flood mitigation

Construction of the BX Sediment Pond is nearing completion and the BX Dog Park is set to reopen, the City of Vernon said Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon dog park to reopen as sediment pond nears completion

The pond is part of the city’s flood mitigation efforts

 

The City of Vernon has provided a conceptual drawing a conceptual drawing of the BX Sediment Pond. Work on the pond begins next week. (City of Vernon photo)

Flood work closes Vernon dog park

Popular BX pup park will be open evenings and Sundays

 

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

 

The City of Vernon and the Okanagan Indian Band have received provincial funding to improve their emergency support services in the event of a disaster, such as last summer’s White Rock Lake wildfire which destroyed a number of structures in the OKIB community along Westside Road. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)

Emergency preparedness funding earmarked for Vernon, OKIB

Both communities receiving $25K from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

The City of Vernon and the Okanagan Indian Band have received provincial funding to improve their emergency support services in the event of a disaster, such as last summer’s White Rock Lake wildfire which destroyed a number of structures in the OKIB community along Westside Road. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)
North Westside residents can get a start on prepping their properties in case of an emergency this spring. The Regional District of Central Okanagan has located two self-serve sand and sandbag stations at the Killiney Beach and Westside Road fire stations. (Black Press file photo)

North Westside preparing for spring flooding

Sand and sandbags located at North Westside fire halls for those who want to get a head start on their properties

North Westside residents can get a start on prepping their properties in case of an emergency this spring. The Regional District of Central Okanagan has located two self-serve sand and sandbag stations at the Killiney Beach and Westside Road fire stations. (Black Press file photo)
During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

The B.C. Liberal government of 2003 shifted the responsibility to municipalities

During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

British Columbia and Saskatchewan haven’t updated their flood maps in more than two decades

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Scenes like this in the City of Armstrong may not be repeated in 2020 as mayor states there’s no flood risk at this time, and that creek levels are dropping. However, that came before a special weather statement for the North Okanagan was issued by Environment Canada Tuesday afternoon. (File photo)

Special weather statement has City of Armstrong asking residents to use caution

Levels in Meighan and Deep Creeks have been dropping, but potential downpours could impact creeks

Scenes like this in the City of Armstrong may not be repeated in 2020 as mayor states there’s no flood risk at this time, and that creek levels are dropping. However, that came before a special weather statement for the North Okanagan was issued by Environment Canada Tuesday afternoon. (File photo)