Many services on Vancouver Island have announced cancellations, closures or delays due to the winter storm heading for the south coast of British Columbia on December 23.
CHEK News has compiled a list of all services announcing delays or cancellations.
In anticipation of bad weather, BC Ferries has canceled a number of trips, including on its busiest route between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen in the morning.
Shortly before 11 a.m., the ferry company announced that a ship was able to leave Tsawwassen due to improving weather conditions, but did not announce whether further voyages would resume.
READ MORE: BC Ferries cancels Friday morning trips in anticipation of a winter storm
As weather conditions improve, BC Ferries will resume service on most of its routes, but there are still some cancellations if staff were unable to arrive.
A complete list can be found on the BC Ferries Routes-At-A-Glance page.
BC Transit has canceled service in Cowichan Valley and Salt Spring Island until further notice due to road conditions.
At Victoria, the service was canceled earlier in the day, but just before 4pm all but nine routes were operational.
Nanaimo and Comox Valley were operating but warning of delays.
As of 11 a.m., no service alerts were posted on the BC Transit websites for Campbell River, Mount Waddington or Port Alberni transit services.
READ MORE: Some Victoria transits to resume, Cowichan Valley, Salt Spring remain canceled
Mail delivery by Canada Post is under red or yellow alert for most of the country.
Red alert means the delivery has been cancelled, yellow means it may be delayed.
READ MORE: Canada Post issues red and yellow service alerts for most of the country
colleges and universities
Camosun College announced that all classes and services are cancelled.
Camosun is CLOSED on Friday, December 23 due to continued severe winter weather and transportation disruption in the region. All classes and services are canceled for the day.
The university will reopen on Tuesday, January 3.
— Camosun College (@Camosun) December 23, 2022
Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria and North Island College announced that campuses would be closed for the day.
ALERT: Due to expected worsening weather conditions, the campus will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, December 23.
This includes the gardens, Rec. Center, Café Habitat, Library and Campus Store. pic.twitter.com/T0vQUaFmf4
— Royal Roads (@RoyalRoads) December 23, 2022
❄️ The UVic campus will be closed on Friday, December 23 due to difficult weather conditions and transportation disruption in the region. The campus will also be closed for winter break and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 for regular activities.
ℹ️ https://t.co/NJRB5EnfH4 pic.twitter.com/WbN9hLFDUr
— University of Victoria (@uvic) December 23, 2022
Friday, December 23: Snow Closure: All NIC campuses and centers are closed due to a snow storm. NIC website will be updated on further snow closures: https://t.co/CFJFLzsfrM #ValleDeComox #UniversidadIslaNorte #comox #PortAlberni #CampbellRiver #PortHardy pic.twitter.com/66xLDLSNTg
— North Island College (@NIC_first) December 23, 2022
Curbside recycling pickup at CRD
The Capital Regional District has announced that curbside recycling pickup is canceled for December 23.
“Affected residents are advised to hold their recycling until the next collection day,” the CRD says in a notice on its website. “There is no limit to the amount of recycling that can be placed curbside. Recyclable materials can also be left in a deposit for free. For a list of deposits, visit: www.crd.bc.ca/curbside”.
Harbor Air Seaplanes
Harbor Air has announced that all of its flights and tours have been canceled due to weather.
#HAflightstatus[10:30am Dec 23] Due to the current weather situation, all remaining flights and tours from all locations have been canceled for today. If you would like to rebook or speak to our reservations team, please call 1.604.210.3555. Thanks for your understanding.
— Harbor Air Seaplanes (@HarbourAirLtd) December 23, 2022
island give it back
All five Island Return It centers have been closed, according to the company’s Facebook page.
The airport advises that winter weather is disrupting travel at the airport.
WestJet canceled all flights to Victoria Airport and other airports in BC, Ontario and Quebec as a precaution.
READ MORE: WestJet cancels flights at Victoria, Nanaimo and Comox airports ahead of storm
According to the airport’s website, only a handful of flights are expected to operate and many others will be cancelled.
Winter weather conditions continue to disrupt travel to and from YYJ and cancellations and delays are expected throughout the day. Travelers should check with their airlines for the latest flight information.
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/hR9S53oCFY
— Victoria International Airport (@Fly_YYJ) December 23, 2022
Only one flight is expected to arrive at the Nanaimo airport, with all other arrivals and departures cancelled, according to its website.
As of 12:45 p.m., the website says a West Jet flight from Calgary is expected to arrive in Nanaimo at 11:59 p.m.
Two Island Savings branches are closed and three will have reduced hours.
Brentwood and Lake Cowichan are closed.
Mayfair and Douglas & Broughton in Victoria will close at 3 p.m. and the Cedar, Nanaimo branch will close at 2 p.m.
TD Bank is closing most Vancouver Island locations, except for the downtown Victoria branch at 1080 Douglas St., which will close at 2 p.m.
READ MORE: TD Bank closes most Vancouver Island locations Friday due to weather
Know of any cancellations, closures, or delays that aren’t on this list? Please send an email [email protected] to let us know.
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