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Residents near Christina Lake, B.C. awoke early Sunday, April 26, to water and debris inundating their properties from a nearby creek that had breached its banks. Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Flash flood hits Christina Lake area homes

No one hurt in sudden deluge that saw four people flee their home on Fife Road

 

Residents near Christina Lake, B.C. awoke early Sunday, April 26, to water and debris inundating their properties from a nearby creek that had breached its banks. Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Flash flood hits West Kootenay homes

No one hurt in sudden deluge that saw four people flee their home near Christina Lake, B.C.

 

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)
Edward Wright’s trial will continue at the city courthouse later this spring, the court heard. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man stands trial for break and enter at flood-damaged property

Edward “Joe” Wright is accused of an August 2019 property crime in the city.

Edward Wright’s trial will continue at the city courthouse later this spring, the court heard. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

The province is also kicking in $5,000 for the review of flood protection rollout and communications

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response
Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary couple navigates a cross-border marriage and new home during a pandemic

Petra Nielsen and Mark Wolford dealt with a buyout and a closed border to find a home

Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Rural Boundary areas get funding for flood risk assessment

The study will mesh with those completed for Grand Forks, Midway and Greenwood

Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents

The provincial funds are for those affected by flooding in May and early June

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

$335K spent on Boundary flood protection for 2020 freshet

The RDKB and City of Grand Forks are submitting their receipts to the province

The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Johnson Flats resident Ray Morasse raises his hand to ask a question during a community meeting on flood protection between residents of the neighbourhood and local government officials.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Johnson Flats residents urge clarity, support with flood protection

‘[The bank] was there. It broke. Put it back’

Johnson Flats resident Ray Morasse raises his hand to ask a question during a community meeting on flood protection between residents of the neighbourhood and local government officials.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents say that the parking area for townhouses gets flooded by runoff from Granby Road when there are heavy rains in the area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents say that the parking area for townhouses gets flooded by runoff from Granby Road when there are heavy rains in the area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
River levels throughout the interior have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre has predicted a high risk of flooding in this summer in many areas. (Black Press file photo)

How to safely drink water in areas impacted by flooding

Quality and safety of drinking water can be affected during and after floods

River levels throughout the interior have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre has predicted a high risk of flooding in this summer in many areas. (Black Press file photo)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
A berm damaged in the 2018 flood lets water flow into Johnson Flats on May 19.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

A berm damaged in the 2018 flood lets water flow into Johnson Flats on May 19.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)
RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks

Rising river water may cause road access to be cut off, RDKB says

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks
Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

A rain warning for the region on May 13, and levels rose over long weekend too

Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

Grand Forks resident releases documentary on 2018 flood

‘Our stories need to be told […] It’s a small town and the impact was immense’