Jennifer Feinberg

The Young Road rail crossing in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Train whistling to cease at rail crossings east of Chilliwack in the new year

Whistling stopped at three Rosedale crossings in 2017, another three now in process

The Young Road rail crossing in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Tyrone McNeil, tribal chief of Sto:lo Tribal Council, and chair of the Emergency Planning Secretariat. (Facebook/Seabird Island screenshot)

Indigenous-led action plan focused on flood management for entire Lower Mainland

Planning must take increasing regularity of climate change disasters into account, says tribal chief

Tyrone McNeil, tribal chief of Sto:lo Tribal Council, and chair of the Emergency Planning Secretariat. (Facebook/Seabird Island screenshot)
Highway 1 at Bridal Falls looking east. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 fully reopened between Abbotsford, Hope

Still unnecessary travel on Highway 1 should be avoided through Fraser Valley, officials say

Highway 1 at Bridal Falls looking east. (DriveBC)
The view of Cultus Lake from Sunnyside Campground a few days after the flooding. (Betty Ann Kickbush Bedard)

Crisis Cleanup volunteers are ready to roll into flood-damaged areas like Cultus Lake

Cleanup volunteers cut fallen trees, remove drywall, tarp roofs, help with mould mitigation

The view of Cultus Lake from Sunnyside Campground a few days after the flooding. (Betty Ann Kickbush Bedard)
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Risk of drinking-water contamination from manure increased in flooded areas, says province

Owners advised to assess private wells, take action to protect anyone drinking the water

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Traffic on Yale Road near Hazel in Chilliwack Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack traffic a little chaotic Monday morning with some roads still closed

Several roads in Chilliwack still have lane closures or remain closed from flood or slide damage

Traffic on Yale Road near Hazel in Chilliwack Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)
Team Rubicon Canada members Ron Sine and Jeff Becker at Leisure Valley Estates on Nov. 24, 2021. (Team Rubicon Canada)

Disaster response experts touch down in Fraser Valley Regional District’s evacuated areas

Team Rubicon Canada here to help FVRD plan for clearing homes of mud when it’s safe to do so

Team Rubicon Canada members Ron Sine and Jeff Becker at Leisure Valley Estates on Nov. 24, 2021. (Team Rubicon Canada)
The forecast shows a return to more normal conditions for the Nooksack River. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Cleanup continues with no new slides overnight: City of Chilliwack

Nooksack River is receding, and the Vedder River peaked around midnight Dec. 1

The forecast shows a return to more normal conditions for the Nooksack River. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)
Repair of Marble Hill Road at Ramsay Place in Chilliwack underway after slide. (City of Chilliwack)

Repair of Marble Hill Road in Chilliwack will take a few days in wake of slide

‘Crews are replacing failed and damaged culverts,’ according to City of Chilliwack flood impact update

Repair of Marble Hill Road at Ramsay Place in Chilliwack underway after slide. (City of Chilliwack)
A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack rainfall total for November hit ‘all-time high’ of 615 mm

Rainfall data for Chilliwack kept since 1879, and this week’s daily totals broke records

A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack provided some tips on dealing with a flooded basement, or flooded garage like the one pictured here after record rains in November 2021. (Lisa Morry/Facebook screenshot)

City of Chilliwack offers tips on what to do when the basement floods

City pump stations are working at full capacity to help with drainage

City of Chilliwack provided some tips on dealing with a flooded basement, or flooded garage like the one pictured here after record rains in November 2021. (Lisa Morry/Facebook screenshot)
Smiling volunteer Tina Svehla joined others like Kim Davies (blue jacket) filling sandbags for their flooded neighbours at Townsend Park in Chilliwack, Nov. 30, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/Progress)

Chilliwack volunteers filled sandbags in the rain for flooded neighbours

Some were filling or delivering sandbags this week, while others dropped off supplies

Smiling volunteer Tina Svehla joined others like Kim Davies (blue jacket) filling sandbags for their flooded neighbours at Townsend Park in Chilliwack, Nov. 30, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/Progress)
Mudslide closed Highway 7 near Agassiz Tuesday Dec. 1 but it reopened to alternating traffic. (DriveBC)

Landslide closed Highway 7 in both directions near Agassiz, now reopened

DriveBC reported slide came down on the Lougheed Highway before Seabird

Mudslide closed Highway 7 near Agassiz Tuesday Dec. 1 but it reopened to alternating traffic. (DriveBC)
One property on Tamihi Road is on evacuation order issued by FVRD on Nov. 30, 2021. (FVRD map)

Tamihi Road property on evacuation order in Chilliwack River Valley

Flooding washed out part of Liumchen Creek Forest Services Road, prompting evac order

One property on Tamihi Road is on evacuation order issued by FVRD on Nov. 30, 2021. (FVRD map)
Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’

‘We need help today, not tomorrow, or in the coming days or weeks,’ said FVRD chair Jason Lum

Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Sandbagging near Townsend Park in Chilliwack on Nov. 29, 2021. (Mavis Hindy photo/Facebook)

3rd atmospheric river landing on already saturated soil and swollen rivers of Fraser Valley

Here’s a roundup of flood-related online resources for the Eastern Fraser Valley

Sandbagging near Townsend Park in Chilliwack on Nov. 29, 2021. (Mavis Hindy photo/Facebook)
All trails in Chilliwack, including the Vedder Rotary Trail pictured here, closed as a precautionary measure on Nov. 29, 2021 in wake of heavy rain impacts. (Joanne Menard photo)

All trails closed in Chilliwack on Monday as precautionary measure

Trails in Chilliwack to remain closed until they can be inspected after 3rd storm passes

All trails in Chilliwack, including the Vedder Rotary Trail pictured here, closed as a precautionary measure on Nov. 29, 2021 in wake of heavy rain impacts. (Joanne Menard photo)
Record rain in November. (Black Press Media photo)

Rainfall totals already record-breaking in Chilliwack for month of November

Total of 530.2 mm rain so far this month on par for all-time record, says volunteer storm watcher

Record rain in November. (Black Press Media photo)
Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV file)

No in-person classes at UFV, Chilliwack public schools stay open

University of the Fraser Valley goes remote this week, while Chilliwack sees busing changes

Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV file)
Rainfall in record amounts. (Black Press file)

Residents asked to restrict water use as Chilliwack sewer system deals with record rain

By Sunday morning 80 mm had fallen, and it continued through to Monday morning

Rainfall in record amounts. (Black Press file)