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A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.
A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.
Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed due to flooding threat

Ministry of Transportation officially closes highway at 5 p.m.

Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.

Nooksack River overflow expected to cross into Abbotsford Sunday as more rain forecasted

100 millimetres of rain dumped on the region raised water levels at bottom of Sumas Lake by 3 inches

Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
Facebook photo from Dewdney Community Information Group.

VIDEO: Mudslide shuts down Sylvester Road in both directions near Mission

Occurred at the 4500 Block of the Sylvester Road, construction crews on scene

Facebook photo from Dewdney Community Information Group.
Tractors at a Huntingdon business flooded by the rainstorm. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
Tractors at a Huntingdon business flooded by the rainstorm. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
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Mission Raceway reaches out to help flood victims

Facebook post offers evacuees to bring RVs, equipment to park for safe keeping

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Localized flooding in Huntingdon at approximately 10:30 a.m., Nov. 28. Patrick Penner / Mission Record photo.

City of Sumas sounds flood siren, Nooksack flowing into Abbotsford

City warns short amount of time before all roads to Sumas close

Localized flooding in Huntingdon at approximately 10:30 a.m., Nov. 28. Patrick Penner / Mission Record photo.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a puddle as he surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Stressful weekend weather watch on further Fraser Valley flooding

Abbotsford mayor cites Nooksack River overflow as key factor in rising water

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a puddle as he surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Nooksack River expected to reach ‘moderate’ flood stage with weekend rain: City of Abbotsford

With damage to dike systems, more water could cross the border into Sumas Prairie on Sunday

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a crash in Dallas Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

Chilliwack Realtor reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a crash in Dallas Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)
The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)

Hope’s airpark saw 400 flights during flood disaster response

Emergency response hub coordinating flights for deliveries, rescue and more

The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter is missing after travelling to Dallas. He was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas night club in the early hours of Nov. 25. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man goes missing after travelling to Texas for football game

Aaron Tschritter was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas nightclub on Nov. 25

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter is missing after travelling to Dallas. He was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas night club in the early hours of Nov. 25. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)
Watching the Vedder River rise on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress screenshot)

River Forecast Centre put entire South Coast on ‘flood watch’

Flood watch ‘means river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull’ conditions

Watching the Vedder River rise on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress screenshot)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

PM Justin Trudeau lands in Abbotsford to tour flooded areas

Meetings first with local officials, and then onto Victoria later in the day

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
The crash resulted in the car being engulfed in fire. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
The crash resulted in the car being engulfed in fire. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
Abbotsford teachers Joanne Weatherby (left) and Karen Bowater both recently earned Prime Minister Awards. (Submitted)

Abbotsford teachers earn Prime Minister’s Awards

Rick Hansen’s Joanne Weatherby and Mouat’s Karen Bowater recognized for efforts

Abbotsford teachers Joanne Weatherby (left) and Karen Bowater both recently earned Prime Minister Awards. (Submitted)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said Friday morning (Nov. 26) that one of the things he wants to discuss with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the Canadian Armed Forces’ continued presence in Abbotsford to assist with tasks such as sandbagging. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford mayor says meeting with PM will be ‘very high-level overview’

Justin Trudeau to discuss flooding situation Friday with Henry Braun and others

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said Friday morning (Nov. 26) that one of the things he wants to discuss with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the Canadian Armed Forces’ continued presence in Abbotsford to assist with tasks such as sandbagging. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
When flooding cut off Chilliwack General Hospital from the rest of B.C. for 48 hours, healthcare staff had to improvise on the fly. (Pixabay photo)

Chilliwack General Hospital staff adapt and thrive during flood crisis

Doctors, nurses and admin staff had to respond to rapidly-changing circumstances over 48 hours

When flooding cut off Chilliwack General Hospital from the rest of B.C. for 48 hours, healthcare staff had to improvise on the fly. (Pixabay photo)
A 28-year-old man has died after a fire that occurred Nov. 23 in a portable washroom in the parking lot of the Khalsa Diwan Temple in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

Man, 28, dies in hospital following portable-washroom fire in Abbotsford

Police investigating incident that occurred Nov. 23 outside Khalsa Diwan Temple

A 28-year-old man has died after a fire that occurred Nov. 23 in a portable washroom in the parking lot of the Khalsa Diwan Temple in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)