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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)
Extent of the flood zone along Chemainus Road by the Chemainus River can be seen from this aerial drone viewpoint. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

Floods, road closures, evacuations during weekend state of emergency in Chemainus

All sorts of heroic tales and strife emerge from mammoth rainstorm

Extent of the flood zone along Chemainus Road by the Chemainus River can be seen from this aerial drone viewpoint. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
CVRD to hold meeting on Feb. 6 for property owners looking for financial assistance after recent flooding in the Valley. (File photo)
CVRD to hold meeting on Feb. 6 for property owners looking for financial assistance after recent flooding in the Valley. (File photo)
Worst flooding in 15 years hits Lake Cowichan

Worst flooding in 15 years hits Lake Cowichan

Pineapple express closes roads, prompts state of emergency

Worst flooding in 15 years hits Lake Cowichan
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)
The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)

Hundreds stranded at ski hill in Fraser Valley after heavy rain, landslide

Sasquatch Mountain Resort halts everything until road crews can assess extent of slide

The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)