Apparently It’s Winter in Vancouver

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back East, they’re getting our usual weather. I heard it’s 14 degrees above the yearly average in Toronto. Meanwhile in the Lower Mainland, we all woke up to this strange white substance falling from the sky. We’ve seen it before, a few months ago, but I haven’t the foggiest as to why it’s coming down now.

My father-in-law asked me yesterday why our weather is being called so ‘unusual’ this year. It’s not the rain, really, it’s the storms. Winds, LOTS of rain, floods, slides, and snow. Not like the snowy winters we used to have when I was little, more like when you least expect it, it’ll dump a couple inches, winds will blow in sideways, and everyone is caught off guard.

We’re nestled indoors right now watching the World Jrs but we’re heading out soon to take care of some banking in Surrey. We borrowed my mom’s car today just to get this errand done (which I blogged a bit about yesterday) although driving is probably the last thing I want to do right now. I think I’ll let John take the wheel this afternoon, as a good Midwest boy he should be more used to these conditions. Unfortunately, everyone else on the roads around here, isn’t.

BC Place - Minus a Roof
BC Place after roof collapse this afternoon

Update: We drove by BC Place about 10 minutes after a tear in the roof caused it to collapse. This explains why I haven’t blogged about it til now, we were on the road.

Reports at first were frantic and panicked, after a press conference about an hour later it was revealed that due to the tear, management decided to pull down the roof. Regardless, what a mess – and yet another change to the Vancouver skyline []

Everyone and their dog has already blogged about it (say what? breaking news stories on blogs?) but Jeremy’s got some pretty cool footage on his post of the original tear in the roof, flapping in the wind [JeremyLatham].

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  1. Loxy!!Friday, January 5th, 2007 — 1:51pm PST

    And now this:

  2. Loxy!!Friday, January 5th, 2007 — 1:53pm PST

    Or here for a picture:

  3. KevBoFriday, January 5th, 2007 — 4:21pm PST


    The roof has caved in on your beloved stadium.


  4. rilahFriday, January 5th, 2007 — 5:03pm PST

    i know! at 5:30, it was gorgeous little puffy flakes. then came more rain and it became impossible-to-negotiate-with-a-stroller sleet.

    i hope driving was safe, cuz the stroller wasn’t…we almost got in a pile up!

  5. john bollwitt blog » The roof is exploding!Saturday, January 6th, 2007 — 1:49am PST

    […] I have to state the obvious. Today’s collapsing of the roof at BC Place[wiki] was the hot topic across so many media outlets, and everyone in the world of blogging, at least here in Vancouver, was looking to be apart of the madness. Yes, Rebecca did make a post about it. I won’t deny that, but we were about 30 minutes late to the news as we were driving around the mayhem of slush covered roads in the GVRD. […]

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