Flooding Adds to Already Challenging Year for Weather

By Jerry Rousseau

On November 15, 2021, the fifth consecutive ‘atmospheric river’ experienced on the southwest coast of British Columbia was more than the terrain could handle resulting in massive flooding and mudslides in several areas from highway 99 near Pemberton, where 4 people were killed when their vehicle was suddenly swept off the road, to Abbotsford and the former Sumas Lake reasserting itself, to Merritt and Princeton where both towns found themselves underwater with little notice and even the WCTA’s home base of Hope, BC where 1200+ people got stranded after all routes were severed by landslides and washouts.

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Turf Under Fire

by Jerry Rousseau

With unprecedented heat and high winds this past summer came one of western Canada’s worst wildfire seasons on record and at the time of writing (early Sept 2021), hundreds of fires are still burning in BC and AB.

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