Snow

Traffic has not been heavily impacted by the snow so far. (Nina Grossman/ News Staff)

Experts warning drivers to slow down with more snow in the forecast

Up to 5 cm more of snow is expected in the area for Monday

Traffic has not been heavily impacted by the snow so far. (Nina Grossman/ News Staff)
Work crews clearing snow on Second St. in Sidney, towards the end of the 2019 snow event. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Despite $81K overspend, Town of Sidney say snowmageddon might have made them money

Town had three salting trucks with plows, a backhoe, two small front-end loaders and a bobcat.

Work crews clearing snow on Second St. in Sidney, towards the end of the 2019 snow event. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Lt.-Cmdr. Michael Irwin was unable to be the guard commander at the opening of the legislature this week due to the snow, but that didn’t stop him (and his dog, Xena) from running through the drill. (Facebook/ Karen Hough)

Victoria Guard Commander leads group of snowmen after ceremony cancelled

Lt.-Cmdr. Michael Irwin wasn’t going to let a bit of snow strip him of his duties

Lt.-Cmdr. Michael Irwin was unable to be the guard commander at the opening of the legislature this week due to the snow, but that didn’t stop him (and his dog, Xena) from running through the drill. (Facebook/ Karen Hough)
Linzey Richard and Ben Gorley scour the snow for Dan Milbrath’s lost wedding ring Tuesday. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

WATCH: The hunt continues for a wedding ring lost in the snow

Dan Milbrath’s ring flew off his finger while he was clearing snow from his car

Linzey Richard and Ben Gorley scour the snow for Dan Milbrath’s lost wedding ring Tuesday. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Island Health saw an uptick in snow-related injuries this week, including slip-and-falls. (File photo)

Victoria hospitals saw rise in snow-related injuries, staff shortage from snow

Walk-in clinic closures, motor vehicle incidents saw crowded emergency rooms

Island Health saw an uptick in snow-related injuries this week, including slip-and-falls. (File photo)
Roses on display at Harry’s Flowers on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Snow causes problems for Valentine’s Day deliveries

Local florist can’t guarantee deliveries, recommends lovebirds shop in-person

Roses on display at Harry’s Flowers on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
Our Place Society has a courtyard where patrons can leave their things but it is uncovered and unsupervised, prompting many people to avoid using Extreme Weather Protocol shelter space and instead stay outdoors. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Extreme Weather Protocol activated in Victoria for 10th day in a row

More shelter beds open to the region’s homeless population

Our Place Society has a courtyard where patrons can leave their things but it is uncovered and unsupervised, prompting many people to avoid using Extreme Weather Protocol shelter space and instead stay outdoors. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A pedestrian crosses Oak Bay Avenue in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Tips to help you walk safely in the snow

Island Health suggests moving like a penguin when walking in the snow

A pedestrian crosses Oak Bay Avenue in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
A seven-foot-tall snowcat by Willows Beach. (Photo by Hazel Braithwaite)

Snow art on display in Oak Bay

Oak Bay residents show off their creativity with snow sculptures

A seven-foot-tall snowcat by Willows Beach. (Photo by Hazel Braithwaite)
Van Isle Water Services does more than condition water, its large supply of salt is extremely useful in the winter (Facebook/Van Isle Water Services)

Victoria water treatment store finds winter boom in salt sales

Van Isle Water Services primarily conditions water, but its salt supply is also useful in the snow

Van Isle Water Services does more than condition water, its large supply of salt is extremely useful in the winter (Facebook/Van Isle Water Services)
Sarah Mari and her son, Ren, went out to buy snow shovels at Home Hardware in Oak Bay. Store staff have been building shovels all morning to try to keep up with demand. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Snow shovels, salt flying off the shelves in Victoria

Local hardware stores are trying to keep up with the recent dump of snow

Sarah Mari and her son, Ren, went out to buy snow shovels at Home Hardware in Oak Bay. Store staff have been building shovels all morning to try to keep up with demand. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)
Victorians aren’t used to the white stuff, so here are some snow tips to help drivers out. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

ICBC, Police release tips for drivers in snowy conditions

With snow on the roads pretend you have a hot pot of gravy on your lap - that’s probably a safe speed

Victorians aren’t used to the white stuff, so here are some snow tips to help drivers out. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A large tree branch succumbed to snow on Newport Avenue, near Beresford Place, Jan. 12. (Bob Harwood photo)

Avoid ‘branch failure’ – get out the hockey stick to clear snow from trees

Certain species of pine and cedar are susceptible to branch failure under snow

A large tree branch succumbed to snow on Newport Avenue, near Beresford Place, Jan. 12. (Bob Harwood photo)
The Victoria Clipper’s annual winter refitting is delayed due to snow. Service will continue on Feb. 13. (Facebook/Victoria Clipper)

Victoria Clipper repairs delayed due to winter storms

Operations scheduled to resume Feb. 13, alternative routes available

The Victoria Clipper’s annual winter refitting is delayed due to snow. Service will continue on Feb. 13. (Facebook/Victoria Clipper)
Kids enjoying the snow day by building a sculpture, Feb. 11. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Watch: Kids enjoy a snow day in Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park

Up to 25 cm of snow is expected overnight

Kids enjoying the snow day by building a sculpture, Feb. 11. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Mainroad South Island Contracting and municipal contractors are working to keep the roads clear (File photo)

80,000 litres of brine, 45 plows used to de-ice roads Sunday night

Provincial and municipal contractors work to keep roads clear of snow

Mainroad South Island Contracting and municipal contractors are working to keep the roads clear (File photo)
Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Wide tires are a bonus, but clothing is key to winter cycling

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap
The Fairmont Empress Hotel and grounds sit dusted with snow during the Wednesday flurries. Photo courtesy Arlene Bethune

Victoria’s snow removal plan: what you need to know

The City advises how Victoria manages (the very rare) snowfall

  • Feb 22, 2018
The Fairmont Empress Hotel and grounds sit dusted with snow during the Wednesday flurries. Photo courtesy Arlene Bethune