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Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Snowfall warning issued for Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass

Up to 15 cm of snow is expected Monday evening and Tuesday morning

 

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Warning for up to 10cm of snow on Coquihalla and Highway 3

Environment Canada says the snow is expected until Thursday morning

 

Winter driving conditions are expected on Highway 3 at the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Up to 10 cm of snow expected on West Kootenay highways Thursday and Friday

Environment Canada issued a snow warning for Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

 

The fence at the Fernie courthouse appears to have been damaged by snow being pushed back off the street. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie’s snow removal a sticking point for local business owner

The current snow removal program has been in place for a full season

The fence at the Fernie courthouse appears to have been damaged by snow being pushed back off the street. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The Yukon provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. Yukon’s snow survey shows record high snowpacks in many of the basins the territory monitors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Yukon’s record snowpack adds potential for flooding during ice breakup

April survey usually represents the peak snow levels in most of the territory

The Yukon provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. Yukon’s snow survey shows record high snowpacks in many of the basins the territory monitors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Ogopogo made of snow sighted in Quesnel

‘Snowgopogo’ on Vaughan Street draws happy visitors and lots of smiles

An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A woman with an umbrella walks during a snowfall in Agios Steganos, north of Athens, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece is forecast to continue through Tuesday, and has seen snow falling even on some islands. Authorities have warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways are passable only with snow chains. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Istanbul

Temperatures reached -17 C in eastern Albania as storm, named Elpida hits Mediterranean

A woman with an umbrella walks during a snowfall in Agios Steganos, north of Athens, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece is forecast to continue through Tuesday, and has seen snow falling even on some islands. Authorities have warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways are passable only with snow chains. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Grace Brulotte requires a wheelchair to get around, and says that her quality of life goes down dramatically each winter due to poor snow removal and management in town, which locks her at home. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Snow piles on challenges for those with mobility needs in Fernie

Local disability advocate feels shut in every winter

Grace Brulotte requires a wheelchair to get around, and says that her quality of life goes down dramatically each winter due to poor snow removal and management in town, which locks her at home. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 77 per cent of B.C. adults have felt their mental health decline during the pandemic, compared to the national figure of 41 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. mental health expert offers tips for dealing with seasonal blues on Blue Monday

B.C. far above national average for those reporting deteriorating mental health through pandemic

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 77 per cent of B.C. adults have felt their mental health decline during the pandemic, compared to the national figure of 41 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)
While the weather is great for building snowmen, some are wishing the snowy weather would give way to milder temperatures. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Can you cope with lots of snow?

This winter, there has been no shortage of snow in Western Canada

While the weather is great for building snowmen, some are wishing the snowy weather would give way to milder temperatures. (Black Press file photo)
Laszlo Gyorki showing off how high the snow was piled in Fernie. (Jikke Gyorki, Fernie)

Winter wonderland in the Elk Valley

At least, until it started raining

Laszlo Gyorki showing off how high the snow was piled in Fernie. (Jikke Gyorki, Fernie)
Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)

Police seeing too many ‘rolling snow forts’ after Vancouver Island’s recent snowfalls

RCMP remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles before driving this winter

Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)
District of Sparwood logo and flag. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘The best snow removal’: Wilks praises Sparwood crews ahead of another snowfall

Up to 35cm of snow are expected to fall in the region in the next 24 hours, on top of more than 50cm over the last week

District of Sparwood logo and flag. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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
Snow safety director Tyler Carson checking the snowpack conditions on Red Tree in Snake Ridge. (Courtesy of Robin Siggers)

‘Incredible powder skiing’: FAR conditions looking good for new year

Conditions this year are already turning out to be better than last

Snow safety director Tyler Carson checking the snowpack conditions on Red Tree in Snake Ridge. (Courtesy of Robin Siggers)
Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)

Missing snowboarder found dead at Okanagan ski resort

RCMP and two search and rescue groups were looking for the man at Kelowna’s Big White

Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Up to 25 cm of snow predicted for central and northern B.C. through to Wednesday

Prince George, Peace River, Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat among areas affected

A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
More than a hundred bikers (and a few hikers) rolled by for the free Global Fat Bike Day barbeque at Montane Hut on Saturday Dec. 4. (Image courtesy of Dan Savage)

Hundreds of fatbikers hit the trails for fatbike day

Riders enjoyed a free barbeque at Montane hut on Saturday in Fernie

More than a hundred bikers (and a few hikers) rolled by for the free Global Fat Bike Day barbeque at Montane Hut on Saturday Dec. 4. (Image courtesy of Dan Savage)
The snowy view from FAR’s Lizard Bowl at 1680 metres seen at 11:20 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2021. Photo posted for FAR’s Snow Report. (Image from Fernie Alpine Resort)

The Griz has arrived: Fernie carpeted with snow over the weekend

The Weather Network is predicting a major pick-up come the weekend of Dec. 10

The snowy view from FAR’s Lizard Bowl at 1680 metres seen at 11:20 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2021. Photo posted for FAR’s Snow Report. (Image from Fernie Alpine Resort)