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Houses along the Coquihalla River, such as these ones as of Nov. 29, remain in danger as winter weather sets in for the weekend. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Local state of emergency extended into next week for Hope

Continuing danger to some homes in area gives mayor concern as work carries on

 

COVID-19 test kit. Courtesy photo

Free COVID self-test kits to be given away in Abbotsford pop-up event

Kits will be given away and training provided while supplies last

 

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‘Stunned’: 911 operators’ union says E-Comm changes to shorten wait times are ‘unacceptable’

New system would have operators disconnect after transferring callers

 

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New 911 system aims to increase number of calls E-Comm operators can take

Change will allow operators to disconnect once a caller is in the ambulance line

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Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: Homes lost, road wiped out due to rising river near Hope after days of rain

Residents describe destruction in rural area when Coquihalla River changed course

Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)

Hope’s airpark saw 400 flights during flood disaster response

Emergency response hub coordinating flights for deliveries, rescue and more

The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)
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 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)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. (File Photo)

MP Brad Vis pushes for federal support for Lytton and disaster management in B.C.

Trudeau offers assurances that federal government will support rebuilding B.C. town

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. (File Photo)
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)
Paladin Risk Solutions partnered with Ascent Helicopter to deliver food and supplies to Hope, B.C., on Nov 19, 2021 (Paladin Risk Solutions photo)

Security company airlifts food and supplies in Hope

Delivery included pet food, fresh foods and more for people in Hope

Paladin Risk Solutions partnered with Ascent Helicopter to deliver food and supplies to Hope, B.C., on Nov 19, 2021 (Paladin Risk Solutions photo)
Crews for CN and VIA Rail worked together with Emergency Management B.C. to evacuate about 200 people from Hope on Nov. 17. (Scott Medlock photo)

Rail companies give thanks to their employees who evacuated people from Hope

CN and VIA Rail worked together to support evacuation efforts in British Columbia

Crews for CN and VIA Rail worked together with Emergency Management B.C. to evacuate about 200 people from Hope on Nov. 17. (Scott Medlock photo)
An aerial image shows the flooded Sumas Prairie. The Abbotsford Police Department is reminding drone operators to stay out of the affected flood areas. (City of Abbotsford)

UPDATE: Keep drones and aircraft out of flood zones, says Abbotsford Police Department

No aircraft or drones allowed below 1000 ft between Chilliwack and Abbotsford airports

An aerial image shows the flooded Sumas Prairie. The Abbotsford Police Department is reminding drone operators to stay out of the affected flood areas. (City of Abbotsford)
A map shows the town of Hope. A plane has crashed, killing two on board, 18 nautical miles northeast of town. (Google Maps)

2 dead in plane crash near Hope

Transportation Safety Board confirmed crash happened on Monday

A map shows the town of Hope. A plane has crashed, killing two on board, 18 nautical miles northeast of town. (Google Maps)
Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

B.C. STORM: Hope remains cut off from province as community cares for evacuees, stranded motorists

About 1,000 people took shelter, accessed services at Hope secondary school

Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

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Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)

Pipeline work will include days of non-stop drilling in Hope neighbourhoods

Trans Mountain land agents to work with homeowners during round-the-clock construction

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)
A new map is available online to search radon exposure rates in various communities around B.C., to highlight the importance of indoor radon testing. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Radon testing advised for all B.C. homes to reduce cancer risks

New interactive map estimates local health risk due to indoor radon levels in B.C.

A new map is available online to search radon exposure rates in various communities around B.C., to highlight the importance of indoor radon testing. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
FILE – A reveler reacts in front of a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bull, during the fifth day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Man dies in Spain after being gored during a bull run

It is the first known death during a running-of-the-bulls since the festivals returned after the pandemic

FILE – A reveler reacts in front of a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bull, during the fifth day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror