Windstorm

Three cars were crushed on Duncan Street when a tree crashed down on them during the windstorm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Nehru Manak photo)

Power back for most of Vancouver Island after November storm arrives in May

About 500 customers on the south Island still affected after unseasonal wind rocks region

 

Marie and Keith Doak stand in front of a 100-foot evergreen tree that was uprooted during the windstorm on May 19, 2022 and landed on their house. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

100-foot tree falls onto house in Cobble Hill during windstorm

Cost of damage yet to be determined

 

An elderly couple fear they may have to leave their Nanaimo home of 15 years after it suffered heavy damage when high winds felled trees Wednesday, May 18. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Windstorm causes trees to topple onto Nanaimo home

BC Hydro battling multiple outages as wind batters the south coast

An elderly couple fear they may have to leave their Nanaimo home of 15 years after it suffered heavy damage when high winds felled trees Wednesday, May 18. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of B.C. May 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Warning issued as strong winds, heavy rainfall head for coastal B.C.

Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to be hit Tuesday to Wednesday night

Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of B.C. May 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A fallen spruce at the intersection of Jutland and Burnside Road took down powerlines and stalled traffic on April 4. (City of Victoria)

Fallen trees take down powerlines in Victoria during windstorm

Incidents caused localized power failures but no injuries, says VicPD

A fallen spruce at the intersection of Jutland and Burnside Road took down powerlines and stalled traffic on April 4. (City of Victoria)
Greater Victoria is under a wind warning Saturday as Environment Canada predicts parts of the region could see winds as strong as 90 km/h. (News Staff Photo)

Greater Victoria under wind warning Saturday

Environment Canada warns wind gusts could hit 90 km/h in some areas

Greater Victoria is under a wind warning Saturday as Environment Canada predicts parts of the region could see winds as strong as 90 km/h. (News Staff Photo)
Don Denton/News staff
October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Don Denton/News staff
October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
People brave strong winds along the Ogden Point breakwater during wind warnings issued by Environment Canada Jan. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Greater Victoria

Strong winds forecast from Friday morning to early afternoon

People brave strong winds along the Ogden Point breakwater during wind warnings issued by Environment Canada Jan. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Duke Point Ferry Terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Multiple ferry routes between Vancouver Island, mainland cancelled Jan. 2 due to high winds

“We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so,” BC Ferries said in a statement

Duke Point Ferry Terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Friday night and Saturday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong wind warning issued for Greater Victoria

Winds gusting up to 90km/h expected overnight Friday into Saturday morning

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Friday night and Saturday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada issued heavy rain and wind warnings for Greater Victoria, and much of Vancouver Island, Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rain, wind warnings issued for Vancouver Island

Up to 180 millimetres expected by noon, according to Environment Canada

Environment Canada issued heavy rain and wind warnings for Greater Victoria, and much of Vancouver Island, Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
A ferry arrives near Powell River. Three up-Island ferry routes are affected by a wind warning for Monday (Nov. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)

Sailings on three up-Island BC Ferries routes temporarily suspended by winds

Affected routes include Powell River/Comox, Texada Island, Quadra Island to Cortes Island

A ferry arrives near Powell River. Three up-Island ferry routes are affected by a wind warning for Monday (Nov. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)
Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Oct. 25 due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Oct. 25 due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Trees down on the Frigon Road to Port Alice after a 2020 windstorm. (David Burnett | Facebook)

Severe windstorm forecast for portions of Vancouver Island

These winds may cause damage to exposed coastal sections

Trees down on the Frigon Road to Port Alice after a 2020 windstorm. (David Burnett | Facebook)
A tree that was blown over on Sunday, March 28, at approximately 9 p.m. at the Riverbend RV Resort. Resort staff confirmed there were no injuries. (Submitted photo by Jennifer Jackson)

Howling winds topple tree, crushing motor home and vehicle in Parksville

No injuries reported by RV resort staff as March’s heaviest winds keep BC Hydro hopping on the Island

A tree that was blown over on Sunday, March 28, at approximately 9 p.m. at the Riverbend RV Resort. Resort staff confirmed there were no injuries. (Submitted photo by Jennifer Jackson)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong winds predicted for Greater Victoria

Environment Canada issues warning for Thursday afternoon

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria from Jan. 12 through Jan. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Winds up to 70 km/h expected across Greater Victoria

Winds to ease early Wednesday afternoon, Environment Canada says

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria from Jan. 12 through Jan. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Windy weather is expected to hit B.C.’s south coast Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vigorous windy weather expected across Greater Victoria Friday

Winds up to 70 km/h anticipated for southern Vancouver Island

Windy weather is expected to hit B.C.’s south coast Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
On Monday morning (Nov. 30) a tree fell during a windstorm at the Sand Pebbles Inn, damaging a canopy and crushing a vehicle. (Valerie Baker photo)
On Monday morning (Nov. 30) a tree fell during a windstorm at the Sand Pebbles Inn, damaging a canopy and crushing a vehicle. (Valerie Baker photo)