BC Flood

A woman walks by a McDonald’s restaurant, in London, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. McDonald’s says it has pulled milkshakes from the menu in all 1,250 of its British restaurants because of supply problems stemming from a shortage of truck drivers. The fast-food chain says it is also experiencing shortages of bottled drinks. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

McDonald’s forced to limit fries in Japan due to B.C. flood supply chain issues

Customers will only be able to purchase Small-sized fries until Dec. 30

A woman walks by a McDonald’s restaurant, in London, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. McDonald’s says it has pulled milkshakes from the menu in all 1,250 of its British restaurants because of supply problems stemming from a shortage of truck drivers. The fast-food chain says it is also experiencing shortages of bottled drinks. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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)
Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)

Emergency feed program offers immediate help for B.C.’s flooded livestock producers

$1M in funding from Emergency Management BC earmarked to cover hay, forage

Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)
Construction workers stand in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway where a massive section of the separate southbound lanes was washed away by flooding last month near Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coquihalla Highway reopening a major boost for B.C.’s battered supply chain

Crews repaired and patched about 20 stretches of the highway over 130 kilometres

Construction workers stand in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway where a massive section of the separate southbound lanes was washed away by flooding last month near Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
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.
Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne (reflective vest) consoles a resident as he and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth tour the flood-damaged community, Dec. 3, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Military mission winds up as B.C. flood recovery effort continues

More than 700 troops served from Fraser Valley to Interior

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne (reflective vest) consoles a resident as he and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth tour the flood-damaged community, Dec. 3, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Volunteers loadede helicopters with supplies and essentials for flood-impacted people in Hope, Merritt, Boston Bar and other regions. (Jeremy Prasad/Special to The News)

Hope mayor and council express thanks to community for strength through B.C. storms

‘This was an event that was unforeseen in its scope,” mayor said of highway closures, flooding

Volunteers loadede helicopters with supplies and essentials for flood-impacted people in Hope, Merritt, Boston Bar and other regions. (Jeremy Prasad/Special to The News)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.

Flood evacuation orders came days late in Fraser Valley Regional District

FVRD had 25 EOC staff covering 14,000 sq km, Abbotsford had nearly 400 staff covering 375 sq km

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.
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)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Cars, couches, propane and fuel tanks among debris from record B.C. flooding

‘Mountains’ of trash left outside homes after record rainfall

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Flood waters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Engineers say better forecasting, warnings could protect B.C. from disasters

Experts worried about how weakened infrastructure will handle spring thaws

Flood waters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Aerial view of aftermath of flooding near Princeton B.C., Dec. 3, 2021. Farms in the Similkameen, Nicola and eastern Fraser Valley were heavily damaged by flooding in mid-November. (B.C. government photo)

Aid coming for flood-struck B.C. livestock, vegetable farmers

Berry, vegetable fields to be assessed, $1M for emergency feed

Aerial view of aftermath of flooding near Princeton B.C., Dec. 3, 2021. Farms in the Similkameen, Nicola and eastern Fraser Valley were heavily damaged by flooding in mid-November. (B.C. government photo)
Culvert repairs continue Dec. 12, 2021 at Mine Creek on Highway 5, on of the damaged sites on the Coquihalla Highway after record mid-November rainfall and landslides. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)

B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway to reopen Dec. 20 for essential traffic

Temporary access while major reconstruction is completed

Culvert repairs continue Dec. 12, 2021 at Mine Creek on Highway 5, on of the damaged sites on the Coquihalla Highway after record mid-November rainfall and landslides. (B.C. transportation ministry photo)
B.C. finance minister Selina Robinson leaves the assembly with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Finance Minister Selina Robinson says the federal government's $5 billion contribution to flood disaster recovery efforts in British Columbia is a historic amount of cash that reflects the extreme nature of the disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. welcomes federal government’s ‘initial’ $5 billion in flood disaster relief

B.C. Finance Minister says assessing the full cost of rebuilding remains an ongoing process

B.C. finance minister Selina Robinson leaves the assembly with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Finance Minister Selina Robinson says the federal government's $5 billion contribution to flood disaster recovery efforts in British Columbia is a historic amount of cash that reflects the extreme nature of the disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito