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A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Blood Services needs blood, plasma donors after storm disruption

About 1,500 blood and plasma donations did not happen as a result

 

Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)

Holiday travelling woes hopefully waned with shuttle between Kelowna/Vancouver airports

Kelowna Airport has partnered with Cheers! Okanagan Tours

 

Alex Fraser Bridge (pictured) and Port Mann Bridge both closed to traffic at roughly the same time on Friday (Dec. 23) morning due to ice falling from cables onto vehicles. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Alex Fraser Bridges reopens to traffic

All residents, visitors urged to stay home unless travel is absolutely necessary

Alex Fraser Bridge (pictured) and Port Mann Bridge both closed to traffic at roughly the same time on Friday (Dec. 23) morning due to ice falling from cables onto vehicles. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Snow is blanketing North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Sunday (Dec. 18). Residents in parts of the region also reported thundersnow early in the morning. (@jennsaidthis/Twitter)

VIDEO: Rare thundersnow recorded as winter storm hits Lower Mainland once again

Up to 15 cm expected in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley Sunday

  • Dec 18, 2022
Snow is blanketing North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Sunday (Dec. 18). Residents in parts of the region also reported thundersnow early in the morning. (@jennsaidthis/Twitter)
An Erie School District bus turns on Old French Road from East 33rd Street in Erie, Pa. on Nov. 17, 2022, following the region’s first lake-effect snow storm of the season overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The city saw about five inches of snow with many places in Erie County reporting up to a foot of snow. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Dangerous lake-effect snowstorm blankets Buffalo, western New York

Schools shuttered, Amtrak stations closed numerous flights canceled as snow continues to fall

An Erie School District bus turns on Old French Road from East 33rd Street in Erie, Pa. on Nov. 17, 2022, following the region’s first lake-effect snow storm of the season overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The city saw about five inches of snow with many places in Erie County reporting up to a foot of snow. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
A South Surrey resident is frustrated with the city after he and his neighbours spent two hours on Thursday morning clearing sidewalks of snow, in keeping with local bylaws, only to have a city plow come along minutes later and undo all their work. (file photo)

Senior shovelers frustrated as City of Surrey snowplows immediately undo efforts

Minutes after they’re cleared, in keeping with city bylaws, snow piled onto South Surrey sidewalks

A South Surrey resident is frustrated with the city after he and his neighbours spent two hours on Thursday morning clearing sidewalks of snow, in keeping with local bylaws, only to have a city plow come along minutes later and undo all their work. (file photo)
The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD

Remote Vancouver Island communities pull together in face of deep snow, no power

Zeballos, Tahsis, Gold River cut off from rest of Island; spend days without power

The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD
MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo

BC Ferries rep explains the strain the latest winter storms put on the system

Roads not the only transportation corridors affected by heavy snowfall on Vancouver Island

MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo
An unstable airmass over southern B.C. will cause an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow to fall by evening (Black Press file photo)

Winter storm warning in effect for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

10 to 20 cm of snow for Metro Vancouver, up to a a foot for the Fraser Valley expected

An unstable airmass over southern B.C. will cause an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow to fall by evening (Black Press file photo)
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Strong snow storm forecast for Highway 3

Allison Pass is expected to get between 15 and 20 cm of snow

Courtesy photo
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Strong snow storm forecast for Highway 3

Allison Pass is expected to get between 15 and 20 cm of snow

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The outages affecting Mission, one of the worst struck areas with 6,800 customers without power, by 5 p.m., Dec. 21. BC Hydro outage map.

Total of 18 separate power outages affecting Mission and surrounding communities

Storm knocked out power from 6,800 BC Hydro customers in Mission by 5 p.m., Dec. 21

The outages affecting Mission, one of the worst struck areas with 6,800 customers without power, by 5 p.m., Dec. 21. BC Hydro outage map.
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Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC and use #BCstorm on social media. (File photo)

Second snowstorm expected to hit B.C. Interior over weekend

Five to 10 more centimetres are forecasted to fall Sunday evening

Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC and use #BCstorm on social media. (File photo)
FILE – People use the street to slide down following a major snow storm in Burnaby, B.C., Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Vancouver and the lower mainland have been pounded with heavy snow fall and freezing temperatures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Significant’ snow expected to pummel Lower Mainland

The region could see five to 20 centimetres of heavy, wet snow

FILE – People use the street to slide down following a major snow storm in Burnaby, B.C., Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Vancouver and the lower mainland have been pounded with heavy snow fall and freezing temperatures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A resident heads back to his home after chatting with workers as they continue to remove snow from the streets in St. John’s on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John’s continues for a fifth day, leaving most businesses closed and most vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. The city has allowed grocery and convenience stores to open for limited hours to let residents restock their food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Flights to resume out of St. John’s, N.L., as search for missing man suspended

Hundreds of Armed Forces personnel have been called in to help get things moving again

A resident heads back to his home after chatting with workers as they continue to remove snow from the streets in St. John’s on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John’s continues for a fifth day, leaving most businesses closed and most vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. The city has allowed grocery and convenience stores to open for limited hours to let residents restock their food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canadian Forces members build a wall of sandbags at the underpass on Alexander Street to try to keep back floodwaters in Pembroke, Ont., on May 11, 2019. Canada’s top soldier is warning that as the Army gets called out to a growing number of floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, there is a risk that work will hurt the force’s ability to defend the country. An analysis by The Canadian Press last May showed the military had been asked to help with 10 weather-related disasters over the previous two years. That’s compared to 20 such calls between 2007 and 2016. The number of soldiers involved has also increased as the size of the disasters has grown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Growing natural-disaster response risks dulling Army’s fighting edge: Commander

Canadian Forces over the weekend deployed 300 troops to help St. John’s dig out from a massive snowstorm

Canadian Forces members build a wall of sandbags at the underpass on Alexander Street to try to keep back floodwaters in Pembroke, Ont., on May 11, 2019. Canada’s top soldier is warning that as the Army gets called out to a growing number of floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, there is a risk that work will hurt the force’s ability to defend the country. An analysis by The Canadian Press last May showed the military had been asked to help with 10 weather-related disasters over the previous two years. That’s compared to 20 such calls between 2007 and 2016. The number of soldiers involved has also increased as the size of the disasters has grown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang