Category Archives: Climate Breakdown

Kamloops Search and Rescue helped save a dozen people in flooded Merritt

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) members helped save a dozen people from flood-stricken homes when waters rose in Merritt last week.

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Connecting the dots between clearcut logging and BC’s megafloods

Vancouver based filmmaker Daniel J Pierce just released a film that attempts to connect the dots between clearcut logging and the megafloods wreaking havoc in BC’s Interior. 

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Flooding of Merritt led to greatest number of evacuees ever processed in Kamloops

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kamloops’ Emergency Support Services (ESS) is dealing with its highest number of evacuees ever after all 7,000 residents of the City of Merritt were ordered to evacuate on Nov. 15 due to flood waters compromising the town’s water and wastewater-treatment systems.

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Two ferries away from Vancouver Island: No food or gas shortages on Cortes Island

The panic buying that swept throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland last week has not reached Cortes Island. 

Eva, from the Gorge Harbour General store suggested that, “People on Cortes are probably better prepared.”

The only place she noticed the shortage was gasoline, because the provincial government was limiting sales to 30 litres.

Curt Cunningham, from the Squirrel Cove General Store, believes that rationing boosted his gasoline sales 50% – because most people purchased up to the limit!

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Supply chain crunch a ‘nightmare’ for local businesses

By Chelsea Kemp, Brandon Sun, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Already scrambling to adjust to current supply chain woes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local businesses are now concerned with the  potential effects record-breaking rainfall and flooding in B.C. —  which have closed highways and cut off rail access to Canada’s biggest  port — will have here at home.

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