| The most intense thunderstorm in British Columbia this summer hit Magna Bay between 7:20 and 7:40 pm on Saturday, September 17. Wind and falling trees destroyed six homes and left others with significant damage, brought down power poles and blocked roads.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Matt MacDonald said the squall line intensified right as it approached the lake and downbursts from the thunderstorm clouds produced winds upwards of 90 to 100 km per hour and rain of 50mm/hour. Based on radar analysis, it wasn’t a tornado, he said. The trees all pushed down in the same direction.
….read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Phase 1 Incorporation Study Complete – pg. 12
- APC Recommends Approval – pg. 13
- Numbers Low for Early Salmon Run – pg.25
- Public Hearing Notice – Scotch Creek/Lee Creek zoning amendment – Oct. 12
- Area F Parks Advisory Committee Meeting – Oct 19
- Halloween Dance at Copper Island Pub – Oct 29
- Halloween for kids and fireworks – Oct 29
- More details and events on pg.57
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