Water

With water levels at extremely high levels in Cowichan Lake, Catalyst Crofton has increased water flow rates at its weir on the Cowichan River. (Gazette file photo)

Water levels in Cowichan Lake exceptionally high

Catalyst Crofton has increased flow rates at the weir

 

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

 

The Naysmiths’ makeshift cooling station lets off some refreshing mist at 885 Runnymede Pl. on Thursday (July 28). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cooling station mist-ifies boiling passersby

Concert misting system inspired resident to beat the heat

 

Residents in the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke should boil water before ingesting it. (Black Press Media file photo)

High turbidity leaves East Sooke residents under boil water advisory

Water safe to ingest after boiling for 1 minute

Residents in the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area in East Sooke should boil water before ingesting it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police and fire boats were kept busy at Elk Lake on June 25 with two rescues involving four children. (File photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)

4 children rescued during busy day at Saanich’s Elk Lake

Incidents prompt water safety warning from Saanich police

Saanich police and fire boats were kept busy at Elk Lake on June 25 with two rescues involving four children. (File photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions, right, and other council members Ron Corbeil, left, city director of development services Scott Smith, councillors Cindy Solda, Ron Paulson, Deb Haggard and Helen Poon (missing: Dan Washington) gather on a foggy winter day to celebrate the city officially taking oer the Somass Sawmill lands. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The areas noted in yellow are the five properties included in the sale of the Somass Sawmill to the City of Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Somass sawmill site a gem to be honed on the Port Alberni waterfront

Leaders see the land as a vital piece of the city’s future

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions, right, and other council members Ron Corbeil, left, city director of development services Scott Smith, councillors Cindy Solda, Ron Paulson, Deb Haggard and Helen Poon (missing: Dan Washington) gather on a foggy winter day to celebrate the city officially taking oer the Somass Sawmill lands. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The areas noted in yellow are the five properties included in the sale of the Somass Sawmill to the City of Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (File photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo’s Long Lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (File photo)
Grade 12 students Shona Sinclair (left), Katie Bentley, Sophia Taylor and Olivia Friesen, first saw the original model in Grade 9. Now they enjoy the benefits of the new model in their Oak Bay High classroom. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Grade 12 students Shona Sinclair (left), Katie Bentley, Sophia Taylor and Olivia Friesen, first saw the original model in Grade 9. Now they enjoy the benefits of the new model in their Oak Bay High classroom. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Water supply forecast for the Campbell River has greatly improved since a drier than usual February and March. Mirror file photo

Soggy April improves water supply forecast for Campbell River

Third wettest April in 41 years of record says BC Hydro

Water supply forecast for the Campbell River has greatly improved since a drier than usual February and March. Mirror file photo
A pair of under-construction water reservoirs caught the eyes of curious residents in Langford recently, with speculations as to their true purpose ranging from an indoor soccer field to an alien landing site. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Alien landing site or water reservoir? Langford domes spark social media curiosity

Twin structures will in future link into Westhills subdivision’s water system

A pair of under-construction water reservoirs caught the eyes of curious residents in Langford recently, with speculations as to their true purpose ranging from an indoor soccer field to an alien landing site. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Cowichan Tribes, province have reached an agreement to develop a water sustainability plan for the Koksilah watershed. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes, province have reached an agreement to develop a water sustainability plan for the Koksilah watershed. (File photo)
Gerald Harris, director of Friends of Bowker Creek Society, does the honours and plants the year’s first batch of chum salmon eggs in a designated area in the creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Significance of Bowker Creek Watershed featured in classical concert in Victoria

Emily Carr quartet’s Earth Songs series continues March 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

Gerald Harris, director of Friends of Bowker Creek Society, does the honours and plants the year’s first batch of chum salmon eggs in a designated area in the creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)

More bad news for Ucluelet First Nation as it enters second week without water

Water line from Ucluelet to Hitacu deemed beyond repair

Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)
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Coldwater swimming is becoming a popular practice as many find that it benefits their state of mind. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Polar bear dippers tout benefits of cold water swimming this winter solstice at Mile 0

A winter solstice swim and dance party brought together over 80 people safely outdoors

Coldwater swimming is becoming a popular practice as many find that it benefits their state of mind. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Recent rainstorms and mudslides have brought up questions about water and sewer capacity in the Comox Valley. File photo

Extreme weather raises questions about Comox Valley sewer, water capacity

Comox Valley has dodged a bullet as rainstorms and mudslides, but how prepared is it?

Recent rainstorms and mudslides have brought up questions about water and sewer capacity in the Comox Valley. File photo
Sooke Lake Reservoir is on the brink of exceeding its capacity. (Photo courtesy CRD)

‘Unprecedented’ weather causing Sooke Lake reservoir to fill up

CRD’s primary water source nears 100 per cent of capacity, spillage would affect Sooke River flows

Sooke Lake Reservoir is on the brink of exceeding its capacity. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Roberta Hicks de Plumpton has a front row seat to the high water on the Chemainus River. Husband Clive’s Great Wall protects the property from the flood waters. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Great Wall of Westholme the ultimate barrier between the Hicks household and Chemainus River

Husband’s legacy ensures rising flood waters are kept at bay

Roberta Hicks de Plumpton has a front row seat to the high water on the Chemainus River. Husband Clive’s Great Wall protects the property from the flood waters. (Photo by Don Bodger)