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Mudslide closes Hwy. 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet

Slide comes as third atmospheric river comes to a close

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Travellers pushing luggage on carts walk through Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. By early next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors who travel to the United States by air will need to get a COVID-19 test no later than the day before their departure.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before

Move aimed at slowing the spread of the highly mutated Omicron variant

Travellers pushing luggage on carts walk through Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. By early next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors who travel to the United States by air will need to get a COVID-19 test no later than the day before their departure.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The hour-long interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Baldwin’s film “Rust,” will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. (Jeffrey Neira/ABC News via AP)

Lawyer backs up Baldwin’s assertion he didn’t pull trigger

‘Dave has told me since the very first day I met him, that Alec did not pull that trigger’

This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The hour-long interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Baldwin’s film “Rust,” will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. (Jeffrey Neira/ABC News via AP)
UBC research has yielded results suggesting waiting longer between COVID-19 vaccinations leads to better immunity. Pictured here vaccinations in Montreal in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
UBC research has yielded results suggesting waiting longer between COVID-19 vaccinations leads to better immunity. Pictured here vaccinations in Montreal in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
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Evacuation order rescinded for Huntingdon Village in Abbotsford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)
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trans Mountain pipeline restart ‘only a few days away,’ says company

Firm says latest round of rain and snowfall has not caused any new concerns

Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Michael Roper, an Oxford High School sophomore, listens to prayers during a vigil after the Oxford High School school shootings, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

15-year-old charged with murder and terrorism in Michigan high school shooting

Ethan Crumbley charged in shooting that killed 4 students and injured others

Michael Roper, an Oxford High School sophomore, listens to prayers during a vigil after the Oxford High School school shootings, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole questions the government during Question Period in the House of Commons, Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Ottawa. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will once again allow his caucus to have a free vote on a government bill seeking to ban conversion therapy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

MPs unanimously adopted a motion presented by a Conservative MP to fast-track the passage

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole questions the government during Question Period in the House of Commons, Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Ottawa. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will once again allow his caucus to have a free vote on a government bill seeking to ban conversion therapy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Megan Tanya Hodgkinson poses in this undated handout photo. Canadians trying to come home from South Africa say they’re frustrated by a lack of communication from the federal government and by testing requirements that make some trips impossible. She was visiting relatives in South Africa when the Canadian government put new travel restrictions in place on several African countries last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — Megan Tanya Hodgkinson

Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return

South Africa is one of 10 countries targeted in Canada’s new travel restrictions

Megan Tanya Hodgkinson poses in this undated handout photo. Canadians trying to come home from South Africa say they’re frustrated by a lack of communication from the federal government and by testing requirements that make some trips impossible. She was visiting relatives in South Africa when the Canadian government put new travel restrictions in place on several African countries last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — Megan Tanya Hodgkinson
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s year of extreme weather ‘consistent’ with climate change, meteorologist says

Each storm may not be as bad but the overall trends will be towards more extreme weather

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kids aged 5 to 11 are getting COVID-19 vaccines at community clinics around B.C., like this one in Victoria, Nov. 29, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. counts 375 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 7 more deaths

Serious illness cases in hospital remain steady

Kids aged 5 to 11 are getting COVID-19 vaccines at community clinics around B.C., like this one in Victoria, Nov. 29, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
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New 911 system aims to increase number of calls E-Comm operators can take

Change will allow operators to disconnect once a caller is in the ambulance line

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Much of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie was still submerged on Dec. 1, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford sets record in November for most rainfall in a month

City records more than 540 millimetres of precipitation

Much of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie was still submerged on Dec. 1, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
People entering Canada need the ArriveCAN app. (Black Press Media File)

CBSA reminds B.C. residents that ArriveCAN app still a requirement

Regardless of how long or short the trip is, ArriveCAN app is still mandatory

People entering Canada need the ArriveCAN app. (Black Press Media 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)
An evacuation order was issued for five properties along Chilliwack Lake Road on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (FVRD)

FVRD issues evacuation order for 5 more properties on Chilliwack Lake Road

Significant bank erosion from Chilliwack River is affecting 5 properties near Edwards Road

An evacuation order was issued for five properties along Chilliwack Lake Road on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (FVRD)
A young black bear will spend the winter in care and then will be released near Hope in the spring. (Lydia Koot/ Facebook)

Orphaned bear cub rescued safely in Hope will spend winter in care

Cub will spend winter in Langley and relocated back to Hope next spring

A young black bear will spend the winter in care and then will be released near Hope in the spring. (Lydia Koot/ Facebook)
Silver Skagit River near Hope, B.C. in October, 2019. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

New evacuation alert for dozens of Hope homes

District issues alert for those in the Silver Skagit River area

Silver Skagit River near Hope, B.C. in October, 2019. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)