I remember the "sand" they used when I lived in Castlegar BC, 20 years ago. Really crappy stuff that ranged from very fine (which made mud) to pea size which punched car windshields and paint jobs. I think I would rather have the salt! Still no salt on the local roads unless they decide to put down a bunch for tonight's flurries. Environment Canada says 9° for Friday and 11° for Saturday. Got stuff to do tomorrow but Saturday might be a possibility for a ride.