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The dike breach at Cole Road has been fixed, as shown in this photo posted online on Nov. 25, 2021. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford mayor says Thursday’s rainfall hasn’t added to flood levels

Henry Braun says he is worried about potential of Nooksack River to overflow again

The dike breach at Cole Road has been fixed, as shown in this photo posted online on Nov. 25, 2021. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
A flooded section of Highway 1 eastbound between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking west on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack dikes ‘designed’ to contain peak flows from heavy rains: city officials

City officials to keep close eye this weekend on Nooksack River, and Chilliwack River levels

A flooded section of Highway 1 eastbound between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking west on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Highway 1 reopens to the Fraser Valley

Reopening will reduce congestion along Highway 7, officials say

The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Mark and Heidi Schurmann operate a dairy farm on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. They are under an evacuation order but have decided to stay put. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford couple hope flood-relief funding covers farmers’ losses

Mark and Heidi Schurmann operate dairy farm on Sumas Prairie

Mark and Heidi Schurmann operate a dairy farm on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. They are under an evacuation order but have decided to stay put. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Vancouver Foundation has announced they are committing $2 million to help the Fraser Valley and the Interior of B.C. deal with recent extreme weather. (Vancouver Foundation Facebook photo)

Vancouver Foundation commits $2 million to flood relief in Fraser Valley and Interior

$1 million to go to Canadian Red Cross, $1 million as grants to local organizations on the ground

The Vancouver Foundation has announced they are committing $2 million to help the Fraser Valley and the Interior of B.C. deal with recent extreme weather. (Vancouver Foundation Facebook photo)
Squiala Chief David Jimmie beside the Fraser River on Nov. 8, 2021. (Velour Productions)

Flooding and slide impacts across Stó:lō territory varied greatly, says leader

First Nations near Chilliwack fared better than some near flood zone or Chilliwack River Valley

Squiala Chief David Jimmie beside the Fraser River on Nov. 8, 2021. (Velour Productions)
Abbotsford’s WestGen has donated $100,000 for flood relief efforts in B.C. (WestGen Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s WestGen donates $100,000 to flood relief efforts

Locally based livestock genetics company gives $100,00 to BCDA’s disaster relief fund

Abbotsford’s WestGen has donated $100,000 for flood relief efforts in B.C. (WestGen Facebook photo)
Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Highway 7 traffic may dissipate as Highway 1 reopens for public use

Highway 1 is not yet open as of Thursday morning

Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A video posted to Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s Facebook shows some of the damage on Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope. (Mark Strahl Facebook)

VIDEO: MP Mark Strahl shares video of damage on Highway 1 outside of Hope

Landslide damage between Popkum and Laidlaw still being cleaned up by crews

A video posted to Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s Facebook shows some of the damage on Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope. (Mark Strahl Facebook)
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)
Highway 1 is expected to be re-open tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 25). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Highway 1 likely to re-open through the Fraser Valley on Thursday

B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming reveals re-opening plans

Highway 1 is expected to be re-open tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 25). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
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
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. officials urge residents to prep for more storms, say food supply is stable

Hwy. 1 is expected to reopen through the Fraser Valley on Thursday

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)
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)
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)