BC Flood

Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair (left), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet at the premier’s office in Victoria after touring flooding in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 26, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. local governments need help with flood control, Horgan says

Passing down responsibility for dike works ‘a bad call’

Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair (left), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet at the premier’s office in Victoria after touring flooding in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 26, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
(Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

Virtual counselling session set to help Hope residents cope with disaster

Professional from Justice Institute tapped to lead conversation on critical stress management

(Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)
Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV file)

No in-person classes at UFV, Chilliwack public schools stay open

University of the Fraser Valley goes remote this week, while Chilliwack sees busing changes

Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV file)
Rainstorm will begin on B.C.’s south coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, then will hit the Fraser Valley by Tuesday night. (Shane MacKichan photo.)
Rainstorm will begin on B.C.’s south coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, then will hit the Fraser Valley by Tuesday night. (Shane MacKichan photo.)
“Streams are at bank-full or overflowing and slopers are saturated. Road access could get cut off by floods or minor slope failures,” the FVRD says.

Entire Hatzic Valley put on evacuation alert by Fraser Valley Regional District

1,600 properties affected; potential danger to life and property

“Streams are at bank-full or overflowing and slopers are saturated. Road access could get cut off by floods or minor slope failures,” the FVRD says.
Western Canada should expect more cold and more precipitation this winter, but also wild swings in weather conditions, according to the Weather Network. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says

Weather Network: B.C., Prairies should see more rain, colder than average temperatures

Western Canada should expect more cold and more precipitation this winter, but also wild swings in weather conditions, according to the Weather Network. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced plans to use the system during a Sunday briefing

Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
In 2019, Agassiz’s detachment gathered more than 1,000 pounds of food and $1,500 to benefit the local food bank during the annual Stuff the Cruiser event, which surpassed that year’s expectations. (File Photo)

Stuff the Cruiser set for Agassiz this week

Agassiz Speedway hosting bottle drive for AHCS on the same day

In 2019, Agassiz’s detachment gathered more than 1,000 pounds of food and $1,500 to benefit the local food bank during the annual Stuff the Cruiser event, which surpassed that year’s expectations. (File Photo)
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Fraser-Cascade schools closed for Monday

Severe weather, road closures may trigger further closures this week

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An evacuation order was issued Sunday night (Nov. 28) for seven units in a townhouse complex on Whatcom Road in Abbotsford.

Evacuation order issued for Abbotsford townhouse units after mudslide

Seven units affected in Forest Ridge complex on Whatcom Road

An evacuation order was issued Sunday night (Nov. 28) for seven units in a townhouse complex on Whatcom Road in Abbotsford.
Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

‘Tiger Dam’ being built on Highway 1 in Abbotsford to hold back floodwaters

Ministry of Transportation begins work Sunday night; freeway closed to all traffic

Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.

VIDEO: District of Hope issues state of local emergency for an evacuation along Nicolum River

Access to Tunnels Road address compromised by overland flooding

A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.
Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed due to flooding threat

Ministry of Transportation officially closes highway at 5 p.m.

Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.

Nooksack River overflow expected to cross into Abbotsford Sunday as more rain forecasted

100 millimetres of rain dumped on the region raised water levels at bottom of Sumas Lake by 3 inches

Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
Last week, Hot Springs Road was covered in flowing water as Agassiz-Harrison weathered the atmospheric river. Now, the village is limiting water use with more heavy rain on the way. (Photo/Georgina Olafson)

Harrison limits water use as Fraser Valley braces for more rain

Highway 7 is open for essential travel only

Last week, Hot Springs Road was covered in flowing water as Agassiz-Harrison weathered the atmospheric river. Now, the village is limiting water use with more heavy rain on the way. (Photo/Georgina Olafson)
Facebook photo from Dewdney Community Information Group.

VIDEO: Mudslide shuts down Sylvester Road in both directions near Mission

Occurred at the 4500 Block of the Sylvester Road, construction crews on scene

Facebook photo from Dewdney Community Information Group.
Crews work to repair the Coquihalla at Kingsvale Bridge, which is about 38 km south of Merritt, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Upcoming 3rd atmospheric river could be worst since 1st B.C storm 2 weeks ago: Farnworth

Heavy rain expected to continue through much of B.C.

Crews work to repair the Coquihalla at Kingsvale Bridge, which is about 38 km south of Merritt, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Tractors at a Huntingdon business flooded by the rainstorm. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
Tractors at a Huntingdon business flooded by the rainstorm. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
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Mission Raceway reaches out to help flood victims

Facebook post offers evacuees to bring RVs, equipment to park for safe keeping

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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