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

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

Bullets flew past workstations at the RCMP branch in BC, the senior officer said

A senior RCMP officer says Mounties and office staff dived into cover Thursday in Vanderhoof, BC as bullets smashed through their branch office windows. chefsupt. Warren Brown of the BC RCMP North District says more than a dozen employees were working when several shots were fired from a rifle. “I am told that bullets from … 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

Farmers devastated by floods from BC return to belly-wearing scenes

Fields in Abbotsford, BC, remained covered in water on November 23, just over a week after the ‘atmospheric river’ fell more than a month’s rain in southern BC. in less than two days.Jackie Dives / The Globe and Mail Casey Guliker burst into tears as he saw what was left on his pig farm in … 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

After BC floods, Princeton’s mayor fights elements and bureaucracy to save his hometown from ruin

Mayor Spencer Coyne of Princeton, BC, stands outside flood-damaged homes. ‘This is not just a place to live for me. This is my home, ‘he says of the city where he was born and has deep family roots.Photograph by Caillum Smith / The Globe and Mail Last Saturday night, Spencer Coyne, the mayor of Princeton, … Read more