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Would not be a true Canadian National Aviation day with out this :




MEDIA ADVISORY - Winter Weather Expected at YVR

News provided by

Vancouver Airport Authority

09:00 ET

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - A significant winter weather event is expected at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and throughout the lower mainland today and over the weekend.

During the winter months, we monitor weather closely and have a comprehensive snow operations and winter weather strategy. YVR is committed to maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers. 

Please help us spread the word.  Passengers should check with their airlines for current flight timing and status before departing home, and should allow ample travel time to the airport. Updates will also be provided on the YVR website on an ongoing basis.

11:01 AM PST Friday 23 February 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Sea to Sky - West Vancouver Upper Levels to Squamish

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

Snow has developed over all areas of the south coast this morning as a Pacific frontal system approaches from the northwest. Periods of snow will continue through most of tonight as the associated low pressure system crosses the area.

Total snowfall amounts will range between 10 and 20 cm through tonight. Areas near the water will see the lower amounts as the snow becomes wet this afternoon and tonight. Localized higher amounts of near 25 cm are possible near the North Shore Mountains. The snow will end late overnight as the low moves to the south.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.



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2 hours ago, Kip Powick said:

From the Link above......



You have to admit the Snowbirds s fly a really nice "pack".                    Reason # 346 why the Press sux...:angry:

I thought they travel in a “murder”... never mind, those are crows...

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The weather is not co-operating.



A small plane slid off the Abbotsford International Airport’s runway at about noon on Friday.

The King Air twin-engine aircraft was carrying 10 people.

Paramedics were on the scene and they took eight patients to hospital in “stable condition,” according to B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS).

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) will investigate the incident.

READ MORE: Vancouver snow chaos sees havoc on the roads, buses stuck, traffic lights out

The plane slid off the runway amid snowy conditions throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Enough snow fell and road conditions deteriorated enough that the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) cancelled all classes on Friday from 2:30 p.m. onward.



2 taken to hospital after aircraft skids off runway at Abbotsford airport in snowy weather

Plane with 10 people on board were taking off for California

CBC NewsPosted: Feb 23, 2018 1:42 PM PT Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 3:45 PM PT

Four people suffered minor injuries when this Island Express Air plane skidded off the runway with 10 people on board at Abbotsford International Airport early Friday afternoon

Four people suffered minor injuries when this Island Express Air plane skidded off the runway with 10 people on board at Abbotsford International Airport early Friday afternoon (Nicolas Amaya/CBC)


An Island Express Air plane skidded off the runway at Abbotsford International Airport early Friday afternoon as heavy snow blanketed the Lower Mainland.

Airport general manager Parm Sidhu said 10 people were on board, eight passengers and 2 crew members. None had life-threatening injuries.

"Around 12 o'clock, we received notification that an aircraft had gone off radar," he said. "We inspected the airfield and we found a King Air north of the runway."

Sidhu said two of the passengers were taken to hospital and two others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. 

Dan Nielsen, a manager with Island Express Air, says the aircraft was destined for California and piloted by a captain with "many, many" years of flight experience.

This was the only flight from the company that had taken off since the snowstorm, but Nielsen would not say if weather was a factor.

Airport crews had been de-icing all morning and there was a lot of the chemical on the runway," according to Sidhu.

People from a variety of nearby businesses said visibility at the airport was poor because of blowing snow.

Shortly after the aircraft skidded off the runway, firefighters, police and paramedics set up a command post on site.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause. 


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6 hours ago, blues deville said:

Day 1. February 23, 1909.

(Third person from the left. Is he/she holding a hockey stick?)


I'm told the kids on the ice could be overheard yelling "PLANE!!!" as the machine interrupted their game.

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