Police urge motorists to be aware of bears in Yoho National Park | Globalnews.ca

Planning on motoring between B.C. and Alberta this long weekend, or sometime this summer? If your route takes you through Yoho National Park, B.C.’s Highway Patrol (BCHP) wants you to be alert for bears on the roadway. Police say there have been a number of collisions this year involving bears, and that they’re now teaming … Read more

Okanagan, Shuswap boaters asked to slow down, lessen wakes as water levels remain high – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

With the first weekend of summer nearing and hot weather in the Okanagan and Shuswap forecast, expect to see a sudden increase in the number of boats on local lakes. But boaters are asked to be mindful of wakes when nearing the shore. Both the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) and Columbia Shuswap Regional … Read more

‘First hot stretch of summer’: Incoming B.C. weather will see mercury reach low-to-mid 30s | Globalnews.ca

For a second day, Environment Canada is warning the public it’s going to get hot later this week, and that most of B.C. will be impacted. Billing it as the first hot stretch of summer for the province, the national weather agency says the weather system will first hit eastern Vancouver Island and the Lower … Read more

Snowpack in West Kootenay backcountry climbs to 215 per cent of normal – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

Snowpack levels in B.C.’s West Kootenay region have climbed to 215 per cent of normal as the spring melt continues to build. Since May 15, the region’s average snowpack has risen from 128 per cent of normal to 215 per cent — well above normal snow basin indices. “It is important to note the total … Read more