BC Flood

A Harbour Air plane flies low over Harrison Lake. (Photo/Klasina Van Oort)

Harbour Air sails in to aid Agassiz-Harrison

The airline flew stranded travellers in Harrison to downtown Vancouver

A Harbour Air plane flies low over Harrison Lake. (Photo/Klasina Van Oort)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Nooksack River expected to reach ‘moderate’ flood stage with weekend rain: City of Abbotsford

With damage to dike systems, more water could cross the border into Sumas Prairie on Sunday

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
One of the flooded farms in Sumas Prairie from an aerial tour with provincial officials, Nov. 23, 2021. Some farms are recovering but more heavy rain is expected. (B.C. government photo)

B.C., Ottawa to match flood relief donations to Canadian Red Cross

Trudeau, Horgan tour flooded Abbotsford area to see damage

One of the flooded farms in Sumas Prairie from an aerial tour with provincial officials, Nov. 23, 2021. Some farms are recovering but more heavy rain is expected. (B.C. government photo)
The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)

Hope’s airpark saw 400 flights during flood disaster response

Emergency response hub coordinating flights for deliveries, rescue and more

The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)
B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, Delta South MLA Ian Paton and Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun meet with farmers from the Sumas Prairie, Nov. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Fraser Valley milk production returns, B.C. ranchers pitch in

Okanagan, Kootenay dairy farms shipping to Alberta

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, Delta South MLA Ian Paton and Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun meet with farmers from the Sumas Prairie, Nov. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Watching the Vedder River rise on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress screenshot)

River Forecast Centre put entire South Coast on ‘flood watch’

Flood watch ‘means river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull’ conditions

Watching the Vedder River rise on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress screenshot)
Samuel St-laurent captured many images of the area, including this overview of the Othello campground are north of Hope on Highway 5. (Samuel St-laurent/ Facebook)

Community fundraiser planned for Hope man who lost home and livelihood in floods

Zillwood’s home and bed and breakfast washed away in Coquihalla River

Samuel St-laurent captured many images of the area, including this overview of the Othello campground are north of Hope on Highway 5. (Samuel St-laurent/ Facebook)
Flooded farms are seen in this aerial photo in Sumas Prairie, Abbotsford, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s my life’s work’: Fraser Valley fruit and vegetable growers face uncertainty

Flooding comes a few months after a heat wave in late June “torched” crops

Flooded farms are seen in this aerial photo in Sumas Prairie, Abbotsford, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

PM Justin Trudeau lands in Abbotsford to tour flooded areas

Meetings first with local officials, and then onto Victoria later in the day

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
Reconstruction work at Tank Hill on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon, Nov. 22, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)

CN close to Fraser Canyon reopening, Highway 1 access target mid-January

Work crews on standby for further slides, flooding this weekend

Reconstruction work at Tank Hill on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon, Nov. 22, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said Friday morning (Nov. 26) that one of the things he wants to discuss with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the Canadian Armed Forces’ continued presence in Abbotsford to assist with tasks such as sandbagging. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford mayor says meeting with PM will be ‘very high-level overview’

Justin Trudeau to discuss flooding situation Friday with Henry Braun and others

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said Friday morning (Nov. 26) that one of the things he wants to discuss with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the Canadian Armed Forces’ continued presence in Abbotsford to assist with tasks such as sandbagging. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)
When flooding cut off Chilliwack General Hospital from the rest of B.C. for 48 hours, healthcare staff had to improvise on the fly. (Pixabay photo)

Chilliwack General Hospital staff adapt and thrive during flood crisis

Doctors, nurses and admin staff had to respond to rapidly-changing circumstances over 48 hours

When flooding cut off Chilliwack General Hospital from the rest of B.C. for 48 hours, healthcare staff had to improvise on the fly. (Pixabay photo)
Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)

Weather warning as heavy rain due Saturday for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla Highway

Runoff from snowmelt, warming temps could flood vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure

Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)
Damage to a section of road along Highway 8 about six kilometres east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Ryan Papps)

‘I don’t want us to be forgotten’: B.C. Hwy 8 residents could face years of flood recovery

‘(It) looks like you’ve entered a new world, the twilight zone or Mars, it’s beyond imagination’

Damage to a section of road along Highway 8 about six kilometres east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Ryan Papps)
MSAR's Joe Takenaka stands at the front of a rescue boat Monday night, Nov. 15. Most of the 16 members who attended that first day over 20-hour shifts. Photo courtesy of MSAR.

PHOTOS: Mission Search and Rescue volunteers detail ‘surreal’ Sumas flood operations

20 MSAR members put in 770 man hours over 3 days rescuing people trapped in Abbotsford

MSAR's Joe Takenaka stands at the front of a rescue boat Monday night, Nov. 15. Most of the 16 members who attended that first day over 20-hour shifts. Photo courtesy of MSAR.
Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)

Crises continue in Hope but help is on the way

As flood waters continue to erode land in Hope, work is starting to repair damage

Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Trudeau is scheduled to visit Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 26. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tour flooded Sumas Prairie on Friday

PM will meet with Abbotsford officials; press conference later in Victoria

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Trudeau is scheduled to visit Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 26. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The dike breach at Cole Road has been fixed, as shown in this photo posted online on Nov. 25, 2021. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford mayor says Thursday’s rainfall hasn’t added to flood levels

Henry Braun says he is worried about potential of Nooksack River to overflow again

The dike breach at Cole Road has been fixed, as shown in this photo posted online on Nov. 25, 2021. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Emil Anderson Maintenance and Kiewit crews working to remove the damaged jump span on the Coquihalla’s Jessica Bridge. (BC Transportation photo)

Heavily damaged Coquihalla expected to re-open in late January

Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said roughly 130km of the highway need repairs

Emil Anderson Maintenance and Kiewit crews working to remove the damaged jump span on the Coquihalla’s Jessica Bridge. (BC Transportation photo)