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A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

B.C. FLOODS: Travellers stuck from returning home can cross U.S. border without PCR COVID test

The exemption is for travellers heading to their home residence and facing geographical constraints

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Floods, landslides have had ‘significant impact’ on B.C. health-care services, Dix says

Many patients have already had to be relocated this year due to wildfires

FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A volunteer operates a boat while rescuing people stranded due to floodwaters in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Hwy. 3 could be quickest to reopen post-flooding; geotechnical assessments underway

Geotechnical engineers asessing all highways to determine which will be cleaned up first

A volunteer operates a boat while rescuing people stranded due to floodwaters in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Debbie Purser rushed to the pump Tuesday, Nov. 16, when she heard that the gas supply in Chilliwack might be running dry. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack motorists rush to the pump fearing gas shortage as city cut off from highway access

With Chilliwack cut off from Edmonton and Burnaby, a long term gas shortage might be a thing

Debbie Purser rushed to the pump Tuesday, Nov. 16, when she heard that the gas supply in Chilliwack might be running dry. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)

Lower Mainland woman dead in Hwy. 99 landslide near Lillooet; search for others ongoing

Search and rescue crews were airlifted into the area to search for any missing people

Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)
Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)

VIDEO: Woman captures aerial footage of flood devastation in Abbotsford

Sophia Middleton’s photos show Highway 1 and surrounding area submerged

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nations leaders call on B.C. government to declare state of emergency due to flooding

Leaders say that extraordinary measures are needed to stop climate change-caused disaster

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A total of 629 homes on the east side of the Sumas River are currently being evacuated, which is expected to take several hours. Andrew Franklin photo.

‘It’s not over for Abbotsford’: Officials brief public as floodwater pours into Sumas Prairie

Water from flooded Nooksack River in Washington breached Sumas dikes this morning

A total of 629 homes on the east side of the Sumas River are currently being evacuated, which is expected to take several hours. Andrew Franklin photo.
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Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
Aboard a Cormorant helicopter, rescue workers are on their way to the scene of area landslides to air-lift stranded motorists to safety. (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

B.C. STORM: Offers of help pour in as rescue efforts continue after Agassiz-Harrison flood

Rescue workers search debris along Lougheed Highway

Aboard a Cormorant helicopter, rescue workers are on their way to the scene of area landslides to air-lift stranded motorists to safety. (Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)
Abbotsford’s Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill is offering free meals to all those impacted by the floods.

Abbotsford restaurant offering free meals to those impacted by flooding

Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill providing free meals at all locations, complimentary delivery also offered

Abbotsford’s Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill is offering free meals to all those impacted by the floods.
People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

BC STORM: Yarrow residents on evacuation order in Chilliwack

Evacuation alert issued ‘in response to potential danger that may arise due to flooding’

People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An RCMP officer tells a driver they need to turn around and head towards Chilliwack while guiding traffic on the east side of the Keith Wilson Bridge. Folks from Sumas Prairie and Yarrow were leaving the area following an evacuation order on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Landslide leads to new evacuation order for 1,100 homes in eastern Abbotsford

Abbotsford police say water levels are rising ‘very quickly’

An RCMP officer tells a driver they need to turn around and head towards Chilliwack while guiding traffic on the east side of the Keith Wilson Bridge. Folks from Sumas Prairie and Yarrow were leaving the area following an evacuation order on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)

‘Everyone’s helping each other’: Maple Ridge woman trapped on Hwy. 7 due to mudslide

People getting airlifted, but not enough communication, point out the stranded

Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)
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VIDEO: Search and Rescue helicopters bring Lougheed Highway evacuees to shelter in Agassiz

Helicopters have been running non-stop since Monday morning

(Adam Louis/Observer)
The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province shuts down Highway 1 at Abbotsford due to rising flood waters

Highway now closed, cutting off Chilliwack from rest of Lower Mainland

The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order for seven Chilliwack properties

City of Chilliwack declares ‘state of local emergency’ in the wake of flooding

City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)
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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

(Pixabay photo)
Between heavy rain and wind, BC Hydro is now dealing with hundreds of power outages big and small in the Lower Mainland. (bchydro.com graphic)

B.C. STORM: Thousands of BC Hydro customers impacted by power outages

Heavy rain and wind are the prime culprits for major outages in Surrey, Langley and Delta

Between heavy rain and wind, BC Hydro is now dealing with hundreds of power outages big and small in the Lower Mainland. (bchydro.com graphic)
Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order issued for properties in Chilliwack River Valley

Homes on Chilliwack Lake Road and Wilson Road evacuating due to overland flooding, slides

Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)