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  • Jan 16, 2023

 

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

 

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

 

Right now, before the Dec. 31 deadline, is the perfect time to do your year-end tax planning, using Empire CPAs helpful online 2022 Year-end Tax Planning Guides.

Year-end tax tips from the experts – just when you need them!

Lower Mainland CPAs help navigate complex tax matters

  • Dec 19, 2022
Right now, before the Dec. 31 deadline, is the perfect time to do your year-end tax planning, using Empire CPAs helpful online 2022 Year-end Tax Planning Guides.
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Environment Canada is warning of heavy snow on the Coquihalla Highway and bitterly cold temperatures in British Columbia’s northwest as arctic air sweeps across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Heavy snow on Lower Mainland, bitter cold in northwest, central B.C.: weather alert

Environment Canada warning of dangerous driving conditions along Coquihalla Highway

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Environment Canada is warning of heavy snow on the Coquihalla Highway and bitterly cold temperatures in British Columbia’s northwest as arctic air sweeps across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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)
Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)

More snow in the forecast Tuesday for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Some areas will see light snow changing to rain, patches of freezing drizzle for Tuesday commute

Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)
A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and icy conditions coming for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

It will be ‘significantly less’ snow than last storm, 2 cm to 5 cm by Friday afternoon and overnight

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dozens of vehicles were stranded on the Northbound lanes of the bridge for several hours Tuesday (nov. 29) as crews worked to plow and salt the bridge deck including several transit busses and semi-trucks. Eventually, Main Road crews were able to get several trucks onto the bridge and began freeing up some of the stuck vehicles. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Dozens of vehicles were stranded on the Northbound lanes of the bridge for several hours Tuesday (nov. 29) as crews worked to plow and salt the bridge deck including several transit busses and semi-trucks. Eventually, Main Road crews were able to get several trucks onto the bridge and began freeing up some of the stuck vehicles. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Workers are seen around an EVA Air Boeing 777 aircraft that went off a taxiway onto soft ground after landing at Vancouver International Airport from Taipei during a snowstorm during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Nobody was injured and passengers were taken off the plane and shuttled to the terminal on buses after being stuck onboard for three hours. Snowfall, winter storm and arctic outflow warnings were in effect for most of British Columbia as a powerful storm packing frigid winds moved through the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Traffic mayhem, power outages, plane off taxiway as snow hits B.C. south coast

Rain overnight cleared much of the snowfall, freezing tonight could bring more issues

Workers are seen around an EVA Air Boeing 777 aircraft that went off a taxiway onto soft ground after landing at Vancouver International Airport from Taipei during a snowstorm during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Nobody was injured and passengers were taken off the plane and shuttled to the terminal on buses after being stuck onboard for three hours. Snowfall, winter storm and arctic outflow warnings were in effect for most of British Columbia as a powerful storm packing frigid winds moved through the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Environment Canada is forecasting heavy snowfall throughout the Lower Mainland, beginning late Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 29). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Snowfall warnings issued across Lower Mainland, with up to 35 cm expected

Snow will begin late Tuesday afternoon and ease throughout the day Wednesday

Environment Canada is forecasting heavy snowfall throughout the Lower Mainland, beginning late Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 29). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A snowplow works to shift snow off of a highway. Environment Canada is forecasting that much of southwestern B.C. could see snow on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Winter weather expected to strike southwestern B.C. this week

Snow forecast Tuesday night, with possibility of freezing rain in some areas Wednesday

A snowplow works to shift snow off of a highway. Environment Canada is forecasting that much of southwestern B.C. could see snow on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Trowel Trades Training Association (TTTA) provides apprenticeship training and support for the Concrete Finisher and Plasterer trades.

Start cementing your path to a rewarding career as a concrete finisher today!

Are you creative, enjoy working with your hands, and looking for work…

  • Nov 21, 2022
The Trowel Trades Training Association (TTTA) provides apprenticeship training and support for the Concrete Finisher and Plasterer trades.
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Build back better group urges B.C. to adopt best practices for Lower Mainland flood planning

‘We can’t stop at repairs; we need to prepare for future events,’ says Lina Azeez, member of group

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
TTTA apprenticeship programs give you hands-on training that simulates on-the-job applications.

Steady demand, diverse opportunities: Start setting a rewarding career in the bricklayer trades!

Do you enjoy working with your hands and using materials like brick,…

  • Nov 14, 2022
TTTA apprenticeship programs give you hands-on training that simulates on-the-job applications.
At Ageless Living the goal is not only to increase longevity, but also quality of life, allowing you to live your life to the fullest,

Turn back the clock with collaborative care solutions

Local team of medical professionals provides leading-edge treatments

  • Oct 31, 2022
At Ageless Living the goal is not only to increase longevity, but also quality of life, allowing you to live your life to the fullest,
FILE - A resident walks through a flooded gutter on a street in Claresholm, Alta., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A resident walks through a flooded gutter on a street in Claresholm, Alta., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Finishing Trades Institute provides apprenticeship training programs for Lather/Interior Systems Mechanics as well as Painter Decorator, Glazier, Wall and Ceiling, Drywall finishing, and Hazmat.

‘I built that!’ Start building a rewarding career in the finishing trades

Are you detail-oriented, have good manual dexterity and enjoy a fast-paced environment?…

  • Oct 24, 2022
The Finishing Trades Institute provides apprenticeship training programs for Lather/Interior Systems Mechanics as well as Painter Decorator, Glazier, Wall and Ceiling, Drywall finishing, and Hazmat.
The Local 97 Apprenticeship & Training Society provides opportunities for Ironworkers Foundations training as well as Registered Ironworker Apprenticeships

Set a solid framework for a career as an Ironworker

Are you considering a rewarding career as an ironworker and looking for…

  • Oct 24, 2022
The Local 97 Apprenticeship & Training Society provides opportunities for Ironworkers Foundations training as well as Registered Ironworker Apprenticeships
B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries hitting passengers with another fuel surcharge increase

Another 1.5 per cent will be added after surcharge hiked to 2.5 per cent in May

B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)
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