Jennifer Feinberg

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)
Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)

Weather warning as heavy rain due Saturday for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla Highway

Runoff from snowmelt, warming temps could flood vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure

Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)
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)
Mt. Thom trails were still closed for repairs on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

Mt. Thom hiking trails in Chilliwack still closed for repairs after sections collapsed

‘Ignoring trail closures creates unsafe conditions,’ according to city officials

Mt. Thom trails were still closed for repairs on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
An aerial view of the Hope Golf Club. (Rod MacDonnell/Facebook)

Highway 1 reopened from Boothroyd to Hope

Drivers can expect it to be slow going, with construction, single-lane alternating traffic

An aerial view of the Hope Golf Club. (Rod MacDonnell/Facebook)
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Yarrow evacuation alert rescinded after water recedes

Nine properties in Yarrow near Chilliwack remain on evacuation order due to localized flooding

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
City of Chilliwack’s director of engineering David Blain points to the Sumas River and the dike that breached and caused catastrophic flooding in Abbotsford. (City of Chilliwack/Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack mayor contrasts isolated Yarrow flooding with devastation in Abbotsford

If there is no flooding update from Chilliwack, it means the ‘situation has not changed,’ mayor

City of Chilliwack’s director of engineering David Blain points to the Sumas River and the dike that breached and caused catastrophic flooding in Abbotsford. (City of Chilliwack/Youtube screenshot)
Jordan Jongema and his dog Bowser were rescued from rising flood waters in Yarrow in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2021. (Jordan Jongema)

Man and his dog rescued by boat from rising flood waters in Yarrow

‘Fear of pump station breaking, Fraser River flowing through made me want to die,’ says rescued man

Jordan Jongema and his dog Bowser were rescued from rising flood waters in Yarrow in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2021. (Jordan Jongema)
Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)

More evacuations in areas close to Chilliwack River as rain returned

Addresses on Obyrne Road and Columbia Valley Road evacuated Thursday afternoon

Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)
More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)

Overnight sandbagging in Yarrow drew more than 150 volunteers

Chilliwack brought sand, but it was ‘community organizing effort’ to fill sandbags, place them

More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)
Farmers from across Eastern Fraser Valley helped farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot photo)

Farmers stepping up to help flooded farmers across Eastern Fraser Valley

‘That’s the farm community – resilient in the face of disaster,’ says Chilliwack Coun. Chris Kloot

Farmers from across Eastern Fraser Valley helped farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot photo)
All forest service roads in the Chilliwack Forest District are closed until further notice. (IHikeBC photo)

All forest service roads in Chilliwack Forest District closed

Closures in wake of flooding due to ‘potentially unsafe circumstances’ on roads not yet assessed

All forest service roads in the Chilliwack Forest District are closed until further notice. (IHikeBC photo)
Slide across Vedder Road near Petawawa. A detour was in place Monday, Nov. 15. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack schools and daycares remain closed for fourth day

‘After reviewing current emergency information, we will continue with school closures,’ officials said

Slide across Vedder Road near Petawawa. A detour was in place Monday, Nov. 15. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Canadian Armed Forces will be rolling into Chilliwack, says mayor

Promise of military help confirmed in conversation Chilliwack mayor had with Prime Minister Trudeau

The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A contingent of Chilliwack volunteers helped Abbotsford officials by sandbagging the Barrowtown pump station on Nov. 16, 2021. (Thomas Thalen/Instagram screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack volunteers jumped into action to help Barrowtown sand-bagging

Yarrow was dry the morning after residents were evacuated, said Chilliwack Mayor

A contingent of Chilliwack volunteers helped Abbotsford officials by sandbagging the Barrowtown pump station on Nov. 16, 2021. (Thomas Thalen/Instagram screenshot)