Local News

The 28th annual Remax Toy House runs Dec. 1 to 11 with a drive-thru donation drop off on Dec. 11. (Submitted)

Realtors’ toy drive will help bring Christmas to Chilliwack kids in need

Remax Toy House returns as drive-thru and drop-off event this year

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

(Manning Park Resort photo)

Series of storms caused ‘dramatic changes’ to runs at Manning Park

Ski resort pushing back opening date to align with travel restrictions

Much of the eastern Sumas Prairie is still covered in floodwaters as shown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Thursday that it will take at least another two or three weeks for the waters to be completely pumped out. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

At least another 2 or 3 weeks before floodwaters are gone, says Abbotsford mayor

Henry Braun says levels are still five to six feet deep in eastern Sumas Prairie

Much of the eastern Sumas Prairie is still covered in floodwaters as shown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Thursday that it will take at least another two or three weeks for the waters to be completely pumped out. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
A tanker truck carrying tar crashed on Harris Road near Olund Road in Abbotsford on Thursday morning (Dec. 2). (Photo: Trevor Regehr/Mission Search and Rescue)

Tanker truck carrying tar crashes on Harris Road in Abbotsford

Road will be closed for several hours between Mt. Lehman and Bates

A tanker truck carrying tar crashed on Harris Road near Olund Road in Abbotsford on Thursday morning (Dec. 2). (Photo: Trevor Regehr/Mission Search and Rescue)
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)
The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Logs have crashed through windows, and a significant amount of mud has entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

PHOTOS: Mission house buried by landslide after private road collapses

City of Mission declares local state of emergency after access to 3 homes cut off

Logs have crashed through windows, and a significant amount of mud has entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
COVID-19 test kit. Courtesy photo

Free COVID self-test kits to be given away in Abbotsford pop-up event

Kits will be given away and training provided while supplies last

COVID-19 test kit. Courtesy photo
Amanda Christmas stands by the Sumas River in Abbotsford during the filming in February 2021 of the short documentary Lost Lake: Gone but not Forgotten. (Photo by Amanda Christmas)

Sumas Lake film from early 2021 asks: What happens if Barrowtown pumps in Abbotsford fail?

Director Amanda Christmas was shocked that hypothetical situation almost became reality

Amanda Christmas stands by the Sumas River in Abbotsford during the filming in February 2021 of the short documentary Lost Lake: Gone but not Forgotten. (Photo by Amanda Christmas)
Bombardier Alina Liang from 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment and Master Bombardier Joseph Rozario from 15th Field Artillery Regiment build a sandbag wall behind residential homes in order to protect them against potential flooding in Chilliwack, British Columbia on 29 November 2021. (MCpl Nicolas Alonso, Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo)

PHOTOS: After 7 seniors’ homes in Chilliwack flooded, CAF sandbagged to prevent further damage

Homes along creek already damaged by floodwaters protected from more flooding with 2,200 sandbags

Bombardier Alina Liang from 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment and Master Bombardier Joseph Rozario from 15th Field Artillery Regiment build a sandbag wall behind residential homes in order to protect them against potential flooding in Chilliwack, British Columbia on 29 November 2021. (MCpl Nicolas Alonso, Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo)
Highway 1 is open between Chilliwack and Hope in all lanes as flood waters recede and the Tiger Dam was disassembled. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)

Highway 1 reopens from Abbotsford to Hope

No travel restrictions, but drivers urged to limit to essential purposes

Highway 1 is open between Chilliwack and Hope in all lanes as flood waters recede and the Tiger Dam was disassembled. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)
Snow is in the forecast for the first time this fall in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

UPDATE: Environment Canada issues weather statement for snow expected in Fraser Valley

Snowfall won’t add up to much accumulation, but temperates are lowering to freezing overnight

Snow is in the forecast for the first time this fall in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.
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)
Water streams across Highway 1 at Herrling Island on Dec. 1, illustrating some of the issues that crews are still working on in the region, keeping the stretch of the highway from Hope to Chilliwack closed. (Emil Anderson photo)

Images show swift runoff water flowing over closed Highway 1 section near Hope

Emil Anderson images chronicling the work and hazards along key transport route

Water streams across Highway 1 at Herrling Island on Dec. 1, illustrating some of the issues that crews are still working on in the region, keeping the stretch of the highway from Hope to Chilliwack closed. (Emil Anderson photo)
Crews are on site Thursday morning (Dec. 2) to remove the Tiger Dam across Highway 1 at Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Tiger Dam on Highway 1 in Abbotsford is coming down

Crews are on site Thursday morning; no word yet on freeway reopening

Crews are on site Thursday morning (Dec. 2) to remove the Tiger Dam across Highway 1 at Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Chilliwack-based pet food company Petcurean donated thousands of meals to pets throughout the flooding crisis in B.C. (Petcurean photo)

Chilliwack-based pet food company sends 1000s of pet meals to flood-ravaged cities

Petcurean delivered food to more than 10 B.C. communities

Chilliwack-based pet food company Petcurean donated thousands of meals to pets throughout the flooding crisis in B.C. (Petcurean photo)
Huntingdon Village in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Nov. 30, 2021. (Photos by Andrew Holota/Black Press Media)

Evacuation order rescinded for Huntingdon Village in Abbotsford

Residents can go back to area, but must be prepared to be evacuated again

Huntingdon Village in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Nov. 30, 2021. (Photos by Andrew Holota/Black Press Media)
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)
A photo shows flood-caused damage that must be repaired on Elk View Road. (City of Chilliwack twitter photo)

City of Chilliwack closing section of Elk View Road for two days

Flooding erosion is the cause of the closure, though local traffic will still be able to get through

A photo shows flood-caused damage that must be repaired on Elk View Road. (City of Chilliwack twitter photo)