Residents between NSW central and south coasts urged to brace for more rain with over 300mm possible

Residents between the NSW central and south coasts, including in Sydney, are being warned to brace for another rain event this week, with totals in excess of 300 millimeters predicted between Wednesday and Friday. Key points: An initial flood watch has been issued for NSW central and southern rivers, and the Macquarie and Queanbeyan Rivers … Read more

BoM warns Sydney could be next to flood, people in city north-west told to ‘prepare now’

Sydney residents have been urged to brace for flooding over the coming days with NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet saying “the worst is yet to come”. Key points: The BoM says some areas could record up to 200 millimeters of rain in a six-hour period. Emergency Services Minister Steph Cooke says Sydney needs to prepare now … Read more

Flooding on Sunshine Coast predicted to reach record highs

“Dangerous” flooding on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is predicted to get worse in the next 24-36 hours, with flood levels expected to reach record highs. Key points: Flooding across the Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas is the worst in 30 years and may still reach higher peaks The Bureau of Meteorology says it is a … Read more

Where to buy outside London in 2022: the commuter areas with the most homes for sale

T The coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex has the largest increase in homes for sale this month as the pandemic’s supply crisis begins to ease. New data released today reveals that the town, located between Eastbourne and Hastings on the south coast, has topped Rightmove’s list of 10 hotspots for the New Year, … Read more

The villages of Vancouver Island enter on the fifth day without electricity, as the northern BC. ranges from extreme cold, snow

People skate under the snow-covered dome roof at Robson Square ice rink while the rain falls in Vancouver on January 6, 2022.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press Warnings of snowfall and extreme cold covered the northern BC. Saturday, while two remote communities on Vancouver Island went into their fifth day without power due to winter … Read more

Justin Trudeau’s pandemic peptalks are getting a little thin now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos during a news conference in Ottawa on January 5.DAVE CHAN / AFP / Getty Images If you kept points, you might have found out that as Prime Minister, it was not Justin Trudeau who helped announce his Wednesday press conference. His health minister, Jean-Yves Duclos, … Read more

Woman drowns while former tropical cyclone Seth drives dangerous surfing conditions

A 47-year-old woman has drowned on a beach on the New South Wales Mid North Coast under dangerous surfing conditions driven by former tropical cyclone Seth. Key points: Lifeguards urge beachgoers and sailors to be on guard against dangerous surfing conditions along the east coast Abnormal tides in the northern parts of the state are … Read more

Someone noticed Toronto’s iconic Mr. Christie tower with ugly graffiti

The iconic Mr. Christie’s Tower in Toronto was destroyed during the Christmas holidays. The water tower, located at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W., is planned to become part of a mega-building with 15 towers, a GO station, a public park, two schools, two day care institutions and two public squares. The mixed residential and commercial … Read more