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Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed due to flooding threat

Ministry of Transportation officially closes highway at 5 p.m.

 

Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed due to flooding threat

Ministry of Transportation officially closes highway at 5 p.m.

 

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter is missing after travelling to Dallas. He was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas night club in the early hours of Nov. 25. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man goes missing after travelling to Texas for football game

Aaron Tschritter was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas nightclub on Nov. 25

 

When flooding cut off Chilliwack General Hospital from the rest of B.C. for 48 hours, healthcare staff had to improvise on the fly. (Pixabay photo)

Chilliwack General Hospital staff adapt and thrive during flood crisis

Doctors, nurses and admin staff had to respond to rapidly-changing circumstances over 48 hours

When flooding cut off Chilliwack General Hospital from the rest of B.C. for 48 hours, healthcare staff had to improvise on the fly. (Pixabay photo)
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UPDATED: Missing 14-year-old located

Police have found a teenager who was last seen in downtown Chilliwack Nov. 23

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Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema is back in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad as they take on Mexico in a pair of international matches. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema joins Canadian soccer squad for Mexico matches

Huitema is at a 10-day training camp in Mexico that will include games Nov. 27 and 30

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema is back in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad as they take on Mexico in a pair of international matches. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Linda Marks (left) and Sarah Jane Franklin at the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board Realtors Care Blanket Drive, which was held Nov. 20 in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope. (CADREB photo)

Chilliwack-area realtors collect blankets and clothing for people in need

The Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board Realtors Care Blanket Drive was held Nov. 20

Linda Marks (left) and Sarah Jane Franklin at the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board Realtors Care Blanket Drive, which was held Nov. 20 in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope. (CADREB photo)
Allison McConnell and her family lost their home, camper and two vehicles after heavy rains this week flooded the Vedder river. (gofundme.com photo)

Fundraiser for flood-devastated Chilliwack family surpasses goal

Effort for the McConnells is hoped to inspire others

Allison McConnell and her family lost their home, camper and two vehicles after heavy rains this week flooded the Vedder river. (gofundme.com photo)
Volunteers flocked to a Greendale property to dry off soggy calves boated in from Sumas. (Victoria Hergott Facebook)

VIDEO: Greendale volunteers dry off soaked calves who stood for hours in floods

Soggy, shivering calves were in bad shape after standing in chest-deep water for hours

Volunteers flocked to a Greendale property to dry off soggy calves boated in from Sumas. (Victoria Hergott Facebook)
An FVRD graphic shows the area currently subject to an evacuation order.

Evacuation order issued for O’Byrne Road in Chilliwack River Valley

The Fraser Valley Regional District says residents of trailers near Chilliwack River are in danger

An FVRD graphic shows the area currently subject to an evacuation order.
Members of Chilliwack’s U15 A2 hockey squad found shelter and warm meals at Hope’s Camp Squeah after getting stranded coming home from a tournament in Kelowna. (submitted photo)

Stranded Chilliwack hockey team finds refuge at Camp Squeah in Hope

The group of 31 was taken in after a treacherous journey from Kelowna brought them to Hope

Members of Chilliwack’s U15 A2 hockey squad found shelter and warm meals at Hope’s Camp Squeah after getting stranded coming home from a tournament in Kelowna. (submitted photo)
The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

City of Chilliwack downgrades Yarrow evacuation order to evacuation alert

The change means residents can go home, but be prepared to leave immediately if conditions worsen

The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
As of 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, cars were lining up at one of the gas stations still selling gas, the Esso Travel Centre at Luckakuck and Vedder. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack running out of gas as flooding impacts supply

Several gas stations started shutting off pumps and price boards Wednesday afternoon

As of 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, cars were lining up at one of the gas stations still selling gas, the Esso Travel Centre at Luckakuck and Vedder. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack residents being flown to Abbotsford for dialysis treatment

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Claudia Zamprogno soothes the nerves of a frazzled horse at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, 2021. The Chilliwack facility is setting up to house 150 horses evacuated due to flooding. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress).

Chilliwack’s Heritage Park taking in 150 horses as flooding forces evacuations

People evacuated from Yarrow and other places are also finding refuge, setting up in the parking lot

Claudia Zamprogno soothes the nerves of a frazzled horse at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, 2021. The Chilliwack facility is setting up to house 150 horses evacuated due to flooding. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress).
Jennie Roberts (second from right) stands with (left to right) Shunga, Iain, Amber, Avery and Lawrence. With them are three rolls of toilet paper, the last in the house and one of the reasons Jennie has to head out in search of supplies. (submitted photo)

Anxious Chilliwack shoppers empty grocery store shelves

A rush on food supplies started Tuesday (Nov. 16) morning and escalated through the afternoon

Jennie Roberts (second from right) stands with (left to right) Shunga, Iain, Amber, Avery and Lawrence. With them are three rolls of toilet paper, the last in the house and one of the reasons Jennie has to head out in search of supplies. (submitted photo)
Debbie Purser rushed to the pump Tuesday, Nov. 16, when she heard that the gas supply in Chilliwack might be running dry. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack motorists rush to the pump fearing gas shortage as city cut off from highway access

With Chilliwack cut off from Edmonton and Burnaby, a long term gas shortage might be a thing

Debbie Purser rushed to the pump Tuesday, Nov. 16, when she heard that the gas supply in Chilliwack might be running dry. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Deanna Tuchscherer shoots over a Thompson Rivers defender during Canada West women’s basketball action last weekend at the UFV Athletic Centre. (UFV Cascades photo)

Chilliwack’s Deanna Tuchscherer heating up for UFV women’s basketball team

The G.W. Graham grad has led her Cascades to a 5-1 start and 1st place in the West Division

Deanna Tuchscherer shoots over a Thompson Rivers defender during Canada West women’s basketball action last weekend at the UFV Athletic Centre. (UFV Cascades photo)
A home on Wilson Road in Chilliwack was flooded when water washed out a nearby dike.

B.C. STORM: Chilliwack Search and Rescue saves residents from flooded home

Flood water erased a section of protective dike, surrounding the home and preventing an easy escape

A home on Wilson Road in Chilliwack was flooded when water washed out a nearby dike.
Torrential rain left several Greendale horses standing knee deep in flood waters Monday morning, Nov. 15, 2021. (Facebook photo)

B.C. STORM: Chilliwack horse owners scramble to move animals as rain water floods paddocks

Twenty horses in Greendale needed to be moved to other locations Monday morning

Torrential rain left several Greendale horses standing knee deep in flood waters Monday morning, Nov. 15, 2021. (Facebook photo)