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Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. (File Photo)

MP Brad Vis pushes for federal support for Lytton and disaster management in B.C.

Trudeau offers assurances that federal government will support rebuilding B.C. town

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. (File Photo)
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UPDATED: Missing 14-year-old located

Police have found a teenager who was last seen in downtown Chilliwack Nov. 23

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Left: A screenshot of Cascade Falls from a youtube video uploaded on Nov. 16, 2019. Right: A screenshot of Cascade Falls taken the morning of Nov. 14, 2021.

VIDEO: Mission’s Cascade Falls the day before Sumas Prairie flooded

Man uploads video showing falls on Sunday morning, Nov. 14

Left: A screenshot of Cascade Falls from a youtube video uploaded on Nov. 16, 2019. Right: A screenshot of Cascade Falls taken the morning of Nov. 14, 2021.
In the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor says he believes Nooksack River issues ‘will get fixed’

Henry Braun says ‘it always seem to take a catastrophe’ for issues to be addressed

In the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope mayor notes importance of emergency kits, as district monitors weather

With new atmospheric river approaching Fraser Valley, mayor says be prepared

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested at Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade released under conditions

Upon release, Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader calls arrests and injunction a violation of human rights

Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)
Highway 1 at No. 3 Road on Nov. 16, 2021. (TranBC/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Highway closures, road advisories due to flooding compiled in handy list

In wake of flooding, slides new TranBC page streamlines info travellers need

Highway 1 at No. 3 Road on Nov. 16, 2021. (TranBC/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Incoming storms expected to bring outages, rising waters: BC Hydro

South Coast, Vancouver Island are bracing for more bad weather

B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
A do not use water advisory has been issued for parts of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Do not use water advisory issued for parts of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie

Notice replaces the existing boil water advisory which was issued on Nov. 18

A do not use water advisory has been issued for parts of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie. (City of Abbotsford photo)
An incident is occurring at Yale Secondary, with a large police presence at the school. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Lockdown lifted at Abbotsford schools, police searching for suspect

Report of a suspicious male in the school was made to police at 9:30 a.m., cops looking for suspect

An incident is occurring at Yale Secondary, with a large police presence at the school. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Vancouver Canucks have helped raise $1 million for flood relief efforts in Abbotsford and B.C. (Canucks photo)

Vancouver Canucks raise $1 million for flood efforts in Abbotsford and B.C.

National Hockey League team held special 50/50 draws at recent home stand to raise money

The Vancouver Canucks have helped raise $1 million for flood relief efforts in Abbotsford and B.C. (Canucks photo)
Flooding on the de Leeuw family farm is seen on the Sumas Prairie in a Nov. 23, 2021, handout photo. Tiffany de Leeuw says her in-laws don’t expect to be able to fully access the property for a few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tiffany de Leeuw

‘It was devastating’: Sumas Prairie woman shares story of flood damage to family farm

Tiffany de Leeuw says her in-laws realized the gravity of the disaster…

Flooding on the de Leeuw family farm is seen on the Sumas Prairie in a Nov. 23, 2021, handout photo. Tiffany de Leeuw says her in-laws don’t expect to be able to fully access the property for a few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tiffany de Leeuw
Metro Vancouver will see 80 millimetres of rain by Thursday night, and the Fraser Valley will see 50 to 70 millimetres by Friday morning. (File photo)

Environment Canada warns rainstorm to hit Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley tonight

80 mm by Thursday night for Metro Vancouver, 50 to 70 mm by Friday morning for Fraser Valley

Metro Vancouver will see 80 millimetres of rain by Thursday night, and the Fraser Valley will see 50 to 70 millimetres by Friday morning. (File photo)
The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)

Fundraiser to repair District of Kent home exceeds goal in four days

Nearly 100 donors donated more than $10,000 to the Thomas family

The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Essential travel only on Hwy. 7 from Mission to Agassiz

The order from the province takes effect at 8 p.m.

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Glenda Pevie, from Newfoundland, was one of many who used Tradex as an ERC. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

Abbotsford’s Tradex transforms into emergency reception centre

Facility is aiding about 50 people per day, could be used for several months if needed

Glenda Pevie, from Newfoundland, was one of many who used Tradex as an ERC. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)
Mayor Ken Popove, and Coun. Jason Lum look down Boundary Road on Nov. 22, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

City officials toured hardest-hit parts of flood-damaged Chilliwack

Tour went from water-laden Boundary Road to washout on Vedder Mountain Road, west of Cultus Lake

Mayor Ken Popove, and Coun. Jason Lum look down Boundary Road on Nov. 22, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)

Hell’s Gate Airtram not affected by landslides, owner confirms

Rumours had started that the historic site’s infrastructure was damaged by storm

Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)
Repairs on the Sumas Dike were about 80 per cent complete as of Tuesday, Nov. 23. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

Dike repairs in Abbotsford are 80 per cent complete, says mayor

City prepares for next major weather system, expected to move in Wednesday

Repairs on the Sumas Dike were about 80 per cent complete as of Tuesday, Nov. 23. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast events will help Fraser Valley hospitals

Events planned at four restaurants, including Hope’s A&W

Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)