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A slow moving landslide is seen inching down a hillside in northern British Columbia, prompting the evacuation of nearby Old Fort, B.C., in an undated handout photo. Residents of a tiny community in northern British Columbia are suing the local and provincial governments over two slow-moving landslides that they say caused their property values to plummet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lands, Marten Geertsema, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Residents of Old Fort, B.C., suing province, others over slow-moving slide

Residents in Old Fort., B.C., allege negligence and breach of their charter right to security of the person

 

Old Fort Road during a landslide, June 21, 2020. (BC Transportation)

Creeping slide prompts evacuation alert, road closure in Old Fort, B.C.

Second time in two years the road has closed

 

A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend about 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

 

Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Plans for ‘fish cannon’ to move salmon across the Big Bar landslide site on the Fraser River

Water levels rising now after months of drilling and blasting at the Big Bar site north of Lillooet

Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Crews drill boulder H7 in preparation for blasting at the Big Bar landslide site. (Department of Fisheries and Oceans)

Drilling and blasting at Big Bar landslide is a race against time in the Fraser River

They are trying to remove big boulders blocking fish passage before the high water of spring freshet

Crews drill boulder H7 in preparation for blasting at the Big Bar landslide site. (Department of Fisheries and Oceans)
The East Toe is a outcropping of rock in the Fraser River at the Big Bar Landslide site, northwest of Kamloops that has to be removed to restore fish passage. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Big Bar Landslide saw long awaited blasting this week

Pressure has been on senior governments working with First Nations to remove blockage for months

The East Toe is a outcropping of rock in the Fraser River at the Big Bar Landslide site, northwest of Kamloops that has to be removed to restore fish passage. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Feb. 3, 2020, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle.(Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

B.C. family recounts escape after landslide strands them on Sasquatch Mountain

Christine Nielsen, her husband and two kids drove up only a couple of hours before the road washout

A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Feb. 3, 2020, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle.(Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

UPDATE – Rescue efforts to resume Wednesday, days after landslide strands hundreds on Sasquatch Mountain

Route closed early Tuesday morning, will open again Wednesday morning

A convoy of vehicles leaves Hemlock Valley Road on Monday, escorted by an Emil Anderson Maintenance vehicle. Those staying at the resort have been stranded because of a landslide barring access to the road early this past weekend. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
Road crews and emergency personnel were busy Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 as streets in Chilliwack were closed to traffic due to fallen trees and downed hydro lines as a result of strong winds. Pictured is a section of Vedder Road, just north of the Vedder Bridge. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack saw slides and water pooling from ‘atmospheric river’ of rain

The storm total of almost 85 mm in Chilliwack included a record rainfall on Jan. 31

Road crews and emergency personnel were busy Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 as streets in Chilliwack were closed to traffic due to fallen trees and downed hydro lines as a result of strong winds. Pictured is a section of Vedder Road, just north of the Vedder Bridge. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A convoy of formerly stranded vehicles finally makes its way down Hemlock Valley Road on Monday. People at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort were stranded for two days. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)

WATCH: Sasquatch Mountain evacuation successful

More than 50 vehicles escorted down mountain

A convoy of formerly stranded vehicles finally makes its way down Hemlock Valley Road on Monday. People at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort were stranded for two days. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Contributed)
$150 helicopter shuttle offered to people stranded on Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain

$150 helicopter shuttle offered to people stranded on Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain

Resort says all activity has come to a halt until road crews can assess the extent of the slide

$150 helicopter shuttle offered to people stranded on Agassiz’s Sasquatch Mountain