Routine training finishes with real-life search

Staff writer
January 15, 2013 01:00 AM

Station 12 of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (Halfmoon Bay) were on a training exercise Thursday evening, Jan. 10 when a call was overheard alerting the coast guard to a possible medical emergency on board a vessel near Egmont.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., the crew aboard the fast response vessel Ken Moore was tasked to locate and investigate the situation. After searching for some time, the crew spotted the vessel and person concerned and was able to deal effectively with the issue at hand.

Station 12 and the Cormorant rescue helicopter from 442 Squadron, Comox, which had been dispatched as well, were released at 11:30 p.m. The Ken Moore returned to base in Secret Cove at 12:50 a.m. Friday, thus successfully completing the station's first mission of 2013.

District seeks input with downtown survey

The District of Sechelt and its volunteer downtown revitalisation advisory committee are exploring options to improve transportation options in the downtown area.

"Council identified increasing downtown area vehicle parking and improving vehicle traffic flows in its short-term goals," said a news release on the District of Sechelt's website. "Sechelt's official community plan identifies the need for improvements to pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure in our downtown as a priority. To look at ways to achieve this variety of improvements, one-way traffic circulation is being considered for Cowrie Street."

The District of Sechelt has launched a survey to seek residents' input regarding the ideas about getting around in downtown Sechelt. Residents and business operators are invited to provide their comments. The survey is available on-line at andcan also be filled out by paper.

Submit your answers on-line, or drop off your filled out paper survey at the District office before Jan. 31. Survey results will be posted on-line and presented to council in February.

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