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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

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
The shelter is located at 21562 Old Yale Road.

UPDATED: Emergency weather Alert issued for Langley lifted

The local church has opened its door for those seeking shelters

The shelter is located at 21562 Old Yale Road.
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)
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
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Extreme weather alert issued for Langley lifted

Overnight shelter opened at Murrayville United Church

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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)
Power of water was evident, even in a small way, in the Trinity Western University parking lot, during the mid-November floods. It blocked the normal route to work for this environmental professor. (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)

GREEN BEAT: The power of water

Langley prof discusses climate change and the recent flooding, plus offers a little history lesson

  • Jan 18, 2022
Power of water was evident, even in a small way, in the Trinity Western University parking lot, during the mid-November floods. It blocked the normal route to work for this environmental professor. (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
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)
A big snow dump overnight into the morning on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, followed by freezing rain, made for less than ideal driving conditions in Aldergrove and Langley. Despite efforts of clearing crews, some roadways in town were still difficult – even dangerous – to traverse. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 7, 2022
A big snow dump overnight into the morning on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, followed by freezing rain, made for less than ideal driving conditions in Aldergrove and Langley. Despite efforts of clearing crews, some roadways in town were still difficult – even dangerous – to traverse. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Leith White at the former emergency weather shelter set up on Boxing Day at Douglas Park Community School. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s temporary homeless shelter shifts locations

The school facility was shut down Sunday morning, replacement spaces opens at 7 p.m.

Leith White at the former emergency weather shelter set up on Boxing Day at Douglas Park Community School. (Langley Advance Times files)
Volunteers from the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey were serving a hot lunch at a temporary extreme weather shelter that opened at the Douglas Park Community School gym when temperatures fell. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley may need new location for emergency shelter

A school gym can only be used until Jan. 2

Volunteers from the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey were serving a hot lunch at a temporary extreme weather shelter that opened at the Douglas Park Community School gym when temperatures fell. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A frozen Brydon Lagoon becomes a giant ice rink

As many as 100 people took the opportunity to skate

Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Vineyard Church Pastor Leith White, the designated community representative at the temporary extreme weather shelter, said it was the first time one has been open 24 hours a day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How Langley coped with record low temperatures

A warm weather shelter opens, and skaters and sledders have fun

Langley Vineyard Church Pastor Leith White, the designated community representative at the temporary extreme weather shelter, said it was the first time one has been open 24 hours a day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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)