Bentinck range operations scheduled

ESQUIMALT, B.C. — The Royal Canadian Navy has announced that the land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use from Friday through June 28.

The range will be in use from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during this period.

Bentinck Island is near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Local residents likely will be unaware of the activities except on days when environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and wind direction affect how far the sound will travel.

Studies conducted on the potential environmental effects of Bentinck Island demolitions have found that 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 Royal Canadian Navy said in a news release.

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