Local News

The Giraud family was renting this home on Othello Road, which is about to fall into the Coquihalla River. This is thought to be the third home lost to the river in the Hope area, while others are experiencing flood damage. (Facebook/Sarah Giraud)

VIDEO: Third house in Hope lost to rising Coquihalla River following heavy rain and flooding

Giraud family now looking for a place to live as family members raise money on their behalf

The Giraud family was renting this home on Othello Road, which is about to fall into the Coquihalla River. This is thought to be the third home lost to the river in the Hope area, while others are experiencing flood damage. (Facebook/Sarah Giraud)
Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Police officer cleared of wrongdoing for shooting suspect outside Cabela’s

Police watchdog concludes officer was justified after being pepper-sprayed and attacked

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Local berry and vegetable growers have faced severe flooding during the recent extreme weather to rock the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Disastrous flooding likely to set Fraser Valley food growers back many years

Berry and vegetable farmers devastated by extreme weather, recovery could cost billions

Local berry and vegetable growers have faced severe flooding during the recent extreme weather to rock the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch to Maple Ridge due to evacuations

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
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)
Water seen coming down the mountain above Laidlaw as seen from the north side of the Fraser River on Nov. 29, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Evacuation order issued for 12 properties between Chilliwack and Hope

Evacuation alert upgraded for a dozen properties in the Laidlaw area late Monday

Water seen coming down the mountain above Laidlaw as seen from the north side of the Fraser River on Nov. 29, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: Homes lost, road wiped out due to rising river near Hope after days of rain

Residents describe destruction in rural area when Coquihalla River changed course

Chip (wearing camo jacket) surveys the damage at Othello Campground from afar. Chip lives at the campsite year round and was forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
An evacuation order was issued at 3:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2021 for a handful of properties on Osborne Road in the Chilliwack River Valley due to overland flooding. (Alertable)

Evacuation order issued for properties in the Chilliwack River Valley

Residents on Osborne Road ordered to evacuate immediately

An evacuation order was issued at 3:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2021 for a handful of properties on Osborne Road in the Chilliwack River Valley due to overland flooding. (Alertable)
(File Photo)
(File Photo)
Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor says city in ‘good shape’ before next major rainfall

Henry Braun says flood levels have remained stable ahead of next weather system

Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
RCMP hope these two articles of clothing will help identify a person who died in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. (RCMP photo)

RCMP ask for help to ID person who died in head-on collision in Chilliwack

3 people died last December when a car going the wrong way on Highway 1 slammed into another vehicle

RCMP hope these two articles of clothing will help identify a person who died in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. (RCMP photo)
Several Chilliwack residents complained about an anti-vaxxer flyer distributed by Canada Post letter carriers on or around Nov. 26, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Anti-vaxxer flyer distributed to Chilliwack residents did not come from local MP

‘Please put this misleading flyer into the nearest recycling bin as I have done’ - MP Mark Strahl

Several Chilliwack residents complained about an anti-vaxxer flyer distributed by Canada Post letter carriers on or around Nov. 26, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Water levels rising in Abbotsford’s Huntingdon Village

Floodwaters continue to increase in southern Abbotsford neighbourhood on Monday afternoon

Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A mudslide has led to evacuation orders for seven properties in the Forest Ridge neighbourhood on Whatcom Road. (Andy Holota/Black Press)

VIDEO: Mudslide leads to evacuation orders on Abbotsford’s Whatcom Road

Seven units in Forest Ridge neighbourhood issued evacuation orders on Sunday

A mudslide has led to evacuation orders for seven properties in the Forest Ridge neighbourhood on Whatcom Road. (Andy Holota/Black Press)
Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Mudslides, rain water encroach on Hwy. 7 near Hope

Black Press reporter Jessica Peters surveys the rain-soaked landscape

Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Police watchdog says RCMP acted correctly in fatal shooting of Chilliwack man

A long standoff with a ‘distraught’ man ended with his death shortly after midnight on May 23, 2020

RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
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)
(Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

Virtual counselling session set to help Hope residents cope with disaster

Professional from Justice Institute tapped to lead conversation on critical stress management

(Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)