Weather

A warmer and wetter weather pattern is on the way for east Vancouver Island and it could bring localized flooding and high stream levels.
Heavy snowfall has prompted Canada Post to issue a red alert and announce it will not make deliveries on Vancouver Island.
The RDN said it will offer free drop off service at the Church Road Transfer Station in Parksville and the Regional Landfill because of the extended pickup delays.
Vancouver Island University campuses, including Parksville Centre, are closed today.
East Vancouver Island could see more snow and treacherous road conditions today (Jan. 4).
Sandcastle Drive to Arbutus Point remains closed due to flooding on the road.
The Oceanside area could see even more snow tonight (Dec. 29).
Beginning Jan. 3, a shelter at Knox United Church will be open starting at 8 p.m., seven days a week. A shelter has been operating from Oceanside Community Church since Dec. 27 and will continue through Jan. 2.
The Queen of New Westminster experienced frozen water pipes, washroom closures and unsafe conditions on the vehicle deck from the freezing weather, according to BC Ferries.
A wind warning is also in effect for Saturday morning, with strong winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90.

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