Severe weather

Rising floodwater surrounds a home and covers Highway 1 in Abbotsford,  B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. braces for heavy rain, potential floods as latest atmospheric river arrives

Up to 150 millimetres of rain pending in a series of waves that won’t relent until Thursday

 

Debris ended up on the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce parking lot. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach waterfront inn picks up the pieces after massive waves destroy seawall

UPDATE: Building a temporary sea wall could cost more than $100,000

 

A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. The road remains closed in both directions Sunday. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)

UPDATE: One man killed in Trans-Canada Highway multi-vehicle collision in Shuswap

Highway 1 remains closed between Salmon Arm and Sicamous; detours available

 

Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wintry weather around Greater Victoria prompts tips for wildlife and pet care

Wild ARC warns residents to commit fully to feeding vulnerable hummingbirds, if at all

Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)
A block of Vancouver Avenue in Nanaimo was closed after a tree fell and brought down utility poles and communication lines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Woman narrowly escapes injury from falling Nanaimo tree, utility poles and wires

Tree brought down communication lines and several utility poles, but woman unhurt

A block of Vancouver Avenue in Nanaimo was closed after a tree fell and brought down utility poles and communication lines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Curbside recycling pick up cancelled in Greater Victoria due to icy roads

The decision to resume will be made at 6 a.m. daily: CRD

The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria opens warming centres for the night, as shelters reach a short-staffed capacity

The city was able to hire more staff capable and willing to manage the site

Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A photo of ice and snowy road conditions in Greater Victoria, taken Jan. 14, 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Arctic winds to bring near-record cold temperatures to Victoria, B.C.

Wind chill could fall as low as – 20 C before rising Wednesday, Dec. 29

A photo of ice and snowy road conditions in Greater Victoria, taken Jan. 14, 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)

B.C. urged to prepare for holiday cold snap with -50 C expected in the north

Extreme cold, heavy snowfall forecast for much of B.C.

Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)
A parked car buried under snow in Victoria after the Blizzard of ‘96 left many digging for their vehicles. (Courtesy of Goldstream News Gazette, Jan. 3. 1997)

25 years since the Blizzard of ‘96

It’s the silver anniversary of the heaviest snow Victoria has seen since WWI

A parked car buried under snow in Victoria after the Blizzard of ‘96 left many digging for their vehicles. (Courtesy of Goldstream News Gazette, Jan. 3. 1997)
Unhoused residents are at an increased risk of harm during cold or snowy weather. (Black Press Media file photo)

Salvation Army responds to extreme weather in B.C., readies temporary shelters

Support organization concerned for at-risk residents provincewide

Unhoused residents are at an increased risk of harm during cold or snowy weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Freezing temperature forecast triggers emergency weather alert by Victoria homeless shelter

Salvation Army A.R.C. to provide shelter from 8:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Trees burned in this summer’s wildfires are seen on a mountainside covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parts of southern British Columbia could get up to 20 centimetres of snow

Driving conditions may change quickly with reduced visibility

Trees burned in this summer’s wildfires are seen on a mountainside covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a recent wind storm. With heavy winds expected Friday night, the Salvation Army’s ARC in downtown Victoria will have additional overnight mats available.	(Black Press Media file photo)

Extra overnight mats open to Victoria’s homeless, with heavy winds expected Friday

Wind gusts up to 80 km/h forecast for Friday night, into Saturday this weekend

Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a recent wind storm. With heavy winds expected Friday night, the Salvation Army’s ARC in downtown Victoria will have additional overnight mats available.	(Black Press Media file photo)
Power outages are possible on Vancouver Island as another wind and rain storm is expected to hit the area on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Citizen file)
Power outages are possible on Vancouver Island as another wind and rain storm is expected to hit the area on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Citizen file)
(Manning Park Resort photo)

Series of storms caused ‘dramatic changes’ to runs at southern B.C. ski hill

Ski resort pushing back opening date to align with travel restrictions

(Manning Park Resort photo)
Mudslide closed Highway 7 near Agassiz Tuesday Dec. 1 but it reopened to single-lane alternating traffic. (DriveBC)

Landslide closed Highway 7 in both directions near Agassiz, now reopened

DriveBC reported slide came down on the Lougheed Highway before Seabird

Mudslide closed Highway 7 near Agassiz Tuesday Dec. 1 but it reopened to single-lane alternating traffic. (DriveBC)
Chalet Road will remain closed for several months following flooding on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich won’t reopen Chalet Road until spring 2022

Flooding on Nov. 15 forced closure; emergency construction set to start soon

Chalet Road will remain closed for several months following flooding on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’

‘We need help today, not tomorrow, or in the coming days or weeks,’ said FVRD chair Jason Lum

Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)