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Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release


Defence on the Dock, CFB Esquimalt’s Open House at Ogden Point 

September 12, 2019 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy 

CFB Esquimalt and Maritime Forces Pacific will host Defence on the Dock, an Open House Public event at Ogden Point, on 15 September from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

During this time, and the day prior, community members will witness increased ship, aircraft and military vehicle traffic in the area, including the landing of a Cyclone helicopter at Ogden Point. As this event will be conducted during the day time, noise impacts on local communities is expected to be minimal.  

The purpose of this event is to offer an opportunity for the public to interact with military personnel while learning about the equipment, capabilities and activities of the defence community. Defence on the Dock will bring interactive displays, live demonstrations and the opportunity to see and tour many of the vehicles used by the Canadian Armed Forces.

September 10, 2019 – Metchosin, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy

Burning at DND’s Rocky Point Property

Garry oak ecosystems found at Rocky Point benefit significantly from fire. In the absence of fire, these grassland ecosystems at Rocky Point are encroached upon by conifers (pine and fir trees) and invasive plants which reduce the area of Garry Oak habitat and increase the risk of uncontrolled fire at CFAD Rocky Point. In order to improve and restore military training areas and habitat for rare native plants while reducing forest fire potential, a 20.5 hectare prescribed burn is being undertaken at the Department of National Defence’s Rocky Point property. 

 Prescribed burning will occur over approximately four to six days between the middle of September and the beginning of October, based on fire indices and weather conditions, including a favourable Ventilation index.  Currently the burn is scheduled to begin on Wednesday September 11th. It is not expected that considerable smoke will be generated during this process.

Provincial Fire Crews will directly supervise this controlled burn during optimal conditions.

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