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Flood watches in British Columbia result from heavy rain

January 4, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Rainfall, wind, snow and winter storm warnings have been lifted for all of southern B.C. after a powerful system swept across the province leaving flooded or snow-clogged roads in its wake. On Vancouver Island, torrential downpours forced flood

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Flood watches in effect for British Columbia

November 27, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Drenching rain that has deluged British Columbia’s south coast since Sunday night should begin to relent over the next 24 hours, although Environment Canada says another 40 millimetres of precipitation is expected across parts of the region by

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Wind warnings issued for “almost the entire south coast” of B.C.

November 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued wind warnings for “almost the entire south coast” of British Columbia, noting that “strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.” The warnings, issued on Monday morning, noted that an

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High winds add to flooding fears as storm approaches southern B.C.

May 23, 2017 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Flood-weary regions of British Columbia’s southern Interior are bracing for another battering, this time from high winds. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for parts of Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and most of the southern Interior, including

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Federal government introduces proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act for ports or marine installations in northern B.C.

May 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has introduced a bill that would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric tonnes of crude oil or “persistent oils” from stopping, loading or unloading any of these oils at ports or marine installations in northern

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Eleven families evacuated as flooding hits near Port Alberni, B.C.

November 9, 2016 The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – Eleven families have been evacuated from the Tseshaht First Nation on Vancouver Island as the Somass River surges over its banks in low-lying areas west of Port Alberni, B.C. Rain warnings posted for the central Vancouver

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Evacuation warning as rivers rise near Port Alberni, B.C.

November 8, 2016 The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The Tseshaht First Nation on central Vancouver Island says the Somass River rose rapidly Monday night and continues to swell today, threatening flooding in the community. Emergency Preparedness Co-ordinator Hugh Braker says residents have been warned