This past Sunday and Monday we had the excitement of observing both a rare thunderstorm and the measures taken to fight the resulting wildfires.
This year is shaping up to be a lot wetter than the last five, which is great for gardeners.
Last week I wrote about drought in the Cowichan Valley. This week that drought has hit home. We live in a rural area, which means … Read more
The top disaster news in the past few weeks has been major flooding in communities across Canada. From New Brunswick to Alberta and British Columbia, … Read more
The BC River Forecast Centre (RFC) released their April 1 snow survey bulletin this week. April 1st snow water equivalent (the depth of water you’d … Read more
On climate change, politics, and the power of good women writers. The last week has been pretty chilly for the Coast, especially for February. Where … Read more
What?? It’s August already? Where is the summer going?? Here on Vancouver Island we’re on our 46th day without rain, and are in the middle … Read more
Most of my information focuses on BC wildfires, as that’s what affects me the most. I’ve also included cursory updates for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and … Read more
It’s amazing how much impact the weather has on your state of mind. It’s June and the land is green, lush and verdant after a … Read more
It’s been a cold winter and cool spring here on southern Vancouver Island, with more snow than we’re used to. Right now our upper elevation … Read more