Severe weather

Water bubbles up through a manhole cover on Yates Street at Cook Street due to heavy rains. Monday was the wettest Nov. 15 in history across much of Greater Victoria, according to Environment Canada. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Atmospheric river behind record rain and flooding in Greater Victoria

Environment Canada said weather system brought warm air, moisture from Hawaii

Water bubbles up through a manhole cover on Yates Street at Cook Street due to heavy rains. Monday was the wettest Nov. 15 in history across much of Greater Victoria, according to Environment Canada. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Monday’s rain and windstorm downed trees onto BC Hydro wires across Vancouver Island, leaving thousands without power. (Courtesy BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Lights back on for nearly all of Greater Victoria in wake of storm

50,000 people lost power in southern Vancouver Island Monday afternoon

Monday’s rain and windstorm downed trees onto BC Hydro wires across Vancouver Island, leaving thousands without power. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Servcies)

UPDATE: Malahat reopening to alternating traffic following safety assessment

Essential travelers to be allowed through in 30 minute intervals

Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Servcies)
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Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

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Roads throughout the Cowichan Valley, including the Trans-Canada were closed at various points as a result of heavy rain and subsequent flooding. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Regional District declares state of local emergency due to rain

Cowichan Valley residents asked to restrict travel if possible

Roads throughout the Cowichan Valley, including the Trans-Canada were closed at various points as a result of heavy rain and subsequent flooding. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A section of Chalet Road has been washed out by Chalet Creek. (Courtesy of David Tonken)

UPDATE: Chalet Road damaged as municipal crews tackle flooding across Saanich Peninsula

Flooding has closed municipal paths and roads across region

A section of Chalet Road has been washed out by Chalet Creek. (Courtesy of David Tonken)
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

VIDEO: Evacuation underway for Duncan apartment residents as floodwaters rise

Residents told to leave, at least one upset with North Cowichan for the late notice

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Flooding and bank instability has closed the northbound lane of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway Nov. 15, according to Emcon highway services. (Courtesy Emcon)

VIDEO: Flooding, mudslide hampering travel through southern Vancouver Island

Rainfall warning in effect for majority Vancouver Island

Flooding and bank instability has closed the northbound lane of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway Nov. 15, according to Emcon highway services. (Courtesy Emcon)
A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

British Columbians warned to brace for further torrential rain, flooding through Monday

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Flooding causes chaos, extensive evacuations and power outages for thousands in B.C.

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rhonda Caron posted the following photos to Princeton BC & Area Issues Facebook page of the current flooding situation.

VIDEO: 290 homes in Princeton under evacuation as flooding causes chaos

Tulameen River breaches dykes, leaving much of the town under water

Rhonda Caron posted the following photos to Princeton BC & Area Issues Facebook page of the current flooding situation.
A large uprooted tree, which has graced the shores of Campbell River all year, gets pummelled by waves on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Storm pounds Campbell River shoreline

Local sea shore gets pummelled with strong waves on Monday morning

A large uprooted tree, which has graced the shores of Campbell River all year, gets pummelled by waves on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
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UPDATE: Heat warning issued for southern B.C. coast, temperatures expected to hit 38 C

Another heatwave is expected to hit southern B.C., with temperatures nearing 40 degrees

  • Aug 10, 2021
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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

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

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)
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

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)
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)