The following blasting notice appeared on the District of Sooke’s website.
Notice of Blasting – Bentinck Island Range
Public Service Announcement – Bentinck Island Range, March 31, 2015 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy.[sam id=”5″ codes=”true”]The land based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Tuesday April 7 to Friday April 10, 2015. Bentinck Island is located near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on days when environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and wind direction effect how far the sound will travel. Numerous studies have been conducted on the potential environmental effects of Bentinck Island demolitions. Specifically, blast noise in the marine environment during land based demolitions is almost undetectable by acoustic equipment above that of other underwater background sounds such as waves and marine life. The public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter this area and trespassing is prohibited.
Media Contacts > > Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs > Phone: 250-363-7060 > Email: email@example.com > After Hours: 250-888-6775
See here for the original release. (Original link to http://sooke.ca/districtnews/notice-of-blasting-bentinck-island-range/ removed, as it no longer exists -ed)