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The provincial government has brought in heavy duty machinery to help shore up riverbanks, clear debris and fix roads in Hope today (Dec. 1, 2021). (Shelley Empey photo)

‘Not out of the woods yet,’ says Hope mayor as third atmospheric river passes

Province starts on critical repairs in Hope following devastating flood damage

The provincial government has brought in heavy duty machinery to help shore up riverbanks, clear debris and fix roads in Hope today (Dec. 1, 2021). (Shelley Empey photo)
Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)

UPDATE: Traffic slows along Hwy 7 after truck stalls, witnesses say

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Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)
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)
A puppy named Nala became the mascot of the emergency shelter at Hope secondary school, where she was then renamed Hope in honour of the town. Now there is a fundraiser online to thank the school for their hospitality. . (GoFundMe photo)

Puppy re-named Hope at evacuation centre plays part in fundraiser to give back to flood-ravaged town

‘Hope would run all over the school and everyone wanted to pet and hold her’

A puppy named Nala became the mascot of the emergency shelter at Hope secondary school, where she was then renamed Hope in honour of the town. Now there is a fundraiser online to thank the school for their hospitality. . (GoFundMe photo)
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)
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)
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)
(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)
A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.

VIDEO: District of Hope issues state of local emergency for an evacuation along Nicolum River

Access to Tunnels Road address compromised by overland flooding

A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.
The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)

Hope’s airpark saw 400 flights during flood disaster response

Emergency response hub coordinating flights for deliveries, rescue and more

The Hope Fire Department helps unload produce from a privately chartered helicopter for the Hope Food Bank during the height of the emergency situation, at the FVRD Regional Hope Airpark. The food was to feed 1,200 stranded travellers. (Hope Community Services/ Facebook)
Samuel St-laurent captured many images of the area, including this overview of the Othello campground are north of Hope on Highway 5. (Samuel St-laurent/ Facebook)

Community fundraiser planned for Hope man who lost home and livelihood in floods

Zillwood’s home and bed and breakfast washed away in Coquihalla River

Samuel St-laurent captured many images of the area, including this overview of the Othello campground are north of Hope on Highway 5. (Samuel St-laurent/ Facebook)
Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)

Crises continue in Hope but help is on the way

As flood waters continue to erode land in Hope, work is starting to repair damage

Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)
Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Highway 7 traffic may dissipate as Highway 1 reopens for public use

Highway 1 is not yet open as of Thursday morning

Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope mayor notes importance of emergency kits, as district monitors weather

With new atmospheric river approaching Fraser Valley, mayor says be prepared

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Hwy. 7 congested west of Agassiz as cleanup continues

Highway between Agassiz and Hope remains restricted

Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)

MP Mark Strahl visits Hope a week after disaster

Conservative MP says his office and the federal government will support Hope

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)
Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)

UPDATE: New washout closes Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

There is no detour available at this time

Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: School open for SD78 Monday

Section of Hwy. 1 between Popkum, Hope opens to essential traffic only

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

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Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)