Storm

A man makes his way down a snowy street before it was cleared after after several inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

VIDEO: Lights come back on in Texas as water woes rise in the South

More than 190,000 homes and businesses remain without power

 

Trees destroyed a Shoreacres home during a wind storm Jan. 13, 2021. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay woman flees just before tree crushes house

Pamala DeRosa is thankful to be alive

 

Power outages dotted the eastern edge of Vancouver Island as a winter storm ripped through overnight. (BC Hydro outage map)

Wind storm batters Cowichan Valley, southern Vancouver Island

Many BC Hydro customers without power

 

Crews work to clear fallen tree debris from the road outside Campbell River Hospital. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror.

Quadra, Cortes to be without power overnight: BC Hydro

Over 9,000 customers on North Vancouver Island left without power as windstorm rages through coastal B.C.

Crews work to clear fallen tree debris from the road outside Campbell River Hospital. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror.
Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point is a popular spot to storm watch, but goers are reminded to enjoy the extreme weather safely by staying off the rocks and being <a href="https://coastsmart.ca/" target="_blank">CoastSmart</a>. (Westerly file photo)
Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point is a popular spot to storm watch, but goers are reminded to enjoy the extreme weather safely by staying off the rocks and being <a href="https://coastsmart.ca/" target="_blank">CoastSmart</a>. (Westerly file photo)
Heavy snow falls as people walk on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro says 240,000 customers hit by province’s first winter storm

It says crews have been working around the clock since then

Heavy snow falls as people walk on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When the wind howls, trees can come down and may bring power lines with them. (Black Press Media file photo)

Storms prompt downed power line warning from BC Hydro

‘Stay back 10 metres and dial 911,’ in event of damaged electrical lines, poles

When the wind howls, trees can come down and may bring power lines with them. (Black Press Media file photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)

VIDEO: Radical wave storm hits Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail

Combined wind and wave swell topped six metres

A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)

WATCH: Radical wave storm hits Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail

Combined wind and wave swell topped six metres

A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Environment Canada is predicting extreme weather to hit Tofino-Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Storm warning in effect for Tofino and Ucluelet

Batten down the hatches, West Coast

Environment Canada is predicting extreme weather to hit Tofino-Ucluelet. (Westerly 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)
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Storm leaves Bamfield travellers stranded on either side of washed out gravel road

Gravel road washes out, stranding people in west coast community; floods low-lying Alberni areas

  • Feb 2, 2020
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek after heavy rainfall raised rivers and creeks in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Ray Gourlay photo)

Flood risk recedes in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Heavy rains cause region to be on flood watch

Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek after heavy rainfall raised rivers and creeks in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Ray Gourlay photo)
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General are urging British Columbians to prepare ahead of time for winter storms. (Black Press File Photo)

ICBC, province urge residents to plan ahead for winter weather

Greater Victoria should gear up and have a plan in place

  • Nov 23, 2019
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General are urging British Columbians to prepare ahead of time for winter storms. (Black Press File Photo)
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Extreme Wave Advisory issued for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)