Winter

Vernon ultra athlete Shanda Hill and some of her lake-dipping friends cut a large smile into a huge chunk of ice on Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake. Of course, the event wasn’t complete without a dip through the eyes. (Screen shot)

VIDEO: Okanagan athlete puts smile on (chunk of) ice

Vernon’s Shanda Hill and friends cut huge happy face into big ice flow on local lake, then go for dip

 

Kelowna Fire Department on the ice at Kelowna Golf and Country Club for cold water training on Jan. 5, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Black Press reporter takes the plunge with firefighters for cold water training

Kelowna Fire Department renews skills with annual training

 

Highway 1 is closed from Revelstoke to Golden due to avalanche hazards. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 closed from Revelstoke and Golden due to avalanche hazard

The highway will be closed until at least 9 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed from Revelstoke to Golden due to avalanche hazards. (DriveBC)
The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

All University of the Fraser Valley campuses closed due to ‘hazardous conditions’

Snow and freezing rain combine to make driving a challenge on Friday, Dec. 23

The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
As Thomas Seidelmann of White Rock tests the ice, South Surrey’s Joseph Chen grabs his gloves for a game of pond hockey Thursday morning (Dec. 22) at Serpentine Fen. (Brenda Anderson photo)

VIDEO: Cold snap creates perfect conditions for game of shinny in South Surrey

Half a dozen young men braved sub-zero temperatures for a rare game of pond hockey Dec. 22

As Thomas Seidelmann of White Rock tests the ice, South Surrey’s Joseph Chen grabs his gloves for a game of pond hockey Thursday morning (Dec. 22) at Serpentine Fen. (Brenda Anderson photo)
Four of the six golden retriever puppies rescued from a North Okanagan property on Dec. 21, 2022. (BCSPCA/ photo)

Golden retrievers, including 6 puppies, rescued from North Okanagan property

No heat, clean water or insulation, little food accessible for nine dogs

Four of the six golden retriever puppies rescued from a North Okanagan property on Dec. 21, 2022. (BCSPCA/ photo)
Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 open following multiple car crashes

Highway 3 was closed for about an hour

Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway reopens after 14 hours of weather-induced mayhem

It’s expected to be sunny and cloudy with a high of -21C on the highway, with snow on the way

The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)
Hwy 5 at Larson Hill, 36 km south of Merritt on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17. (Photo- DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway hit with winter storm warning; 20 cm of snow expected to fall

Snowfall event from Hope to Merritt expected through Sunday afternoon: Environment Canada

Hwy 5 at Larson Hill, 36 km south of Merritt on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17. (Photo- DriveBC)
Wayne Dorman, dressed as Santa, jumped in to save a dog after it had fallen through the ice on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s downtown. (Contributed)

Santa Claus to the rescue when dog falls through ice in Okanagan Lake

Wayne Dorman says this is a good reminder of how important strong recall is with dogs

Wayne Dorman, dressed as Santa, jumped in to save a dog after it had fallen through the ice on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s downtown. (Contributed)
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)
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)
Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector on winter storm watch

The storm is expected to hit the highways with 20 centimetres of snow on Saturday night (Nov. 25)

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)
Ski hills, including Apex Ski Resort near Penticton, are preparing for the coming downhill ski season. (Contributed)

QUIZ: How much do you know about winter sports?

It’s time for hockey, curling and all sorts of other cold-weather sports

Ski hills, including Apex Ski Resort near Penticton, are preparing for the coming downhill ski season. (Contributed)
Major delays are expected on the Coquihella following a vehicle crash on Satruday morning (Nov. 5) (Photo - Google Maps)

Crash on Coquihalla cleared but traffic caused by the crash still causing some delays

With the winter conditions, DriveBC is asking drivers to take caution when driving

Major delays are expected on the Coquihella following a vehicle crash on Satruday morning (Nov. 5) (Photo - Google Maps)
It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)

Drivers urged to ‘Shift into Winter’ when heading out on B.C. roads

With changing seasons, Shift into Winter is reminding drivers of winter safety

It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)
Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.

1 person dead as thin ice at Kootenay lakes causes busy weekend for Kimberley SAR

Kimberley SAR respond to incidents over weekend at Premier, Moyie Lake

Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.
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Late-winter snow storm blankets Lower Mainland

Some areas got up to half a foot of snow

  • Feb 18, 2018
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