Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued arctic outflow, winter storm, wind and snowfall warnings for multiple areas in BC.
Warming Centres: In response to this weather event, Warming Centres may be opened for the public at the discretion of local governments and First Nations in affected areas.Temporary Winter Shelters and Extreme Weather Response Shelters are operated by BC Housing and their partners for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Temporary Winter Shelters and Extreme Weather Response Shelters are operated by BC Housing and their partners for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness:
Communities that have opened additional Warming Centres in response to this event, as of December 5th, 2022, include:
- Campbell River
- Comox Valley Regional District
- Gabriola Island (linked from Regional District of Nanaimo)
- Hornby Island (see Comox Valley Regional District)
- New Westminster
- White Rock
Connect with your local government or First Nation for more information about extreme cold resources and supports available in your community.
Extreme cold safety and preparedness
- PreparedBC – Severe Weather Checklist
- RoadSafetyBC – Preparing Your Vehicle
- HealthlinkBC – Cold Exposure & Risk of Injury
- Environment Canada – Cold Weather Safety Tips
- Health Canada – Health Risks of Extreme Cold
Contact a healthcare provider, or call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1, if you are experiencing mild, cold-related illness. Call 9-1-1 in case of medical emergency.