Water

Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022

 

A view of Gibsons Landing from the top of Soames Hill, a short but steep hike on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is seen near the town of Grantham’s Landing, B.C., on May 23, 2016. Some businesses and amenities on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast must stop using all treated drinking water within hours as severe drought in the region forces declaration of a state of local emergency, but officials say there’s no need to panic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

First COVID, now drought, B.C. brewery takes water-use restrictions in stride

Water system that supplies Sechelt area is at ‘imminent risk’ of running dry

 

A man walks in the water off Locarno Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Water use in Metro Vancouver is much higher, while reservoir levels are lower than normal, prompting the regional district to ask millions of residents and businesses to conserve.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drought prompts request for Metro Vancouver residents to take shorter showers

Region’s water use up by 20 per cent for time of year because of the extended dry weather

 

Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)

City about to break ground on mid-town water supply project

Work set to start Monday, July 25, near Nanaimo Parkway

Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo groundwater outlook good at start of summer, says report

Report analyzes region’s aquifers, says spring rains helped water levels

Regional District of Nanaimo staff have conducted a groundwater analysis prior to the start of summer. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club offers a chance for young participants to learn how to handle and care for sport padding craft at week-long summer paddling camps at Long Lake. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club hosting summer camps at Long Lake

Paddlers of all skill levels can register for week-long summer camps

Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club offers a chance for young participants to learn how to handle and care for sport padding craft at week-long summer paddling camps at Long Lake. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council has given the go-ahead to create a community watershed restoration grant to be awarded annually to help groups pay for urban watersheds restoration projects. (News Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo introduces new watershed restoration grant program

Council approves guidelines and criteria for program to support $20,000 worth of projects

Nanaimo city council has given the go-ahead to create a community watershed restoration grant to be awarded annually to help groups pay for urban watersheds restoration projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
Saanich police and fire boats were kept busy at Elk Lake on June 25 with two rescues involving four children. (File photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)

4 children rescued far from shore during busy day at Saanich’s Elk Lake

Incidents prompt water safety warning from Saanich police

Saanich police and fire boats were kept busy at Elk Lake on June 25 with two rescues involving four children. (File photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The City of Nanaimo begins annual water testing for coliform levels at swimming areas Tuesday, June 14. (Photo: City of Nanaimo)

City of Nanaimo checking water cleanliness at outdoor swimming holes

Annual water quality testing at beaches and streams starts Tuesday, June 14

The City of Nanaimo begins annual water testing for coliform levels at swimming areas Tuesday, June 14. (Photo: City of Nanaimo)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (File photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo’s Long Lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (File photo)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Tree-cutting related to the City of Nanaimo’s mid-town water supply project got underway last month. (News Bulletin file photo)

Costs of City of Nanaimo’s huge water supply project increasing by $14 million

Mid-town water supply budget climbs to $44.6 million over four years

Tree-cutting related to the City of Nanaimo’s mid-town water supply project got underway last month. (News Bulletin file photo)
At a meeting March 22, Regional District of Nanaimo directors endorsed a regional strategy for rainwater management. (News Bulletin file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo board endorses rainwater management strategy

RDN looking to establish a framework for collaboration across the region

At a meeting March 22, Regional District of Nanaimo directors endorsed a regional strategy for rainwater management. (News Bulletin file photo)
Traffic was closed on Sixth Street as city workers worked to repair a rupture in a water main that occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday, March 23. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

UPDATE: Water main break repaired on Sixth Street in Nanaimo

City crews repaired break in Harewood and Sixth Street was closed to traffic

Traffic was closed on Sixth Street as city workers worked to repair a rupture in a water main that occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday, March 23. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)

Residents of one Ladysmith neighbourhood won’t be billed for discoloured water

Weather over recent weeks prevented town staff from flushing water main

Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)
Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)

More bad news for Ucluelet First Nation as it enters second week without water

Barge-damaged water line from Ucluelet to Hitacu deemed beyond repair

Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)
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(News Bulletin file photo)
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