Adam Louis

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

Update: 1:57 p.m. The Observer has confirmed with with the Ministry of…

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

UPDATE: District of Kent to host flood volunteer debriefing on Saturday

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)

‘It’s a mascot!’: Puppy renamed Hope as salute to outstanding local volunteers

“Hope” sheltered at HSS for three days with their family

Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Traffic backs up on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue as travellers are eager to get on Highway 7. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Hwy 7-bound traffic flows through Agassiz

As traffic moves on, Agassiz comes to a standstill

Traffic backs up on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue as travellers are eager to get on Highway 7. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Traffic outside of Agassiz heading west is at a standstill as drivers, emergency personnel and road crews work to get traffic flowing again. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Heavy traffic on Hwy 7 as single-lane traffic opens in Hope area

Essential travel only from Hope, two lanes open west of Agassiz

Traffic outside of Agassiz heading west is at a standstill as drivers, emergency personnel and road crews work to get traffic flowing again. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Travellers who have been trapped for days in Hope lined up to take a CP Train to downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)

Lougheed Highway to open westbound for the hundreds of travellers stuck in Hope

Piloted traffic heading west to guide stranded travellers out of the disaster zone

Travellers who have been trapped for days in Hope lined up to take a CP Train to downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)
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B.C. FLOOD: Harbour Air offering flights out of Harrison Lake during floods

Flights at $80 per person go to downtown Vancouver

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Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Fraser-Cascade schools closed Wednesday, Nov. 17

All schools in the Fraser-Cascade School District 78 were closed for entire…

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The Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed they have rescued 311 people, 26 dogs and a cat and brought them to Agassiz following this week’s floods and landslides. (Photo/Royal Canadian Air Force)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

The Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed they have rescued 311 people, 26 dogs and a cat and brought them to Agassiz following this week’s floods and landslides. (Photo/Royal Canadian Air Force)
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No school on Tuesday for SD 78

All schools, district sites closed due to weather, road closures

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Search and rescue personnel help flood evacuees disembark from a helicopter in Agassiz, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VIDEO: Search and Rescue helicopters bring Lougheed Highway evacuees to shelter in Agassiz

Helicopters have been running non-stop since Monday morning

Search and rescue personnel help flood evacuees disembark from a helicopter in Agassiz, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The bottom of Rockwell Drive near Harrison Hot Springs is covered with debris and mud as torrential rain wreaks havoc across Agassiz-Harrison (Photo/Tara Fanzega)

B.C. STORM: 275 people rescued from Agassiz landslides, 500 in warming shelters in Hope

KHSAR delivering evac notices to Rockwell Drive residents

The bottom of Rockwell Drive near Harrison Hot Springs is covered with debris and mud as torrential rain wreaks havoc across Agassiz-Harrison (Photo/Tara Fanzega)
Heavy rains triggered landslides throughout the Lower Mainland, including near the Agassiz exit along Highway 1 east. (Photo/Joonrym Koo)

UPDATE: Multiple vehicles washed off Lougheed Highway, Rockwell Drive closed due to landslide

No estimates of opening on highways also affected by landslides

Heavy rains triggered landslides throughout the Lower Mainland, including near the Agassiz exit along Highway 1 east. (Photo/Joonrym Koo)
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New COVID-19 exposure events at AESS, Hope Secondary

Eight of 10 exposures this year in school district have been at Agassiz schools

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This bald eagle is ready for its close-up as this weekend marks peak eagle-spotting season in Agassiz-Harrison. Kilby Eagle Watch at the Kilby Historic Site runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

Eagle watch kicks off at historic site in Agassiz

Season of the Wild event highlights migrating bald eagles

This bald eagle is ready for its close-up as this weekend marks peak eagle-spotting season in Agassiz-Harrison. Kilby Eagle Watch at the Kilby Historic Site runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Multiple spun-out vehicles have closed the Coquihalla Highway in both directions from Merritt to Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Coquihalla re-opens after multiple spun out vehicles, jacknifed semis close snowy highway

Coq from Hope to Merritt is closed, major delays expected

Multiple spun-out vehicles have closed the Coquihalla Highway in both directions from Merritt to Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
Snow has fallen at Sasquatch Mountain Resort ahead of the 2021-22 ski season. The resort is not requiring vaccination proof to ski or board, but proof is required for sit-down food service. (Contributed/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)
Snow has fallen at Sasquatch Mountain Resort ahead of the 2021-22 ski season. The resort is not requiring vaccination proof to ski or board, but proof is required for sit-down food service. (Contributed/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)