Northern NSW floodwaters recede but it may take longer for some communities to return home

Some of the estimated 20,000 people impacted by this week’s flooding on the New South Wales North Coast could start returning home from this weekend, emergency services say. Key points: Up to 20,000 people are still displaced by flooding on the North Coast Some could start returning home this weekend, but other communities will be … Read more

NSW, Sydney weather forecast: Byron Bay underwater, Lismore evacuated

Insane pictures are emerging from Byron Bay, revealing the iconic main street now completely underwater as flash flooding wreaks havoc. One of the nation’s most beloved tourist hot spots has been engulfed by floodwaters as wild weather lashes the east coast. Insane pictures and footage is emerging from iconic Byron Bay, revealing the main street … Read more

Flood evacuation for Tumbulgum; major flooding possible in Tweed, Wilsons, Richmond, Clarence, Orara rivers

An evacuation order has been issued for people in the Tumbulgum region of northern New South Wales, amid warnings of life-threatening flash and riverine flooding and torrential rain. Key points: A flood evacuation order has been issued for Tumbulgum and surrounding areas Flood warnings are in place for rivers across the NSW north and mid … Read more

Royal North Shore Hospital’s test clinic closes to ease the backlog

A number of test clinics have closed “so far” to ease backlogs, while another even ran out of supplies. A number of Covid-19 test clinics have been closed “so far” in Sydney to ease backlogs, while another ran out of grafts and had to close temporarily amid soaring cases. As NSW daily infections reached 21,151 … Read more

BC storm, snowfall warnings: 40-70 cm expected for part of highway 3

Warnings of winter storms and snowfall have been issued for many parts of BC, with most occurring in the interior. The warnings, which stem from a winter storm heading east, range from the north coast to the Peace River region in the north and from the Whistler and Fraser Valley to the Kootenays in the … Read more

NSW’s new Covid rules mean takeaway-only restaurants, including Rashays, are now open to all

A controversial restaurant chain has finally opened its doors to diners more than two months after NSW restrictions ended. As of today, unvaccinated guests can sit shoulder to shoulder with diners with double plugs in what is the next phase of eased restrictions in NSW’s roadmap outside the lockdown. And some restaurants that promised to … Read more

Lower the North Shore with a clean auction sweep

Who says the market is slowing down? After a few weeks where the Lower North Shores auction approval rate dropped, last week it was back at 100 percent. After a few weeks in which the Lower North Shores auction approval rate dropped, it was back 100 percent last week, according to realestate.com.au. Among the sales … Read more

New concerns about floods as the next atmospheric river lands on the BC coast

Another atmospheric river flows down British Columbia, triggering new concerns about rain and possible flooding on both the north and south coasts of the province. Environment Canada has issued a series of warnings about winter storms, winds and rain along with special weather forecasts for Haida Gwaii and the northern and central coasts as the … Read more

New concerns about floods as the next atmospheric river lands on the BC coast

Another atmospheric river flows down British Columbia, triggering new concerns about rain and possible flooding on both the north and south coasts of the province. Environment Canada has issued a series of warnings about winter storms, winds and rain along with special weather forecasts for Haida Gwaii and the northern and central coasts as the … Read more

‘Be prepared’: Storm warning issued for northern BC as yet another atmospheric river arrives

Residents of northern British Columbia are being warned to prepare for the next atmospheric river to hit the province. Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for inland sections of the North Coast, McGregor region and Pine Pass on Highway 97, while special weather forecasts were issued for Haida Gwaii and coastal sections of the … Read more