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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…

 

Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stretch of hot weather to persist one more day across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to drop by 10 degrees Tuesday when low move in

 

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

 

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)
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 to remain open through March 31

The shelter at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. seniors fighting $11K+ in border fines issued during Sumas flood emergency

Lawyer says the border guards were ‘lacking compassion’ in dealing with seniors

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An emergency daytime warming centre is operating in White Rock’s Centennial Arena parking lot through March 15, 2022. (Contributed photo)

‘So much happening’ at White Rock daytime warming centre

In addition to shelter from the cold, guests benefit from food, medical care and companionship

An emergency daytime warming centre is operating in White Rock’s Centennial Arena parking lot through March 15, 2022. (Contributed photo)
FILE - Matt Lisignoli walks through an irrigation canal that ran dry in early August after the North Unit Irrigation District exhausted its allocated water on Sept. 1, 2021, near Madras, Ore. The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1200 years and a worst-case scenario playing out live, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)

Western American megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years

Study calculated that 42% of this megadrought can be attributed to human-caused climate change

FILE - Matt Lisignoli walks through an irrigation canal that ran dry in early August after the North Unit Irrigation District exhausted its allocated water on Sept. 1, 2021, near Madras, Ore. The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1200 years and a worst-case scenario playing out live, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)
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.

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)
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

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)
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?

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