Snow day for Jan. 15: Check here for school closures on Vancouver Island

Snow day for Jan. 15: Check here for school closures on Vancouver Island
Snow in Shawnigan Lake on Jan. 15, 2020. (Carrie Ceasor)

With snowfall warnings, wind warnings and winter storm warnings on different parts of Vancouver Island Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, school closures have been announced for across Vancouver Island.

Royal Roads University was one of the first schools to announce a closure, doing so on Tuesday night.

School closures

  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Victoria
  • Greater Victoria School District
  • Saanich School District
  • Sooke School District
  • Nanaimo and Ladysmith Public Schools
  • Camosun College
  • Maria Montessori Academy in Saanich
  • Cowichan Valley School District
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Sooke School District
  • Pacific Christian School
  • Island Catholic Schools – Victoria and Duncan schools closed
  • School District 64 Gulf Islands
  • Nanaimo Christian School
  • Lighthouse Christian Academy
  • School District No. 69 Qualicum
  • St. Michaels University School
  • École Beausoleil
  • École Victor-Brodeur du CSF
  • Discovery School
  • Queen Margaret’s School
  • Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Parksville-Qualicum Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre and Milner Gardens and Woodland
  • Arts Calibre Academy
  • Pacific Design Academy
  • North Island College is closing the following campuses at 2:30 p.m.: Campbell River, Comox Valley, St. Joe’s, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. Mixalakwila campus remains open, however ITV classes are cancelled.

Schools that are open

  • Campbell River School District. Tonight’s DPAC meeting has been cancelled.
  • Comox Valley School District. However, all school district meetings and user group activities scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, January 15 are cancelled.
  • School District 70 (Alberni)
  • School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North)

BC Transit has suspended service in the Cowichan Valley. There are route cancellations and detours in Greater Victoria.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more information. 




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