Snow

The Coquihalla Highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow on Friday night, Feb. 3. (DriveBC)

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Starting Friday night and into Saturday morning, the highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow

 

From Nelson to Valemount, the risk of avalanche is high. (File photo)

Avalanche risk high around Revelstoke due to unpredictable snowpack

Buried weak layers mean large slabs of snow could break off at any moment, forecasters warn

 

The Jan. 1 data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows snow levels below normal in much of the province, with the exception of the Okanagan and Boundary regions. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Low snow measurements recorded in much of B.C.

Okanagan and Boundary regions are exceptions according to latest provincial statistics

 

Colwood council members stopped by the city’s public works department Wednesday (Jan 4.) to thanks staff for their hard work during December’s snowstorm. (Courtesy of City of Colwood/Facebook)

Colwood staff thanked for marathon hours spent clearing snow

Staff cleared more than 100 km of roads and sidewalks non-stop for four days

Colwood council members stopped by the city’s public works department Wednesday (Jan 4.) to thanks staff for their hard work during December’s snowstorm. (Courtesy of City of Colwood/Facebook)
Sheila Butler grew up in the West Chilcotin snowmobiling. (Photo submitted)

B.C. woman beats all odds to survive snowmobile crash in mountains

Sheila Butler is almost one year into her recovery

Sheila Butler grew up in the West Chilcotin snowmobiling. (Photo submitted)
Passing snowplows can be highly dangerous. (Wolf Depner/ News Staff)

‘Near-misses’: Greater Victoria plowers beg drivers to not pass them

Passing snow plows can pose a danger to both drivers and others as the snow is thrown to the right

Passing snowplows can be highly dangerous. (Wolf Depner/ News Staff)
Many sidewalks in Greater Victoria are covered in snow. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Victoria property owners, businesses reminded to keep sidewalks clear of snow

Those who avoid clearing their sidewalk may face a $125 fine

Many sidewalks in Greater Victoria are covered in snow. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
A T-Rex tackles an Oak Bay walkway, albeit rather haphazardly, on Dec. 21. (Alyx Valdal/Facebook)

Oak Bay T-Rex called out for shoddy snow shovelling

Move over Sooke unicorn there’s an old dinosaur in town

A T-Rex tackles an Oak Bay walkway, albeit rather haphazardly, on Dec. 21. (Alyx Valdal/Facebook)
Heavy snowfall and icy roads have made highway travel a challenge in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)

Please just don’t drive, Environment Canada begs Greater Victoria drivers

Environment Canada issues warning about freezing rain

Heavy snowfall and icy roads have made highway travel a challenge in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)
Snow falls during a blizzard warning, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Temperatures fall far and fast as winter storm threatens US

Temperatures on the American plains plummeted 50 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few hours

Snow falls during a blizzard warning, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
Central Saanich is asking the public to move vehicles off the road as crews continue to plow. (District of Central Saanich/Facebook)

Central Saanich crews continue plowing but already preparing for thawing

Central Saanich includes 136 kilometres of paved roads and two kilometres of unpaved roads

Central Saanich is asking the public to move vehicles off the road as crews continue to plow. (District of Central Saanich/Facebook)
A pedestrian walks past snow-covered palm trees in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Temperature are dropping to dangerously cold extremes in some regions of British Columbia as snowfall send tires spinning in parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment Canada says wind chill values are dropping near -40 C or colder in the Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George and other central B.C. communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme cold warnings blanket Western Canada as winter officially arrives

Wind chill bites southern B.C., all of Alberta and more than half of Saskatchewan

A pedestrian walks past snow-covered palm trees in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Temperature are dropping to dangerously cold extremes in some regions of British Columbia as snowfall send tires spinning in parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment Canada says wind chill values are dropping near -40 C or colder in the Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George and other central B.C. communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Aircraft are seen parked at gates at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm impaired operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme cold in southern B.C. after heavy snow creates travel chaos

Strong winds could make it feel between -20 C and -30 C in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Aircraft are seen parked at gates at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm impaired operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Motorists travel during heavy snowfall in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, December 19, 2022. Most of British Columbia is covered by weather warnings as snow, extreme cold, arctic outflow winds grip the province, and those conditions are playing havoc with transportation, especially across the south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Southern B.C. snowstorm halts flights at Vancouver airport, creates travel chaos

Snow, severely low temperatures and arctic winds gripping the province

Motorists travel during heavy snowfall in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, December 19, 2022. Most of British Columbia is covered by weather warnings as snow, extreme cold, arctic outflow winds grip the province, and those conditions are playing havoc with transportation, especially across the south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person hails a taxi as heavy snow falls in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the south coast of B.C. with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. snowfall no winter wonderland for Vancouver’s poor and homeless, says advocate

Those living in tents face dangers ranging from hypothermia to risks of using candles or heaters

A person hails a taxi as heavy snow falls in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the south coast of B.C. with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cameron Bell stands with a hospital worker he drove to work Tuesday (Dec. 20) as part of a group of off-road driving enthusiasts helping hospital workers commute during the snow storm. (Courtesy of Cameron Bell)

Greater Victoria off-roaders step up to get hospital staff to work in snowstorm

A Vancouver Island Facebook group sprung into action to ensure hospitals have the staff they need

Cameron Bell stands with a hospital worker he drove to work Tuesday (Dec. 20) as part of a group of off-road driving enthusiasts helping hospital workers commute during the snow storm. (Courtesy of Cameron Bell)
The inflatable unicorn snow-blower is a Sooke tradition that brings joy to all. (Courtesy of Kiya Carscadden)

Sooke snow-blowing unicorn returns, bringing smiles along the way

The unusual snow-fall is second on the list of magical things you might see in Sooke today

The inflatable unicorn snow-blower is a Sooke tradition that brings joy to all. (Courtesy of Kiya Carscadden)
Snow is in the forecast for Greater Victoria, likely leading to some dicey situations on local roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

POLL: Do you have winter tires on your vehicle?

Snow in the forecast for Greater Victoria

Snow is in the forecast for Greater Victoria, likely leading to some dicey situations on local roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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