Kootenay Lake ferry terminals receive new webcams

Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals receive new DriveBC webcams.

The Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals are two of 30 locations receiving DriveBC webcams.

DriveBC is busy getting ready for summer travellers by installing 30 new webcams around B.C. and the first few are at the Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals.

The cameras are now live on the DriveBC network and will help people headed to the ferry gauge weather, road conditions and most importantly for the ferry terminals, line-ups.

A webcam was installed last summer at the Kootenay Bay terminal by the East Shore Internet Society.

The community operated webcam is still up and running through their website at webcams.theeastshore.ca

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure installed a webcam at Coffee Creek last summer.

There are also webcams at the summit of Kootenay Pass, the junction of Highways 3 and 6 at Salmo, and the junction of Highways 6 and 31A at New Denver.

Priority for new web cameras is given to routes prone to extreme weather or traffic congestion, and for sites where there are not already a nearby webcam.

The DriveBC webcams for Kootenay Bay and Balfour are up and running and can be viewed at drivebc.ca.


Just Posted

Campbell scores in OT as Leafs outlast Nitehawks 7-6

Nelson gave up three leads against rival Beaver Valley

Winlaw mosquito control referendum fails

The initiative received 339 votes against, and 118 in favour

COLUMN: Celebrate the season at Nelson’s Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre presents a program of Halloween delights

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Most Read