BC extends state of emergency, restrictions on fuel and travel as ‘significant weather’ brings more challenges

A man uses an excavator next to a flooded farm in Abbotsford, BC, Nov. 29, 2021.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press British Columbia has extended a state of emergency to support flood recovery efforts, as well as orders restricting fuel purchases for non-essential vehicles and limiting travel along severely affected sections of the province’s compromised highways. Announcing … Read more

Residents in Abbotsford, BC, have ordered evacuation as constant rain threatens to flood southern parts of the county

Debris is pictured along a flooded road in Abbotsford, BC, Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardJONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Residents in the Abbotsford areas were ordered from their homes early on Sunday as the constant rain over the past 24 hours again threatened to overwhelm parts of the county. Emergency services assisted in … Read more

Long way to go for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge lies in water after severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, as seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Nov. 22, 2021.DARYL DYCK/The Canadian Press British Columbians were given a sobering verdict on the immensity of the repairs needed … Read more

Farmers Devastated by Floods in BC Return to Heartbreaking Scenes

Fields in Abbotsford, BC, remained covered in water on Nov. 23, just over a week after the “atmospheric river” poured rain in southern BC for over a month in less than two days.Jackie Dives/The Globe and Mail Casey Guliker burst into tears when he saw what was left on his pig farm in Abbotsford, BC … Read more

BC residents can cross to US for fuel, essentials without COVID-19 test to return

Motorists purchase fuel at a gas station in Kamloops, BC, Friday, November 19, 2021.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press British Columbia residents can enter the United States to purchase fuel and other essential supplies without having to present a negative COVID-19 test to re-enter Canada. Mike Farnworth, BC’s Secretary of Public Safety, said on Saturday that he … Read more

Service horse shot dead at Parks Canada ranch in west central Alberta

Through staff The Canadian Press Posted on November 18, 2021 6:13 PM Smaller Font Reduce article font size –AN Larger font Increase article font size AN+ RCMP investigates the death of a Parks Canada service horse at a western Alberta ranch. Mounties say the horse was killed at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, where horses … Read more

BC death toll expected to rise after record floods devastate province

Historic floods flooded homes and farms in Abbotsford, BC, on Nov. 17. The city, which produces much of the dairy and poultry in the province, is largely under water.JESSE WINTER/Reuters Prime Minister John Horgan has declared a state of emergency in British Columbia, giving the province extraordinary powers to deal with the devastation of this … Read more

Council of Calgary declares state of emergency

The Bow River flows through downtown Calgary on September 29.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Calgary is the latest Canadian city to declare a climate emergency, but during the debate there were concerns that the move could be seen as an attack on the energy sector. By a 13-2 margin, the council voted Monday to accept a … Read more

Federal Funding Helps Save the Social Housing Project in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

Gordon ‘Keith’ Wiebe is photographed at the site of public housing in Anhart, which had come to a standstill after cheap government funding was denied in Vancouver in August. The federal government has stepped in with new money to help complete the project.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail Federal Government Stepped In With New Money To … Read more

UCP hopeful Brian Jean apologizes for social media post targeting Northern Alberta rival

Then-Wildrose leader Brian Jean, left, and then PC leader Jason Kenney announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on May 18, 2017. Today, Kenney is UCP leader, the Premier of Alberta and the target of much criticism from Jean.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Former MP and United Conservative Party hopeful Brian Jean has apologized … Read more