Severe weather

The Cowichan Lake area could see some heavy wet snow starting this evening. (Citizen file)

UPDATE: Some wet snow could precede the strong winds expected to hit Vancouver Island

Environment Canada warns of snow inland, gusts up to 70 km/h

 

Chemainus River is a popular spot to cool off on a hot day. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island trending toward fine September weather

August marked by heavier, but less frequent rain and a typical amount of sunshine

 

Alan Perkins of the Cowichan Valley captured this image of the lightning storm on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (submitted)

Electrical storm lights up Cowichan Valley, ignites fires

Storms of such intensity rare for area

 

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)
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)
Waves crash into the Sand Pebbles Inn in Qualicum Beach on Saturday, Feb. 1. (Earl Geddes photo)

Waves crash in front of Qualicum Beach inn

PQB News reader shares photo

  • Feb 2, 2020
Waves crash into the Sand Pebbles Inn in Qualicum Beach on Saturday, Feb. 1. (Earl Geddes photo)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for mid-Island’s east coast

Environment Canada says 60 milimeters of rain expected by Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)
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
The entrance to Carolwood Manor before the firefighters cleared a path. (Photo by Charlie Brooke)

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

North Saanich Fire Department rescues two snowed-in seniors

The entrance to Carolwood Manor before the firefighters cleared a path. (Photo by Charlie Brooke)
There is snow on top of the ice, in the frozen inlet at the Goldstream Boathouse Marina. (Photo by Alida Seymonsbergen)

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

There is snow on top of the ice, in the frozen inlet at the Goldstream Boathouse Marina. (Photo by Alida Seymonsbergen)
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

Warming weather potential rain could create issues with all this snow on the ground

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)

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)