The Web Cam You Won’t See on DriveBC

December 26, 2013
The Web Cam You Won’t See on DriveBC

While we have close to 300 web cams offering a total of almost 400 views that motorists use for safe travel in B.C., there’s one web cam with a special job that you won’t see. You won’t see the web cam alongside Highway 31 north of Kaslo, on DriveBC, because its focus isn’t road...

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What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

December 23, 2013
What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

It has been a while in the making, but the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now open. What does that mean to you? Well, the new route will mean different things for different drivers. New Highways Mean New Numbers Prior to the opening of the new route, Highway 17 began at the BC...

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Adding “Pow” to the Plow for Winter Safety

December 19, 2013
Adding “Pow” to the Plow for Winter Safety

Elementary school children recently painted bright designs on three snowplows and a grader for some educational fun, in Golden. Road maintenance contractor HMC Services Inc. arranged for three fully equipped tandem axle plow trucks and one grader to attend all three of Golden’s elementary schools in October, for sessions about snow plow safety. About...

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Winter Driving in the East Kootenays

December 16, 2013
Winter Driving in the East Kootenays

If you live in or travel through the East Kootenays, you know what the weather and the roads have been like lately. If you haven’t been through there in the last couple of weeks, well, here’s a quick recap of what you missed out on: winter driving conditions. Everywhere. Now this area certainly isn’t...

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

December 13, 2013
How Yule Get Your Christmas Tree Home Safely in 10 Easy Steps

*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...

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5 Reasons Why We Moved That DriveBC HighwayCam

December 6, 2013
5 Reasons Why We Moved That DriveBC HighwayCam

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...

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Shift into Winter Message Sweetened for Skeena Motorists

December 4, 2013
Shift into Winter Message Sweetened for Skeena Motorists

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...

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Getting up to Speed on the Safety and Speed Review

December 2, 2013
Getting up to Speed on the Safety and Speed Review

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...

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

November 27, 2013
Winter Driving on the Wet Coast of BC: Tips for Travelling in Rain and Fog

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....

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