flooding

North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Logjams and gravel bars the bane of Chemainus River’s existence

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

 

Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Market finally reopens more than seven months after extreme flood

COVID situation lengthened an already long renovation process

 

Darcy Bueckert, manager of the Falcon Nest Motel, watched in alarm as water rose in the motel’s parking lots after a water main broke Thursday morning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Darcy Bueckert, manager of the Falcon Nest Motel, watched in alarm as water rose in the motel’s parking lots after a water main broke Thursday morning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crops ready, but Russell Farm Market still a month away from reopening

Garden Centre doing a blazing business with everyone taking up gardening

The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging. (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)
The Honourable Marc Miller, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, meets with Halalt First Nation chief James Thomas last Tuesday at the Halalt office. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Minister and Halalt First Nation chief consult on effects of recent flooding

Community heavily impacted with many damaged and uninhabitable homes

The Honourable Marc Miller, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, meets with Halalt First Nation chief James Thomas last Tuesday at the Halalt office. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cowichan Tribes’s project coordinator, civil engineer technologist James Ouellette, shows Indigenous Services minister Marc Miller a post-2020 Flood summary map. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Traditional meetings key to solving the Cowichan First Nations’ future flood problems

Indigenous Servises minister in town to visit Cowichan Tribes chief and council

Cowichan Tribes’s project coordinator, civil engineer technologist James Ouellette, shows Indigenous Services minister Marc Miller a post-2020 Flood summary map. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The CVRD is seeking additional funds to complete the mapping of the floodplain of the Koksilah and Cowichan rivers. (File photo)
The CVRD is seeking additional funds to complete the mapping of the floodplain of the Koksilah and Cowichan rivers. (File photo)
One of the affected upstairs offices at Cowichan Hospice’s office on Gibbins Road. (Submitted photo)

Winter weather takes a toll on Cowichan Hospice office

The flat roof must be replaced this spring.

  • Mar 3, 2020
One of the affected upstairs offices at Cowichan Hospice’s office on Gibbins Road. (Submitted photo)
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 Tribes to get $750,000 for erosion projects on 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 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 flooding victims

Application deadline is April 4

  • Feb 10, 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)
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

  • 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)