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The Englishman River flood hazard mapping project will help Parksville Qualicum Beach be better prepared for flooding emergencies. (File photo)

MLAs say Parksville will better prepared for flooding emergencies

RDN receives $150K in funding for Englishman River Flood Hazard Mapping project

The Englishman River flood hazard mapping project will help Parksville Qualicum Beach be better prepared for flooding emergencies. (File photo)
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging than usual right now due to the Feb. 1 flood that shut down the market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crops ready, but flood-recovering Chemainus farm market still a month away from reopening

Russell Farm Market Garden Centre doing a blazing business with everyone taking up gardening

The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging than usual right now due to the Feb. 1 flood that shut down the market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area

Thanks to Wayne Peterson, the Tribune is providing an aerial view

VIDEO: Aerial tour of flooding in Williams Lake area
City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)

‘Out of control’: Cariboo flooding pushing partially-treated sewage into Fraser River

City asks residents to moderate water usage as broken line spills partially treated effluent

City of Williams Lake officials face challenges in the week ahead as extremely high water levels ravage the river valley. (Scott Nelson photo)
Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)

Cariboo ranchers don hip waders to work in flooded fields

Water levels are historical for the 127 year-old ranch

Drone view of Rose Lake Ranch. (Phillip Hartmann photo)
A contractor works at Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Rising B.C. rivers may have peaked, others still show flood threat: forecaster

The Cariboo Regional District issued evacuation alerts for 29 properties near 150 Mile House on Wednesday

A contractor works at Huston Road in the 150 Mile House area Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.’s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions

Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.’s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions

Cache Creek has been placed under a state of local emergency as about 50 people were ordered to evacuate

Flood warnings upgraded for much of B.C.’s Cariboo, Chilcotin regions
Rising waters in Cache Creek breached nearby Quartz Road on the evening of April 20. (Photo credit: Sera Boomer)

Evacuation order issued for several Cache Creek properties as water levels rise

Rising water levels have forced several residents from their properties as flood risk increases

Rising waters in Cache Creek breached nearby Quartz Road on the evening of April 20. (Photo credit: Sera Boomer)
Cowichan Tribes will receive $750,000 from the province to help pay for erosion-prevention projects on the Cowichan River to help prevent flooding like the Valley experienced last month. (File photo)

Cowichan to get $1.5 million for flood protection along the Cowichan River

Funding comes from the province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

  • Feb 26, 2020
Cowichan Tribes will receive $750,000 from the province to help pay for erosion-prevention projects on the Cowichan River to help prevent flooding like the Valley experienced last month. (File photo)
The local state of emergency has been extended in the Cowichan Valley as as work continues to support those affected by the flooding from last week’s rain storm. (File photo)

Local state of emergency extended in Cowichan Valley

More rain in the forecast over the next 36 hours

  • Feb 7, 2020
The local state of emergency has been extended in the Cowichan Valley as as work continues to support those affected by the flooding from last week’s rain storm. (File photo)
The province is stepping in to provide financial assistance to property owners who qualify for the funding after last weekend’s rainstorm and floods in the Cowichan Valley, and other regions impacted by the storm. (File photo)

Province steps in to provide financial relief for Vancouver Island flooding victims

Application deadline is April 4 for Cowichan residents looking to receive aid

  • Feb 6, 2020
The province is stepping in to provide financial assistance to property owners who qualify for the funding after last weekend’s rainstorm and floods in the Cowichan Valley, and other regions impacted by the storm. (File photo)
Residences in the Regional District of Nanaimo that suffered damages from the flooding are eligible to apply for financial aid from the province. (File photo)

Province offers financial aid for those hit with flood damage

Residents, businesses within Regional District of Nanaimo are eligibile to apply

Residences in the Regional District of Nanaimo that suffered damages from the flooding are eligible to apply for financial aid from the province. (File photo)
Passersby and boat enthusiasts travel through the rain awaiting two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria sees second wettest January on record

Many records were set in the wet, snowy month

Passersby and boat enthusiasts travel through the rain awaiting two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Lake Cowichan flooding worst in 15 years

Lake Cowichan flooding worst in 15 years

Pineapple express closes roads, prompts state of emergency

Lake Cowichan flooding worst in 15 years
Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

The CVRD will also be opening a resiliency centre at the Cowichan Community Centre

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley
A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver B.C, Friday, January, 31, 2020. Another rain storm has hit the lower mainland with a expected rain fall of over 100mm in the last day of January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Evacuations, road closures and plenty of cleanup after B.C. flooding, landslides

The rain caused landslides and closed a border crossing

A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver B.C, Friday, January, 31, 2020. Another rain storm has hit the lower mainland with a expected rain fall of over 100mm in the last day of January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)

Dog rescued in Maple Ridge after getting swept into fast-flowing culvert

Owner calls his dog’s survival ‘a miracle’

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)
Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

GoFundMe campaign set up for Russell Farms Market following flood

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water