B.C. Floods 2021

Members of the Canadian Forces helps move some 30,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Saturday, November 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Plans underway to remove livestock carcasses after floods recede in B.C.: agriculture minister

Thousands of animals are expected to have died across B.C. due to flooding

Members of the Canadian Forces helps move some 30,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Saturday, November 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The floodgates were open on Monday (Nov. 22) at Barrowtown Pump Station, allowing waters from Sumas River to be released into the Fraser River. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor says ‘monumental task’ ahead in flood recovery

Henry Braun says focus right now is on ‘flood event’ and critical repairs

The floodgates were open on Monday (Nov. 22) at Barrowtown Pump Station, allowing waters from Sumas River to be released into the Fraser River. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz’s Creekside Dairy puts in overtime to serve flood-ridden community

Julaine Treur recalls ‘crazy busy’ week amid historic B.C. Flood

Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A man was pacing back in forth in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 in Abbotsford between No. 3 and No. 4 roads Monday morning (Nov. 22). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Man rescued from floodwaters after abandoning car on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Incident occurs Monday morning in westbound lanes between No. 3 and No. 4 roads

A man was pacing back in forth in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 in Abbotsford between No. 3 and No. 4 roads Monday morning (Nov. 22). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
FILE – A boat speeds along a flooded highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

More atmospheric rivers set to pummel southern B.C.

‘These are non-negligible totals and likely to exacerbate the conditions on the ground,’ says top meteorologist

FILE – A boat speeds along a flooded highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Traffic on Hwy. 7 remains restricted from Agassiz to Hope

Pumps functioning well in Harrison

As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Rising flood waters surround buildings in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Environment Canada warns of dangers posed by second B.C. storm

Storm is forecasted to start up north and then head south

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