Nov 03, 2022

Special Weather Statement - Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for East Vancouver Island for Thursday night and Friday as an atmospheric river brings heavy rain and strong winds to our area.

Gusty winds reaching 40 to 60 km/h are forecast combined with rainfall totals of 30 to 60 mm.

Ladysmith’s trail system can present serious hazards during periods of inclement weather. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

We strongly advise members of the public to hold off using our local trail system when weather conditions deteriorate.

Severe rainfall may also cause creeks and streams to rise quickly and without warning. For your safety, please stay a safe distance from these watercourses and consider keeping your adventurous pet on a leash.

To report a maintenance issue on a trail or in a park, call Infrastructure Services by dialing 250-245-6445.