Morning Headlines: February 11th

Josh Kilner / February 11, 2019

Yesterday’s snowfall has led to a number of school districts and public schools to be closed today.

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Many BC school districts closed due to snowfall

A number of school districts and public schools are closed today, as a result of the heavy snowfall across Metro Vancouver.

Surrey, Langley and Mission are among the 12 school districts affected, while some universities including Trinity Western University & the University of the Fraser Valley have also called classes off.

Environment Canada is forecasting another 10 to 15 centimetres of snow, beginning later this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday morning.

Snowfall leads to transit delays across Metro Vancouver

According to TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain system is experiencing heavy delays due to the inclement weather.

A number of trains along the Expo and Millennium Lines were being operated manually during this morning’s rush hour. The Canada Line, however, remains unaffected.

With more snow expected for later this afternoon, TransLink is advising commuters that they should continue to expect delays.

Many Vancouver Transit users are experiencing long wait times, as a result of yesterdays snowfall.

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Protestors brave the cold weather outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery, battling issues like two-tiered working conditions and wages.

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Protesting Vancouver Art Gallery workers to vote on tentative agreement

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 15, are holding a ratification vote later today.

The Vancouver Art Gallery and 200 unionized workers reached a tentative agreement on Sunday, following 8 months of bargaining between the two sides.

Striking workers rallied behind issues that included two-tiered working conditions and wages.