BC Storm

(Black Press Media Creative)

6 kinds of weather you probably didn’t know about 5 years ago

In the past few years, Canada has been hit with dynamic weather…

 

A woman searches for her luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays on Dec. 20, 2022. Two weeks later, the airport says it’s still working to reunite hundreds of pieces of luggage with travellers. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

About 1,500 bags still stranded at YVR following B.C. storm

Airport says it’s working with airlines to return people’s leftover luggage

 

People walk in downtown Vancouver as freezing rain falls, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. No weather warnings or watches were posted across British Columbia on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, for the first time in weeks, but Environment Canada says more heavy rain is on the way while flood watches are still up for large parts of Vancouver Island and the inner south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No end to flood watch in B.C., as Environment Canada forecasts more rain

Vancouver recorded about 100 millimetres of rain since Christmas Eve

 

Terrace Mayor Sean Bujtas (right) gaining entry to the managers’ office at Coachman Apartments. (Submitted photo)

Northwest B.C. mayor steps in to help apartment residents after burst water pipes

Provincial emergency support services assisting displaced Terrace, B.C. tenants with hotel rooms

Terrace Mayor Sean Bujtas (right) gaining entry to the managers’ office at Coachman Apartments. (Submitted photo)
The scene of the Christmas Eve bus crash along the Okanagan Connector, which sent dozens of people to hospital and killed four of them. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)

Questions of B.C. road conditions surround Christmas Eve bus crash blame

Transport minister says highway was plowed and salted; RCMP say bus faced ‘adverse road conditions’

The scene of the Christmas Eve bus crash along the Okanagan Connector, which sent dozens of people to hospital and killed four of them. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)
People walk along the Stanley Park seawall as rain falls Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, while a small amount of snow remains after last week’s snowstorm in Vancouver. Flood watches and high streamflow advisories are posted across Vancouver Island and much of British Columbia’s inner south coast as heavy rain and high tides raise the risk of flooding after pre-Christmas snowstorms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rain, run-off from recent snow, surging tides raise flood concerns in parts of B.C.

Flood watches in effect for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

People walk along the Stanley Park seawall as rain falls Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, while a small amount of snow remains after last week’s snowstorm in Vancouver. Flood watches and high streamflow advisories are posted across Vancouver Island and much of British Columbia’s inner south coast as heavy rain and high tides raise the risk of flooding after pre-Christmas snowstorms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person makes their way through the Sandy Hill neighbourhood of Ottawa, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Storms, extreme weather shut down power and strand holiday travellers across Canada

Flights were cancelled at major airports in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

A person makes their way through the Sandy Hill neighbourhood of Ottawa, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Needle Peek on Dec. 30, 2018. (Avalanche Canada/Submitted)

Winter storm brings avalanche warning to Highways 1 and 3 out of Hope

Province says crews are monitoring after heavy snowfall and drivers need to be aware of risk

Needle Peek on Dec. 30, 2018. (Avalanche Canada/Submitted)
A woman spreads salt on a sidewalk as snow falls in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. warns against travel as south coast preps for onslaught of snow, freezing rain

Conditions expected to be worst from Thursday night until Saturday

A woman spreads salt on a sidewalk as snow falls in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person crosses a snow and ice covered road in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. A snowstorm dumped more than 30 centimetres of snow in Metro Vancouver this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dozens more daily low temperature records set across B.C.

Extreme cold, arctic outflow warnings in place throughout province

A person crosses a snow and ice covered road in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. A snowstorm dumped more than 30 centimetres of snow in Metro Vancouver this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbians once again topped the province’s power consumption record on Wednesday evening (Dec. 21), for the second time in one week. The above-normal use comes amidst a severe cold snap. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Electricity-use record broken for 2nd time in 1 week as B.C tries to stay warm

Consumption around dinner time Wednesday (Dec. 21) hit over 10,900 megawatts

British Columbians once again topped the province’s power consumption record on Wednesday evening (Dec. 21), for the second time in one week. The above-normal use comes amidst a severe cold snap. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
B.C. pre-Christmas storm is expected to turn icy beginning Thursday (Dec. 22) as remaining snow hardens and freezing rain falls. (Sergey Gorbachev/ Pixabay)

‘Potentially dangerous’: Arctic front bringing icy winds, freezing rain to much of B.C.

Travel conditions expected to worsen in Fraser Valley as rain falls, roads ice over

B.C. pre-Christmas storm is expected to turn icy beginning Thursday (Dec. 22) as remaining snow hardens and freezing rain falls. (Sergey Gorbachev/ Pixabay)
Road closed

B.C’s Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

Crash has major route shut down overnight

Road closed
A January 1, 2022 file photo show the fountain at the B.C. legislature frozen over. It similarly froze on Dec. 20, as at least 15 B.C. communities set daily low temperature records. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. communities shatter at least 15 record temperature lows amid stormy weather

Far more records expected to be made as arctic front sweeps province Dec. 20

A January 1, 2022 file photo show the fountain at the B.C. legislature frozen over. It similarly froze on Dec. 20, as at least 15 B.C. communities set daily low temperature records. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)

Snowstorm stops mail service in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Canada Post issues red alert for several areas in B.C., yellow alert in many other regions

A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)
Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New record for electricity use broken in B.C. amid extreme cold snap

Residential electricity use is typically at its highest in the colder, darker winter months

Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a sidewalk 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

Cancellations at YVR airport, BC Ferries as heavy snow and extreme cold blankets B.C.

A B.C.-wide storm has offered up a snowy holiday – but wreaking havoc on travel in the meantime

A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a sidewalk 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
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a sidewalk in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. BC Hydro says holiday-time storms are on the rise in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Holiday season power outages increasing drastically as storms surge: BC Hydro

Average of 300,000 people impacted by holiday outages each year, since 2017

A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a sidewalk in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. BC Hydro says holiday-time storms are on the rise in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
It’s a cold, snowy week for much of British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wind chill drops to -40 C in central B.C., winter tires needed on Lower Mainland

Bitterly cold weather expected to remain in some areas until Wednesday

It’s a cold, snowy week for much of British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pop-up banner image