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A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Trying to tell us something’: Climatologist says 2021 a weather year like no other

About 1,000 new daily temperature marks were set between June 24 to July 4

A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Up to 25 cm of snow predicted for central and northern B.C. through to Wednesday

Prince George, Peace River, Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat among areas affected

A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bins of sand are placed across the road next to a wall of sandbags along rail tracks to form a temporary dike in the Huntingdon Village area of Abbotsford, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More than two dozen weather warnings in effect across rain-sodden British Columbia

Central coast could see up to 150 millimetres of rain, Fraser Valley could get up to 100 mm

Bins of sand are placed across the road next to a wall of sandbags along rail tracks to form a temporary dike in the Huntingdon Village area of Abbotsford, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A droplet of water falls from an iceberg delivered by members of Arctic Basecamp is placed on show near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The four ton block of ice, originally part of a larger glacier, was brought from Greenland to Glasgow by climate scientists from Arctic Basecamp as a statement to world leaders of the scale of the climate crisis and a visible reminder of what Arctic warming means for the planet. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected

Researchers say a rainy North would also have devastating consequences for people and wildlife

A droplet of water falls from an iceberg delivered by members of Arctic Basecamp is placed on show near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The four ton block of ice, originally part of a larger glacier, was brought from Greenland to Glasgow by climate scientists from Arctic Basecamp as a statement to world leaders of the scale of the climate crisis and a visible reminder of what Arctic warming means for the planet. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A watermain break caused the road to wash out on 236th Street. (Special to The News)

Road washed out in Maple Ridge’s Silver Valley neighbourhood

Watermain break brings full closure of 236th Street

A watermain break caused the road to wash out on 236th Street. (Special to The News)
Western Canada should expect more cold and more precipitation this winter, but also wild swings in weather conditions, according to the Weather Network. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says

Weather Network: B.C., Prairies should see more rain, colder than average temperatures

Western Canada should expect more cold and more precipitation this winter, but also wild swings in weather conditions, according to the Weather Network. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
The old adage goes “red [pink] skies at night are a sailor’s delight. Red skies in the morning are a sailor’s warning.” Maple Ridge’s Yvette Harrington shared a few pictures of a rather pink sunset as seen from under the Golden Ears Bridge recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 28, 2021
The old adage goes “red [pink] skies at night are a sailor’s delight. Red skies in the morning are a sailor’s warning.” Maple Ridge’s Yvette Harrington shared a few pictures of a rather pink sunset as seen from under the Golden Ears Bridge recently. (Special to The News)
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Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
Aboard a Cormorant helicopter, rescue workers are on their way to the scene of area landslides to air-lift stranded motorists to safety. (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

B.C. STORM: Offers of help pour in as rescue efforts continue after Agassiz-Harrison flood

Rescue workers search debris along Lougheed Highway

Aboard a Cormorant helicopter, rescue workers are on their way to the scene of area landslides to air-lift stranded motorists to safety. (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)
Web cam showing a rainy Larsen Hill on the Coquihalla at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Environment Canada warning of possible flash floods and water pooling on roads. (BC Highways)

Coquihalla could see flash flooding, up to 90 millimetres of rain by Monday afternoon

Rainfall of 60 to 90 mm predicted for Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt: Environment Canada

Web cam showing a rainy Larsen Hill on the Coquihalla at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Environment Canada warning of possible flash floods and water pooling on roads. (BC Highways)
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Atmospheric river bringing rain and snow to southern B.C.

Expect rain on the coast, and snow as system heads east

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Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)

Environment Canada confirms low-grade tornado hit Vancouver over the weekend

Funnel the latest in a series of unusual weather events in B.C. this year

Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)
BC Hydro workers look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at BC Hydro Trades Training Centre in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, August, 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

Fewer than half of area residents have an outage plan or emergency kit at home

BC Hydro workers look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at BC Hydro Trades Training Centre in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, August, 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Maple Ridge teacher Maria Chapman recently took this all-encompassing fall photos at the Hammond dog park, her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Adley enjoying a warm beverage on their stroll. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 8, 2021
Maple Ridge teacher Maria Chapman recently took this all-encompassing fall photos at the Hammond dog park, her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Adley enjoying a warm beverage on their stroll. (Special to The News)
Heavy rain is expected this week. (The News files)

Rain in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows all weekend, next week

Heaviest downpour in the forecast for Sunday

Heavy rain is expected this week. (The News files)
Life-long Maple Ridge resident Ernie Daykin shares a few pictures taken from Thornhill, looking out over the Fraser River with the morning mist rolls in at sunrise. “Love the natural beauty that surrounds us,” he said. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 2, 2021
Life-long Maple Ridge resident Ernie Daykin shares a few pictures taken from Thornhill, looking out over the Fraser River with the morning mist rolls in at sunrise. “Love the natural beauty that surrounds us,” he said. (Special to The News)
Fall has definitely arrived, and Howard Done captured it in all its colour and splendor recently in Maple Ridge, in the area of 216th Street and River Road. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 1, 2021
Fall has definitely arrived, and Howard Done captured it in all its colour and splendor recently in Maple Ridge, in the area of 216th Street and River Road. (Special to The News)
Three-year-old Cole Silvestri was out with Mom (Cara) for a little walk in the rain on Thursday, when he came across a big puddle and suddenly decided to throw himself in. His mother could do little more than laugh and take a picture. Unfortunately, he ended up so completely soaked, that they had to cut short that day’s walk. But there’s always other days, said his mother. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 31, 2021
Three-year-old Cole Silvestri was out with Mom (Cara) for a little walk in the rain on Thursday, when he came across a big puddle and suddenly decided to throw himself in. His mother could do little more than laugh and take a picture. Unfortunately, he ended up so completely soaked, that they had to cut short that day’s walk. But there’s always other days, said his mother. (Special to The News)
There is rain in the forecast all weekend, and through next week. (News file photo)

Wind and rain forecast for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Wet weather all weekend, through next week

There is rain in the forecast all weekend, and through next week. (News file photo)
Canadians should expect plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this fall, according to the Weather Network’s long-term outlook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Weather Network says a pretty nice fall is in store for Canada

B.C. can expect near-normal temperatures, and a normal amount of rain with heavier falls

Canadians should expect plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this fall, according to the Weather Network’s long-term outlook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
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