Emergency Preparedness

Karen Lindsay, City of Nanaimo emergency program manager, shows how the city’s alert system warning will appear on smart phones when the city conducts an emergency alert test in late October. City staff will join residents in participating in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut provincewide earthquake drill Thursday, Oct. 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo gets prepared for the Great B.C. ShakeOut

Provincewide earthquake drill happens Oct. 15 and is a reminder to be ready for all emergencies


Offices, schools, homes and more offer protection in the event of an earthquake. The Great BC ShakeOut is slated for Oct. 15, but individuals and socially distanced groups can practice earthquake drills anytime. (Black Press media file photo)

Great BC ShakeOut takes a COVID-safe approach for 2020

Public encouraged to host socially distanced earthquake drills Oct. 15 or anytime


Child, 3, falls from window in Burnaby, sparking warning from BC Children’s Hospital

Fasten windows and lock balconies are just a few of the suggested safety measures


4.8 earthquake shakes Vancouver Island’s west coast

No tsunami expected at this time