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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)

Evacuation alert for Yarrow rescinded after water recedes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)
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

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla between Hope, Merritt as crews try to repair damage

Snowfall is expected to taper off on Tuesday afternoon

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
Pastor Steve Filyk poses for a photo at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kamloops, B.C. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Filyk urged his followers Sunday to help those suffering from the flooding at a time the world appears particularly dark. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

‘Particularly dark’: Kamloops, B.C. pastor urges parishioners to help those in need

Kamloops is one of two cities hosting residents of the nearby City of Merritt

Pastor Steve Filyk poses for a photo at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kamloops, B.C. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Filyk urged his followers Sunday to help those suffering from the flooding at a time the world appears particularly dark. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Rising flood waters surround buildings in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Feds waiving normal EI rules for British Columbians left jobless by extreme flooding

Qualtrough says Ottawa will be there to support British Columbians through this crisis

Rising flood waters surround buildings in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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)
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)
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

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

More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue helping evacuate those stranded from the flooding in the Fraser Valley on Nov. 18, 2021. (Chilliwack SAR photo)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue helping evacuate those stranded from the flooding in the Fraser Valley on Nov. 18, 2021. (Chilliwack SAR photo)
Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Highway 3 reopened post-flooding to essential travel only

Province now under mandated non-essential travel restrictions along highways impacted by flooding

Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Flood water takes over east Abbotsford Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

What’s in the floodwater? Toxicity of water detailed in recent Abbotsford study

Human and animal fecal matter, oil and gas, asbestos likely leave water highly contaminated

Flood water takes over east Abbotsford Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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)
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)