Military alert Texada Island Range

The warm weather is drawing people out onto the water and beaches early this season

The warm weather is drawing people out onto the water and beaches early this season and 19 Wing Comox would like to remind residents, particularly those near the waters surrounding Texada Island, that the area is an active pyrotechnics range.

The range is used primarily by search and rescue crews training in the safe and effective use of both high intensity parachute flares and marine smoke markers. Flares are used in military search and rescue operations and training in order to illuminate the night sky, while smoke canisters are used to aid in the rescue of people at sea.