Local News Headlines

Be Safe in the Backcountry

          B-C Coroners Service has issued a warning to anyone planning to head into the backcountry this weekend. 
          Coroner Barb McLintock says the service wants to avoid a tragedy similar to the deaths of five snowmobilers near McBride last Friday.
          McLintock says people shouldn't venture into avalanche terrain without the proper training. 
          You can get the latest avalanche conditions at the Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin website.

Mt. Washington-Family Day

          Mount Washington Alpine Resort will be a hub of activity over the next few days.
          Don Sharpe, the resort's Director of Business Operations, says the ski hill is fully booked for the Family Day weekend.
          He says skiers and boarders will be coming from across the region and beyond to enjoy the conditions.
          All runs and lifts will be open through the weekend.

RCMP Urge Safe Highway Travels

          R-C-M-P are hoping for a safe holiday weekend on the roadways.
          Constable Rob Gardner urges motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions.
          R-C-M-P says it's still cold enough that conditions can change from rain to snow at the higher elevations.

BC Ferries-Long Weekend

          B-C Ferries is adding more sailings this weekend to accommodate increased traffic volumes.
          Ferries Darin Guenette says the extra sailings will run on the major routes between Namaimo and the mainland.
          You can go to the B-C Ferries website for information on sailing times or to book a reservation.