flood mitigation

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

 

Fortis BC crews were in the final stages of decommissioning North Ruckle gas lines Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks’ dikes to start soon but won’t be finished before freshet, says city staff

Construction schedules impacted by widespread flooding in November 2021, council hears

 

Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ flood works might be impacted by recent floods

Top city staffer says pool of resources, expertise will be drawn upon by growing number of communities in B.C.

 

During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

The B.C. Liberal government of 2003 shifted the responsibility to municipalities

During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Four homes in Johnson Flats were at serious risk of falling into a neighbourhood section of the Kettle River, according to capital project manager Justin Dinsdale. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks shields riverside homes against erosion

Crews have built a modified dike along a section of the Kettle River in Johnson Flats

Four homes in Johnson Flats were at serious risk of falling into a neighbourhood section of the Kettle River, according to capital project manager Justin Dinsdale. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

British Columbia and Saskatchewan haven’t updated their flood maps in more than two decades

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A map of proposed buyouts (properties in orange) was released by the city last summer. Now, the city is looking for an engineering firm to finalize flood mitigation plans. (Boundary Flood Recovery/Submitted)

Buyouts for flood mitigation to cost $5 million more than expected

Grand Forks is looking to recoup some money through salvage and dike placement

A map of proposed buyouts (properties in orange) was released by the city last summer. Now, the city is looking for an engineering firm to finalize flood mitigation plans. (Boundary Flood Recovery/Submitted)
A dirt berm built on 68th Avenue to protect parts Grand Forks from potential flooding will be removed this week. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB lifts all evacuation alerts for Boundary region

Tiger dams and other protective works in Grand Forks to come down this week

A dirt berm built on 68th Avenue to protect parts Grand Forks from potential flooding will be removed this week. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan

Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan

At least 40 offers have been made to residents, the city said in an April release

Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan