BC Flood

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Abbotsford mayor cautiously optimistic but city bracing for more rain ahead

Dike repairs progressing as Barrowtown pumps work at full capacity

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A sign noting a limit of 30 litres of gas for non-essential vehicles is shown at a gas station in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. border town residents can go to U.S. for essential supplies, return without PCR test

Essential reasons include necessary gas, food, not vacations, minister says

A sign noting a limit of 30 litres of gas for non-essential vehicles is shown at a gas station in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Anita and Mirsad Hadzic were two of the people who died in the Highway 99 mudslide. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser set up for B.C. toddler who lost parents in Hwy. 99 mudslide

Anita and Mirsad Hadzic died in the Highway 99 landslide while driving back from the Okanagan

Anita and Mirsad Hadzic were two of the people who died in the Highway 99 mudslide. (GoFundMe)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Section of Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack, Hope opens to essential traffic only

Regular travel open west of Agassiz along Lougheed Highway

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mario Loutef cleans up after his home was flooded in Princeton, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We lost everything’: Many residents in Princeton, B.C. still digging out from flood

The Tulameen River destroyed homes, flooded basements and has left residents struggling to rebuild

Mario Loutef cleans up after his home was flooded in Princeton, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
RCAF personnel unloading equipment off the CC-177. Patrick Penner photo.

PHOTOS: Royal Canadian Air Force arrives in Abbotsford to help shore up flood fight

RCAF CC-177 Globemaster drops off 3 CH-146 Griffon helicopters

RCAF personnel unloading equipment off the CC-177. Patrick Penner photo.
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

EXCLUSIVE: Ground zero shows flooding of Hwy. 1 in the Fraser Valley

Black Press Media escorted through Sumas Prairie 5 days after highway closed due to flooding

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An evacuation alert has been issued for Manning Park, Eastgate and San Ang due to the continued impact of flooding in the area Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (RDOS photo)

Evacuation alert issued for Manning Park, Eastgate and San Ang areas due to flooding

Alert issued ‘because of the potential danger to life, health, and property damage,’ says RDOS

An evacuation alert has been issued for Manning Park, Eastgate and San Ang due to the continued impact of flooding in the area Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (RDOS photo)
A man drives a boat down a flooded road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Transport Canada issues order banning boats from B.C. flood areas, effective immediately

Exceptions for emergency workers, owners tending to livestock and property

A man drives a boat down a flooded road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

Update: 1:57 p.m. The Observer has confirmed with with the Ministry of…

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls for action on wildfire recovery at Lytton, B.C. legislature, Oct. 7, 2021. (Hansard TV)

Animal feed airlift coming to flooded Fraser Valley farms, minister says

Supplies getting through to B.C. Interior, Vancouver Island

Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls for action on wildfire recovery at Lytton, B.C. legislature, Oct. 7, 2021. (Hansard TV)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
Evacuees from Merritt, B.C., Barkad Khan, centre, holds his daughter Mahira Khan, 4, as his wife Afreen Khan, looks on while they gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Evacuated Merritt family asking for help after losing home to floodwaters

‘It’s gone. Under water. Everything gone. I have nothing left. Nothing to go back to’

Evacuees from Merritt, B.C., Barkad Khan, centre, holds his daughter Mahira Khan, 4, as his wife Afreen Khan, looks on while they gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Evacuated residents from Merritt, B.C., gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Floods another blow for restaurants in B.C. Interior, operators and advocates say

Latest in 20 months of struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of wildfire smoke

Evacuated residents from Merritt, B.C., gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)

‘It’s a mascot!’: Rescued puppy renamed as salute to flood aid volunteers in Hope

“Hope” sheltered at HSS for three days with their family

Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Volunteers flocked to a Greendale property to dry off soggy calves boated in from Sumas. (Victoria Hergott Facebook)

VIDEO: Volunteers dry off soaked calves who stood for hours in Fraser Valley 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)
A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. sending helicopters to deliver water to flooded farms: agriculture minister

Water main break stops Abbotsford, B.C., farmers from accessing water for animals

A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A truck towing a horse trailer travels through flooded farmland on a road partially covered with water in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More military deployments amid B.C. flooding state of emergency

Order restricting use as access is slowly restored along some highways expected

A truck towing a horse trailer travels through flooded farmland on a road partially covered with water in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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

Aerial video of Coquihalla shows highway destruction, collapse near Hope

Repairs could take months, B.C. officials say

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