Port of Vancouver falls into ‘distress’ as BC floods railroads and freeways

Ship-to-Shore cranes unload ship containers from an anchored container ship at Global Container Terminals Deltaport on November 19 in Delta, BC.Alia Youssef / The Globe and Mail Extreme weather in British Columbia has exacerbated a bottleneck of cargo ships, holding back consumer goods arriving from Asia and delaying the export of bulk goods from the … 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

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

BC, Ottawa joins a new climate and disaster committee, promising to match flood donations

British Columbia and the federal governments are joining a joint committee of ministers to address disaster preparedness and climate resilience, and have agreed to match Canadians’ donations to the Red Cross floods. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the announcements Friday night after meeting to discuss the deadly landslides and floods that have devastated southwestern British … Read more

Long way ahead for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe flooding and landslides on Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, seen in aerial photo from a Canadian forces reconnaissance flight on November 22, 2021.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press British Colombians were given a sober assessment on Thursday of the extent of the … Read more

Long way ahead for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe flooding and landslides on Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, seen in aerial photo from a Canadian forces reconnaissance flight on November 22, 2021.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press British Colombians were given a sober assessment on Thursday of the extent of the … Read more

British Columbia is now under provincial-wide state of emergency associated with floods

The BC government has declared a state of emergency associated with floods throughout the province. The declaration gives the province various powers from stopping hoarding to restricting travel in and out of flood zones. “The order will maintain basic access to supplies throughout the province. We will impose transit restrictions to ensure services reach the … Read more