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Mission City Record
Still tallying the damageMission public works officials are still counting the damage from Saturday’s po
Still tallying the damage
Mission City Record / Posted yesterday
Mission public works officials are still counting the damage from Saturday’s powerful windstorm which downed trees and led to many Mission residents losing power — some for several days. The widespread power outages were still being sorted out... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Weekend storm causes worst outage in Hydro’s historyHydro crews from around the province – including Campbell River – have been hel
Weekend storm causes worst outage in Hydro’s history
Campbell River Mirror / Posted yesterday
Hydro crews from around the province – including Campbell River – have been helping the Lower Mainland recover from the largest power outage ever recorded in BC Hydro’s history. Ted Olynyk, spokesperson for BC Hydro, said two Hydro workers from... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Storm lessons noteworthySurrey was likely the hardest-struck area of all the many parts of B.C. affecte
Storm lessons noteworthy
Peace Arch News / Posted yesterday
Surrey was likely the hardest-struck area of all the many parts of B.C. affected by Saturday’s windstorm. As of Tuesday night, fewer than 2,000 of the 710,000 customers who had lost power as a result of the storm were waiting for restoration of... Read more
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Langley Times
Township provides guidelines for storm debris cleanupWondering what to do with all the branches, tree trunks and stumps left behind
Township provides guidelines for storm debris cleanup
Langley Times / Posted yesterday
Wondering what to do with all the branches, tree trunks and stumps left behind by Saturday’s wind storm? Residents in the Township’s collection zone are asked to put leaves and twigs into their Green Can. Smaller branches must be bundled with... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Michaels: Power outage highlights problems in emergency preparednessBeing stranded on the SkyTrain and then taking an alarming sprint down a treeli
Michaels: Power outage highlights problems in emergency preparedness
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
Being stranded on the SkyTrain and then taking an alarming sprint down a treelined city street as branches crashed to the ground and leaves pelted my little family was an exhilarating start to my Vancouver weekend. But excitement quickly turned to... Read more
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Surrey Leader
Find wisdom in the wind— image credit: Leader file photo As of Tuesday night, less than 2,000 of the
Find wisdom in the wind
Surrey Leader / Posted yesterday
— image credit: Leader file photo As of Tuesday night, less than 2,000 of the 710,000 customers who had lost power as result of the storm were waiting for restoration of service. Most of them were in Surrey. On Monday morning, when slightly over... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Windstorm topples trees, cuts powerWhile there was some rain, it was the wind that caused problems in the Shuswap
Windstorm topples trees, cuts power
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted yesterday
While there was some rain, it was the wind that caused problems in the Shuswap on Saturday, with downed power lines and uprooted trees causing power outages for more than 3,000 Shuswap residents. Lisa Coldwells, meteorologist with Environment... Read more
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Peace Arch News
UPDATE: Power finally restored at Surrey Food BankNo refrigeration, no lights, no phones, no access to the volunteer database – f
UPDATE: Power finally restored at Surrey Food Bank
Peace Arch News / Posted 2 days ago
No refrigeration, no lights, no phones, no access to the volunteer database – for four days. Interviewed over the phone at her home Tuesday – where she was charging her cellphone – the executive director of the SFB said the North Surrey charity took... Read more
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The Northern View
Emergency power outage planned for much of Prince Rupert tonightThe majority of residents on the east side of Prince Rupert, as well as the upp
Emergency power outage planned for much of Prince Rupert tonight
The Northern View / Posted 2 days ago
The majority of residents on the east side of Prince Rupert, as well as the upper west end, can expect a 15 minute power outage tonight. The emergency outage is scheduled to take place between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and BC Hydro said it is an... Read more
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Abbotsford News
Being prepared for the unpredictableHow many times do people have to be told that they should expect, and be prepar
Being prepared for the unpredictable
Abbotsford News / Posted 2 days ago
How many times do people have to be told that they should expect, and be prepared for, a major emergency? Last Saturday was another sharp reminder, although for some folks, it was just another opportunity to complain about government services. For... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
RCMP report, Aug. 25-31On Aug. 26 police received a report of a break, enter and theft to a residence
RCMP report, Aug. 25-31
Comox Valley Record / Posted 2 days ago
On Aug. 26 police received a report of a break, enter and theft to a residence on the 1100 block of Braidwood road in Courtenay. Entry was gained through an unlocked open window. The home owners had been out of the home for about four and a half... Read more
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Abbotsford News
Region slammed by fierce windstormLocal nursery owner Vitali Loutov has weathered plenty of uncertainty during hi
Region slammed by fierce windstorm
Abbotsford News / Posted 2 days ago
Local nursery owner Vitali Loutov has weathered plenty of uncertainty during his 16 years growing garden plants on the Sumas Prairie. But none of it was enough to prepare him for the damage from last weekend’s heavy wind storms. “The wind started... Read more
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Sicamous Eagle Valley News
District looks at putting power undergroundBC Hydro may have a role in the upgrading and beautification of Shuswap Avenue.
District looks at putting power underground
Sicamous Eagle Valley News / Posted 2 days ago
BC Hydro may have a role in the upgrading and beautification of Shuswap Avenue. District council has asked staff to investigate the potential of having power lines/utilities placed underground on Shuswap Avenue and Main Street. The district is... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Are you prepared for an emergency?This weekend's windstorm that ripped through the Lower Mainland and Vancouver I
Are you prepared for an emergency?
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 2 days ago
This weekend's windstorm that ripped through the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island knocking over trees, power lines and leaving people in the dark for a number of days is a reminder for all British Columbians to make sure they and their families... Read more
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BC Local News
Surrey Food Bank hit hard by wind stormNo refrigeration, no lights, no phones, no access to the volunteer database. H
Surrey Food Bank hit hard by wind storm
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
No refrigeration, no lights, no phones, no access to the volunteer database. Her warehouse was still dark as of Tuesday afternoon. Interviewed over the phone at her home – where she was charging her cellphone – the executive director of the SFB... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Thousands still without power after Vancouver-area windstormA few days in the dark have forced the children in Michele Bosa’s Vancouver-are
Thousands still without power after Vancouver-area windstorm
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A few days in the dark have forced the children in Michele Bosa’s Vancouver-area daycare to go without the comforts of modern technology, trading the flicker of screens for crayons and colouring books. “It’s been a struggle,” said Ms. Bosa, whose... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Vancouver Island Malahat LNG project plan includes underwater pipelineA new LNG project envisioned for Vancouver Island would accept natural gas via
Vancouver Island Malahat LNG project plan includes underwater pipeline
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A new LNG project envisioned for Vancouver Island would accept natural gas via an underwater pipeline that would weave from Washington State through the Gulf Islands, according to a proposal released Tuesday. The liquefied natural gas project, which... Read more
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BC Local News
Weekend windstorm leaves mark on Missionby Frank Bucholtz, Mission City Record Saturday's fierce windstorm left its ma
Weekend windstorm leaves mark on Mission
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
by Frank Bucholtz, Mission City Record Saturday's fierce windstorm left its mark on Mission, with downed trees and power lines, and widespread power outages which were still being sorted out Monday morning. As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were 28... Read more
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Surrey Leader
Surrey Food Bank hit hard by wind stormNo refrigeration, no lights, no phones, no access to the volunteer database. H
Surrey Food Bank hit hard by wind storm
Surrey Leader / Posted 3 days ago
No refrigeration, no lights, no phones, no access to the volunteer database. Her warehouse was still dark as of Tuesday afternoon. Interviewed over the phone at her home – where she was charging her cellphone – the executive director of the SFB... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Peninsula residents reeling in calm after the stormThousands of Peninsula residents spent the weekend without power after a freak
Peninsula residents reeling in calm after the storm
Peace Arch News / Posted 3 days ago
Thousands of Peninsula residents spent the weekend without power after a freak windstorm wreaked havoc on the Lower Mainland Saturday. According to BC Hydro – which asked for patience in the wake of “one of the biggest single-day storm events we... Read more
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Peace Arch News
The laugh was on usIn the wake of the severe windstorm that hit the Lower Mainland last weekend –
The laugh was on us
Peace Arch News / Posted 3 days ago
In the wake of the severe windstorm that hit the Lower Mainland last weekend – and the subsequent power failures that left thousands of BC Hydro customers without electricity as of Tuesday morning – one has to wonder what an honest-to-goodness crisis... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
West Kelowna mobile home destroyed in fireThe four occupants managed to safely escape but their mobile home was destroyed
West Kelowna mobile home destroyed in fire
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 3 days ago
The four occupants managed to safely escape but their mobile home was destroyed by a fire that began at 9:45 p.m. Monday at Paradise Mobile Home Park on Boucherie Road in West Kelowna. In fleeing from the fire, one of the occupants had to wake up... Read more
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Maple Ridge News
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Maple Ridge News / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Surrey Leader
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Surrey Leader / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Agassiz-Harrison Observer
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Agassiz-Harrison Observer / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Abbotsford News
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Abbotsford News / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Cloverdale Reporter
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Cloverdale Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Peace Arch News
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Peace Arch News / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Aldergrove Star
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Aldergrove Star / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Langley Times
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Langley Times / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Mission City Record
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind stormBC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind st
BC Hydro defends response to 'unique' wind storm
Mission City Record / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro is defending its efforts to restore power after a freak summer wind storm cut electricity to 533,000 Lower Mainland homes Saturday and left many residents scrambling to deal with thawing freezer food as the outages dragged on to a second and... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Expect another dry West Coast winterAnd if it brings its meteorological sibling with it, the next few months - even
Expect another dry West Coast winter
Comox Valley Record / Posted 4 days ago
And if it brings its meteorological sibling with it, the next few months - even year - could mean slightly warmer temperatures and less precipitation. Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa Coldwells said a combination of El Niño and the Pacific... Read more
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Peace Arch News
UPDATE: BC Hydro crews still working to restore power in SurreyAs of Monday afternoon, BC Hydro crews were still working to restore power in s
UPDATE: BC Hydro crews still working to restore power in Surrey
Peace Arch News / Posted 4 days ago
As of Monday afternoon, BC Hydro crews were still working to restore power in several parts of Surrey – two days after a powerful wind storm hit the Lower Mainland, toppling trees and bringing them down on cars, power lines and homes. In addition to... Read more
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Mission City Record
Weekend windstorm leaves mark on Missionby Frank Bucholtz, Mission City Record Saturday's fierce windstorm left its ma
Weekend windstorm leaves mark on Mission
Mission City Record / Posted 4 days ago
by Frank Bucholtz, Mission City Record Saturday's fierce windstorm left its mark on Mission, with downed trees and power lines, and widespread power outages which were still being sorted out Monday morning. As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were 28... Read more
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Calgary Sun
B.C. windstorm clean-up begins, thousands without powerA sidewalk that was lifted by the roots of a tree uprooted during Saturday's wi
B.C. windstorm clean-up begins, thousands without power
Calgary Sun / Posted 4 days ago
A sidewalk that was lifted by the roots of a tree uprooted during Saturday's windstorm is seen as residents watch city workers remove another tree that fell on a house, in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 30, 2015. BC Hydro says it could take until... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Thousands still without power as clean up begins after severe B.C. windstormHad Vancouver resident Sherrell Hutchingson been standing a foot to the side wh
Thousands still without power as clean up begins after severe B.C. windstorm
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Had Vancouver resident Sherrell Hutchingson been standing a foot to the side while opening her car door during Saturday’s vicious windstorm it’s unlikely she’d be able to tell her close-call story of a large tree narrowly missing her as it crushed... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power A worker helps remove a tree that crushed a car in Surrey, British Columbia o
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
A worker helps remove a tree that crushed a car in Surrey, British Columbia on Aug. 29, 2015. Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday. (Shane... Read more
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Daily Mail
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves 500,000 without powerWoman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after tree falls in British C
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves 500,000 without power
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Woman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after tree falls in British Columbia storm that leaves 500,000 without power Power company says people could be without electricity until Monday On Saturday 50mph winds brought down numerous trees... Read more
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Abbotsford News
Windstorm batters region: photosWinds peaking at 90 kilometres an hour brought chaos to most of the Lower Mainl
Windstorm batters region: photos
Abbotsford News / Posted 5 days ago
Winds peaking at 90 kilometres an hour brought chaos to most of the Lower Mainland on Saturday. The wind knocked down branches and power lines, causing widespread outages and property damage. Sections of 16 Avenue, Robertson Crescent, 38 Avenue, 58... Read more
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TribLIVE
British Columbia windstorm knocks out electricityVANCOUVER — Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up the aftermath of a
British Columbia windstorm knocks out electricity
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
VANCOUVER — Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up the aftermath of a vicious windstorm that tore through southwestern British Columbia, toppling trees and branches onto power lines and cars and leaving an estimated 500,000 people without... Read more
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Aldergrove Star
Windstorm batters region: photosWinds peaking at 90 kilometres an hour brought chaos to most of the Lower Mainl
Windstorm batters region: photos
Aldergrove Star / Posted 5 days ago
Winds peaking at 90 kilometres an hour brought chaos to most of the Lower Mainland on Saturday. The wind knocked down branches and power lines, causing widespread outages and property damage. Sections of 16 Avenue, Robertson Crescent, 38 Avenue, 58... Read more
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Langley Times
Windstorm batters region: photosWinds peaking at 90 kilometres an hour brought chaos to most of the Lower Mainl
Windstorm batters region: photos
Langley Times / Posted 5 days ago
Winds peaking at 90 kilometres an hour brought chaos to most of the Lower Mainland on Saturday. The wind knocked down branches and power lines, causing widespread outages and property damage. Sections of 16 Avenue, Robertson Crescent, 38 Avenue, 58... Read more
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Salon.com
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without powerVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up in the aftermath of a vicious windstorm that tore through southwestern British Columbia, toppling trees and branches onto power lines and cars and leaving an estimated... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without powerVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean
Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 5 days ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up in the aftermath of a vicious windstorm that tore through southwestern British Columbia, toppling trees and branches onto power lines and cars and leaving an estimated... Read more
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Surrey Leader
Freak wind storm causes damage, injuryWhile its owners were away, a large tree hit the roof of house in the 18100-blo
Freak wind storm causes damage, injury
Surrey Leader / Posted 5 days ago
While its owners were away, a large tree hit the roof of house in the 18100-block of 58 Avenue in Cloverdale on Saturday. Saturday's freak late-summer wind storm saw winds of up to 90 km/h knocking down trees onto homes and vehicles and blowing... Read more
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Cloverdale Reporter
Freak wind storm causes damage, injuryWhile its owners were away, a large tree hit the roof of house in the 18100-blo
Freak wind storm causes damage, injury
Cloverdale Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
While its owners were away, a large tree hit the roof of house in the 18100-block of 58 Avenue in Cloverdale on Saturday. Saturday's freak late-summer wind storm saw winds of up to 90 km/h knocking down trees onto homes and vehicles and blowing... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Thousands without power after windstormThousands of Peninsula residents are still without power after a powerful storm
Thousands without power after windstorm
Peace Arch News / Posted 5 days ago
Thousands of Peninsula residents are still without power after a powerful storm wreaked havoc on the Lower Mainland Saturday. According to an update from BC Hydro Sunday morning, approximately 200,000 customers around Metro Vancouver were without... Read more
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Aldergrove Star
Storm rocks Langleys, Lower MainlandWinds peaking at 80 kilometres an hour brought chaos to the Langleys and the re
Storm rocks Langleys, Lower Mainland
Aldergrove Star / Posted 6 days ago
Winds peaking at 80 kilometres an hour brought chaos to the Langleys and the rest of the Lower Mainland on Saturday. The wind knocked down branches and power lines, causing widespread outages. Police and fire were busy responding to calls of downed... Read more
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Langley Times
Storm rocks Langleys, Lower MainlandWinds peaking at 80 kilometres an hour brought chaos to the Langleys and the re
Storm rocks Langleys, Lower Mainland
Langley Times / Posted 6 days ago
Winds peaking at 80 kilometres an hour brought chaos to the Langleys and the rest of the Lower Mainland on Saturday. The wind knocked down branches and power lines, causing widespread outages. Police and fire were busy responding to calls of downed... Read more
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