Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

November 15, 2013
Transmission Delayed

We receive a lot of questions about our highwaycams. We’ve talked about some of the more popular ones in You Asked: The Top Five DriveBC WebCam Questions. But lately there’s been another question that’s come up: why do highwaycams go down when there’s been a traffic incident nearby? Just to be clear, highway cams don’t always go down when there’s been an incident, and if they do, you can be sure we’re working to get them back up and...

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Saluting a Century of Usk’s Skeena River Ferrymen

November 7, 2013
Usk 3

The Usk ferry recently celebrated a century of service, and while the watercraft was recognized, long-time area residents say it’s the ferryman they will never forget. Usk (pronounced like “tusk” – without the “t”) sprang up 16 kilometres east of Terrace after the end of the riverboat era and the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad in the early 1900s. Forestry, minerals and agricultural land drew people to the remote spot and sawmills were opened to serve mining...

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Take the Shift Into Winter Test, Win New Treads

November 1, 2013
Watch Out Daddy

Are you prepared for winter? And, by that, I mean fully prepared? Getting ready for the wintry months ahead requires a significant shift in vehicle, mind and soul. Well, maybe just those first two. Point is, properly equipping your vehicle is just as important as possessing the necessary winter driving skills to safely handle changing road conditions. If you think you’re already prepared, great… Prove it! Take the Winter Driving Safety Alliance five-question multiple choice quiz and be entered...

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween!

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Insider Access: The Birth of a Solar Powered BC HighwayCam

October 25, 2013
Insider Access: The Birth of a Solar Powered BC HighwayCam

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a BC Highway Cam come to life? It’s a lot more than just a pole and camera. We documented the entire process during an installation at Liard Hwy Junction (on Hwy 97 about 28 km north of Ft. Nelson) this summer, are excited to share some of the shots with you here. It all starts with a satellite signal. (Or a cellular signal if it is available.) That is how...

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Your Child Car Seat Safety Questions…Answered!

October 16, 2013

Got kids? Then you’ve likely got questions… Anything from “When should they start eating solids?” to “When are they going to start walking and talking?” But one of the most important questions you will likely ask yourself is, “Which car seat do I choose and when?” Good question! Here are the answers to five frequently asked questions about child car seats, collected from our friends at ICBC, BCAA and the folks at Transport Canada: 1. What type of seat...

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Learn How Now: The Metro Vancouver Traffic Map on DriveBC

October 11, 2013
LMD traffic flow

Do you travel in the Metro Vancouver area? If so, there’s a great new DriveBC feature you need to know about called the Metro Vancouver Traffic Flow map. You’ll find it by clicking on the picture of the map on the DriveBC homepage, or by clicking the Map View tab near the top of the screen, and then clicking the last option in the map legend that appears on the right-hand side of the screen. You’ll see a colour-coded...

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