B.C. Floods 2021

The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Highway 1 reopens to the Fraser Valley

Reopening will reduce congestion along Highway 7, officials say

The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Firsthand look at flooding and mudslide damage in Yarrow and Abbotsford

Boundary Road near No. 5 Road still flooded, properties in Yarrow and Abbotsford under water

A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dave Lanphear, an Abbotsford resident, is president of Envision Financial. It’s a Langley-based credit union donating $100,000 to the B.C. flood relief efforts. He’s also been out, like many, volunteering and filling sandbags. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Envision Financial encouraging people to join relief efforts

Those who have means are being prompted to help out with the flood recovery through a number of ways

Dave Lanphear, an Abbotsford resident, is president of Envision Financial. It’s a Langley-based credit union donating $100,000 to the B.C. flood relief efforts. He’s also been out, like many, volunteering and filling sandbags. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. officials urge residents to prep for more storms, say food supply is stable

Hwy. 1 is expected to reopen through the Fraser Valley on Thursday

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A farm is surrounded by flood waster as seen from a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Financial aid coming to flood evacuees as B.C. officials warn of rainy, ‘challenging’ days ahead

$2,000 will go to each home put on evacuation order due to flooding between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16

A farm is surrounded by flood waster as seen from a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)

Fundraiser launched for B.C. couple whose home was swept down Nicola River

Kim Cardinal and Lorn Thibodeau’s entire property along Highway 8 is gone

Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)
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)
The BC Dairy Association estimates that 500 cattle died in the flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow. (File photo)

500 cattle died in Fraser Valley flooding, but thousands more evacuated: BC Dairy

Approximately 23,000 cattle in the region prior to the disaster

The BC Dairy Association estimates that 500 cattle died in the flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow. (File photo)
The intersection of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Eastern Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford still submerged in floodwaters

Tour of Abbotsford’s hardest hit areas on Tuesday morning shows damage

The intersection of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
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)