Freezing winds a walk in the park for South Surrey teens

Earl Marriott Secondary students make the most of their snow day

Freezing winds didn’t quell the fun for a group of friends from Earl Marriott Secondary who took to the playground at South Surrey’s Bakerview Park Wednesday afternoon.

Isabella Tomé, Miranda Clark, Alex Dolling, Emma Ockey, Daniel Shay and James Jiang were seemingly unfazed by the cold – although Jiang’s exposed ankles, bright red from the cold, certainly painted a different picture.

Out and about on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, pedestrians of all manner were spotted: largely well-bundled as they hurried to various destinations; an excited youngster skipping down the sidewalk with her dad, a dog and a sled; the clearly chilled waiting, heads down, for the next bus.

Those who ventured out behind the wheel had a slower go on most roads, as the snow made for slippery turns at many corners and intersections.

Environment Canada warned earlier this week that arctic cold and up to 20 cm of snow would be arriving. Wednesday, a warning of gusting winds was added to the mix.

READ MORE: More snow, Arctic inflow on the way for B.C.’s south coast

Flurries were forecast for Wednesday night, followed by warmer temperatures and, by Friday night, rain.



tholmes@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Daniel Shay (left) and James Jiang brace for landing Wednesday at Bakerview Park, as friends (from left) Miranda Clark, Isabella Tomé, Emma Ockey and Alex Dolling watch. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Just Posted

Supreme Court upholds White Rock council decision on Lady Alexandra development

Planned 12-storey highrise on lower Johnston Road was stalled in 2018

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

MARCH 31: Five more in B.C. have died due to COVID-19

Surrey RCMP not seeing ‘significant loss’ in ranks because of COVID-19

Surrey Mounties say they have a good tracking system to keep tabs on police officers experiencing an illness

No final high school game for Surrey all-stars; six scholarship winners named

COVID-19 forces cancellation of all-star games for boys and girls at Enver Creek gym April 3

B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April

Province continue to have a recovery rate of about 50 per cent

John Horgan extends B.C.’s state of emergency for COVID-19

Premier urges everyone to follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s advice

B.C.’s first community COVID-19 death was dentist ‘dedicated’ to health: lawyer

Vincent was 64 when he died on March 22 after attending the Pacific Dental Conference

UPDATE: 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes B.C. Interior

An earthquake was reportedly felt just before 5 p.m. throughout the Okanagan

Two inmates at prison housing Robert Pickton test positive for COVID-19

Correctional Service of Canada did not release any details on the identities of the inmates

BC heart surgery patient rarely leaves home

James Jepson is especially vulnerable to the novel coronavirus

BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations

Two BC SPCA donors have offered up to $65,000 in matching donations

Anti-tax group calls for MPs, senators to donate scheduled pay raises to charity

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates the salary and allowance increases each calendar year

Two arrested after man lies about COVID-19 illness to stay in Victoria Airbnb for free

Victoria Police found stolen goods inside the occupied unit

Most Read

l -->