Winter storm warnings issued for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, other B.C. areas

Environment Canada says 'snowfalls will be heavy' inland and freezing rain will create 'treacherous travel conditions'

Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for several areas of B.C.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for several areas of British Columbia, including Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in the Lower Mainland.

Envrionment Canada has also issued weather warnings for the Central Coast, Howe Sound, inland Vancouver Island, the North Coast, and Whistler.

Winter storms are expected to begin on Saturday, with Arctic air coming south from Yukon and through northern B.C.

“As more Pacific air floods onto the coast Sunday, snowfalls will be heavy in some inland regions and freezing rain will create locally treacherous travel conditions,” Environment Canada’s warning reads (link above).

“A steady flow of warm moist air will persist through the early part of the week.”

A ‘special weather’ bulletin has been issued for much of the rest of B.C., from the Fraser Valley east to the Alberta border and north to include Williston and Bulkley Valley regions.

Just Posted

North Saanich pedals ahead with bike lane expansion

Road alignment modifications made following resident feedback

Oath of office not needed: North Saanich councillor

District council set to approve oath that had been repealed in 2012

After dark: Sandown construction goes overnight

Noise concerns from Sidney could stop nighttime work schedule

Pioneer Park chosen as site of Central Saanich’s new cenotaph

After some back and forth over the years, Central Saanich councillors chose… Continue reading

Central Saanich property taxes may rise 2.97 per cent

Higher police costs due to new CRD dispatch

VIDEO: What you need to know today at the B.C. Games

All 19 events are underway across Kamloops, where five to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Former Island hockey player dies suddenly in Costa Rica

Well known and popular former hockey and lacrosse player dies in accident while travelling

Wounded Warrior Run BC makes it to the Comox Valley

Day four of the annual fundraiser saw the team stop in Courtenay and Comox

Sask. school shooter to be sentenced as adult

The man was just shy of his 18th birthday when he killed four people and injured seven others

Internet questions PM’s fashion choices in India

The Trudeaus’ eight-day visit has been dogged by various controversies since it began Feb. 17

WATCH: Walking from Argentina to Alaska one step at a time

Holly “Cargo” Harrison is in Williams Lake, resting a pulled hamstring before he continues on his 15,000-mile walk to Alaska.

BCHL Today: Merritt Centennials keep moving while Salmon Arm Silverbacks slide

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Former Canuck Roberto Luongo addresses Florida shooting victims

Parkland, Fla., resident, delivers speech before Florida Panthers’ first home game since tragedy

Most Read