the Province requested and obtained CAF aid with emergency airlifts, followed by a second request for assistance in support of the RCMP efforts in the Williams Lake area. Military personnel have been in place specifically to help with ground and air evacuations, delivering essentials like food supplies by land and air, and maintaining road checkpoints throughout the areas affected by the fires.
Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Rear-Admiral Art McDonald –
“Joint Task Force Pacific is always prepared to support our federal and provincial partners in keeping Canadians safe. This new deployment of personnel in support of the British Columbia Wildfire Service is a tangible demonstration of the federal government’s dedication to preserve life and property during this state of emergency in British Columbia.”
* The CAF has deployed a total of 650 personnel to British Columbia in support of this year’s firefighting efforts.
* Currently, there are 3,900 personnel fighting the wildfires, including 1,606 contractors and 647 from out of province.
* In 2003, 920 military personnel supported British Columbia’s wildfire fighting efforts.
Today Rain ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this morning and this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h near noon. High 25. Humidex 27. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this evening. Low 14.
Mon, 14 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming north 20 km/h in the morning. High 23. Night Cloudy periods. Low 9.
Tue, 15 Aug Cloudy. High 24. Night Clearing. Low 12.