B.C. Floods 2021

Andrew Charpentier (second from left) is arrested in the 45900 block of Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack after allegedly stealing from flood victims on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Man arrested in Chilliwack accused of stealing from Abbotsford flood victims

Andrew Charpentier has been charged with four counts of break-and-enter

Andrew Charpentier (second from left) is arrested in the 45900 block of Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack after allegedly stealing from flood victims on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Abbotsford residents whose homes require repair or rebuilding from the recent flooding will not have to pay building-permit fees, and the application process is being sped up. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

Building-permit fees waived in Abbotsford for flood-damaged homes

City also agrees to speed up application process for impacted property owners

Abbotsford residents whose homes require repair or rebuilding from the recent flooding will not have to pay building-permit fees, and the application process is being sped up. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)

Boy, 8, crafts clay Christmas trees and raises $3,500 for Abbotsford search-and-rescue team

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue visits Gavin King of Coquitlam to thank him

Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)
The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Online concert will benefit flood victims nationwide through Canadian Red Cross

30 award-winning musicians lined up for Great Canadian Flood Relief concert

The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
A work crew had to move ahead creating a subfloor in an Abbotsford home with no power, after BC Hydro made the decision to cut the power to the home. (Kelly Sansalone photo)

Abbotsford homeowners shocked to have power cut during flood restoration job

BC Hydro cutting power to flood-damaged homes that have ‘imminent electrical hazards’

A work crew had to move ahead creating a subfloor in an Abbotsford home with no power, after BC Hydro made the decision to cut the power to the home. (Kelly Sansalone photo)
An Abbotsford Facebook group is collecting gift cards to help victims of the recent flooding.

Abbotsford Facebook group collects gift cards for flood victims

Cards passed along to help residents purchase groceries, clothing and other items

An Abbotsford Facebook group is collecting gift cards to help victims of the recent flooding.
The Abbotsford Cardinals training facility was completely destroyed by the recent flooding, but PavCo delivered the baseball team some good news by donating its used turf to the club.

Abbotsford Cardinals receive turf donation from PavCo

Portion of used turf at BC Place being donated to local baseball club hit hard by flooding

The Abbotsford Cardinals training facility was completely destroyed by the recent flooding, but PavCo delivered the baseball team some good news by donating its used turf to the club.
The Vancouver Park Board has created a brand new beach for residents to enjoy. (Vancouver Park Board)

New Barge Chilling Beach makes its debut on Vancouver’s shoreline

Barge washed up on Sunset Beach during the mid-November storms

The Vancouver Park Board has created a brand new beach for residents to enjoy. (Vancouver Park Board)
The Abbotsford Fish and Game Club (AFGC) – at the base of Sumas Mountain – was submerged when massive flood hitting the area in mid-November. (Photo courtesy of AFGC)

Abbotsford Fish and Game Club recovers from flood damage, including bridge loss

Site serves as Western Canada firearms training centre for border and corrections personnel

The Abbotsford Fish and Game Club (AFGC) – at the base of Sumas Mountain – was submerged when massive flood hitting the area in mid-November. (Photo courtesy of AFGC)
Toy Drive organizer John-Andrew Pankiw-Petty of Victoria hands donated gifts to Chilliwack Community Services executive director Diane Janzen at the Chilliwack Airport on Dec. 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Santa flight toy drive touches down in Chilliwack

‘When we asked people to help out, the response was incredible,’ says toy drive organizer

Toy Drive organizer John-Andrew Pankiw-Petty of Victoria hands donated gifts to Chilliwack Community Services executive director Diane Janzen at the Chilliwack Airport on Dec. 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Photo/RCAF)

‘Frenzy of activity’: Agassiz fire chief recounts dangerous week of flood rescues

No local firefighters were injured during dangerous rescue operations

(Photo/RCAF)
Left to right: Derek Judd, Vic Carrao, Jesse Judd and Renee Coghill (Hope SAR). While Vic and Jesse shuttled people and supplies back and forth from Hope, Derek organized people on shore so when the boat arrived it could be loaded and unloaded as fast as possible. (Facebook photo)

Boaters who evacuated people during flooding make donation to Hope Search and Rescue

Vic Carrao and Jesse Judd shuttled people and supplies in and out of Hope over two chaotic days

Left to right: Derek Judd, Vic Carrao, Jesse Judd and Renee Coghill (Hope SAR). While Vic and Jesse shuttled people and supplies back and forth from Hope, Derek organized people on shore so when the boat arrived it could be loaded and unloaded as fast as possible. (Facebook photo)
The Vancouver Warriors and TD have teamed up to raise money for flood relief efforts. (Submitted)

Vancouver Warriors make 1,000 home opener tickets available by donation to B.C. flood relief

National Lacrosse League club, TD bank teaming up to aid flood relief efforts in the province

The Vancouver Warriors and TD have teamed up to raise money for flood relief efforts. (Submitted)
The UFC has donated $25,000 to flood relief efforts in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. (UFC_CA Twitter photo)

UFC donates $25,000 to flood relief efforts in Fraser Valley

Mixed Martial Arts organization donates to United Way BC to aid locals hit hard

The UFC has donated $25,000 to flood relief efforts in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. (UFC_CA Twitter photo)
Flowing water passes just under Green Point Bridge along Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent on Wednesday, Dec. 1. (Photo/Harry Maslin)

State of Local Emergency ended for District of Kent

SOLE ends after one month, triggered by catastrophic floods

Flowing water passes just under Green Point Bridge along Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent on Wednesday, Dec. 1. (Photo/Harry Maslin)
The label for Helping Hands Pilsner, hitting B.C. liquor store shelves soon to raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.

Chilliwack’s Field House Brewing contributes to Helping Hands Pilsner project

The Chilliwack craft brewer is teaming up with Coquitlam’s Mariner Brewing Co. and other partners

The label for Helping Hands Pilsner, hitting B.C. liquor store shelves soon to raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.
Ninja survived the flooding on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford in mid-November and made his way back to his former home in Huntingdon – almost 20 kilometres away.

Ninja the cat survives Abbotsford flooding, travels almost 20 km to former home

Pet got away from owner during evacuation from Sumas Prarie home on Nov. 15

Ninja survived the flooding on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford in mid-November and made his way back to his former home in Huntingdon – almost 20 kilometres away.
FILE – Motorists purchase fuel at a gas station in Kamloops, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. British Columbia is lifting gas rationing measures put in place following recent devastating floods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

VIDEO: B.C. to lift gas restrictions in southwest region, extends state of emergency

Gas restriction were first put in place in mid-November

FILE – Motorists purchase fuel at a gas station in Kamloops, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. British Columbia is lifting gas rationing measures put in place following recent devastating floods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Nearly 15,000 people were forced from their homes in southwestern B.C., where repairs on some severed highways and bridges have been made while the Coquihalla Highway, a major route to B.C.’s Interior, is expected to remain closed until late January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Volunteers join forces to help clean up after unprecedented flooding in Abbotsford

Flood damage across B.C. is expected to cost $450 million

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Nearly 15,000 people were forced from their homes in southwestern B.C., where repairs on some severed highways and bridges have been made while the Coquihalla Highway, a major route to B.C.’s Interior, is expected to remain closed until late January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Hope residents have jumped in to remove debris from the Coquihalla River in Hope, following the storm that destroyed homes and property up river. (Submitted photo)

Trash and treasures all need to be removed from Hope-area riverbed after flooding

Car parts, photographs and more being cleaned up by volunteers following catastrophic floods

Hope residents have jumped in to remove debris from the Coquihalla River in Hope, following the storm that destroyed homes and property up river. (Submitted photo)