Snow

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)
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)
Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton Rona’s garden centre roof collapses

The weight of the snow caused the roof to cave in

Penticton’s Rona’s garden centre roof collapsed Wednesday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Vernon snow removal.

Localized flooding possible with snowmelt in North Okanagan

Residents urged to check catch basins while city crews have already removed 470 truckloads of snow

Vernon snow removal.
Snow is piled higher than the tops of cars and trucks in a parking lot in downtown Summerland following a heavy accumulation overnight on Jan. 5 to 6. However, measurments taken at two sites west of Summerland on Jan. 1 show snow pack levels near normal levels. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s snow measurements on par with previous years

Measurements are taken each month until the snow melts

Snow is piled higher than the tops of cars and trucks in a parking lot in downtown Summerland following a heavy accumulation overnight on Jan. 5 to 6. However, measurments taken at two sites west of Summerland on Jan. 1 show snow pack levels near normal levels. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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)
Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

‘Avoid travel,’ Vernon urges on snow-covered roads/highways

Weekend weather break will see crews removing piled up snow

Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
A jack-knifed semi-truck on Highway 97 in Lake Country caused some delays and detours for motorists Thursday afternoon. (Nicole Swanson photo)

Jack-knifed logging truck jams Lake Country traffic

Highway 97 delays and detours Thursday afternoon

A jack-knifed semi-truck on Highway 97 in Lake Country caused some delays and detours for motorists Thursday afternoon. (Nicole Swanson photo)
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
Anita Reles captured this picture of Highway 97 heading to Penticton at 7 a.m. (Facebook)

Snowy, icy but doable commute on Highway 97

Reports of some black ice with snow expected all day

Anita Reles captured this picture of Highway 97 heading to Penticton at 7 a.m. (Facebook)
A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

‘Extreme powder alert’ at Big White

The local ski resort got 20cms of fresh pow overnight

A snowboarder glides under a chairlift at the Big White Ski Resort (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Trees offer protection from the wind on cold days (Britt Bailey)

Kelowna residents stay active amid freezing conditions

With the right layers, it is possible to stay active in all conditions

Trees offer protection from the wind on cold days (Britt Bailey)
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)
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)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Okanagan.

Snowfall warning for the Central and South Okanagan

10 to 15 cm is expected overnight

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Okanagan.
Highway 1 in Revelstoke is closed until 4 p.m. Dec. 23, as one Vernon motorist trying to make his way home for Christmas discovered. (Ben Boha photo)

No weather warnings for Okanagan, yet, but preparedness urged

Vernon offers tips on staying safe and warm, and shovelling

Highway 1 in Revelstoke is closed until 4 p.m. Dec. 23, as one Vernon motorist trying to make his way home for Christmas discovered. (Ben Boha photo)
Alert for snowy conditions on Highway 97 (Jen Zielinski - Black Press)

Avoid travel on Coquihalla and Highway 3 unless you have flying reindeer

A warning of heavy snowfall has been put into place for major B.C. Highways

Alert for snowy conditions on Highway 97 (Jen Zielinski - Black Press)
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)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans Canada Highway, the North Columbia, Shuswap, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake area. (DriveBC)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans Canada Highway, the North Columbia, Shuswap, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake area. (DriveBC)
Vernon Search and Rescue members carefully load Michael Wilkinson, injured in a snowmobiling accident on Hunters Range, into their truck to deliver him to ambulance personnel waiting for him in the Ashton Creek parking lot at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kari Wilkinson photo)

Teamwork helps with rescue of injured Salmon Arm sledder from Hunters Range

Vernon Search and Rescue manager praises group for doing everything right

Vernon Search and Rescue members carefully load Michael Wilkinson, injured in a snowmobiling accident on Hunters Range, into their truck to deliver him to ambulance personnel waiting for him in the Ashton Creek parking lot at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kari Wilkinson photo)