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

How the BC floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system

Flooded houses and farms are seen from the top of Mount Sumas, after rainstorms caused floods and landslides in Abbotsford, BC, on 17 November.JESSE WINTER / Reuters For the past week, the family-run Lepp Farm Market in Abbotsford, BC, has been open and fully equipped. Shiny mandarin oranges sit in wooden boxes. There is milk … Read more

Residents of Merritt, BC, return home after evacuation to find destruction and grief

Merritt, BC, as it looked on November 24, nine days after the city of 7,000 was evacuated. The ‘atmospheric river’ that hit BC overwhelmed Merritt’s infrastructure, but about 1,500 people have returned home in the first of a three-stage return plan.Photograph by Artur Gajda / The Globe and Mail Merritt looks like it was hit … 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

Military arrives at smaller BC centers; The RCMP is searching for a woman who was washed away

A member of the Canadian forces carries sandbags as he builds a temporary dike behind houses along Clayburn Creek ahead of a flood warning that Environment Canada has predicted for the region already affected by floods, in Abbotsford, BC, on the 24th. November.DARRYL DYCK / The Associated Press There will be more support for the … Read more

Flood-damaged railroads in Vancouver, southern BC, are expected to remain impassable for days

Railroad tracks are suspended over the washed-out Tank Hill underpass on Trans Canada Highway 1 following devastating rainstorms caused by floods and landslides, northeast of Lytton, BC, on November 17th.BC MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT / Reuters The railroads connecting Vancouver and southern British Columbia with the rest of the country are expected to remain flood-damaged and … Read more

Some evacuees from BC were allowed to return home; key rail corridor to reopen

A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe floods and landslides on Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, on Nov. 22.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press As some evacuees from devastating floods in British Columbia were allowed to return home on Tuesday, the mayor of Abbotsford said preparations are moving forward … Read more

Half house Victorian in the annex seller during asking for first bid fails

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada 40 Bernard Ave., Toronto Sale price: USD 3,125,000 (September 2021) Previous offer price: USD 3,185,000 (July 2021) Sale price: $ 2,971,000 (September 2021) Previous selling price: $ 2,850,000 (December 2016); $ 1,350,000 (December 2005); $ 970,000 (November, 1999) Taxes: 14,248 USD (2021) Days on the market: 16 List agents: Nigel Denham, … Read more