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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)
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)
A farm is surrounded by flood waster as seen from a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Financial aid coming to flood evacuees as B.C. officials warn of rainy, ‘challenging’ days ahead

$2,000 will go to each home put on evacuation order due to flooding between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16

A farm is surrounded by flood waster as seen from a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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)
The BC Dairy Association estimates that 500 cattle died in the flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow. (File photo)

500 cattle died in flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow, says BC Dairy

Approximately 23,000 cattle in the region prior to the disaster

The BC Dairy Association estimates that 500 cattle died in the flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow. (File photo)
Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)

Fundraiser launched for former Chilliwack couple whose home was swept down Nicola River

Kim Cardinal and Lorn Thibodeau’s entire property along Highway 8 is gone

Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)
Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Hwy. 7 congested west of Agassiz as cleanup continues

Highway between Agassiz and Hope remains restricted

Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)

MP Mark Strahl visits Hope a week after disaster

Conservative MP says his office and the federal government will support Hope

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)
A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

B.C. residents can buy essential goods in U.S., return without PCR test: CBSA

Confusion over the new rules resulted in a number of people receiving a $5,700 ticket

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)

B.C. researchers, advocates consider impacts of catastrophic flooding on Fraser River salmon

Stranded and trapped salmon seen swimming in yards, trapped on railway tracks, trails, in ditches

Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)
Members work on clearing culverts. (CAF photo)

VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Canadian military lends a hand in Abbotsford and Fraser Valley

Members help out with a number of tasks related to the flooding of the region, aid ongoing

Members work on clearing culverts. (CAF photo)
This map shows alternate routes to take to avoid the heavy traffic on Highway 7. / Courtesy of the City of Mission

City asks Mission drivers to avoid Lougheed Highway

More commuters from Chilliwack and Agassiz creating long delays

This map shows alternate routes to take to avoid the heavy traffic on Highway 7. / Courtesy of the City of Mission
Rock slide reported after return of rain, on Highway 1, just past Sailor Bar Tunnel, near Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Kimberly Gosick photo)

Return of rain brings rockslide near Yale, slowed-down traffic near Agassiz

On reopened roads everyone reminded to use caution, expect equipment active, and delays

Rock slide reported after return of rain, on Highway 1, just past Sailor Bar Tunnel, near Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Kimberly Gosick photo)