Severe weather

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)
One of the City of Victoria’s snow plows. Crews are working on a three-tier system of priority regarding snow clearance. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Victoria’s schools not a top priority for snow plows

The City of Victoria utilizes a three-tiered system in clearing snow from roads

One of the City of Victoria’s snow plows. Crews are working on a three-tier system of priority regarding snow clearance. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Hurricane Harvey has flooded parts of Texas. (Canadian Press photo)

Canadian expats hunker down as remnants of hurricane Harvey ravage Texas

The hurricane has battered the southern U.S. for days

Hurricane Harvey has flooded parts of Texas. (Canadian Press photo)