Severe weather

People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Persistent pressure from B.C. heat wave to affect rest of summer: meteorologist

Seasonal modelling is predicting higher-than-normal temperatures to persist through August and September

 

On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. sees temperatures hot enough to cook an egg on pavement – kind of

Lytton broke a Canadian all-time record for a second day in a row as B.C. heat wave continues

 

Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

B.C. cities could reach 40 C as 4-day extreme heat warning issued around province

Officials urging seniors, children and pets to stay safe in the heat

 

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)

Northern B.C. spot the coldest place in Canada at -41 C

Records come as much of the province has turned into an ice box

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)
The intersection of Highway 14 and Grant Road was closed after Tuesday night’s windstorm. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke makes progress on storm cleanup

Crews clear tons of debris from fallen trees to rocks

The intersection of Highway 14 and Grant Road was closed after Tuesday night’s windstorm. (Aaron Guillen - Sooke News Mirror)
A wind warning has been issued for Greater Victoria for Tuesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Strong winds expected to hit Greater Victoria on Tuesday

Environment Canada warns of gusts up to 70 km/h

A wind warning has been issued for Greater Victoria for Tuesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Gusty winds are expected to hit Victoria Monday afternoon. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Winds upwards of 70 km/h expected for Greater Victoria

Gusty outflow winds expected to hit B.C. after weather change in the prairies

Gusty winds are expected to hit Victoria Monday afternoon. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
VIDEO: Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes
VIDEO: Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes
A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UPDATE: Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 19 people

The disaster affected voting in Tennessee, one of 14 Super Tuesday states

A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
An escort truck from Emil Anderson Maintenance rolls ahead of a convoy of vehicles navigating the critically damaged Hemlock Valley Rd. on Feb. 3, 2020. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

All tourists rescued after being stranded at B.C. ski resort for several days

Ministry of Transportation crews are working to fully re-open Hemlock Valley Road

An escort truck from Emil Anderson Maintenance rolls ahead of a convoy of vehicles navigating the critically damaged Hemlock Valley Rd. on Feb. 3, 2020. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

Rescue efforts continue, four days after landslide strands hundreds on Sasquatch Mountain

Route closed early Tuesday morning, may open in afternoon

A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
People stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort line up for helicopter rides to Chilliwack after being stranded on top of the mountain by a landslide. (Vickie MacKenzie)

Evacuation routes planned for hundreds stuck on Sasquatch Mountain after landslide

Cars to be escorted down Monday afternoon, MOTI says.

People stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort line up for helicopter rides to Chilliwack after being stranded on top of the mountain by a landslide. (Vickie MacKenzie)
Many sailings have been delayed or cancelled due to high winds and snow removal. (Black Press Media file photo)

High winds cause cancellations, delays for several BC Ferries routes

Snow removal, 60-80 km winds stop many morning sailings

Many sailings have been delayed or cancelled due to high winds and snow removal. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is warning drivers to slow down in the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
VicPD is warning drivers to slow down in the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Gale warnings in effect for most of Vancouver Island and west coast Mainland

  • Oct 20, 2019
Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island
‘Two chicks by the sea’ saved by their guardian angels

‘Two chicks by the sea’ saved by their guardian angels

North Saanich Fire Department rescues two snowed-in seniors

‘Two chicks by the sea’ saved by their guardian angels
The ice and snow wall that is blocking the Tulista Park boat ramp. Some local residents are upset that it has been dumped there. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Wall of ice blocking Tulista Park boat ramp to be cleared Friday

Some boat owners were unhappy that Sidney’s snow was being dumped at the Tulista Park boat ramp

The ice and snow wall that is blocking the Tulista Park boat ramp. Some local residents are upset that it has been dumped there. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Workman Matt Youell directing traffic on Second Street in Sidney. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Drainage a concern due to melting snow in Sidney

Businesses mostly all open in Sidney as the snow continues to be cleared from the roads

Workman Matt Youell directing traffic on Second Street in Sidney. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
West Shore boathouse, with 100-year-old boat inside, partially breaks free during storm

West Shore boathouse, with 100-year-old boat inside, partially breaks free during storm

Heavy snows and frozen waters have led to difficulties at the Goldstream Boathouse Marina

West Shore boathouse, with 100-year-old boat inside, partially breaks free during storm
A house in Kelowna suffers a roof collapse due to heavy snow. Although not usually a problem on the Saanich Peninsula, this week’s exceptional snowfall has made it an issue for homeowners. (Kelowna Cap News)

Meteorologist warns of potential drainage problems and collapsing roofs by end of the week

Armel Castellan, cites disrupted polar jet-stream as causing sustained snow

A house in Kelowna suffers a roof collapse due to heavy snow. Although not usually a problem on the Saanich Peninsula, this week’s exceptional snowfall has made it an issue for homeowners. (Kelowna Cap News)