Winter Storm

Falling Trees Shatter Vancouver Island Homeowners’ Holiday Plans But Not Their Spirits

Last November in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Len and Sherry Readshaw were anticipating a quiet holiday season at their property in the Mountain View Mobile Home Park. Two enormous trees had more violent plans. Before dawn one morning, Ms. Readshaw heard a brushing sound on the roof that reminded[...]

Is Your Business Blizzard Proof?

A few companies love a howling blizzard and welcome dire forecasts: hardware stores that sell ice melt and snow shovels, landscapers with plows mounted on trucks and grocery stores. Most businesses, however, blanch at the approach of whiteout conditions because they imperil employees, deter[...]

Five Winter Preparedness Tips for Every Small Business Owner

As the COVID-19 crisis persists, small businesses continue to confront difficult challenges. Another test nonetheless confronts this group: impending winter weather. Experts note that winter affects small businesses in particular ways. For retailers and restaurateurs, difficult travel curtails foot[...]

Plan Now to Protect Against Five Most Common Winter Business Challenges

The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts a frigid winter in the continent’s northern half and abundant snowfall in the west. Even the southeast, the source notes, won’t escape winter’s clutches with below average temperatures expected. Don’t believe this folkloric source? Several prominent[...]

Important Tips to Protect Your Home During A Blizzard

Weather has become ever more unpredictable and extreme, with unusual heat waves, heavier rainstorms and, of course, more intense and frequent blizzards. True blizzards meet certain criteria: six or more hours of winds above 40 km/hour, visibility reduced to one kilometer by blowing or drifting snow,[...]