UPDATE: Schools reopen in major Island school districts

UPDATE: Schools reopen in  major Island school districts



The record-breaking streak of three straight snow days for students in a number of Island school districts is coming to an end.

All five districts that shut schools on Wednesday including Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo/Ladysmith will reopen on Thursday.

Camosun College and all VIU campuses are also open on Thursday.


Victoria School District SD 61 – Open

Good morning! All schools are OPEN today and all buses are running (Feb. 14). Please dress for the weather and use caution when travelling to and from school as some side streets and sidewalks are slippery.

Sooke School District SD 62 – Open 

School is open today! Bus 12 from Port Renfrew is not running, but a spare bus will pick up students from Woodhaven and in to Sooke. All other routes are a go. May be slight bus delays due to road conditions

Saanich School District SD 63 – Open

All Saanich Schools will be OPEN on Thurs Feb 14. Please drive carefully as there are still large piles of snow and some slippery areas. Thank you for your patience as our crews worked their magic to ready our schools

Cowichan Valley School District SD 79 – Open 

Schools are finally OPEN in the Cowichan Valley School District! Our staff have been out ensuring bus routes are safe and schools are accessible.

Although we are opening, we realize that there are a lot of icy places throughout the district, so we ask that you drive and walk with caution. Some buses may be running a bit late due to slushy weather, but, rest assured, we’re coming.

As always, the decision to send your little ones to school is up to you and we encourage you to do what you feel is best for your families.

Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District SD 68 – Open 

Schools are open and buses will run today (Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019).

Some roads may still be slippery. Take care and watch for children and pedestrians.

Vancouver Island University – Open

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Here’s some news you’ll love: All VIU Campuses (#Nanaimo, #Cowichan and #PowelRiver) are re-opening today (Feb 14) for classes & regular business. Students & employees should expect winter conditions. Please walk carefully & wear suitable footwear

Camosun College – Open 

College campuses & locations are OPEN today, Thursday, Feb. 14. Classes are on.  Buses are running to campus. Side streets may still be icy. Winter driving conditions in effect, use caution traveling to campus.  

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