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OUR VIEW: To improve transit, tackle bad weather issues

Getting more people on buses is about more than just the bus itself

  • Jan 16, 2022

 

Zosia Ettenberg of Pos-Abilities said poor snow and ice removal can trap wheelchair users in their homes during bad weather. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Heavy snow can trap Langley wheelchair users at home

Poorly cleared sidewalks and parking lots are a hazard to the disabled

 

A South Surrey resident is frustrated with the city after he and his neighbours spent two hours on Thursday morning clearing sidewalks of snow, in keeping with local bylaws, only to have a city plow come along minutes later and undo all their work. (file photo)

Senior shovelers frustrated as City of Surrey snowplows immediately undo efforts

Minutes after they’re cleared, in keeping with city bylaws, snow piled onto South Surrey sidewalks

 

A power failure caused by a downed tree knocked out power for thousands of North Langley residents early Friday morning. (BC Hydro)

North Langley power failure delays school openings

Thousands of residents spent the night without electricity

A power failure caused by a downed tree knocked out power for thousands of North Langley residents early Friday morning. (BC Hydro)
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
MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo

BC Ferries rep explains the strain the latest winter storms put on the system

Roads not the only transportation corridors affected by heavy snowfall on Vancouver Island

MV Tachek was holding in dock as a result of adverse weather conditions this morning. BC Ferries photo
Bob Judson shovelled his driveway in Willoughby after another five to six inches of snow fell overnight Jan. 5 and 6. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Snow and ice make for treacherous conditions in Langley

Freezing rain was coating some parts of Langley in ice

Bob Judson shovelled his driveway in Willoughby after another five to six inches of snow fell overnight Jan. 5 and 6. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
An unstable airmass over southern B.C. will cause an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow to fall by evening (Black Press file photo)

Winter storm warning in effect for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

10 to 20 cm of snow for Metro Vancouver, up to a a foot for the Fraser Valley expected

An unstable airmass over southern B.C. will cause an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow to fall by evening (Black Press file photo)
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Strong snow storm forecast for Highway 3

Allison Pass is expected to get between 15 and 20 cm of snow

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LETTER: Plow pushes snow right back on Langley man’s nice, clean sidewalk

A Walnut Grove resident just finished snow clearing when municipal crews came by Dec. 21

  • Dec 26, 2020
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Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC and use #BCstorm on social media. (File photo)

Second snowstorm expected to hit B.C. Interior over weekend

Five to 10 more centimetres are forecasted to fall Sunday evening

Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC and use #BCstorm on social media. (File photo)
FILE – People use the street to slide down following a major snow storm in Burnaby, B.C., Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Vancouver and the lower mainland have been pounded with heavy snow fall and freezing temperatures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Significant’ snow expected to pummel Lower Mainland

The region could see five to 20 centimetres of heavy, wet snow

FILE – People use the street to slide down following a major snow storm in Burnaby, B.C., Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Vancouver and the lower mainland have been pounded with heavy snow fall and freezing temperatures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A resident heads back to his home after chatting with workers as they continue to remove snow from the streets in St. John’s on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John’s continues for a fifth day, leaving most businesses closed and most vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. The city has allowed grocery and convenience stores to open for limited hours to let residents restock their food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Flights to resume out of St. John’s, N.L., as search for missing man suspended

Hundreds of Armed Forces personnel have been called in to help get things moving again

A resident heads back to his home after chatting with workers as they continue to remove snow from the streets in St. John’s on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John’s continues for a fifth day, leaving most businesses closed and most vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. The city has allowed grocery and convenience stores to open for limited hours to let residents restock their food supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canadian Forces members build a wall of sandbags at the underpass on Alexander Street to try to keep back floodwaters in Pembroke, Ont., on May 11, 2019. Canada’s top soldier is warning that as the Army gets called out to a growing number of floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, there is a risk that work will hurt the force’s ability to defend the country. An analysis by The Canadian Press last May showed the military had been asked to help with 10 weather-related disasters over the previous two years. That’s compared to 20 such calls between 2007 and 2016. The number of soldiers involved has also increased as the size of the disasters has grown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Growing natural-disaster response risks dulling Army’s fighting edge: Commander

Canadian Forces over the weekend deployed 300 troops to help St. John’s dig out from a massive snowstorm

Canadian Forces members build a wall of sandbags at the underpass on Alexander Street to try to keep back floodwaters in Pembroke, Ont., on May 11, 2019. Canada’s top soldier is warning that as the Army gets called out to a growing number of floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, there is a risk that work will hurt the force’s ability to defend the country. An analysis by The Canadian Press last May showed the military had been asked to help with 10 weather-related disasters over the previous two years. That’s compared to 20 such calls between 2007 and 2016. The number of soldiers involved has also increased as the size of the disasters has grown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang