Severe weather

Rylie Jayne Aplin was born in an ambulance, on the highway, between Nanaimo and Parksville Nov. 19, as there was heavy traffic due to formation of a sinkhole. (Submitted photo)

Baby born in Island Highway traffic due to flood-caused sinkhole near Nanaimo

Rylie Jayne Aplin’s parents were stuck in traffic due to a sinkhole in Lantzville

Rylie Jayne Aplin was born in an ambulance, on the highway, between Nanaimo and Parksville Nov. 19, as there was heavy traffic due to formation of a sinkhole. (Submitted photo)
More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)

Overnight sandbagging in Yarrow drew more than 150 volunteers

City of Chilliwack brought sand, but it was ‘community organizing effort’ to fill, place them

More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)
Allison McConnell and her family lost their home, camper and two vehicles after heavy rains this week flooded the Vedder river. (gofundme.com photo)

Fundraiser for flood-devastated Chilliwack family surpasses goal

Effort for the McConnells is hoped to inspire others

Allison McConnell and her family lost their home, camper and two vehicles after heavy rains this week flooded the Vedder river. (gofundme.com photo)
Heavy rains flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. This was the scene on Nov. 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey game club officials optimistic following rains that flooded hatchery

Damage assessment underway, grounds open to public: president

Heavy rains flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. This was the scene on Nov. 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
A flooded farm on Dixon near No. 4 Road in Abbotsford on Nov. 16, 2021. (Chris Kloot photo)

Farmers stepping up to help flooded farmers across Eastern Fraser Valley

‘That’s the farm community – resilient in the face of disaster,’ says Chilliwack Coun. Chris Kloot

A flooded farm on Dixon near No. 4 Road in Abbotsford on Nov. 16, 2021. (Chris Kloot photo)
Volunteers at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib prep meals for shipment to those stranded in Hope. (Facebook/Amarjit Singh Dhadwar photo)

Surrey volunteers ship 3,000 meals to flood-stranded Hope

Helicopter transport to deliver food from Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib to those stranded

Volunteers at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib prep meals for shipment to those stranded in Hope. (Facebook/Amarjit Singh Dhadwar photo)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)

PHOTOS: Ministry of Transportation releases images of damage on highways near Hope

Section of Juliet bridge has detached and fallen into waterway below

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Long history of flooding in low-lying areas of Surrey

Cause has usually been a combination of human, natural factors

  • Nov 17, 2021
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Debris covers a stretch of waterfront track, in the 14000-block of Marine Drive, on Nov. 15, 2021. (Ted Kopp photo)

Trees, debris stall trains along South Surrey waterfront

No track damage from rainstorm: BNSF

Debris covers a stretch of waterfront track, in the 14000-block of Marine Drive, on Nov. 15, 2021. (Ted Kopp photo)
The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)

White Rock’s pier reopens following closure due to high winds, tide

Precautionary closure lifted as storm subsides

The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)
People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

BC STORM: Yarrow residents on evacuation order in Chilliwack

Evacuation alert issued ‘in response to potential danger that may arise due to flooding’

People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province shuts down Highway 1 at Abbotsford due to rising flood waters

Highway now closed, cutting off Chilliwack from rest of Lower Mainland

The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order for seven Chilliwack properties

City of Chilliwack declares ‘state of local emergency’ in the wake of flooding

City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)
(Pixabay photo)

Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

(Pixabay photo)
Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order issued for properties in Chilliwack River Valley

Homes on Chilliwack Lake Road and Wilson Road evacuating due to overland flooding, slides

Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langley drenched by downpour

Heavy rain closes roads, snarls traffic

Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
Heavy rains have flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey hatchery, roads under water

Stay off the roads if you can: Surrey RCMP

Heavy rains have flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)

B.C. STORM: 5,500 Hope hydro customers without power as outage still under assessment

Chaos on highways hampering efforts to restore power to 6,000 customers in Hope area

An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)
A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

British Columbians warned to brace for further torrential rain, flooding through Monday

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)