Fraser River

Lisa Vandenbiggelaar recently snapped this shot at Muench Bar, a section of beach along the waterfront at Derby Reach Regional Park in North Langley. It offers an unencumbered view of the Fraser River. It’s located just east of Grants Landing and accessed by trail off Allard Crescent. Watch for the plow. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 22, 2022

 

The 2021 floods immersed Sumas Prairie properties. (Abbotsford News file photo)

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  • Nov 19, 2022

 

Tracey Lane of Fort Langley captured this brilliant red Remembrance Day morning sunrise along the Fraser River. “No filter needed on this beautiful morning,” she noted. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 17, 2022

 

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Build back better group urges B.C. to adopt best practices for Lower Mainland flood planning

‘We can’t stop at repairs; we need to prepare for future events,’ says Lina Azeez, member of group

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Her death has been classified as “undetermined” by BC Coroners Service. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

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‘I’m so heartbroken for Shae. I’m disgusted with our system’ – Shaelene Bell’s mother

Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Her death has been classified as “undetermined” by BC Coroners Service. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Salmon and Cranberry Festival comes to McMillan Island

Kwantlen First Nation launches new event with food, entertainment

The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Five dead sturgeons were found along the Fraser River in Haney on Sept. 10, 2022. (Sandy Atkin/Special to The News)

Large collection of sturgeon found dead along Fraser River

Local resident found 5 dead sturgeons while walking his dog on Saturday morning

Five dead sturgeons were found along the Fraser River in Haney on Sept. 10, 2022. (Sandy Atkin/Special to The News)
This 2020 file shot is of the Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack during a bar fishing demonstration, Sept. 9, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Sockeye opening on Fraser River will see anglers flocking to Fraser Valley boat launches

‘Current status’ of the Fraser sockeye return allowed for recreational retention, DFO says

This 2020 file shot is of the Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack during a bar fishing demonstration, Sept. 9, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

Body of missing B.C. fisherman found on Fraser River in Chilliwack

Dustin Williams reported missing on Aug. 7, body recovered more than 3 weeks later

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
Spawning sockeye salmon are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C. on Oct. 14, 2014. Optimism over an expected bumper season for wild British Columbia sockeye salmon has turned to distress, after a regulatory body’s estimate of returns to the Fraser River dropped by nearly half this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Concern for B.C. sockeye salmon as Fraser River return estimates drop by millions

Pre-season estimate of 9.8 million returning fish down to 5.5 million

Spawning sockeye salmon are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C. on Oct. 14, 2014. Optimism over an expected bumper season for wild British Columbia sockeye salmon has turned to distress, after a regulatory body’s estimate of returns to the Fraser River dropped by nearly half this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dorothy Mckay shares a picture of a barge being loaded along the shores of the Fraser River in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 20, 2022
Dorothy Mckay shares a picture of a barge being loaded along the shores of the Fraser River in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Peter Krahn describes the scope of his selective fishing technology, FishTraps, at Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack for DFO personnel, elected officials and fishing industry reps. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man developing less harmful way to harvest salmon selectively

Elected officials, DFO, fishing reps met at Chilliwack boat launch to see demo of new technology

Peter Krahn describes the scope of his selective fishing technology, FishTraps, at Island 22 boat launch in Chilliwack for DFO personnel, elected officials and fishing industry reps. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Mosquito swarms irk visitors to Fort Langley, Fraser River’s shores

This is one of the worst years for mosquitoes in a while

A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Morrow BioScience technician looks for mosquito larvae to treat in back channels of the Fraser River. (Morrow BioScience)

Late spring, high water on Fraser River ‘a perfect scenario’ for mosquito breeding

‘We understand the frustration with the current abundance of mosquitoes,’ says contractor

Morrow BioScience technician looks for mosquito larvae to treat in back channels of the Fraser River. (Morrow BioScience)
A man cycles through water covering a road in the closed, flooded campgrounds at Derby Reach Regional Park on Monday, July 4. Water levels on the Fraser River are believed to have peaked Monday and are now dropping. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Evacuation alert rescinded in North Langley as Fraser River peaks, recedes

Water levels are going down and forecasts say no immediate danger of a flood

A man cycles through water covering a road in the closed, flooded campgrounds at Derby Reach Regional Park on Monday, July 4. Water levels on the Fraser River are believed to have peaked Monday and are now dropping. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
As of June 30, the Fraser River water level, at the Mission gauge, was just under six metres. Current forecasts expect another peak at around six metres before levels drop again. (Kevin Mills/Black Press Media)

Flood threat recedes, but Fraser River still high near Langley

Evacuation alerts are still in place for Township, Katzie reserve residents

As of June 30, the Fraser River water level, at the Mission gauge, was just under six metres. Current forecasts expect another peak at around six metres before levels drop again. (Kevin Mills/Black Press Media)
A driver finds there is nowhere to go as they approach Fort Langley along Glover Road during the height of the 1948 flood. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River forecast reduced, but river still expected to crest next week

Langley Township is getting daily updates from the province on water levels

A driver finds there is nowhere to go as they approach Fort Langley along Glover Road during the height of the 1948 flood. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)

Fraser River on track for record peak in Langley, forecasts say

The river could hit levels it hasn’t seen in generations

A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)

Evacuation alert issued for Langley residents near Fraser River

Evacuations have not been ordered, but locals asked to be ready to go if necessary

A flood alert has been issued for residents living in low-lying areas along the Fraser River. (Township of Langley)
Nathan Creek at the West Wing Dike in Langley’s Glen Valley near the Fraser River on Thursday, June 9. The Fraser River is rising as snow melts in the Interior. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flood advisory in place for Langley Township as Fraser River water level rises

Low lying areas around Fort Langley and Glen Valley could see high water

Nathan Creek at the West Wing Dike in Langley’s Glen Valley near the Fraser River on Thursday, June 9. The Fraser River is rising as snow melts in the Interior. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)