BC extends state of emergency, restrictions on fuel and travel, as ‘significant weather’ poses more challenges

BC extends state of emergency, restrictions on fuel and travel, as ‘significant weather’ poses more challenges

A man uses a digger next to a flooded farm in Abbotsford, BC, November 29, 2021.JONATHAN HAYWARD / The Canadian Press British Columbia has expanded its state of emergency to support flood recovery efforts as well as orders restricting fuel purchases to unnecessary vehicles and restricting travel along hard-hit sections of the province’s compromised motorways. … Read more

BC extends state of emergency, restrictions on fuel and travel, as ‘significant weather’ poses more challenges

BC extends state of emergency, restrictions on fuel and travel, as ‘significant weather’ poses more challenges

A man uses a digger next to a flooded farm in Abbotsford, BC, November 29, 2021.JONATHAN HAYWARD / The Canadian Press British Columbia has expanded its state of emergency to support flood recovery efforts as well as orders restricting fuel purchases to unnecessary vehicles and restricting travel along hard-hit sections of the province’s compromised motorways. … Read more

Residents of Abbotsford, BC, ordered to evacuate as constant rain threatens to flood the southern parts of the province

Garbage is pictured along a flooded road in Abbotsford, BC, Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jonathan HaywardJONATHAN HAYWARD / The Canadian Press Residents in areas of Abbotsford were ordered out of their homes early Sunday as constant rain over the past 24 hours again threatened to overwhelm parts of the province. Emergency … Read more

As the cost of BC flood control increases, the province signals a shift in funding

Members of the Canadian forces are building a temporary dike on November 24, 2021 with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek ahead of a rain warning. Environment Canada has forecast for the region already affected by floods in Abbotsford, BCDARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press After more than a decade of fruitless lobbying by local … Read more

As the cost of BC flood control increases, the province signals a shift in funding

Members of the Canadian forces are building a temporary dike on November 24, 2021 with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek ahead of a rain warning. Environment Canada has forecast for the region already affected by floods in Abbotsford, BCDARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press After more than a decade of fruitless lobbying by local … Read more

Trudeau, Horgan strikes in the Joint Committee to map the recovery course after devastating BC. floods

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Abbotsford, BC, on November 26, after rainstorms hit the province and triggered landslides and floods.JENNIFER GAUTHIER / Reuters Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and BC Prime Minister John Horgan are urging Canadians to help those suffering from last week’s devastating floods by promising to match money donated to the … Read more

High risk of new floods in Abbotsford, BC on Sunday, the city’s mayor said

The city of Abbotsford is preparing for more floods as the latest in a series of heavy rainstorms hit the region on Saturday. At a live briefing, Mayor Henry Braun said officials at Whatcom County in Washington state had told him they expected the Nooksack River to begin exceeding its banks on Sunday, adding that … Read more

BC community warned of preparing for more floods, closed highways when storms return

Garbage is scattered along a flooded road in Abbotsford, BC, on November 25, 2021. The British Columbia Department of Transportation is proactively closing several highways on Saturday as another storm hammers on the already saturated south coast.JONATHAN HAYWARD / The Canadian Press Dozens of communities across British Columbia’s south coast are on flood watch, while … Read more

Environment Canada broadcasts the first ‘red alarm’ ever to BC ahead of storms – CTV News

Environment Canada is sending the first ‘red alarm’ ever to BC ahead of approaching stormsCTV News Abbotsford is gearing up for further flooding as storms hit the west coastBurnaby now Hope Mayor says the district is prepared for emergency preparedness this weekend – Hope StandardHope Standard Two more storms are approaching a travel warningKamloops this … Read more

‘My life’s work’: Farmers describe loss of beloved land, crops in Sumas Prairie, BC

The Sandhu family has been growing fruits and vegetables in the Sumas prairie for three generations. Avtar Sandhus’ father brought the property in 1974, and since then Sandhu, his sons and nephews have cared for the fertile land of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley with care. When it was drowned by seven or more meters of … Read more