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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)
Water flows across Rockwell Drive into Harrison Lake following massive floods and landslides that left hundreds stranded across the Fraser Valley and a portion of Rockwell Drive partially destroyed and evacuated. (Photo/KHSAR)

Three weeks after flood, District of Kent’s Rockwell Drive reopens

MOTI advises continued vigilance watching road conditions

Water flows across Rockwell Drive into Harrison Lake following massive floods and landslides that left hundreds stranded across the Fraser Valley and a portion of Rockwell Drive partially destroyed and evacuated. (Photo/KHSAR)
Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads was blocked off Sunday (Dec. 5), as investigators collected evidence following the discovery of human remains in a car fire. (Facebook photo)

Homicide team now investigating after human remains found in torched car in Abbotsford

Body discovered early Sunday morning after blaze extinguished on Riverside Street

Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads was blocked off Sunday (Dec. 5), as investigators collected evidence following the discovery of human remains in a car fire. (Facebook photo)
Photo taken of the damage to a section of Highway 11, and shared to social media on Nov. 15 by Abbotsford Police.

Highway 11 reopens between Abbotsford and Mission

Busy transit route has been closed since Nov. 15; single lane in both directions now open

Photo taken of the damage to a section of Highway 11, and shared to social media on Nov. 15 by Abbotsford Police.
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)
Real estate prices are high and so is demand, but low inventory sees those prices increase even more since. (Black Press Media file photo)
Real estate prices are high and so is demand, but low inventory sees those prices increase even more since. (Black Press Media file photo)
The slide occurred at approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 1. No one was hurt. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

GoFundMe for landslide victims started by Mission Downtown Business Association

Home belongs to Ruth Janes, owner of English Tarts of 1st Avenue

The slide occurred at approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 1. No one was hurt. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads is blocked off, as investigators collect evidence. Facebook photo

Human remains found after vehicle fire extinguished on rural Abbotsford road

Riverside Street closed between Hallert Road and Townshipline Road

Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads is blocked off, as investigators collect evidence. Facebook photo
An evacuation order was cancelled for five properties along Chilliwack Lake Road on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (FVRD)

2 evacuation orders cancelled for properties near Chilliwack, Agassiz: FVRD

Order rescinded for Camperland on Bridal Falls Road and 5 properties on Chilliwack Lake Road

An evacuation order was cancelled for five properties along Chilliwack Lake Road on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (FVRD)
Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

PHOTOS: Shovels and plows come out as snow falls in Abbotsford

Colder temperatures, low pressure system brings autumn snowfall to Abbotsford

Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack elementary class makes thank-you cards for community heroes following floods

‘They deserve to be remembered, they need to be thought of,’ says Grade 4 Tyson elementary student

From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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B.C. chiropractic regulating body walks back motion against vaccine mandates

Health Minister Adrian Dix called the motion disappointing, not reflective of most chiropractors

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According to Environment Canada, between two and 10 centimetres of wet snow is expected due to a low pressure system brushing the south coast. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Several centimetres of slushy snow to fall in Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Upwards of 10 centimetres of wet snow expected to fall in Fraser Valley: Environment Canada

According to Environment Canada, between two and 10 centimetres of wet snow is expected due to a low pressure system brushing the south coast. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The evacuation alert applies to 47933 and 47930 Hansom Road, as shown in orange. The evacuation order issued on Nov. 22, 2021, remains in place for 47963 and 47960 Hansom Road, as shown in red. (FVRD)

Possibility of landslide results in evacuation alert in Chilliwack River Valley

2 properties on Hansom Road on evacuation alert following recent ground movement

The evacuation alert applies to 47933 and 47930 Hansom Road, as shown in orange. The evacuation order issued on Nov. 22, 2021, remains in place for 47963 and 47960 Hansom Road, as shown in red. (FVRD)
Leanna Kemp (left) executive director with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and Trevor McDonald, executive director of the Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association are seen in Woolly Dog Alley with Chilliwack elves Holly (Taylor Charlton, at left) and Dolly (Megan Shields) on Dec. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Shopportunity’ campaign gets folks to shop local and win prizes in Chilliwack

3 different ways for people to win thousands of dollars in prizes during Shop Local CHWK initiative

Leanna Kemp (left) executive director with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and Trevor McDonald, executive director of the Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association are seen in Woolly Dog Alley with Chilliwack elves Holly (Taylor Charlton, at left) and Dolly (Megan Shields) on Dec. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun introduced the city’s Return Home Plan for flood evacuees on Friday (Dec. 3). The plan divides Sumas Prairie into four areas in which evacuation orders will be lifted as floodwaters recede. Braun announced on Friday that the north area (in blue) is the first one to have the order rescinded.
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun introduced the city’s Return Home Plan for flood evacuees on Friday (Dec. 3). The plan divides Sumas Prairie into four areas in which evacuation orders will be lifted as floodwaters recede. Braun announced on Friday that the north area (in blue) is the first one to have the order rescinded.
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Snowfall warning in place for Hope, Coquihalla and Hope-Princeton

Up to 15 cm expected to fall overnight on mountain passes, says Environment Canada

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Evacuation order issued for Hatzic Prairie

Order issued by FVRD due to immediate danger to life, health, and property

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Some of the gift baskets already donated to the BC Flood Christmas Hamper Program, organized by Leah Hemstreet of Chilliwack. (Leah Hemstreet/ Facebook)

Chilliwack woman collecting Christmas gift baskets for people impacted by flooding and landslides

BC Flood Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Leah Hemstreet looking for donations of gift baskets

Some of the gift baskets already donated to the BC Flood Christmas Hamper Program, organized by Leah Hemstreet of Chilliwack. (Leah Hemstreet/ Facebook)