BC Flood

MCC and MDS have partnered up to provide support for those impacted by the flooding in the Fraser Valley.

MCC BC and MDS team up to battle Fraser Valley flooding damage

Pair of groups partnering up to aid hard hit areas in Abbotsford and surrounding communities

 

The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)

Highway 1 reopened to traffic between Lytton and Spences Bridge

Highway still closed between Lytton and Hope, due to record snowfall and avalanche risk

 

Members of the Canadian Forces build a temporary dike with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek on Nov. 24, 2021. The village is again preparing for flooding during an atmospheric river this week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Abbotsford prepares for localized flooding during latest rainfall

Area not expected to suffer a repeat of the catastrophic November floods

 

A beloved copy of The Penner Family: Faithful Through Adversity was destroyed in the recent flooding. A call has gone out to help replace the book. (Facebook/ Mennonite Heritage Archives)

Mennonite family hoping to replace beloved family book destroyed by Abbotsford floods

Book was published in 1996 and chronicles 200 years of Penner family history

A beloved copy of The Penner Family: Faithful Through Adversity was destroyed in the recent flooding. A call has gone out to help replace the book. (Facebook/ Mennonite Heritage Archives)
Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

State of emergency extended as B.C. continues to grapple with storm-damaged highways

The state of emergency will remain in place until Jan. 18

Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Route taken by a BC Hydro pole washed away west of Merritt by flooding in November 2021. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)

Hydro pole travels hundreds of kilometres from Nicola River to Boundary Bay

Broken pole found after being washed away following flooding on Highway 8 east of Merritt

Route taken by a BC Hydro pole washed away west of Merritt by flooding in November 2021. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)
Traffic moves along highway 1 as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. residents urged to brace for heavy rains, snowmelt leading to possible flooding

Snowmelt combined with rainy weather ahead could lead to flooding

Traffic moves along highway 1 as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A person wearing a face mask carries an umbrella as rain falls while walking past the snow-covered square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The agency that monitors British Columbia’s waterways is warning of “minor to significant flooding” on B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as warming temperatures and persistent rain melt heavy snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heavy rain, rising temperatures could mean floods on Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Storms carrying threat still days away, exact location and intensity of concerns still unclear

A person wearing a face mask carries an umbrella as rain falls while walking past the snow-covered square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The agency that monitors British Columbia’s waterways is warning of “minor to significant flooding” on B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as warming temperatures and persistent rain melt heavy snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Debris is strewn across the path near the entrance to one of the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

BC Parks not assessing Othello Tunnels near Hope until conditions improve

The hugely popular park suffered heavy damage during flooding in November

Debris is strewn across the path near the entrance to one of the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
Victoria Kuit of the Yarrow Food Hub delivers supplies to Rob Souch at his flood-damaged rental home on No. 5 Road on Jan. 5, 2022. (Tyler Gelderman)

Yarrow Food Hub shifts gears to help flooded folks in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

‘We could see by the looks on their faces they needed help, so we just helped,’ says Food Hub founder

Victoria Kuit of the Yarrow Food Hub delivers supplies to Rob Souch at his flood-damaged rental home on No. 5 Road on Jan. 5, 2022. (Tyler Gelderman)
Abbotsford’s Debbie Blumauer is a volunteer site supervisor for the Canadian Red Cross, and is featured in a video on the organization’s YouTube channel about the flooding that took place in late 2021. (YouTube screenshot)

VIDEO: Red Cross flooding video features Abbotsford volunteer site supervisor

Video is one of many on organization’s YouTube channel that features flooding

Abbotsford’s Debbie Blumauer is a volunteer site supervisor for the Canadian Red Cross, and is featured in a video on the organization’s YouTube channel about the flooding that took place in late 2021. (YouTube screenshot)
An Abbotsford Facebook group is supporting farmers impacted by the recent flooding on Sumas Prairie. (Photo: Helping Sumas Prairie Farmers Facebook group)

Abbotsford Facebook group collects more than $75K in donations for flood victims

Sumas Prairie farmers supported with gift cards, cash and goods

An Abbotsford Facebook group is supporting farmers impacted by the recent flooding on Sumas Prairie. (Photo: Helping Sumas Prairie Farmers Facebook group)
The Sumas Dike near No. 3 Road suffered a large breach during flooding in mid-November. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Videos show force of floodwaters after dike breach on Sumas Prairie in November

Three videos shot at main dike at No. 3 and Marion roads in Abbotsford on Nov. 15, 16 and 17

The Sumas Dike near No. 3 Road suffered a large breach during flooding in mid-November. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Members of Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada in the Harrison area take a brief break in frigid conditions as they work on a Harrison Hot Springs property on Monday, Jan. 3. The club has worked to restore livable conditions in the Harrison area, Yarrow and beyond in a volunteer campaign helping those affected by the November floods. (Photo/Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada)

VIDEO: Sikh Motorcycle Club helps to restore flood-ridden properties in Harrison area, Yarrow

‘We feel very proud to serve our fellow Canadians who are in need,’ club says

Members of Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada in the Harrison area take a brief break in frigid conditions as they work on a Harrison Hot Springs property on Monday, Jan. 3. The club has worked to restore livable conditions in the Harrison area, Yarrow and beyond in a volunteer campaign helping those affected by the November floods. (Photo/Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada)
B.C. construction crew extends an Acrow temporary bridge to close a huge washout gap at Jackass Mountain on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)

B.C. Fraser Canyon gaps slowly closing after November washouts

Mid-January target for Highway 1 reopening to some traffic

B.C. construction crew extends an Acrow temporary bridge to close a huge washout gap at Jackass Mountain on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)
A house sits on high ground surrounded by flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Premier John Horgan acknowledged an “exceptionally challenging” year in a statement on New Year’s Eve. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. farmers ‘white-knuckling’ their way through extreme cold after floods, heat dome

Remaining moisture in structures on Sumas Prairie may lead to even more damage from frost

A house sits on high ground surrounded by flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Premier John Horgan acknowledged an “exceptionally challenging” year in a statement on New Year’s Eve. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)

TOPS STORIES 2021: Hope’s biggest disaster brought out the best in community

Hundreds of travellers were stuck in Hope for up to four days

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)
The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford to get backup generator

Council awards $3.3M contract out of $6.5M grant from the province

The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford students’ Red Cross donation for flood recovery tops $21K

Pair’s GoFundMe campaign matched by provincial and federal governments

Sourav Arora (left) and Jasreet Ghuman raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’s flood-recovery appeal. The donation is being matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total contribution of more than $21,000. (Submitted photo)
The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photo by Caroline Mostertman)

Class-action lawsuit filed to recoup losses from Sumas Prairie flooding in Abbotsford

Defendants were ‘grossly negligent’ in failing to properly warn residents, lawsuit states

The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photo by Caroline Mostertman)