BC Flood

New funding will help almost 50 communities across prepare for climate-change related effects like increased flooding. (File photo by Don Bodger)

49 B.C. communities receive funds for projects to curb climate-change disasters

Almost $24 million comes from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

 

Highway 3 east of Princeton was flooded during the atmospheric river event in late 2021. Photo Marcie Anne Roberts

EDITORIAL: California floods reminiscent of similar destruction in B.C.

Natural disasters in British Columbia have been costly

  • Jan 12, 2023

 

The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)

Momentous moment as Coquihalla Highway reopens 4 lanes after flood repairs to bridges

Temporary repairs done to Jessica, Bottletop, and Juliet bridges with permanent repairs continuing

 

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Painkillers, pesticides and cocaine among contaminants found in Fraser Valley floodwaters

Study of water samples raises ‘fundamental questions’ about health of people and fish

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking Nov. 15, 2021 storm. (Black Press Media file photo)

A year after record-breaking storm nearly took his house, B.C. man shares costly journey

Jeff Morrow thankful for the support he has received, feels better support system still needed

Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking Nov. 15, 2021 storm. (Black Press Media file photo)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

One year after disastrous B.C. flooding, fear of new climate disasters loom

Human-induced climate change greatly increasing risk of such events, says UVic scientist

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were recently recognized for their above-and-beyond efforts in rescueing stranded motorists during the atmospheric river disaster in Agassiz-Harrison in 2021. (File Photo)

B.C. rescue squad praised for rescuing trapped drivers during last year’s floods

The RCAF 442nd Squadron awarded Barry Marsden Memorial Award

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were recently recognized for their above-and-beyond efforts in rescueing stranded motorists during the atmospheric river disaster in Agassiz-Harrison in 2021. (File Photo)
Access to three other properties has been cut off by the slide. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

‘Endless’: B.C. family recounts year-long fight for flooding compensation

“Little of this makes sense,” says Dean Janes

Access to three other properties has been cut off by the slide. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood mitigation crucial to preventing future disasters: Senate report on B.C.’s 2021 floods

Future flood damages could be 10-times worse, one witness testified

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Rising flood waters are seen surrounding barns in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C.’s Ombudsperson is hoping to speak with people who were impacted by 2021 floods and wildfires to determine how well the government responded. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson wants to hear from people impacted by 2021 floods, wildfires

Office is investigating whether provincial support programs were administered fairly

Rising flood waters are seen surrounding barns in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C.’s Ombudsperson is hoping to speak with people who were impacted by 2021 floods and wildfires to determine how well the government responded. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Vulnerable populations in B.C. more at risk to flooding: study

Flood mitigation plans must take demographics into account

  • Aug 29, 2022
An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)

Mudslide hits Highway 8 once again, devastating weather-torn area near Merritt

Highway 8 is closed for more than 4 kilometres west of Merritt

Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)
(Photo- Pacific Economic Development Canada)

Princeton gets $750k in funding to revitalize downtown core

Federal government commits investment to town’s tourism sector

(Photo- Pacific Economic Development Canada)
Flash floods at Monte Lake June 28. (Jamie Swakum/ Facebook)

Community of Monte Lake hit by flash floods

Monte Lake was devastated by flames a year ago and is now contending with flood waters

Flash floods at Monte Lake June 28. (Jamie Swakum/ Facebook)
(Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

State of Emergency lifted after creeks flood in Kelowna

Two individuals lost thier lives in local bodies of water during the emergency

  • Jun 29, 2022
(Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New flood watch, high stream advisories, evacuation alerts as rains swell B.C. rivers

‘Sharp rises’ in Nechako River system water levels near Vanderhoof and west of Prince George

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Body of missing Calgary man found in Okanagan Lake

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji found 1.5 kilometres from where he went missing

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
British Columbia's provincial flag flies in Ottawa on Friday July 3, 2020. Environment Canada says the first hot spell of the year is about to settle over much of British Columbia, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s until at least early next week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Rain, impending heat wave prompt warning and raise flood potential in B.C.

Thunderstorms, rain, melting snow have the potential to push those waterways above flood stage

British Columbia's provincial flag flies in Ottawa on Friday July 3, 2020. Environment Canada says the first hot spell of the year is about to settle over much of British Columbia, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s until at least early next week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Families of geese explore the grass for things to eat while keeping close to the high water of Shuswap Lake that flowed over the cement wall at Canoe Beach in 2020. (File photo)

Shuswap Lake to peak in coming days

Shuswap Lake predicted to approach 2018 high-water levels

Families of geese explore the grass for things to eat while keeping close to the high water of Shuswap Lake that flowed over the cement wall at Canoe Beach in 2020. (File photo)