Category: Weather

Wind power

December 31st, 2018 — The wind storm that hit Vancouver on December 20th did much worse damage on Salt Spring Island. Thousands of trees were knocked over including this one on Langs Road, a short stretch of pavement at the north end of St. Mary Lake, where more than 30 trees like it fell across power lines. I’ve been photographing root balls for more than 15 years and this is the largest I’ve come across. From the lowest point to the tip it’s three times my height at least. Considering the number of trees that fell it’s surprising more damage to homes didn’t occur but the number of near misses is staggering.

Updated: January 3, 2019 — 11:26 pm

Trout Lake pond hockey

January 6th, 2017 — For the first time in a generation it’s cold enough in Vancouver to have pond hockey on Trout Lake and since this picture was taken early on a Friday afternoon I guess it could also be called hooky hockey. The picture is not my normal sports shot but it does have a certain Jeff Wallesque feeling to it.

Updated: January 7, 2017 — 10:18 am

Raining in Vancouver

Heavy rain downtown Vancouver

Heavy rain downtown Vancouver

September 28th, 2013 — There was a heavy rain in downtown Vancouver this afternoon and true to my roots as a newspaper photographer I shot pictures, through the car window, between the beat of the slapping windshield wipers.

Updated: April 9, 2014 — 2:52 am

Stuck in the snow

Vancouver transit bus in the snow
January 4th, 2009 — It was supposed to rain yesterday afternoon and wash away the snow but instead there was another 6 inches of snow. By 6pm the transit system was paralyzed as these two people found out. The bus they were waiting for slid into the curb twenty feet from their stop and was stuck. The driver told them he wasn’t going anywhere soon and it was best for them walk.

Updated: April 20, 2014 — 11:05 pm


Cold in Wetaskiwin
1970’s Wetaskiwin, Alberta — Just how cold does it get in Alberta in January? Very cold as this spectator watching a snowmobile race illustrates.

Updated: April 21, 2014 — 7:26 pm