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UPDATE: Sasquatch Mountain, Manning Park shut down most operations due to COVID-19 concerns

Manning Park’s snowshoe, backcountry trails to remain open

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Students with The Spirit of Fraser Valley Junior Paddling Program row their dragon boat across a lake. Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to join the upcoming season; they’re encouraged to sign up by March 15, and practices begin on April 1. (Riana Neels/Contributed Photo)

Fraser Valley Junior Paddling program launches again soon

Looking for local recruits from ages 13 to 18

Students with The Spirit of Fraser Valley Junior Paddling Program row their dragon boat across a lake. Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to join the upcoming season; they’re encouraged to sign up by March 15, and practices begin on April 1. (Riana Neels/Contributed Photo)
Lois Gueret and Robert Walters pose with their $500,000 cheque. The couple almost missed out on the big jackpot when the ticket nearly ended up going to storage during their move. (Contributed Photo)

Fraser Valley couple wins $500K after finding scratch-and-win while moving

  • Robert Walters and Lois Gueret of Agassiz win half a million from Scratch & Win ticket

Lois Gueret and Robert Walters pose with their $500,000 cheque. The couple almost missed out on the big jackpot when the ticket nearly ended up going to storage during their move. (Contributed Photo)
Rosie and the Riveters storm Harrison stage
Rosie and the Riveters storm Harrison stage
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack on Feb. 29. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)

SFU Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack

Champion bagpipers will play on Leap Day

The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack on Feb. 29. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)
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Upper Fraser Valley RCMP to host career fair

Career fair is in New Westminster on Saturday, Feb. 22

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Construction workers continue rebuilding Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent. Residents have returned home weeks ahead of schedule thanks to work running faster than anticipated. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)

Water supply restored for flood-battered District of Kent road

Residents have returned home to potable drinking water, district officials say

Construction workers continue rebuilding Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent. Residents have returned home weeks ahead of schedule thanks to work running faster than anticipated. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)
WATCH: Residents of washed-out District of Kent road returning home early

WATCH: Residents of washed-out District of Kent road returning home early

Most residents can go home weeks ahead of schedule, district mayor says

WATCH: Residents of washed-out District of Kent road returning home early
Flood waters still pool in the road at Chehalis River Campground in Harrison Mills. Camp host Jason Walters hopes to find assistance in repairing the road to reopen the camp in some capacity. (Jason Walters/Contributed)

Chehalis River campground closed until further notice

Camp host seeking help for road repairs

Flood waters still pool in the road at Chehalis River Campground in Harrison Mills. Camp host Jason Walters hopes to find assistance in repairing the road to reopen the camp in some capacity. (Jason Walters/Contributed)
An escort leads a convoy down Hemlock Valley Road in the District of Kent on Monday. Up to 500 people were stranded at Sasquatch Mountain Resort when the road became impassable (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed Photo)

LETTER: Treacherous Hemlock Valley Rd. negligence could someday be fatal

Government silence is equal to outrageous indifference, writes Aaron Nielsen

An escort leads a convoy down Hemlock Valley Road in the District of Kent on Monday. Up to 500 people were stranded at Sasquatch Mountain Resort when the road became impassable (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed Photo)
An escort truck from Emil Anderson Maintenance rolls ahead of a convoy of vehicles navigating the critically damaged Hemlock Valley Rd. on Monday. More than 50 vehicles went down that day, ending four days of being stranded for a number of guests and employees at Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

Community over crisis: Hemlock Valley restoration efforts in full swing

Sasquatch Mountain Resort resumes operations Saturday

An escort truck from Emil Anderson Maintenance rolls ahead of a convoy of vehicles navigating the critically damaged Hemlock Valley Rd. on Monday. More than 50 vehicles went down that day, ending four days of being stranded for a number of guests and employees at Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
Construction crews clear the debris from landslides and rock slides that destroyed portions of Rockwell Dr. in Harrison Hot Springs this weekend. RCMP and Search and Rescue evacuated several residents on Saturday due to damaged roads, no potable water and dangerous conditions. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)

UPDATE: Water testing underway for Rockwell Drive area

Road remains closed, residents should not use water

Construction crews clear the debris from landslides and rock slides that destroyed portions of Rockwell Dr. in Harrison Hot Springs this weekend. RCMP and Search and Rescue evacuated several residents on Saturday due to damaged roads, no potable water and dangerous conditions. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)
Damage to Rockwell Drive rendered the Harrison Hot Springs street unrecognizable and utterly destroyed by this weekend’s floods. More than 40 homes needed to be evacuated from the area. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)

Local victims of flood may qualify for financial assistance

Applications for Disaster Financial Assistance are available online

Damage to Rockwell Drive rendered the Harrison Hot Springs street unrecognizable and utterly destroyed by this weekend’s floods. More than 40 homes needed to be evacuated from the area. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)
Damage to Rockwell Drive rendered the Harrison Hot Springs street unrecognizable and utterly destroyed by this weekend’s floods. More than 40 homes needed to be evacuated from the area. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)
Damage to Rockwell Drive rendered the Harrison Hot Springs street unrecognizable and utterly destroyed by this weekend’s floods. More than 40 homes needed to be evacuated from the area. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)
A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

UPDATE – Rescue efforts to resume Wednesday, days after landslide strands hundreds on Sasquatch Mountain

Route closed early Tuesday morning, will open again Wednesday morning

A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
A convoy of formerly stranded vehicles finally makes its way down Hemlock Valley Road on Monday. People at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort were stranded for two days. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

WATCH: Sasquatch Mountain evacuation successful

More than 50 vehicles escorted down mountain

A convoy of formerly stranded vehicles finally makes its way down Hemlock Valley Road on Monday. People at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort were stranded for two days. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
People stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort line up for helicopter rides to Chilliwack after being stranded on top of the mountain by a landslide. (Vickie MacKenzie)

Sasquatch Mountain ground evacuation plans underway

Cars could be escorted down Monday if conditions are safe, MOTI says.

People stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort line up for helicopter rides to Chilliwack after being stranded on top of the mountain by a landslide. (Vickie MacKenzie)
$150 helicopter shuttle offered to people stranded on Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain

$150 helicopter shuttle offered to people stranded on Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain

Resort says all activity has come to a halt until road crews can assess the extent of the slide

$150 helicopter shuttle offered to people stranded on Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain
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State of Emergency declared in District of Kent

Roadways, water infrastructure severely damaged, residents evacuated

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Hundreds stranded at Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain after heavy rain, landslide

Hundreds stranded at Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain after heavy rain, landslide

Resort says all activity has come to a halt until road crews can assess the extent of the slide

Hundreds stranded at Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain after heavy rain, landslide