Congratulations to IRG member and past president Allan K. Thurber (VE1RG) on being recognized with an Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award. Federal/Provincial and Territorial Ministers recognize the work being done across Canada to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. The award ceremony was held on May 24 in Ottawa, attended by nominees and was addressed by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Members attending the April 29, 2018 annual meeting of the International Repeater Group in Doaktown got an update of current activities and some future upcoming events. And of course lots of old and new faces, and great food (more photos to be published soon!) Here is a summary of some of the items.
On 3-4 October 2018, New Brunswick Power (NB Power) will be hosting a full scale nuclear emergency response field exercise called Exercise Synergy Challenge 2018 at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS), in partnership with the Province of New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB EMO) and supported by regional, provincial, and federal institutions. International Safety Research (ISR) has been contracted by NB Power to develop, coordinate, and conduct the exercise.