Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Winter In Northwestern British Columbia (Pictures)


The below links are for other stories and pictures from around British Columbia. 

Winter Time On The Morice River Houston British Columbia (Pictures/Wolves Video)

Sunset Lake And Area At Topley British Columbia (Pictures)

The 1907 Heritage E Stuart Wood School Kamloops British Columbia (Pictures)

Media Interviews With Brian Vike

Winters Snowfall In Houston British Columbia (Pictures)

Winter - Historic Buildings Found In Four Seasons Park 
Houston British Columbia (Pictures)

Winter Scene Eddy Park On The Bulkley River Telkwa British Columbia (7 Pictures)

Ski Smithers Hudson Bay Mountain And Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge In 
Smithers British Columbia (Pictures)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ice Jam On The Bulkley River Smithers British Columbia (Pictures)


Above Photo: Ice jam raise's the water in the Bulkley River at Smithers, British Columbia.

An ice jam has threaten to flood homes that are in low lying areas next to the Bulkley river in Smithers, British Columbia in the early part of January 2016. People were placed on high alert as the ice and water backed up onto peoples property.

As chunks of ice started building up on the river, this caused the water to back up, flooding some basements and property.

There were approximately 16 or so homeowners that were placed on evacuation notice if the river continued to rise. There was some flooding on some the roads.

In Spring runoff, many of these low lying areas do flood, and flooding has been seen in years past from ice jams on the Bulkley.

Also residents are being advised to stay away from the river as it is extremely dangerous.

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1918 Railway Station Smithers British Columbia (8 - Pictures)


Above Photo: The 1918 Smithers, British Columbia Railway Station and Via Rail passenger train unloading and loading people for the run to Prince Rupert and stops in-between.

It is funny, know matter how many times I visit communities throughout northern British Columbia, I always find something new to film. I moved from Surrey, B.C. in 1981 to where I reside now, which is in small town Houston.

There were a few challenges to over come, like setting up a home in the dead of winter with temperatures dropping into the minus thirty's.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Steelhead And Winter Ice Fishing In And Around Houston British Columbia (12 Pictures)


Above Photo: Fulton river which flows into Babine Lake, British Columbia's longest natural lake at Granisle, B.C.. Picture was taken on New Year's Day, January 1, 2016.

Houston, British Columbia is known around the world for a good number of things, such as Canada’s largest fly fishing rod and one of two grizzly bears that were killing cattle around Hungry Hill. 

Also we have the “beautiful” Steelhead Park which runs along Highway 16 through Houston. 

In the park there is the Steelhead fountain where you can sit peacefully enjoying the day.

Another popular attraction is the Wolf Totem Pole which is in the park.

In summer there are numerous beds of blooming flowers of different types and well manicured grass. The park is truly Houston’s well known gem.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kamloops Lake - Thompson River – City Of Kamloops British Columbia (6 - Pictures)


Above Photo: Over looking the city of Kamloops, British Columbia.

As we travel around Kamloops, B.C. there is so much to see and never enough time to see it all. I wanted to take a few pictures of Kamloops Lake, the Thompson River and the city of Kamloops from a higher vantage point, which I did, but at dusk. 

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