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Arctic-Like Weather Turns Vancouver Streets Into Skating Rinks

Photo: Jennifer Wolf / Facebook

While the latest snowfall and wind chills have lead to most people refusing to leave their homes, others are embracing the ‘true Canadian winter’ weather.


Since January 1, 2017, photos and videos have been circulating on social media and showcasing just how icy some streets are in the Lower Mainland.

How do you one-up someone skating on Vancouver’s icy streets?

How about playing hockey?

Despite the handful of locals hitting the ice with their skates, many remain concerned about the icy roads.

The City of Vancouver has indicated it plans address the issue, and recommends that residents send in tips and requests by phoning 311 or using the city’s app, VanConnect.

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