50 Ways to be Distracted – What Are Yours?

March 13, 2014
50 Ways to be Distracted – What Are Yours?

Think quickly now! What do the following 10 activities have in common? removing food crumbs from around your mouth, patting your puppy, eating a sloppy sandwich, trying to quiet scrapping kids, fumbling for an address, grooming facial hair, searching for sunglasses, grooving out to tunes, picking something out of your teeth and scanning a...

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Hello Whistler: New Sea to Sky Highway Webcam

March 10, 2014
Hwy 99, in Whistler at Village Gate Blvd, looking north.

Today, we went LIVE with a new view of our provincial highways. This one is located on the Sea to Sky Highway, at the intersection of Highway 99 and Village Gate Boulevard, and gives BC travellers three views: north, south and east. The Resort Municipality of Whistler partnered with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure...

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DriveBC Tutorial Videos: Road Conditions and Events

March 6, 2014
DriveBC Tutorial

The DriveBC tutorial series continues with our latest in the series . This episode focuses on helping you navigate and organize the road conditions and events listings. Hopefully this tutorial helps you find your way using DriveBC. If you have any questions, there’s a good chance the answer is on our frequently asked questions...

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What’s up with the Duffey Lake Road Webcam?

February 28, 2014
What’s up with the Duffey Lake Road Webcam?

You love BC Highway Cams and so do we. Our network of more than 400 webcam views of BC highways works exceptionally well to keep you in the know before you go.  We monitor our systems around the clock to make sure they are working to provide you with a current snapshot of highway...

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Double Avalanche: All the Way

February 27, 2014

Sometimes, the sheer power and raw beauty of nature (with a little help from us, for safety’s sake) are so overwhelming, you just have to sit back and say, “Like, wow man. Double avalanche! All the way!” (much a like a certain popular rainbow video) That’s exactly what we did when we received this...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… Highway Maintenance

February 26, 2014

Perhaps no group monitors winter on B.C. highways more vigilantly than the ministry’s maintenance contractors. They are on call around the clock, ready to battle the ice, slush and snow that can threaten travellers’ safety at a moment’s notice. This is Part 2 of a Shift Into Winter interview series exploring how people, representing...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… Paramedics

February 19, 2014
Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… Paramedics

If a highway incident happens, the British Columbia Ambulance Service is one of the first responders on the scene. Paramedics such as Corey Viala and Annemarie Byers have seen a lot. And, sadly, a lot of what they’ve seen, including the injuries they’ve treated, was preventable. This is Part 1 of a Shift Into...

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The Most Unusual Tool in Our Winter Snow Fighting Tool Box

February 12, 2014
The Most Unusual Tool in Our Winter Snow Fighting Tool Box

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has many tools in its snow fighting and highway maintenance toolkit; each one specially chosen to keep highways clear and safe for motorists during the winter. Some of our tools include: Tow plows, Graders, Salt, helicopter and gas-ex avalanche control, Sanding Beets. Wait a minute. Did we say...

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The ABCs of Winter Highway Classification and Maintenance

February 7, 2014
The ABCs of Winter Highway Classification and Maintenance

Our maintenance contractors work hard every day to keep BC highways safe and traffic moving smoothly. Because British Columbia is a geographically diverse province, our contractors can face any number of unique challenges where highway maintenance is concerned, especially in winter. In order to make sure they understand exactly what is expected of them...

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