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CVRD offices on Ingram Street will remain closed for another 14 weeks after flooding last month. (File photo)

CVRD headquarters closed for another three and a half months

Building significantly damaged during water leak

  • Apr 19, 2021

 

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

 

CVRD headquarters will now be closed until late April after water leak. (File photo)

CVRD headquarters now closed for at least three weeks

Offices were to be closed for two weeks after water leak

  • Apr 5, 2021

 

The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Burst pipe shutters Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters

‘Significant’ water damage to at least two floors

The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)

CVRD looks to move forward with flood mapping of Chemainus River

River saw historic flooding in rain event last year

Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)
Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)

Rising water caused havoc a year ago

Chemainus River flooding extensive in the early morning hours of Feb. 1

Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)
The marsh at the west end of the pickle ball courts on E. Cowichan Ave had overflown its banks during heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, (Kathryn Swan photo)

Heavy rain brings flooding to Lake Cowichan

Town hands out sandbags to concerned citizens

The marsh at the west end of the pickle ball courts on E. Cowichan Ave had overflown its banks during heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, (Kathryn Swan photo)
The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)

Evacuation alert issued for parts of Cowichan Bay

Residents should wait for an order before evacuating

The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)
An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Evacuation order lifted for Cowichan Tribes areas

Evacuation alert remains in effect along with boil-water advisory

An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)

Flooding causes evacuation order for Cowichan Tribes land

Cowichan Tribes issued an evacuation order for the Wil’seem Road and Sahilton Road areas

Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

Rescue crews evacuate residents stranded due to Parksville flooding

UPDATE: Flood waters breach banks of the Englishman River

Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Sahilton Road, behind the Old Farm Market south of Duncan. A crew from Cowichan Tribes rowing residents to safety. (Siona Moon photo)

Year in Review: Water under the bridge: February flood seems so long ago

It’s hard to believe that it even happened this year, but there…

Sahilton Road, behind the Old Farm Market south of Duncan. A crew from Cowichan Tribes rowing residents to safety. (Siona Moon photo)
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

Wuikinuxv First Nation evacuation to Port Hardy extended to seven days

Rains have not slacked off, keeping landslides a present threat

Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Logjams and gravel bars the bane of Chemainus River’s existence

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Market finally reopens more than seven months after extreme flood

COVID situation lengthened an already long renovation process

Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Darcy Bueckert, manager of the Falcon Nest Motel, watched in alarm as water rose in the motel’s parking lots after a water main broke Thursday morning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Darcy Bueckert, manager of the Falcon Nest Motel, watched in alarm as water rose in the motel’s parking lots after a water main broke Thursday morning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crops ready, but Russell Farm Market still a month away from reopening

Garden Centre doing a blazing business with everyone taking up gardening

The garlic crop looks good, as Russell Farm Market’s France Bournazel points out. It’s just getting it to market that’s a bit more challenging. (Photo by Don Bodger)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding