Severe weather

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter open tonight through Dec. 27

Shelter at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter closed tonight, reopening Saturday

Shelter at Ladner United Church remaining open through Dec. 20

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is opening its doors for the first time tonight (Dec. 15). The facility, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), and its counterpart in South Delta (Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.) will remain open from 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in North Delta) to 7 a.m. until Dec. 20, though the North Delta shelter will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17. (James Smith photo)

New North Delta extreme weather shelter opening its doors tonight

New Hope Church shelter closed Dec. 17, reopens Dec. 18; Ladner United Church open through Dec. 20

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is opening its doors for the first time tonight (Dec. 15). The facility, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), and its counterpart in South Delta (Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.) will remain open from 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in North Delta) to 7 a.m. until Dec. 20, though the North Delta shelter will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17. (James Smith photo)
Trees burned in this summer’s wildfires are seen on a mountainside covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parts of southern British Columbia could get up to 20 centimetres of snow

Driving conditions may change quickly with reduced visibility

Trees burned in this summer’s wildfires are seen on a mountainside covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)
Zev Schtroks (left) and Rabbi Falik Schtroks pose with some of the items collected for flood relief by The Centre for Judaism of The Lower Fraser Valley/Chabad. (Contributed photo)
Zev Schtroks (left) and Rabbi Falik Schtroks pose with some of the items collected for flood relief by The Centre for Judaism of The Lower Fraser Valley/Chabad. (Contributed photo)
(Manning Park Resort photo)

Series of storms caused ‘dramatic changes’ to runs at southern B.C. ski hill

Ski resort pushing back opening date to align with travel restrictions

(Manning Park Resort photo)
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)
Mudslide closed Highway 7 near Agassiz Tuesday Dec. 1 but it reopened to single-lane alternating traffic. (DriveBC)

Landslide closed Highway 7 in both directions near Agassiz, now reopened

DriveBC reported slide came down on the Lougheed Highway before Seabird

Mudslide closed Highway 7 near Agassiz Tuesday Dec. 1 but it reopened to single-lane alternating traffic. (DriveBC)
Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’

‘We need help today, not tomorrow, or in the coming days or weeks,’ said FVRD chair Jason Lum

Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
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)
BNSF crews move along the waterfront tracks in South Surrey, to tackle debris left across the tracks by the recent heavy rains. (Don Pitcairn YouTube video screenshot)

VIDEO: Slide debris closes South Surrey tracks again

BNSF crews deployed after second wave of heavy rains triggers slope slippage

BNSF crews move along the waterfront tracks in South Surrey, to tackle debris left across the tracks by the recent heavy rains. (Don Pitcairn YouTube video screenshot)
Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)
Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)

Weather warning as heavy rain due Saturday for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla Highway

Runoff from snowmelt, warming temps could flood vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure

Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)
Squiala Chief David Jimmie beside the Fraser River on Nov. 8, 2021. (Velour Productions)

Flooding and slide impacts across Stó:lō territory varied greatly, says leader

First Nations near Chilliwack fared better than some near flood zone or Chilliwack River Valley

Squiala Chief David Jimmie beside the Fraser River on Nov. 8, 2021. (Velour Productions)
Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)

PHOTO: B.C.’s recent atmospheric river flooding as seen in space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares photo of Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island

Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)
Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon swimming in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)

B.C. researchers, advocates consider impacts of catastrophic flooding on Fraser River salmon

Stranded and trapped salmon seen swimming in yards, trapped on railway tracks, trails, in ditches

Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon swimming in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)
Rock slide reported after return of rain, on Highway 1, just past Sailor Bar Tunnel, near Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Kimberly Gosick photo)

Return of rain brings rockslide near Yale, slowed-down traffic near Agassiz

On reopened roads everyone reminded to use caution, expect equipment active, and delays

Rock slide reported after return of rain, on Highway 1, just past Sailor Bar Tunnel, near Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (Kimberly Gosick photo)
An aerial view of the Hope Golf Club. (Rod MacDonnell/Facebook)

Highway 1 reopened from Boothroyd to Hope

Drivers can expect it to be slow going with construction, single-lane alternating traffic

An aerial view of the Hope Golf Club. (Rod MacDonnell/Facebook)
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Evacuation alert for Yarrow rescinded after water recedes

Nine properties in Yarrow near Chilliwack remain on evacuation order due to localized flooding

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)