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Relief sought for impending Sunshine Coast farm water ban

Relief sought for impending Sunshine Coast farm water ban

SCRD Area B director proposes two year exemption from Stage 4 outdoor watering bans for commercial farms she says face potential crop failure and soil erosion if irrigation is stopped.
Lightning strikes likely cause of two wildfires on lower Sunshine Coast

Lightning strikes likely cause of two wildfires on lower Sunshine Coast

BC Wildfire crews are assessing the size of the fires near Salmon Inlet
Overnight thunderstorms crash above the Sunshine Coast

Overnight thunderstorms crash above the Sunshine Coast

A chance of rain and continued thunderstorms continues Tuesday morning. Photographer John Preissl captured the lightning storm.
Gibsons to start Stage 2 water restrictions this Friday

Gibsons to start Stage 2 water restrictions this Friday

As of Aug. 25, the Town of Gibsons will increase water restrictions. Water consumption in June, July and August down from two previous years says director of infrastructure.
SCRD awaits water system parts and decisions

SCRD awaits water system parts and decisions

Delays impact efforts by Sunshine Coast Regional District staff to increase Chapman Water System supplies.
Commercial sector asked to lead local water conservation: SCRD

Commercial sector asked to lead local water conservation: SCRD

Knowing water usage needs to become as important as awareness of how much fuel remains in your vehicle or data is used by your cellphone, according to an SCRD water system briefing for the Coast's commercial sector.
SCRD water update: Church Road supplementing Chapman Lake source

SCRD water update: Church Road supplementing Chapman Lake source

With the Sunshine Coast under a multi-day heat warning that could last into Thursday – and as temperatures reach 30C at lower altitudes – the Sunshine Coast Regional District provided a mid-week water supply update for users.
Two cooling centres open on Sunshine Coast to combat the heat wave

Two cooling centres open on Sunshine Coast to combat the heat wave

As temperatures reach between 29C and 34C, air-conditioned spaces are opening their doors
Gibsons new climate stations set to record seasonal patterns

Gibsons new climate stations set to record seasonal patterns

Hourly rainfall data will eventually paint a picture of Gibsons climate
Stage 3 water restrictions declared for Sunshine Coast's Chapman system

Stage 3 water restrictions declared for Sunshine Coast's Chapman system

'We really need residents to conserve water at every opportunity, inside and outside the home': SCRD staff say if hot, dry weather persists, a move to Stage 4 restrictions may come by late August or early September.