Severe weather

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s extreme weather shelter open tonight through Jan. 24

Shelter at North Deltas’ New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

Victoria Kuit of the Yarrow Food Hub delivers supplies to Rob Souch at his flood-damaged rental home on No. 5 Road on Jan. 6, 2022. (Tyler Gelderman photo)

‘My heart breaks’: Woman hands out food, supplies to Fraser Valley flood evacuees

Yarrow Food Hub has been helping neighbours in the flood zone since Nov. 19

 

Garbage can floating away during Wednesday's rain dump in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

VIDEO: Garbage can has nautical adventure in Newton

Surrey, City of Floating Garbage Cans?

 

Rising floodwater surrounds a home and covers Highway 1 in Abbotsford,  B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. braces for heavy rain, potential floods as latest atmospheric river arrives

Up to 150 millimetres of rain pending in a series of waves that won’t relent until Thursday

Rising floodwater surrounds a home and covers Highway 1 in Abbotsford,  B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. The road remains closed in both directions Sunday. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)

UPDATE: One man killed in Trans-Canada Highway multi-vehicle collision in Shuswap

Highway 1 remains closed between Salmon Arm and Sicamous; detours available

A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. The road remains closed in both directions Sunday. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)
Canada Post carrier Gary Savard delivers mail in Chilliwack on Jan. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Canada Post to attempt delivery in all Lower Mainland communities Friday except Chilliwack

Due to persistent weather conditions there will be no mail delivery in Chilliwack and Campbell River

Canada Post carrier Gary Savard delivers mail in Chilliwack on Jan. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The recent cold snap and heavy snowfall are taking their toll on local birdlife, particularly Anna’s hummingbirds. For people who feed birds, there are steps that should be taken to help ensure the creatures’ continued well-being, says Wildlife Rescue’s Jackie McQuillan. (Ritu Khanna contributed photo)

Frigid temperatures taking heavy toll on Anna’s hummingbirds

Wildlife centre has taken in 52 injured or freezing birds since Dec. 22, compared to 4 last year

The recent cold snap and heavy snowfall are taking their toll on local birdlife, particularly Anna’s hummingbirds. For people who feed birds, there are steps that should be taken to help ensure the creatures’ continued well-being, says Wildlife Rescue’s Jackie McQuillan. (Ritu Khanna contributed photo)
A blanket of snow covers the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club’s South Surrey property Dec. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Tree-chip fundraiser to offset flood-repair costs at South Surrey hatchery

Cost of replacing submerged equipment estimated at $2,500; more expenses forecast

A blanket of snow covers the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club’s South Surrey property Dec. 30, 2021. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers greet patrons to the daytime warming centre at Peninsula United Church in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey daytime warming centre ‘not just a roof over your head’

Space at Peninsula United Church to remain open through Jan. 3

Volunteers greet patrons to the daytime warming centre at Peninsula United Church in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
A kind passerby makes repairs to a lone snowman as temperatures plunged in recent days to -13C in White Rock, while other parts of Canada have gone as low as -51C. (AP Hovasse, Instagram: @aphovasse)

Another snowfall warning issued for Surrey, White Rock

‘Heavy snow’ expected this evening

A kind passerby makes repairs to a lone snowman as temperatures plunged in recent days to -13C in White Rock, while other parts of Canada have gone as low as -51C. (AP Hovasse, Instagram: @aphovasse)
A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Bitter cold in forecast Wednesday with snow by evening across Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

5 to 10 cm for region with heavy snow beginning this evening, says Environment Canada

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
Peninsula United Church in South Surrey will host a daytime warming centre, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., through Jan. 3, 2022. (Google Streetview image)

South Surrey church offers daytime warming centre till Jan. 3

Space at Peninsula United staffed by Engaged Communities Canada Society

Peninsula United Church in South Surrey will host a daytime warming centre, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., through Jan. 3, 2022. (Google Streetview image)
Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)

B.C. urged to prepare for holiday cold snap with -50 C expected in the north

Extreme cold, heavy snowfall forecast for much of B.C.

Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)
Unhoused residents are at an increased risk of harm during cold or snowy weather. (Black Press Media file photo)

Salvation Army responds to extreme weather in B.C., readies temporary shelters

Support organization concerned for at-risk residents provincewide

Unhoused residents are at an increased risk of harm during cold or snowy weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter open tonight through Dec. 27

Shelter at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter closed tonight, reopening Saturday

Shelter at Ladner United Church remaining open through Dec. 20

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is opening its doors for the first time tonight (Dec. 15). The facility, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), and its counterpart in South Delta (Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.) will remain open from 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in North Delta) to 7 a.m. until Dec. 20, though the North Delta shelter will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17. (James Smith photo)

New North Delta extreme weather shelter opening its doors tonight

New Hope Church shelter closed Dec. 17, reopens Dec. 18; Ladner United Church open through Dec. 20

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is opening its doors for the first time tonight (Dec. 15). The facility, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), and its counterpart in South Delta (Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.) will remain open from 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in North Delta) to 7 a.m. until Dec. 20, though the North Delta shelter will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17. (James Smith photo)
Trees burned in this summer’s wildfires are seen on a mountainside covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parts of southern British Columbia could get up to 20 centimetres of snow

Driving conditions may change quickly with reduced visibility

Trees burned in this summer’s wildfires are seen on a mountainside covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Risk of drinking-water contamination from manure increased in flooded areas, says province

Owners advised to assess private wells, take action to protect anyone drinking the water

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Zev Schtroks (left) and Rabbi Falik Schtroks pose with some of the items collected for flood relief by The Centre for Judaism of The Lower Fraser Valley/Chabad. (Contributed photo)
Zev Schtroks (left) and Rabbi Falik Schtroks pose with some of the items collected for flood relief by The Centre for Judaism of The Lower Fraser Valley/Chabad. (Contributed photo)