Severe weather

Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)

Weather warning as heavy rain due Saturday for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla Highway

Runoff from snowmelt, warming temps could flood vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure

Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)
Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)

Crises continue in Hope but help is on the way

As flood waters continue to erode land in Hope, work is starting to repair damage

Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)
A flooded section of Highway 1 eastbound between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking west on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack dikes ‘designed’ to contain peak flows from heavy rains: city officials

City officials to keep close eye this weekend on Nooksack River, and Chilliwack River levels

A flooded section of Highway 1 eastbound between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking west on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Hope Standard.

COLUMN: Coverage of our communities the top priority in a disaster

Monday, Nov. 15 was my 45th birthday and it already seems like…

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Hope Standard.
Squiala Chief David Jimmie beside the Fraser River on Nov. 8, 2021. (Velour Productions)

Flooding and slide impacts across Stó:lō territory varied greatly, says leader

First Nations near Chilliwack fared better than some near flood zone or Chilliwack River Valley

Squiala Chief David Jimmie beside the Fraser River on Nov. 8, 2021. (Velour Productions)
A video posted to Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s Facebook shows some of the damage on Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope. (Mark Strahl Facebook)

VIDEO: MP Mark Strahl shares video of damage on Highway 1 outside of Hope

Landslide damage between Popkum and Laidlaw still being cleaned up by crews

A video posted to Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s Facebook shows some of the damage on Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope. (Mark Strahl Facebook)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope mayor notes importance of emergency kits, as district monitors weather

With new atmospheric river approaching Fraser Valley, mayor says be prepared

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Highway 1 at No. 3 Road on Nov. 16, 2021. (TranBC/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Highway closures, road advisories due to flooding compiled in handy list

In wake of flooding, slides new TranBC page streamlines info travellers need

Highway 1 at No. 3 Road on Nov. 16, 2021. (TranBC/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Mayor Ken Popove, and Coun. Jason Lum look down Boundary Road on Nov. 22, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

City officials toured hardest-hit parts of flood-damaged Chilliwack

Tour went from water-laden Boundary Road to washout on Vedder Mountain Road, west of Cultus Lake

Mayor Ken Popove, and Coun. Jason Lum look down Boundary Road on Nov. 22, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)

Hell’s Gate Airtram not affected by landslides, owner confirms

Rumours had started that the historic site’s infrastructure was damaged by storm

Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)
Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)

PHOTO: B.C.’s recent atmospheric river flooding as seen in space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares photo of Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island

Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)

MP Mark Strahl visits Hope a week after disaster

Conservative MP says his office and the federal government will support Hope

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)
Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)

B.C. researchers, advocates consider impacts of catastrophic flooding on Fraser River salmon

Stranded and trapped salmon seen swimming in yards, trapped on railway tracks, trails, in ditches

Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)
Rock slide reported after return of rain, on Highway 1, just past Sailor Bar Tunnel, near Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Kimberly Gosick photo)

Return of rain brings rockslide near Yale, slowed-down traffic near Agassiz

On reopened roads everyone reminded to use caution, expect equipment active, and delays

Rock slide reported after return of rain, on Highway 1, just past Sailor Bar Tunnel, near Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Kimberly Gosick photo)
This week's editorial.

EDITORIAL: Take the time to recognize Hope’s helpers

‘When called upon, the town of Hope showed up to help’

  • Nov 22, 2021
This week's editorial.
Route 22 between Hope and Agassiz is temporarily out of service due to the landslides and the cleanup taking place. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer file)

Bus route not an option between Agassiz and Hope

BC Transit says route is temporarily out of service due to landslides last week

Route 22 between Hope and Agassiz is temporarily out of service due to the landslides and the cleanup taking place. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer file)
A satellite has been added to the District of Hope building to connect the municipality to the internet temporarily. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

UPDATE: Service issues continue in Hope but Shaw crediting customers

District of Hope was without internet for days following historic rainfall damage

A satellite has been added to the District of Hope building to connect the municipality to the internet temporarily. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
An aerial view of the Hope Golf Club. (Rod MacDonnell/Facebook)

Highway 1 reopened from Boothroyd to Hope

Drivers can expect it to be slow going, with construction, single-lane alternating traffic

An aerial view of the Hope Golf Club. (Rod MacDonnell/Facebook)
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Yarrow evacuation alert rescinded after water recedes

Nine properties in Yarrow near Chilliwack remain on evacuation order due to localized flooding

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rylie Jayne Aplin was born in an ambulance, on the highway, between Nanaimo and Parksville Nov. 19, as there was heavy traffic due to formation of a sinkhole. (Submitted photo)

Baby born in Island Highway traffic due to flood-caused sinkhole near Nanaimo

Rylie Jayne Aplin’s parents were stuck in traffic due to a sinkhole in Lantzville

Rylie Jayne Aplin was born in an ambulance, on the highway, between Nanaimo and Parksville Nov. 19, as there was heavy traffic due to formation of a sinkhole. (Submitted photo)