BC Flood

FILE – Flood waters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE – Flood waters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Crews have been at work building up protection to keep Fraser Canyon Hospital (left) safe from the surging flood waters of the Coquihalla River (right). (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

Flood mitigation projects in Hope estimated to cost $11-million

Engineer warns district must be ready for flooding twice as bad as what happened in November

Crews have been at work building up protection to keep Fraser Canyon Hospital (left) safe from the surging flood waters of the Coquihalla River (right). (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
MP Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, surveying flooded Fraser Valley terrain last fall. (Lana Popham/Facebook)

Recovery funding announcement for flooded B.C. farmers ‘days away,’ says ag minister

Reps working ‘around the clock’ so flood-struck farmers, ranchers can get on road to recovery

MP Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, surveying flooded Fraser Valley terrain last fall. (Lana Popham/Facebook)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Nov. 26, 2021 after catastrophic flooding hit the area on Nov. 15. Braun said he is continuing to have discussions with Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and other officials, including in Washington State. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford mayor pleads for ‘extensive financial help’ for city following November flooding

Henry Braun reaches out to senior levels of government for help with infrastructure upgrades

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Nov. 26, 2021 after catastrophic flooding hit the area on Nov. 15. Braun said he is continuing to have discussions with Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and other officials, including in Washington State. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve caretaker Werner Arnold points out some of the trees taken down by a recent ice storm while walking along a trail at the reserve on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s heron reserve ready to open after flood, ice storm cleanup

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve caretakers, city crews toiled for more than 2 months to clean up park

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve caretaker Werner Arnold points out some of the trees taken down by a recent ice storm while walking along a trail at the reserve on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)

Exemption put in place to help flood-affected B.C. residents ends on Monday night

The government says Canadians should still avoid non-essential travel

The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)
Castle Fun Park is hoping to re-open later this year. (File photo)

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Castle Fun Park begins rebuilding after flooding

Owners share footage from inside damaged building, announce potential re-opening date

Castle Fun Park is hoping to re-open later this year. (File photo)
Work continues at 3 Mile Bridge on B.C. Highway 8, which was washed out or damaged in 23 places in record rain and flooding mid-November 2021. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)

B.C. crews aiming for spring for Highway 8 resident access

Working west from Merritt, east from Spences Bridge

Work continues at 3 Mile Bridge on B.C. Highway 8, which was washed out or damaged in 23 places in record rain and flooding mid-November 2021. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)
Temporary bridge across 70-metre gap in Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon at Jackass Mountain allowed the key B.C. Interior route to reopen Jan. 24, 2022. (B.C. government photo)

B.C.’s Highway 1 reopens through hard-hit Fraser Canyon Monday

Single-lane bridge spans 80-metre gap at Jackass Mountain

Temporary bridge across 70-metre gap in Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon at Jackass Mountain allowed the key B.C. Interior route to reopen Jan. 24, 2022. (B.C. government photo)
Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Apparel company donates $200,000 worth of gear to first responders in Fraser Valley flood zones

5.11 Tactical donating clothing and footwear for flood relief efforts in Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Properties on Hatzic Lake are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede, near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. B.C. flood victims will be eligible next month for personalized support through the Canadian Red Cross to help navigate the recovery process and available funding programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1

Support funded by $30 million in donations matched by governments for a total $90-million fund

Properties on Hatzic Lake are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede, near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. B.C. flood victims will be eligible next month for personalized support through the Canadian Red Cross to help navigate the recovery process and available funding programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla highway

Reopening to traffic quickly followed by reports of unprepared drivers

Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

Coquihalla reopening to all traffic Wednesday, caution advised

Hope to Merritt will take 45 minutes longer than usual

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)

Flood survey asks Fraser Valley Regional District residents how they fared in disaster

‘We are looking for feedback from residents, property, and business owners of FVRD’s electoral areas’

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)
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

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

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)
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

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)
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)