Severe weather

A man clears snow from on a vehicle as snow falls in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Temperature are dropping to dangerously cold extremes in some regions of British Columbia as snowfall send tires spinning in parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment Canada says wind chill values are dropping near -40 C or colder in the Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George and other central B.C. communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Snow, cold, in Western Canada send icicles through the heart of Canadian travel plans

Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria airports all dealing with disruptions

A man clears snow from on a vehicle as snow falls in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Temperature are dropping to dangerously cold extremes in some regions of British Columbia as snowfall send tires spinning in parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment Canada says wind chill values are dropping near -40 C or colder in the Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George and other central B.C. communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Aircraft are seen parked at gates at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm impaired operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme cold in southern B.C. after heavy snow creates travel chaos

Strong winds could make it feel between -20 C and -30 C in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Aircraft are seen parked at gates at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm impaired operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Motorists travel during heavy snowfall in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, December 19, 2022. Most of British Columbia is covered by weather warnings as snow, extreme cold, arctic outflow winds grip the province, and those conditions are playing havoc with transportation, especially across the south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Southern B.C. snowstorm halts flights at Vancouver airport, creates travel chaos

Snow, severely low temperatures and arctic winds gripping the province

Motorists travel during heavy snowfall in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, December 19, 2022. Most of British Columbia is covered by weather warnings as snow, extreme cold, arctic outflow winds grip the province, and those conditions are playing havoc with transportation, especially across the south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person hails a taxi as heavy snow falls in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the south coast of B.C. with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. snowfall no winter wonderland for Vancouver’s poor and homeless, says advocate

Those living in tents face dangers ranging from hypothermia to risks of using candles or heaters

A person hails a taxi as heavy snow falls in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the south coast of B.C. with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person uses a four-wheeler to plow snow northeast of Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday morning, Dec. 20, 2022. Heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet have disrupted travel across the Pacific Northwest, causing widespread flight cancellations and creating hazardous driving conditions. (AP Photo/Lisa Baumann)

US braces for dangerous blast of cold, wind and snow

Northern-most regions of the U.S. could see wind chills approaching -57 C

A person uses a four-wheeler to plow snow northeast of Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday morning, Dec. 20, 2022. Heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet have disrupted travel across the Pacific Northwest, causing widespread flight cancellations and creating hazardous driving conditions. (AP Photo/Lisa Baumann)
A person uses a shovel to clear snow from around a parked vehicle as snow falls in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Weather alerts blanket most of British Columbia, Yukon and a large portion of Alberta as a bitterly cold system sweeps across those regions and another round of snow threatens southern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Yukon wind chill below -50 C, more snow for southern B.C., as frigid system hits

Weather office predicts frigid conditions are expected to last much of the week

A person uses a shovel to clear snow from around a parked vehicle as snow falls in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Weather alerts blanket most of British Columbia, Yukon and a large portion of Alberta as a bitterly cold system sweeps across those regions and another round of snow threatens southern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Indigenous Aymara women walk to the sacred mountain Inca Pucara for a day of prayer and fasting in a call for rain in Chiquipata, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Residents in the highlands of La Paz say the lack of rain and frost since September is not allowing them to plant potatoes, beans, carrots and peas. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Hailstorm kills 7 in Bolivian village graduation celebration

Roof collapsed in Santiago de Pacharia, a small rural community in the high plains

Indigenous Aymara women walk to the sacred mountain Inca Pucara for a day of prayer and fasting in a call for rain in Chiquipata, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Residents in the highlands of La Paz say the lack of rain and frost since September is not allowing them to plant potatoes, beans, carrots and peas. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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

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
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)
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
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)