Severe weather

Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)

More snow in the forecast Tuesday for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Some areas will see light snow changing to rain, patches of freezing drizzle for Tuesday commute

 

There was fresh snow on the mountains around Maple Ridge on Monday morning, and snow in the forecast. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Potential for snow in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Monday night

Environment Canada sees colder temperatures, but a sunny week

 

Two women carry their shoes as they walk together at Spanish Banks Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Sunshine Coast declares state of emergency over drought

Chapman Water System is at ‘eminent risk’ of being exhausted due to drought

 

Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Climate changed: Fiona demonstrated wild hurricane future, and need to adapt

Fossil fuel emissions likely increasing the intensity of tropical storms from southern Atlantic

Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the creation of a $300-million fund to help with Atlantic Canada’s recovery from post-tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $300-million Fiona relief fund

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a $300-million fund to help…

Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the creation of a $300-million fund to help with Atlantic Canada’s recovery from post-tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Water streams past buildings on the oceanfront after Hurricane Ian passed by the area, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Sanibel Island, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Dozens dead from Ian, one of strongest, costliest US storms

At least 30 people were confirmed dead, including 27 in Florida

Water streams past buildings on the oceanfront after Hurricane Ian passed by the area, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Sanibel Island, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use an inflatable boat to rescue a resident from a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida surveys devastation

Ian’s centre came ashore with much weaker winds than when it crossed Florida’s Gulf Coast

First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use an inflatable boat to rescue a resident from a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara

Canadians in Florida hunkering down as hurricane Ian lashes the state

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as…

People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara
FILE - A woman takes photos while waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Ian passes through George Town, Grand Cayman island, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change. (AP Photo/Kevin Morales, File)

Hurricane Ian gets nasty quickly, turbocharged by warm water

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans…

FILE - A woman takes photos while waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Ian passes through George Town, Grand Cayman island, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change. (AP Photo/Kevin Morales, File)
Homeowner George MacDonald describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on Sunday September 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Canadian military en route to assist with Hurricane Fiona recovery efforts

One fatality confirmed in Newfoundland, possible second being investigated in PEI

Homeowner George MacDonald describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on Sunday September 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane, was up to a Category 4 on Thursday. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring ‘severe’ winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

Potential for flooding in coastal and mainland areas and an “all-time” low pressure across the region

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane, was up to a Category 4 on Thursday. (NOAA via AP)
View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)

Bermuda, Canada prepare for Hurricane Fiona as Puerto Rico struggles

Hundreds of people in Puerto Rico remain cut off four days after storm swept throw

View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack on target for the driest September in more than a century of weather records

‘There is a cost to all this (drought), and it is the farmers who pay for it,’ says retired ag prof

Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied

VIDEO: B.C. mayor, family shaken after hail the size of grapefruits falls in Alberta

Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells and his family are safe, but their van…

The dual sunroofs were completely destroyed in the hailstorm. Photo supplied
Frequent cyclist, hiker, and paddler Ron Paley was – for the most part – able to beat the heat by starting heading out on a ride at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. During the hour-and-a-half trek, the Hammond resident completed a 24-km loop through part of Maple Ridge and primarily Pitt Meadows, with a stop off at Osprey Village. “Nice 19C to ride,” Paley said, but he did question if the mosquitoes ever sleep. (Special to The News)

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Frequent cyclist, hiker, and paddler Ron Paley was – for the most part – able to beat the heat by starting heading out on a ride at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. During the hour-and-a-half trek, the Hammond resident completed a 24-km loop through part of Maple Ridge and primarily Pitt Meadows, with a stop off at Osprey Village. “Nice 19C to ride,” Paley said, but he did question if the mosquitoes ever sleep. (Special to The News)
Booze and food containers, inflatables, and other debris just discarded by those visiting a favourite watering hole in Maple Ridge, leaving neighbours disgusted. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)

LETTER: Summer heat brings onslaught of litter to Hot Rocks

Why can’t river seekers show decency, Maple Ridge letter writer queries

  • Jun 28, 2022
Booze and food containers, inflatables, and other debris just discarded by those visiting a favourite watering hole in Maple Ridge, leaving neighbours disgusted. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)
Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stretch of hot weather to persist one more day across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to drop by 10 degrees Tuesday when low move in

Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Warning for up to 10cm of snow on Coquihalla and Highway 3

Environment Canada says the snow is expected until Thursday morning

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November 2021 floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. and Washington to work together on Nooksack flooding initiative

Initiative will work on both sides of border to address flood prevention and response

The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November 2021 floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. seniors fighting $11K+ in border fines issued during Sumas flood emergency

Lawyer says the border guards were ‘lacking compassion’ in dealing with seniors

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward