Snowfall in 1966 outdid recent dump

Letter writer Peter Teichroew remembers a 37-inch snow fall in October 1966.

Editor:

I read with interest the story in your paper of the record snowfall of Nov. 15.

Well, I still remember the 37-inch snowfall here in October of 1966.

It snowed from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next day.

I had to use a fork lift with a bulldozer blade on it to clear the roads at the sawmill 10 miles up Dog Creek Road where I worked.

I still have a photo of my car completely buried in snow that makes a 15-inch snowfall look sick.

Peter Teichroew

Williams Lake

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Reverse graduation parade gets green light from Williams Lake city council

Proposal needs RCMP approval and meet public health office requirements

Orange Shirt Society seeks to trademark ‘Every Child Matters’

Unscrupulous sales of Orange Shirt Society owned designs continue

Independent watchdog investigating Williams Lake RCMP

The IIO was called in by the RCMP after a man was pursued by police and injured in a motorbike crash

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Williams Lake Tribune continue its mission to provide trusted local news

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

Be cautious expanding COVID-19 bubble, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Senior homes stay off-limits as schools, businesses reopen

Most Read