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.
A test exercise of the New Brunswick health facility radio system that took place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 was a great success.
New Brunswick Amateur Radio operators proved they were ready to get the message through “when all else fails” during the recent telephone outage.
On Friday August 4, 2017, Bell and other telephone carriers experienced a widespread failure of the telephone network in Atlantic Canada. Service was interrupted to many cellular and landline telephone customers and to many mobile radio services, including portions of the trunked mobile radio system (TMR) used by Ambulance New Brunswick and other public services.