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This reader photo shows lightning that crackled and sparked fires Sunday evening in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island. (Courtesy Roger and Angela Jay)

Lightning storm sparks six fires across Vancouver Island

Active fires at Muir Creek, Bear Creek Reservoir and Mount Healey

This reader photo shows lightning that crackled and sparked fires Sunday evening in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island. (Courtesy Roger and Angela Jay)
Residences in the Regional District of Nanaimo that suffered damages from the flooding are eligible to apply for financial aid from the province. (File photo)

Province offers financial aid for those hit with flood damage

Residents, businesses within the RDN are eligibile to apply

Residences in the Regional District of Nanaimo that suffered damages from the flooding are eligible to apply for financial aid from the province. (File photo)
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Storm strands travellers, cuts off only road access to remote B.C. community

Bamfield still waiting for promised road upgrades after fatal bus crash last September

  • Feb 3, 2020
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek after heavy rainfall raised rivers and creeks in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Ray Gourlay photo)

Flood risk recedes in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Heavy rains cause region to be on flood watch

Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek after heavy rainfall raised rivers and creeks in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Ray Gourlay photo)
Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek. (Ray Gourlay photo)

PQB News readers share photos of flooding in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Rainfall wreaks havoc on backyards and roads

  • Feb 1, 2020
Ray Gourlay’s backyard along Morningstar Creek. (Ray Gourlay photo)
Roads flood during winter storm in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Roads flood during winter storm in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Conditions expected to calm by afternoon

Roads flood during winter storm in Parksville Qualicum Beach
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Michelle, Marcus, Tarah, and Tom brace themselves for a big set wave during a giant storm watching day at Amphitrite Point in Ucluelet on Jan. 18. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.…

Michelle, Marcus, Tarah, and Tom brace themselves for a big set wave during a giant storm watching day at Amphitrite Point in Ucluelet on Jan. 18. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)