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Tanelle Bolt is raising concerns over snow clearing on sidewalks in Langford after a recent dump of snow left her struggling to navigate city sidewalks, such as this one along Jacklin Road on the evening of Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of Tanelle Bolt)

VIDEO: Island wheelchair user has accessibility concerns over sidewalk snow clearing

Langford woman said she has been unable to get around in aftermath of recent snowstorms

 

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

 

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

 

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What would city have pedestrians and less abled persons do?

When walking today on Dogwood near 2nd Ave., I needed to reach…

  • Jan 7, 2022
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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)
Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo

Campbell River RCMP pull over snowmobiler on city streets

Police concede while it may be logical to sled into town, it’s not legal

Campbell River RCMP pulled over a snowmobile driver making a trip to the grocery store on Thursday, Jan. 6. Campbell River RCMP photo
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Impossible to keep every street clear of snow all the time

In regards to Mr. Wynd’s letter in the Dec. 29 edition, my…

  • Jan 6, 2022
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A block of Vancouver Avenue in Nanaimo was closed after a tree fell and brought down utility poles and communication lines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Woman narrowly escapes injury from falling Nanaimo tree, utility poles and wires

Tree brought down communication lines and several utility poles, but woman unhurt

A block of Vancouver Avenue in Nanaimo was closed after a tree fell and brought down utility poles and communication lines. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley hit with heavy overnight snowfall

Schools were closed Thursday in the Comox Valley, which was hit with…

  • Jan 6, 2022
This was the scene Thursday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Duncan in downtown Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD

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

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
Mail delivery has been suspended in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver for Thursday, Jan. 6 due to snow. (Photo by Canada Post)

Canada Post suspends delivery in Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island due to snow

‘Red service alert’ also issued for City of Vancouver on Thursday, Jan. 6

Mail delivery has been suspended in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver for Thursday, Jan. 6 due to snow. (Photo by Canada Post)
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You can’t compare snow practices here with back East

People there expected it and planned for it

  • Jan 6, 2022
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Maybe we need to budget more for snow removal: Letter

‘I’d like to encourage local decision making regarding snow removal be open to other strategies’

  • Jan 6, 2022
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A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River snow clearing operations challenged by recent extreme snowfall events

Provincial contractor clears by priority system resetting upon each snowfall

A bus travels on Dogwood Street amid a snowstorm in Campbell River. Note snow-clearing for municipal and provincial roads are separate operations. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
BC Ferries has cancelled a number of Thursday morning sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy snowfall cancels ferry service between Vancouver Island, mainland

BC Transit suspends bus service in Greater Victoria until further notice

BC Ferries has cancelled a number of Thursday morning sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)
Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

La Nina dominates Vancouver Island’s December weather pattern

Snowfall far surpasses the normal for the month, but precipitation balances out with less rain

Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour is coated with a fine dusting of snow. More of the white stuff is expected as part of Environment Canada’s latest winter storm watch. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Expect snow, freezing rain on Vancouver Island with latest winter weather warning

Snowfall of 10 to 20 cm forecast for Wednesday night and into Thursday

Victoria’s Inner Harbour is coated with a fine dusting of snow. More of the white stuff is expected as part of Environment Canada’s latest winter storm watch. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snow-covered vessels moored in Fisherman's Wharf in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River gets more snow in December than traditionally snowy eastern cities

More snow fell in December than in typical year in Campbell River

Snow-covered vessels moored in Fisherman's Wharf in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
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Appalling handling of snow and ice on highways and city streets

I would like to take this opportunity to express my concerns and…

  • Jan 4, 2022
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View Royal following a December snowfall. More snow might be headed to Vancouver Island overnight Jan. 3. (Don Denton/News Staff)

More snow inbound overnight for parts of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada predicts sudden flurries, low visibility

View Royal following a December snowfall. More snow might be headed to Vancouver Island overnight Jan. 3. (Don Denton/News Staff)