Snow

The snow pack levels for the province were slightly above normal, according to the June 1 measurements. (Contributed)

British Columbia’s June snow measurements slightly above normal

BC River Forecast Centre has compiled data from around the province

 

A pedestrian wearing a mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 is bundled up for the cold weather as snow falls in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, February 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Snow possible in mountain passes as cold front hits southern B.C.

Much of B.C.’s southern interior will see temperatures plunge from highs of 30 C reached over the weekend

 

The view of Fernie from Fernie Alpine Resort in the 2020-2021 winter season. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Skiers to cruise to end of season at FAR thanks to end of season top-up

Only 716cm of snow has fallen at FAR in 2020-2021, but it was more than enough to see out the season

 

A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)

Facebook post advertises ‘one-bedroom’ Victoria igloo for $1,170 per month

Satirical post makes light of region’s tough rental market

A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)
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Winter storm knocks out power for days, kills 9 in Texas

More than 4 million people at one point were enduring outages in subfreezing temperatures.

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Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)

Northern B.C. spot the coldest place in Canada at -41 C

Records come as much of the province has turned into an ice box

Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)
A snow plow fitted with a Pratt and Whitney ST6A turbine turboprop engine removes snow from the Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 between Creston and Salmo in the mid-1960s. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Jet-powered snow plow once deployed on B.C. highways

Powerful truck was fitted with a Pratt and Whitney ST6A turbine turboprop engine

  • Feb 8, 2021
A snow plow fitted with a Pratt and Whitney ST6A turbine turboprop engine removes snow from the Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 between Creston and Salmo in the mid-1960s. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
The City of Fernie's pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

Changes coming to Fernie snow plow efforts

Curb-to-curb plowing will be the most obvious change after the next snowfall in Fernie

The City of Fernie's pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
(Contributed by Tourism Fernie)

Winter trail map about to hit the stands

A winter trails map for the 2020-21 season has been created to showcase the 46.7km of trails being groomed around Fernie

(Contributed by Tourism Fernie)
The City of Fernie's pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

City of Fernie to take on snow removal Qs

The mayor and CAO will be taking questions on Facebook tomorrow evening

The City of Fernie's pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
The City of Fernie’s pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

City soldiers on with snow plow pilot

So far challenges have been in significant rain-on-snow events, and snowfall over weekends

The City of Fernie’s pilot snow plow program is ongoing through the 2020-21 winter season. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
Road sanding on Fernie's 2nd Avenue. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Snow removal pilot project put to the test

The City of Fernie seeks public feedback on the new, more sustainable program

Road sanding on Fernie's 2nd Avenue. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Contributed by Fernie Snowmobile Association.

Fernie Snowmobile Association makes big moves

Trail managers ramp up operations for anticipated record winter

  • Nov 14, 2020
Contributed by Fernie Snowmobile Association.
Skaters makes their way along the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa on the opening day of its 50th season, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. From manufactured rinks in city parks, to lengthy swaths of iced-over rivers, Canada’s outdoor public skating spaces may prove popular during the first full winter of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Are outdoor ice rinks safe? Experts say skating is low risk, but precautions needed

Municipalities across the country are working on guidelines for their outdoor skating rinks

Skaters makes their way along the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa on the opening day of its 50th season, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. From manufactured rinks in city parks, to lengthy swaths of iced-over rivers, Canada’s outdoor public skating spaces may prove popular during the first full winter of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Plus Snow, an Australian company that sells snow gear in plus sizes, recently expanded to North America and the owner of the business is currently working out of Revelstoke. (Plus Snow website)

Online entrepreneur launches plus-size snow gear store in North America

What started in Australia has been brought to Revelstoke

Plus Snow, an Australian company that sells snow gear in plus sizes, recently expanded to North America and the owner of the business is currently working out of Revelstoke. (Plus Snow website)
The 2021 International Snow Science Workshop is still set to be hosted in Fernie next year. (Photo Submitted)

Fernie “hosts” Virtual Snow Science Workshop

The event featured speakers, presentations, and discussions about avalanche and snow science

The 2021 International Snow Science Workshop is still set to be hosted in Fernie next year. (Photo Submitted)
City of Fernie to extend pilot snow removal program

City of Fernie to extend pilot snow removal program

Councillors voted unanimously on Sep. 17 to extend the program due to a lack of data points and disruption due to the pandemic

City of Fernie to extend pilot snow removal program
Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Much of what used to come down as snow now happens as rain

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study
Nordic skiing in Fernie, BC

Nordic skiing in Fernie, BC

First-time skier or veteran, find fun and fitness here!

  • Apr 27, 2020
Nordic skiing in Fernie, BC
Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall. File Photo

New snow removal pilot project for City of Fernie

The pilot project strives to improve snow and ice removal services in the city

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall. File Photo