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Cowichan Tribes will receive $750,000 from the province to help pay for erosion-prevention projects on the Cowichan River to help prevent flooding like the Valley experienced last month. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes to get $750,000 for erosion projects on Cowichan River

Funding comes from the province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

  • Feb 26, 2020
Cowichan Tribes will receive $750,000 from the province to help pay for erosion-prevention projects on the Cowichan River to help prevent flooding like the Valley experienced last month. (File photo)
The province is stepping in to provide financial assistance to property owners who qualify for the funding after last weekend’s rainstorm and floods in the Cowichan Valley, and other regions impacted by the storm. (File photo)

Province steps in to provide financial relief for flooding victims

Application deadline is April 4

  • Feb 10, 2020
The province is stepping in to provide financial assistance to property owners who qualify for the funding after last weekend’s rainstorm and floods in the Cowichan Valley, and other regions impacted by the storm. (File photo)
The local state of emergency has been extended in the Cowichan Valley as as work continues to support those affected by the flooding from last week’s rain storm. (File photo)

Local state of emergency extended in Cowichan Valley

More rain in the forecast

  • Feb 7, 2020
The local state of emergency has been extended in the Cowichan Valley as as work continues to support those affected by the flooding from last week’s rain storm. (File photo)
Extent of the flood zone along Chemainus Road by the Chemainus River can be seen from this aerial drone viewpoint. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

Floods, road closures, evacuations during weekend state of emergency in Chemainus

All sorts of heroic tales and strife emerge from mammoth rainstorm

Extent of the flood zone along Chemainus Road by the Chemainus River can be seen from this aerial drone viewpoint. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
CVRD to hold meeting on Feb. 6 for property owners looking for financial assistance after recent flooding in the Valley. (File photo)
CVRD to hold meeting on Feb. 6 for property owners looking for financial assistance after recent flooding in the Valley. (File photo)
Worst flooding in 15 years hits Lake Cowichan

Worst flooding in 15 years hits Lake Cowichan

Pineapple express closes roads, prompts state of emergency

Worst flooding in 15 years hits Lake Cowichan
Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

The CVRD will also be opening a resiliency centre at the Cowichan Community Centre

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley
A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver B.C, Friday, January, 31, 2020. Another rain storm has hit the lower mainland with a expected rain fall of over 100mm in the last day of January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Evacuations, road closures and plenty of cleanup after B.C. flooding, landslides

The rain caused landslides and closed a border crossing

A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver B.C, Friday, January, 31, 2020. Another rain storm has hit the lower mainland with a expected rain fall of over 100mm in the last day of January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)

Dog rescued in Maple Ridge after getting swept into fast-flowing culvert

Owner calls his dog’s survival ‘a miracle’

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)
The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)

Hundreds stranded at ski hill in Fraser Valley after heavy rain, landslide

Sasquatch Mountain Resort halts everything until road crews can assess extent of slide

The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)
Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

GoFundMe campaign set up for Russell Farms Market following flood

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water
Flooding near Somenos Marsh. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED 1 p.m.: State of emergency declared for Cowichan Valley after heavy rain, flooding

Emergency reception centre set up at Cowichan Community Centre

Flooding near Somenos Marsh. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan in the wake of flooding that closed roads and saw homes evacuated Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. (Leslie Schofield photo)
Lake Cowichan in the wake of flooding that closed roads and saw homes evacuated Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. (Leslie Schofield photo)
Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency
Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency
Downtown Grand Forks during spring flooding, May 11, 2018. (Eric Lawson/Grand Forks Gazette)

New program extends disaster relief for B.C. residents

Premier John Horgan announces transition fund in Grand Forks

Downtown Grand Forks during spring flooding, May 11, 2018. (Eric Lawson/Grand Forks Gazette)