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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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...

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Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

November 15, 2013
Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

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...

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Saluting a Century of Usk’s Skeena River Ferrymen

November 7, 2013
Saluting a Century of Usk’s Skeena River Ferrymen

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...

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