How Yule Get Your Christmas Tree Home Safely in 10 Easy Steps

December 13, 2013
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*Deep inhale* Ahhh. Can you smell that? The sweet scent of Fir – Douglas, Noble, Balsam…? Like smooching under the mistletoe or baking shortbread cookies, hauling the Christmas tree home is a happy holiday tradition for many families. But many of us don’t do it safely. Here are some steps to choosing the right tree, securing it to your vehicle, and bringing it home safely. Step 1: Know your capacity Picking the right tree will be much easier if...

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5 Reasons Why We Moved That DriveBC HighwayCam

December 6, 2013

If you live in the Duncan/Cowichan Lake area, you may have noticed one of the two DriveBC HighwayCams on Highway 18 has been unavailable recently. Don’t worry – it’s not down for good. It’s actually being moved to a nearby location. DriveBC HighwayCams don’t always stay put. The current Highway 18 webcam relocation got us thinking it would be helpful to you if we explained some of the reasons why we might move a webcam. If we shift a...

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Shift into Winter Message Sweetened for Skeena Motorists

December 4, 2013

Candies and cool freebies were delivered along with Shift into Winter safety information, to drivers at two safety checks, near Terrace on a recent Saturday. The candy sweetened the message to motorists, on Highway 16 east of town, and Highway 37 between Terrace and Kitimat, that winter is a time to be extra prepared and drive with care. Motorists received a DriveBC vehicle garbage bag full of information about how to prepare themselves and their vehicles for winter conditions,...

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Getting up to Speed on the Safety and Speed Review

December 2, 2013
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By now you may have heard of the public consultation about speed limits in British Columbia. What you may not have heard, though, is that these consultation sessions have been expanded to include more than just speed. Now being called the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review, the consultation sessions are now underway, and they’re looking for public feedback on a range of safety-related topics. Do you have opinions on any of the following? Speed Limits Wildlife Winter Tires...

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Winter Driving on the Wet Coast of BC: Tips for Travelling in Rain and Fog

November 27, 2013

We have talked a lot lately about driving in winter conditions and for the most part when we say winter conditions, we mean snow and ice. But for a large percentage of British Columbians (those who live on the wet, west coast of the province) winter driving means water, water, fog and more water. So we wanted to put together some tips to help you stay on track when things get wet out there. “The Wipers on the Car...

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Building the Evergreen Line: One Piece at a Time

November 16, 2013
Building the Evergreen Line: One Piece at a Time

Bit by bit and piece by piece, the Evergreen Line is starting to take shape. The construction of a new SkyTrain takes time and includes moving utilities, reconfiguring roads, building at-grade and elevated guideways, tunnels, stations, and installing train operating systems. Oftentimes this work unfolds behind the scenes, but recently a number of important “bits and pieces” for the Evergreen Line have taken the stage front and centre and we wanted to share them with you. Without further ado,...

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Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

November 15, 2013
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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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