Severe weather

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)
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)
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)
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)
City of Chilliwack’s director of engineering David Blain points to the Sumas River and the dike that breached and caused catastrophic flooding in Abbotsford. (City of Chilliwack/Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack mayor contrasts isolated Yarrow flooding with devastation in Abbotsford

If there is no flooding update from Chilliwack, it means the ‘situation has not changed,’ mayor

City of Chilliwack’s director of engineering David Blain points to the Sumas River and the dike that breached and caused catastrophic flooding in Abbotsford. (City of Chilliwack/Youtube screenshot)
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)
Jordan Jongema and his dog Bowser were rescued from rising flood waters in Yarrow in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2021. (Jordan Jongema)

Man and his dog rescued by boat from rising flood waters in Yarrow

‘Fear of pump station breaking, Fraser River flowing through made me want to die,’ says rescued man

Jordan Jongema and his dog Bowser were rescued from rising flood waters in Yarrow in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2021. (Jordan Jongema)
Letter to the editor.

LETTER: Stranded travellers give thanks to Skawahlook and Hope residents

‘We can’t wait to return and show our support back to you’

Letter to the editor.
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)
Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)

More evacuations in areas close to Chilliwack River as rain returned

Addresses on Obyrne Road and Columbia Valley Road evacuated Thursday afternoon

Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)
More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)

Overnight sandbagging in Yarrow drew more than 150 volunteers

Chilliwack brought sand, but it was ‘community organizing effort’ to fill sandbags, place them

More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)
Farmers from across Eastern Fraser Valley helped farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot photo)

Farmers stepping up to help flooded farmers across Eastern Fraser Valley

‘That’s the farm community – resilient in the face of disaster,’ says Chilliwack Coun. Chris Kloot

Farmers from across Eastern Fraser Valley helped farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot photo)
All forest service roads in the Chilliwack Forest District are closed until further notice. (IHikeBC photo)

All forest service roads in Chilliwack Forest District closed

Closures in wake of flooding due to ‘potentially unsafe circumstances’ on roads not yet assessed

All forest service roads in the Chilliwack Forest District are closed until further notice. (IHikeBC photo)
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